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Streaming Video News: September 21, 2023

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with today’s streaming debut of the blockbuster Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. Looking forward to finally catching up on it this weekend. Other new additions today include the Marathi film Subhedar and the Telugu movie Bedurulanka 2012. Amazon also announced a September 27 premiere date for the fourth and final season of Hostel Daze.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with today’s world premiere of Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh’s latest mystery Jaane Jaan (also known as “Suspect X“), starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vijay Varma, and Jaideep Ahlawat. I’m still working on my review, but I can say that Jaane Jaan is terrific. Netflix also announced an October 18 launch date for its new series Kaala Paani (“Dark Water“):

Finally, I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Hulu with the addition of three Bengali titles from a few years ago: Bhootchakra Pvt. Ltd., Borunbabur Bondhu, and Rawkto Rawhoshyo.

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Opening September 21: Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Shahid Kapoor, Yami Gautam, and Shraddha Kapoor star in the social issue picture Batti Gul Meter Chalu, opening in Chicago area theaters on September 21, 2018.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu opens Friday at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles, AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 41 min.

Manmarziyaan gets a second week at all three of the above theaters. Stree carries over at the South Barrington 24 and MovieMax, which also holds onto Mitron for a second week.

Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend:

Opening September 21: Heroine

September 21, 2012, marks the opening of Heroine in four Chicago area theaters. Kareena Kapoor plays a superstar actress whose career is in decline. (Hopefully, she won’t resort to black magic, as Bipasha Basu did recently in Raaz 3.)

Heroine opens on Friday at the Regal Gardens Stadium 1-6 in Skokie, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.

All four of the above theaters are carrying over last weekend’s new release, Barfi!, as is the AMC River East 21 in Chicago. The film earned a very impressive $1,061,713 in its first weekend in U.S. theaters.

The South Barrington 30 also carries over Ek Tha Tiger for a sixth week.

Other Indian movies playing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Husbands in Goa (Malayalam), Vennela 1 1/2 (Telugu), and Life Is Beautiful (Telugu), which is also showing at the River East 21.

Plenty of other Indian and South Asian films can be found at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which runs now through Sunday, September 23. The event closes with the world premiere of Shobhna’s Seven Nights. The film’s star, Raveena Tandon, will be on hand for a Q & A session following the film’s premiere.