All ye cheapo desis in the U.S., cheer up.
Here’s one more freebie for all you pukkat loving punks.
Bollywood distributor and marketer Saavn is bringing Hindi movies to online video service Hulu.
Owned by NBC Universal, News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners, Hulu offers TV shows, movies and clips free to U.S. viewers.
A short while ago, we tested the service to see how the thing would work on our cheap 20-inch Acer LCD monitor, Acer dual core-PC and a 21.20 Mbps high-speed Internet connection.
We logged on to Hulu, picked Sarkar as our choice. No pesky registration issues on Hulu. Just log on, pick the movie you like and hit the play button.
After a short advertisement for Honda cars (that we muted by turning down the volume), Sarkar streamed just fine with English subtitles. No technical issues either with the video or the audio.
After watching for a few minutes, we dragged the tab at the bottom of the screen to the 41st minute. Another brief ad appeared (this time for the University of Phoenix) and the movie resumed with Amitabh Bachchan saying Pushpa, zara achar lao (Pushpa, get the pickles).
By the way, we opted for the full screen option.
Personally, we’re not great fans of watching movies on the PC. We prefer the theatre experience or our home theatre.
But since you desi skinflints out there will watch anything as long as it’s pukkat, we thought we’d bring you this news.
Saavn (a joint venture of Media and Hungama Mobile) is promising more movies later this year.