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How do you watch Hindi films online?

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YouTube.com and BIGFlix.com provide access to watch Hindi films online. YouTube.com offers the films on its official Hindi Movies channel, which has over 7,500 subscribers. The channel features older films, such as the 1964 Bollywood drama "Dosti," as well as new releases. The Hinidi Movies YouTube channel provides free viewings of some movies, but many require payment to watch. The films that require payment typically cost between $0.99 and $3.99, as of 2015.

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Users must register to watch films on BIGFlix.com. The movies-on-demand site requires a payment of $4.99 per month for unlimited access to the site's catalogue. BIGFlix.com asserts itself as India's largest online movies-on-demand service provider with a catalogue of more than 2,000 Hindi-, Tamli-, Malayalam- and Telugu-language films. Registered users have the option of streaming the movies online or downloading them onto a supported device.

Some of the popular free Hindi films on YouTube include "Isi Life Mein...!," "Hate Story," "Kabzaa," "Humko Deewana Kar Gaye" and "Diljale," all of which have received more than 5 million views. "Piku," "Dum Laga Ke Haisha," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Pyaasa" are some of the popular paid films on the channel. The legendary Indian filmmaker Guru Dutt directed, produced and starred in the 1957 romantic musical drama "Pyaasa." In 2002, the film magazine Sight & Sound ranked Dutt as the 73rd best director of all time, and in 2005, Time Magazine named "Pyaasa" as one of the 100 greatest films in cinematic history.

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