I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two 2019 Malayalam releases just added today: Ishq and Kumbalangi Nights. The 2019 Telugu film Maharshi was added yesterday.
These additions are part of Amazon’s big marketing push in India, leading up to Prime Day on July 15-16. Here’s what else to expect in the coming days (get your 30-day free trial now if you don’t yet have Prime):
- July 5: NGK (Tamil)
- July 6: D/O Parvathamma (Kannada)
- July 7: Muklawa (Punjabi)
- July 8: Bhoot Chaturdash (Bengali)
- July 9: Student of the Year (Hindi)*
- July 10: Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh (Punjabi)
- July 11: ?
- July 12: Comicstaan, Season 2
- July 13: A Star Is Born (probably India only)
- July 14: Mogra Phulaalaa (Marathi)
Due to the time difference between India and the United States, these films will likely become available in the US the day before their official release date. The asterisk by Student of the Year 2 is because Amazon hasn’t officially announced it yet — although the cast just appeared in a new Prime promo video. My information comes from Bollywood Buff, a great site that keeps track of streaming video licensing deals in India, including likely streaming release dates for Hindi movies. Some of these dates may not apply outside of India, but it’s still fun to see what’s might be on the horizon.
Bollywood Buff expects The Tashkent Files to join on Netflix on July 12, with Badla also becoming available sometime this month (I predict July 8).
I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a July 9 expiration date for the international production Lion. I also added a link to the Netflix original Hindi horror series Typewriter, which premieres July 19. The trailer is creepy: