Get it while it's hot: Oye Lucky Lucky Oye is on Netflix instant!
Service announcement: if you are a Netflix user and haven't seen Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, run, don't walk, and watch it this very minute! I can't say enough good things about it and happily rank it my favorite film of 2008. The ever-changing list of Indian movies Netflix makes available for streaming is fascinating - who chooses? and why do things suddenly disappear off the list? Just as I was making time to watch Aamne Samne after Fairy Filmi Ending told me it was available, it was gone! Also available as of this very moment: Swades, Bluffmaster, Khosla Ka Ghosla, and Monsoon Wedding. Me, I'm going to re-watch Race just for some quality Akshaye and Saif scowling time and the cringe-worthy use of the Confederate flag in a cowboy dance number. Yippee!
LOL @ confederate flag in race. whyyy does bollywood use unknown paraphernalia without proper consultation. that reminds me, i need to figure out how to get into the subtitling business. the subtitles in race are like "wow."
Later we must discuss your apparent lack of faith in Dharmendra.
Liz - I know! I was so surprised.
jensc00t - Hope you feel better soon - but only after sufficient film-watching time, of course. If you need healing presents from the blogosphere, say the word :)
Leena - Do do! And let me know how you like it!
That flag. A friend in Germany told me that there too the confederate flag pops up when people mean "country-western" or "cowboy." I guess people just don't know. Which is fine - I don't expect everyone else in the world to know that, but it's just SO wrong (offensive, dangerous, skinhead, racist, etc.) to our eyes.
If you ever figure out who runs the subtitling business, please give them my card so I can offer my proofreading services. Also let them know that green and/or translucent subtitles are not acceptable. And that English subtitles of English dialogue should, oh, I don't know, BE THE SAME. ;)
i LOVE their instant viewer tho, such a grt way to check out an iffy film w/o going thru the whole have it mailed-watch it-remove it unfinished-mail it-wait for them to get it nonsense :D I saw Sara Akash last week- very cool and different. give it a shot.
I hadn't noticed the pulling of watch instantly until you brought it to my attention. A lot of Madhubala ones I was saving up suddenly disapeared this weekend too! Super bummer! :(
And I'm totally watching OLLO this weekend! Hurrah!
Wake up Sid
What's Your Raashee
Main aur Mrs. Khanna
Dhana Dhana Dhan Goal
The Blue Umbrella
Life in a ... Metro
Rang de Basanti
Mumbai Meri Jaan
A Peck on the Cheek (Mani Ratnam Tamil Film)
Welcome to Sajjanpur
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Dhoondte Reh Jaoge
Mahanagar (Satyajit Ray)
Dilli Ka Thug
I thought I would post everything since there's no real way to search netflix exclusively for Hindi movies available instantly.