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Streaming Video News: July 30, 2019

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Netflix with the addition of the 2019 release 7, which is available in both Tamil and Telugu. The Netflix original Hindi horror series Typewriter was also recently added, and the reporting about it here in the United States has been a little awkward.

Some Netflix expiration dates of note include Amu on August 1, Jab We Met on August 2, and Parched on August 5.

I also updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with dozens of new additions in the last week, notably the 2019 releases Kantharam (Malayalam) and Rustum (Kannada) and the restored version of the 1928 silent film Shiraz: A Romance of India.

So, what new movies can we hope to find on the streaming services in August? Badla is almost certain to hit Netflix on August 8, five months after its theatrical release. The second season of Sacred Games drops on August 15, with Article 15 joining Netflix on August 24. Over on Amazon Prime, Bollywood Buff expects Salman Khan’s Bharat to become available for streaming on August 2 followed by Student of the Year 2 on August 26. In between, we’ll get director Ritesh Batra’s Photograph on Prime on August 16. Happy viewing!

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Streaming Video News: July 3, 2019

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: