I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with seven new additions to the catalog, including two 2018 releases: the Malayalam film Eeda and the Tamil sequel Goli Soda 2. The other titles now available for streaming were all released in 2017: the Assamese film Maj Rati Keteki, starring Adil Hussain; the Mumbai-set documentary Jugaad; and three Bengali movies — Mayurakshi, Red Oleanders Raktokarobi, and Samantaral. For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.
I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with some really exciting new additions to the catalog, including two Akshay Kumar social issue flicks: 2017’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and 2018’s Pad Man. I missed Pad Man in the theater, so I’m eager to finally check it out; Toilet was okay. Also new are the Tamil film Mersal and the revenge drama Mom, featuring Sridevi in her final starring role (she’s terrific in it, of course). I’m most excited about the addition of Bareilly Ki Barfi, one of my favorite movies of 2017. I can’t believe we had to wait a whole year for it to show up on a streaming service! Of the new additions that I’ve seen, I recommend watching Bareilly Ki Barfi first, followed by Mom, then Toilet, then Bareilly Ki Barfi again.
For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.
I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with an interesting assortment of new additions to the catalog. The insightful drama Waiting is now available for streaming, as are Gurgaon and the disappointing 2017 romance Running Shaadi. Also new is Onaatah, the first Netflix’s first Khasi-language movie. Here are today’s other newly added flicks:
- Abhinetri (2016/Telugu)
- Ajji (2017)
- Hombanna (2017/Kannada)
- Love Ni Bhavai (2017/Gujarati)
- Nibunan (2017/Tamil)
- Ringan, aka “The Quest” (2015/Marathi)
- Sometimes (2016/Tamil)
Perhaps the most compelling additions are four TV shows that just started airing on the cable channel Discovery Jeet within the last few months: Anjaan: Special Crimes Unit, Khan No. 1, Mere Papa Hero Hiralal, and Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story. It’s pretty cool to be able to catch up on episodes so soon after their Indian debuts. For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.
The new additions include the English-language drama Mango Dreams, the documentary Martyrs of Marriage, seven Marathi films, four Malayalam movies, two Bengali flicks, and one other Tamil title besides OK Kanmani. Curiously, four of the Marathi films — Chal Dhar Pakad, Irada Pakka, Lalbaug Parel, and Ranbhool — are also currently available on Amazon Prime, though their addition to Netflix makes me wonder if that’s about to change. (For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.)
Speaking of Amazon Prime, while no new movies were officially added today, my digging unearthed three more Tamil films that hadn’t previously appeared in any of my searches: Ethir Neechal, Kuraoindrumillai, and Political Khiladi, the Hindi-dubbed version of Ko 2. I added them to my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime.
Another bit of good news is that Amazon updated the interface of “Your Watchlist” to allow users to sort titles in their list alphabetically, A-Z or Z-A. The alphabetical sorting option replaces a “Featured” sorting method governed by an Amazon algorithm. (It wasn’t a function that I ever used, so I may be misremembering the exact name.) Both new options and the existing “Most Recent Addition” sort function work within consistent parameters — alphabetically and chronologically — making it much easier to find desired titles, rather than sorting via an algorithmic popularity contest, the rules of which only Amazon understands. It’s a welcome step toward a more consumer-friendly user interface.
I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with 55 new additions to the catalog. Woo hoo! The crop of new films includes one documentary; titles in Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, and Urdu; plus more than forty Hindi films. Pardes, Laal Rang, and Taal all return to Netflix after a hiatus, while others — like Aitraaz, Bewafaa, and Dil Se — migrated from Amazon Prime.
Probably the flashiest of all the new additions is 2017’s Judwaa 2, subject of a recent episode of the Split Screen Podcast. Speaking of the Split Screen Podcast, host Shah Shahid and I spent this episode comparing the real-life crime dramas Talvar and Rahasya, which was also just added to Netflix today (joining Talvar).
Even with so many good titles now on Netflix — Shanghai, Company, and the underrated comedy The Shaukeens among them — the new addition I am most excited about is the batshit crazy 2003 crime caper Boom. Katrina Kaif’s film debut costars Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, a Bo Derek-obsessed Amitabh Bachchan, and Jackie Shroff, whose character has a secretary that lives under his desk. You have to see Boom to believe it, it’s just that insane.
For everything else new on Netflix — Bollywood or not — check out Instant Watcher.
Earlier today, I wrote that the Hindi-dubbed versions of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion were added to Netflix. Since then, the Malayalam-dubbed and Tamil versions of both movies have also been activated on the streaming service. I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix to include the new additions. Each version of each film has its own separate ID at Netflix. Here are the direct links:
- Baahubali: The Beginning (2015/Hindi-dubbed) — my review
- Baahubali: The Beginning (2015/Malayalam-dubbed) — my review
- Baahubali: The Beginning (2015/Tamil) — my review
- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017/Hindi-dubbed) — ★★★★
- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017/Malayalam-dubbed) — ★★★★
- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017/Tamil) — ★★★★
Update: All versions of Baahubali and Baahubali 2 are now available.
The Hindi-dubbed versions of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion are now available on Netflix! If you read my Thoughts on Baahubali piece and my review of Baahubali 2, you know I’m super excited about this news. You’ll find both movies listed under the “Other Indian and Pakistani Movies on Netflix” section of my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix. But that’s not all…
The Tamil and Malayalam-dubbed versions of both movies are on their way to Netflix, too! Although those versions aren’t available yet, Instant Watcher found listings for Baahubali (Malayalam version), Baahubali (Tamil version), Baahubali 2 (Malayalam version), and Baahubali 2 (Tamil version). I will post again when those versions become available. There’s even a note under Netflix’s description of the Hindi version of the first film that reads: “(Tamil, Malayalam, English versions available via search.),” so might we even get English-dubbed versions of the Baahubali films? I’m skeptical. Besides, who needs English-dubbed versions when rekhs and her crew provided us with amazing English subtitles for every version of both movies!
As of right now, the Telugu version of Baahubali 2 doesn’t appear to be available in the US in any format, either on DVD, Blu-ray, or in downloadable form on iTunes (which does carry the first film in Telugu). I’m not sure why that is, but hopefully that will change in the near future.