|Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the song Gerua from "Dilwale".|
You're in bed...or on a couch...or on the chaise. When your medication is actually working and it doesn't set fireworks off in your brain to look at a screen, the only thing that makes you feel better is the magic of Bollywood. But two of the three video streaming services you use DON'T HAVE ANY. What's a Bollywood fangirl to do?
I have good news and bad news.
The good news? I found a website and a Twitter account that lets you know what movies are on which service and it looks to be updated pretty frequently. It's called Access Bollywood and it's free! You can also follow the person who runs the site on Twitter @kathyfgibson. (Thanks for everything you do, Kathy!)
The bad news? Only one of the three major streaming services seem to be carrying any Bollywood movies right now, and it's Netflix. What gives, you guys? Bollywood is one of the most popular genres in the world and you don't have...any? That seems a little odd.
Before I complain, it's probably temporary. I watched several Bollywood movies on both Hulu and Amazon this summer the last time I needed a fix. I bet someone behind the scenes is negotiating a new streaming deal. (She says, hopefully.)
In the meantime, Netflix continues to offer a FANTASTIC selection of Bollywood films. They also seem to regularly rotate what they feature, as the selection is very different from what they offered this summer. (And someone wisely released two huge SRK blockbusters right before Valentine's Day.)
Whether you have a migraine or not, I hope you take some time for self-care, rest and of course, Bollywood!