Tag Archives: Malayalam Movies on Amazon Prime

Streaming Video News: March 15, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with several recent additions to the catalog. Two 2018 Hindi films — the LGTBQ family drama Evening Shadows and Radhika Apte’s Bombairiya — are now available for streaming, as is 2017’s Bhasmasur. Other newly added 2018 releases include the Tamil movie Genius and the Tamil and Telugu versions of Sarkar.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with more than 50 new additions in the last week. I’m really excited that the 2013 spy thriller D-Day is available for streaming again, because it hasn’t been for a couple of years. It has one of my all-time favorite song picturizations and great performances by Irrfan Khan, Arjun Rampal, and Huma Qureshi. Prime also added a number of 2019 theatrical releases to its streaming catalog:

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Streaming Video News: February 28, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the exciting addition of the Malayalam film Mikhael, which debuted in theaters just six weeks ago! A handful of 2018 releases were also added in recent days, including Mannar Vagaiyara (Tamil), Natakam (Telugu), and Pakka (Tamil). Besides those more recent options, two older flicks with intriguing lead pairs joined the catalog as well: the 1978 Sridevi-Rajinikanth hit Priya and 2005’s 7 1/2 Phere: More Than a Wedding, starring Juhi Chawla and Irrfan Khan.

Marathi-film fans have until March 9 to watch 2017’s Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar before it expires from Prime.

 

Streaming Video News: February 22, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with two new additions to the catalog. The 2018 Bengali film Shonar Pahar is now available for streaming, as is the Netflix original Marathi courtroom drama Firebrand, produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Purple Pebble Pictures.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with four dozen new additions in the last three days. Two 2019 releases were just added — the Punjabi film Kaka Ji: Son of Royal Sardar and the Telugu movie Kothaga Maa Prayanam — along with these titles from 2018:

For everything else new on Amazon Prime and Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: February 19, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with fifteen additions in the last few days. Notable new additions include the Hindi version of K.G.F: Chapter 1 and the 2018 releases:

Bade Changay Ne Mere Yaar Kaminey, CityLights, and Dum Laga Ke Haisha were already available for streaming, so I’m not sure why Prime now needs two versions.

Amazon Prime Video India tweeted a couple of upcoming release dates today. The 2019 Tamil action film Viswasam comes to Prime on February 25, followed by the original series Made in Heaven from Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti on March 8. There’s even a billboard advertising Made in Heaven in Gully Boy:

For everything else new on Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: February 11, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with more than 40 titles added in the last three days. In addition to half a dozen releases from last year — Kaali, Kala Viplavam Pranayam,Β Mohini, Naachiyaar, Nartansala, andΒ Yuddha Bhoomi — Prime also added two movies that release theatrically in 2019: the Tamil film Kuthoosi and the Telugu comedy F2 β€” Fun and Frustration, which is still playing in one Chicago area theater! Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor’s amusing 2009 comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is also now available for streaming.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with some titles I discovered via theΒ  service’s recently created Indian TV Shows genre category. I found the reality show Queens of Comedy, the horror series Fear Files: Har Mod Pe Darr andΒ Darr Sabko Lagta Hai (hosted by Bipasha Basu!), and several animated shows for kids:

Streaming Video News: February 8, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with more than 60 Indian films added in the last week. Today’s big new addition is the Telugu film NTR: Kathanayakudu, which released in theaters just last month! K.G.F: Chapter 1 was recently added to Prime in four languages (but not Hindi):

If you haven’t caught up with the Amazon original series Four More Shots Please! yet, Shah Shahid highly recommends it.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix at the beginning of the month with three “new” Indian titles: Manusangada (2017/Tamil), Truckbar Swapna (2018/Marathi), and Talvar, which is back after a two-month vacation. Note that Netflix lists Talvar by its international title, Guilty.

Streaming Video News: January 29, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a bunch of Indian films — usually ten or so new titles every day. In addition to 2007’s Jab We Met, 2010’s Aisha, and the Amazon original Hindi seriesΒ Four More Shots Please!, a lot of 2018 releases were added recently:

There are also several Marathi films set to expire from Prime on January 31: Hou De Jarasa Ushir, Mukkam Post Dhanori, Nilkanth Master, andΒ Yoddha.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with two 2018 releases: the Kannada film Nathicharami and Pahuna, a Nepali-language film about a trio of kids trying to survive in India, produced by Priyanka Chopra.

Streaming Video News: November 25, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with some HUGE news: the streaming service loses 25% of its Indian catalog in the next few days. 285 movies will expire between now and November 29. Most of the films on the way out are older Bengali, Tamil, and Hindi titles, including the whole NFDC catalog. Sadly, the purge wipes out Prime’s entire selection of Bhojpuri, Oriya, and Sanskrit movies.

One caveat is that Amazon’s expiration dates aren’t always as hard-and-fast as Netflix‘s expiration dates. It could be that Amazon’s dates simply indicate the end of existing contracts, with new contracts set to kick in the following day. But if any of the films below are in your Watchlist, better watch ’em while you can.

Update: It looks like this purge is really happening after all. I’m in the process of pulling the expired titles out of my main Prime list. The good news is that a lot of the older Hindi titles are still available on Eros Now (which you can try for free for 7 days through Amazon channels).

Here’s the full list of everything set to expire from Amazon Prime, organized first by date and then alphabetically:

  • 100% Love (2012/Bengali) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Anbe Anbe (2003/Tamil) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Aval Varuvala (1998/Tamil) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Banarasi Thug (1962) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Barood (1998) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Dancer (1991) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Dharavi (1992) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Dosth (2001/Malayalam) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Godam (1983) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Har Har Byomkesh (2015/Bengali) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • I Love You (2007/Bengali) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Jackpot (2009/Bengali) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Joggers Park (2003) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Kangalal Kaidhu Sei (2004/Tamil) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012/Telugu) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Kucch Luv Jaisaa (2011) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Palay Khan (1986) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Parasakthi (1952/Tamil) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Pournami (2006/Telugu) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Shubhodrishti (2005/Bengali) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Thalapathi (1991/Tamil) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Ulagam Piranthathu Enakkaga (1990/Tamil) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • Uski Roti (1970) β€” expires November 27, 2018
  • 1: Nenokkadine (2014/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • 27 Down (1974) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • A Aa E Ee (2009/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Aamne Samne (1982) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Aar Paar (1985) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Aarti (1962/Hindi, English-dubbed) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Aasai (1995/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ab…Bas! (2004) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Abodh (1984) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Action Replayy (2010) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Adigaram 79 (2012/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Adi Shankaracharya (1983/Sanskrit) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Agantuk, aka β€œThe Stranger” (1991/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Agnisakshi (2013/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Agent Vinod (1977) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ahankaar (1995) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ajanabee (1974) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Alai Payuthey (2000/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Alibaba Marjinaa (1977) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Amanush (1975) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Amar Sangee (2008/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Amodini (1995/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Anand Ashram (1977) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Anbe Sivam (2003/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Anbe Vaa (1966/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Andala Rakshasi (2012/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (2011/Punjabi) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Anjaneya (2003/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ankhon Mein Tum Ho (1997) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Anuraag (1972) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Aradhana (1969) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Armaan (2003) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Athey Kangal (1967/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Awaaz (1984) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Badshahi Angti (2014/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Balika Badhu (1976) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Band Master (1993/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Bangali Babu English Mem (2014/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Bhagavathy, aka β€œBagavathi” (2002/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Bhuvan Shome (1969) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Bioscope (2008/Malayalam) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Biswaprakash, aka β€œThe Young Rebel” (1999/Oriya) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Bombay (1995/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Bombay to Goa (1972/Hindi, English-dubbed) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Chaar (2014/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Chashme Buddoor (1981) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • China Town (1962) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Chitchor (1976/Hindi, English-dubbed) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish (2012/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 (2014/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Citizen (2001/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Champion (2003/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Current (1992) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Daas (2005/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Damini (1993) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dattak (2001) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Daulat Ki Jung (1992) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Debshishu (1985) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin (1990) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya (2014/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dil Tera Deewana (1962) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dreams (2004/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dui Prithibi (2010/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dum Dum Dum (2001/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dushman (1990) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Dushmani: A Violent Love Story (1995) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Duvidha (1973) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Eega (2012/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ejamaan, aka β€œYejaman” (1993/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ek Baar Kaho (1980) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ek Din Achanak (1989) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ek Ghar (1989) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ek Vivaah… Aisa Bhi (2008) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Encounter (2013/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • En Purushan Kuzhantahi Mathiri (2001/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • An Evening in Paris (1967) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Fight 1:1 (2011/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Five by Four (2003) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Five Star (2002/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Galige (1994/Kannada) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Gaman (1978) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ganashatru, aka β€œAn Enemy of the People” (1989/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Gangoobai (2013) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Gangster (2016/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Geetanjali (1993) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Geet Gaata Chal (1975) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Gemini (2002/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Gentleman (1993/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Golemale Pirit Koro Na (2013/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Guru (2003/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Haque (1991) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Hari Darshan (1982) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • He… (2011/Bhojpuri) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Heer Ranjha (1992) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Hemanter Pakhi (2001/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Hero (2006/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Hero Hiralal (1988) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Himmatwala (1983) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Howrah Bridge (1958) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Humkadam (1980) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe (2002) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Imtihan (1994) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Isi Life Mein…! (2010) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Jalwa (1987) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Jamai 420 (2015/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Janeman (2012/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Jazbaat (1980) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Jeans (1998/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Jeevan Mrityu (1970/Hindi, English-dubbed) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Julie (1975) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Junction (2005/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Junior Senior (2002/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kadhal Desam (1996/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kadhal FM (2005/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kadhal Sadugudu (2003/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kalinga (2006/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kali Salwaar, aka β€œThe Black Garment” (2002) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kaliyachan (2015/Malayalam) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kamla Ki Maut (1989) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kannadi Pookkal (2005/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kannan Varuvaan (2000/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kannathil Muthamittal (2002/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Karamati Coat (1993) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kasethan Kadavulada (1972/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kelor Kirti (2016/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Khanna & Iyer (2007) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Khawto (2016/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Krishna (1996/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Kroadh (1990) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Laawaris (1999) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Limited Manuski (1995/Marathi) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Love Birds (1996/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Maachis (1996) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Maanagara Kaaval (1991/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Madhu (2006/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Magunira Shagada (2001/Oriya) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Manithan (1987/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Manokaamnaa (1980) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Marupakkam, aka β€œThe Other Side” (1990/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Massey Sahib (1987) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mella Thiranthathu Kadhavu (1986/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Memories in March (2011/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mere Bhaiya (1972) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Michael Madana Kamarajan (1990/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Middle Class Madhavan (2001/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Minsara Kanavu (1997/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mirch Masala (1987) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mourya (2004/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mr. X in Bombay (1964) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mukta (1994/Marathi) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mullum Malarum (1978/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Mundhanai Mudichu (1983/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Murattu Kaalai (1980/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • The Music of Satyajit Ray (1984) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Namak Haram (1973) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Namastey London (2007) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Naseem, aka β€œThe Morning Breeze” (1995) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Nayagan, aka β€œNayakan” (1987/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Nazar (1990) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Neranja Manasu (2004/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Nerukku Ner (1997/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ninaithadhai Mudippavan (1975/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Nirbaak (2015/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Nirbachana (1994/Oriya) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Obhishopto Nighty (2014/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Once More (1997/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Oohalu Gusagusalade (2014/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ooty (1999/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Oru Naal Oru Kanavu (2005/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Paar (1984) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Paathshala (2014/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Paayum Puli (1983/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Padatik (1973/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Padosan (1968) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Paheli (1977) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Paisa Vasool (2004) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Pallavan (2003/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Parbona Ami Chartey Tokey (2015/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Parinamam (2003/Malayalam) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Party (1984) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Pati Patni (1966) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Pengal (1968/Malayalam) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Peralagan (2004/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Percy (1989/Gujarati) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Phoolon Ki Sej (1964) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Piya Ka Ghar (1972) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Ponnumani (1993/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Power (2016/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Prabhanjanam (2014/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Prem Amar (2009/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Priyamana Thozhi (2005/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Pudhupettai (2006/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Raghu Romeo (2003) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Raja Babu (1994) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Rajkahini (2015/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Rakta Bandhan (1984) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Rangbaaz (2013/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Rathinirvedam (2011/Malayalam) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Rocky (2013/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Roga Howar Sohoj Upay (2015/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Romeo (2011/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Rui Ka Bojh (1997) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Saat Paake Bandha (2009/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sakalakala Vallavan (1982/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sakthivel (1994/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sammohanam (1994/Malayalam) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Samsaram Adhu Minsaram (1986/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Samurai (2002/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sangee (2003/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sanghat (1996/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sanshodhan (1996) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sanskar (2011/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sapnay (1997) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sapoot (1996) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Satyanweshi (2013/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Shedin Dekha Hoyechilo (2010/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Shesha Drushti (1997/Oriya) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Shikshaa (1979) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Shudhu Tomari Jonyo (2015/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Silsila Hai Pyar Ka (1999) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Singh Is Kinng (2008) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Snegithiye (2000/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Socha Na Tha (2005) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Sooriyan (1992/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Stri (1995/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Swami (2007) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Swarg (1990) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tapasya (1976) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tarpan (1994) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tezaab (1988) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Thiagu (1990/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Thiruda Thiruda (1993/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Thodu (1997/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tiladaanam, aka β€œThe Rite, a Passion” (2001/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tok Jhal Misti (2002/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Toofan (1975) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Trishagni (1988) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Triyacharitra (1994) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tulkalam (2007/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tungabhadra (2015/Telugu) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Uliyin Osai (2008/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Umar Pachpan Ki Dil Bachpan Ka (1992) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Unnai Ninaithu (2002/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Uyire, aka β€œDil Se..” (1998/Tamil-dubbed) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Uttoran (1994/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Vivah (2006) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Wheel Chair (1994/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Whistle (2003/Tamil) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Woh Chhokri (1994) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Yash (1996) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Yuddha, aka β€œYuddho” (2005/Bengali) β€” expires November 28, 2018
  • Tu Tithe Mee (1998/Marathi) β€” expires November 29, 2018

 

Streaming Video News: May 25, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with one new addition to the catalog, just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend. The Hindi biographical drama Rang Rasiya is now available for streaming, although it’s listed in the Netflix catalog under its English title Colours of Passion. The screenshot below seems to indicate that Netflix itself isn’t sure what to call it.

Rang Rasiya started on the international festival circuit in 2008 before running afoul of the Indian censor board, which delayed its theatrical release until 2014. I remember my disappointment when it didn’t release in US theaters. I looked back through my posts to read what I wrote about it at the time, only to find this gem from 2011 that ruined my day:

As if the eight Indian films showing in Chicago area theaters this weekend weren’t enough to keep you busy, the second annual Chicago South Asian Film Festival opens tonight with a screening of 2008’s Rang Rasiya, followed by a Q & A session with the movie’s stars, Nandana Sen and Randeep Hooda. Actor Gulshan Grover, whose film I Am Kalam screens on Saturday, is also expected to be in attendance at the opening night gala.

RANDEEP WAS IN CHICAGO, AND I DIDN’T GO SEE HIM. BRB, gotta build a time machine so I can yell at myself for being a lazy dope.

Also worth noting are the ten Hindi TV shows and movies expiring from Netflix on June 1. It’s last call for the films Neerja, Jugni, Kajarya, and Rebellious Flower, and the shows Stories by Rabindranath Tagore, Dharmakshetra, Dariba Diaries, Kahi Suni, Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan, and Sanrachna. Of course Neerja is great (Jim Sarbh!), but I really enjoyed Jugni as well. Fans of Radhika Apte will want to check her out in Stories By Rabindranath Tagore while they can.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with a few new additions, including Halla Ho (Punjabi), Black Stallion (Malayalam, Hindi-dubbed), and Belli Don (Kannada, Hindi-dubbed). For everything else new on Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: March 19, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with some recent additions to the catalog. Here are the films added within the last week (movies are Hindi- or English-language, unless specified):

I also found a couple dozen other Indian films added since Heera’s demise early in January. I may have missed them previously because I usually filter my Instant Watcher queries to exclude movies for which I can’t find IMDb entries–to help get rid of the clutter in Amazon’s catalog (e.g., low-budget workout videos, virtual fireplace videos, oddball content for kids, etc.). This filter also blocked me from seeing some legitimate movies. The films I missed fell into two categories. First, these are movies in their original languages:

In the second category, these are all of the Hindi-dubbed versions of South Indian movies that were added:

Since Heera closed down, the majority of the Indian movies to join the catalog are Hindi-dubs of South Indian films, many of which are free to watch ad-supported without a Prime subscription and almost all of which are already available on YouTube. Excluding the incorporation of Heera’s collection into the Prime catalog, Amazon hasn’t added a recent, mainstream Bollywood film or high-profile South Indian movie since Bank Chor on December 21, 2017.

[Let’s pause to remember when Heera added Chef one month after its theatrical release. Those were good times.]

Frankly, this is what I was afraid of when Heera shut down. When Amazon snapped up the streaming rights to tons of Bollywood movies last year, it was in an effort to woo new customers in India. Heera was an attempt to monetize the newly acquired content in the United States, and when it didn’t work, maybe Amazon decided not to bother hosting it at all (especially if it saves them money somehow–I don’t know how their contracts work). Since most households in the US already subscribe to Prime, the company has no incentive to give them something essentially for free.

Instead, we get more of the same free stuff you can already find on YouTube. It’s frustrating.