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Bollywood Box DVD Rentals The Desi Version of Red Box

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If you live in the United States and love to watch Bollywood movies, you have a few options such a renting a movie on YouTube or iTunes. If you have a Netflix subscription, you can get a few Bollywood movies there as well. If you happen to live in an area with a large Indian population, you may have a video store in your city. Now you have another option - "The Bollywood Box".

We visited on the Bollywood box at the Al Markaz grocery store in Carrollton. Unlike Red Box, this is inside the supermarket so you have to use it only during store hours. The box is nice and colorful and certainly draws attention. The rental is $1.59 for the first night and then $1.29 for each additional night. They seemed to have a good collection of movies with some new movies like 'Bodyguard' and 'Ra.One', some slightly old but popular movies such as 'K3G' and 'Rang De Basanti' and of course the really old classics like 'Kashmir Ki Kali' and 'Yaadon Ki Baarat'. They also had Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies as well.

Verdict : This is certainly something new and may work in areas with large desi population. However, many movies are available for free on Youtube or for Netflix users and they may not need to use the Bollywood box. They also did not have Blu-ray as an option which would be a good addition. They have 4 boxes in Dallas with 2 more coming up soon so it may actually catch. Looking forward to the next few months to see how it goes. No news on other markets.

There are 4 Bollywood box locations in the Dallas area now

Also see our section on how you can see Indian movies legally online.


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