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Streaming Video News: June 16, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with nineteen new additions to the catalog. Along with the 2017 Tamil movie Kanavu Variyam (“Dream Factory“), the following Hindi films are all now available for streaming:

Confession: I’m not really jazzed about anything in this collection. Kidnap was just okay, and I hated Golmaal Returns so much that I named it my Worst Bollywood Movie of 2008. This seems like a lot of filler material meant to bulk up Netflix’s Indian catalog to compete with the huge collections of Eros Now and Amazon’s Heera channel.

Speaking of the Amazon channel, I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with one new addition to its Hindi catalog. The 2016 anthology movie Shor Se Shuruaat features short films by rookie directors mentored by veterans like Zoya Akhtar and Imtiaz Ali.

Opening August 28: Y.M.I. and Daddy Cool

Two new Hindi movies open in the Chicago area this weekend. The social drama Y.M.I. — Yeh Mera India, starring Anupam Kher, debuts at the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington on Friday, August 28.

The other new Hindi film opening this weekend is Daddy Cool, a remake of Death at a Funeral starring Sunil Shetty. It will play at the South Barrington 30 and Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles and has a runtime of 1 hr 37 min.

The thriller Kaminey enters its third week in theaters after earning $220,326 last weekend, bringing its U.S. total to $1,072,624. It continues to play at the South Barrington 30, Golf Glen 5, AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville and AMC Loews Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago.

Govinda’s Life Partner also continues its run at the South Barrington 30. Last week’s debutant, Sikandar, is out after earning only $1,954 in the U.S., a per screen average of just $217.

Other Indian films in Chicago area theaters this weekend include Kanthaswamy (Tamil), Mallana (Telugu) and Anjaneyulu (Telugu) at the Golf Glen 5 and Magadheera (Telugu) at the Sathyam Cinemas in Downers Grove.

Opening August 21: Sikandar

One new Hindi film opens in a couple of Chicago area theaters this weekend. Sikandar is about a football-loving boy from Kashmir who becomes a pawn in a political struggle between militants and the army. The movie has a runtime of 1 hr 50 min and will play at the AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington and the Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles.

After earning a solid $726,834 in U.S. theaters its opening weekend, the thriller Kaminey extends its run for a second week in theaters. It continues to play at the AMC South Barrington 30, Golf Glen 5, AMC Loews Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago and AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville.

Last week’s other new film, Life Partner, earned a disappointing $49,898 in U.S. theaters, eclipsed even by Love Aaj Kal‘s third week earnings of $85,632 (granted, Life Partner was only shown on 26 screens to Love Aaj Kal‘s 102). Life Partner sticks around for a second week at the AMC South Barrington 30.

There are several other Indian movies playing in the Chicago area this weekend. The Golf Glen 5 will show the Telugu movie Anjaneyulu and the Tamil movie Kanthaswamy, which is also showing at the theater in Telugu under the name Mallana. Sathyam Cinemas in Downers Grove continues to program Magadheera (Telugu), as well as Pokkisham (Tamil).

Opening August 14: Kaminey and Life Partner

The big Hindi film opening in American theaters on Friday, August 14, 2009, is Kaminey (“Scoundrels”), a dark comedy about a pair of feuding identical twins who get into trouble. Shahid Kapoor plays both twins, one of whom has a lisp while the other stutters. Priyanka Chopra plays the stutterer’s girlfriend.

In the Chicago area, Kaminey will run at the AMC Loews Pipers Alley 4 in Chicago, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville and Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs 15 min.

The Golf Glen 5 and South Barrington 30 will also show this week’s other new Hindi film, Life Partner, a comedy about marriage starring Govinda. Its runtime is listed as 2 hrs 20 min.

Love Aaj Kal, which has earned $2,134,627 in U.S. theaters so far, continues for a third week at the Cantera 30, South Barrington 30 and Golf Glen 5 cinemas.

Other Indian movies in theaters this weekend include the Telugu flicks Anjaneyulu at the Golf Glen 5 and Magadheera at Sathyam Cinemas in Downers Grove.