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Streaming Video News: November 15, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix, and I am thrilled to bits about one of the titles that just joined the catalog. In addition to Salman Khan’s Lucky: No Time for Love, the other new movie available for streaming is — drum roll, please — A FLYING JATT!!! Finally! I’ve been wanting to watch this again since the moment I stepped out of the theater the first time, and it hasn’t been available on DVD or any other streaming service in the United States until now. I AM SO EXCITED!

Here’s what I love about A Flying Jatt: movies like this are hard to find these days. Bollywood filmmakers rarely make films explicitly for children, and contemporary Hollywood assumes that families are only interested in animated fare or movies about kids, with PG-13 ratings making superhero movies inaccessible to younger children. Thus, A Flying Jatt feels like a welcome throwback. It has obvious parallels to the Christopher Reeve Superman flicks of the late ’70s and early ’80s, but it has a lot in common with goofy Tom Hanks films like The ‘Burbs and Joe Versus the Volcano, as well. These were films that I enjoyed and drew meaning from even though the live-action characters were grownups and I wasn’t. And while A Flying Jatt functions perfectly well as a fun, accessible way to kill a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon, there’s more going on under the surface. Shortly after A Flying Jatt released, I was inspired to write a followup piece to my initial review about the main character’s struggle with his religious faith. I still think about the movie a lot. My point is: watch A Flying Jatt. It’s really good, and not many people had the chance to see it in the theater.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with the addition of the 2016 Telugu transgender revenge drama Arddhanaari. For everything else new on Netflix and Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

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Streaming Video News: November 11, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with one new addition to the catalog. The October, 2017 theatrical release Chef is now available for streaming. It’s a decent one-time watch. Heera also recently added two other 2017 releases: the Marathi family drama Baapjanma and the Telugu thriller Raju Gari Gadhi 2.

Streaming Video News: November 9, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with 25 (!) new additions to the catalog. Most of the movies are from the mid 2000s, and I can’t say that I’m pumped for any of them except for maybe the horror flicks Darna Zaroor Hai and Vaastu Shastra. This bundle of films brings Netflix’s Bollywood collection up to 257 titles, and that’s not counting movies in other Indian languages or documentaries. Here’s are some of the titles just added. Please let me know in the comments below if any of these are worth watching:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two new additions. The 2013 Tamil film Sutta Kadhai is now available for streaming, as is the animated musical Sita Sings the Blues, which I’ve long wanted to check out. For everything else new on Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: November 5, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with a big new addition to the catalog. 2017’s Mubarakan is now available for streaming. I missed this Arjun Kapoor-Anil Kapoor comedy in the theater, but it made over $700,000 in North America, and I’m interested to see why it was so popular. Netflix has added over thirty new Hindi titles in the last month, presumably to bulk up its catalog to compete with the hundreds of Bollywood movies available for streaming on Amazon’s Heera channel. Many of the newly added movies are just filler material — junk like Karzzzz — but the addition of Mubarakan and other 2017 releases like Baadshaho and Lucknow Central show that Netflix is trying to make this a fight.

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

Streaming Video News: November 1, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with more than a dozen new additions to the catalog. The 2017 indie releases Coffee with D, Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru, and Sameer are now available for streaming, as is the disappointing 2015 romantic comedy Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon. Also new are the celebrity interview show My Life Story, the movie music documentary Roots, and One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film. Here are the other Indian titles just added to Netflix:

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime to include the 2015 Malayalam movie Nellikka. For everything else new on Netflix and Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

Streaming Video News: October 28, 2017

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Heera with the addition of two movies that released in theaters just last month! Bhoomi and Simran — which was kind of disappointing — are both now available for streaming. Heera also added two Tamil films that released theatrically in September, 2017: Hara Hara Mahadevaki and Thupparivaalan.

I posted a list of spooky Bollywood movies on Netflix yesterday, but Heera carries a number of scary flicks as well. Here are some of the Indian horror movies available on Heera.

Spooky Bollywood Movies on Netflix, 2017 Edition

With Halloween just days away, this is the perfect time to binge some frightening fare on Netflix. Thankfully, the streaming service has a number of Hindi horror films to keep you spooked all weekend long.

Before we dive into Bollywood, allow me to mention some spectacularly scary Korean movies that are also worth checking out. Netflix has my absolute favorite horror film, The Wailing, as well as the terrific zombie thriller Train to Busan and the gut-wrenching monster movie The Host. If you’ve ever wanted to hop on board the K-drama bandwagon, start with the 16-episode TV series Oh My Ghost (aka “Oh My Ghostess“) — a funny and surprisingly touching story of a timid prep cook possessed by the spirit of a horny virgin ghost.

Onto the Hindi horror films on Netflix!


1920 London (2016)
Sharma Joshi plays an exorcist tasked with removing an ancient Rajasthani curse from a London couple in the third film in the 1920 series.

 

 


Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
This time, Akshay Kumar is an exorcist who must displace the vengeful spirit of a court dancer from Vidya Balan. Balan’s performance in the thrilling climactic dance number is worth the price of admission, in my book.

 

 


Bhoothnath (2008)
A boy befriends a cantankerous old ghost, played by Amitabh Bachchan. A nice family comedy with a weirdly specific moral message.

 

 


Horror Story (2013)
This scary tale of college students trapped in haunted hotel is based on the Stephen King short story “1408“, which spawned a movie of the name starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in 2007.

 

 


Machhali Jal Ki Rani Hai (2014)
The talented Swara Bhaskar of Nil Battey Sannata fame headlines this story of spiritual possession in a struggling factory town.