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After Rahul's white pop-star fiancée dies in a bizarre levitation accident his mother insists he find another girl as soon as possible, preferably a Hindi one. As she backs this up by ... See full summary »

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Sue (Sunita) Singh
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Mr. Singh
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
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Twinky
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Arjun Lombardi-Singh ...
Go (Govind)
Leesa Gaspari ...
Lucy
Neelam Mansingh ...
Mrs. Singh
Mike Deol ...
Killer Khalsa (as Killer Khalsa)
Jolly Bader ...
Daddy ji
Ronica Sajnani ...
Ronica
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After Rahul's white pop-star fiancée dies in a bizarre levitation accident his mother insists he find another girl as soon as possible, preferably a Hindi one. As she backs this up by postponing his sister's wedding until he does so, he feels forced to act, the more so as he knows his sister is pregnant. But it's a pretty tall order for an Indian living in Ontario, so when he meets striking escort Sunita who can 'be whatever you want me to be' he hatches a scheme to pass her off as his new betrothed. Things get complicated when his family start to take to her and he realises his own feelings are becoming rather stronger than that. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality/partial nudity, some crude language and drug references | See all certifications »

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25 October 2002 (Canada)  »

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$18,014 (USA) (3 October 2003)

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$1,491,083 (USA) (10 October 2003)
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Killer Khalsa (Mike Deol) is a real wrestler, and the website listed when he appears is his official site. When he heard Deepa Mehta was making the movie, he contacted her as he wanted to break into acting. See more »

Quotes

Rahul Seth: I don't question tradition.
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What was she thinking??
2 November 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I am a devoted fan to Deepa Mehta's Earth, Water, and Fire trilogy which I have found deeply moving. However, this film I could barely sit through. I have seen a few (quite a few) Bollywood films and it would be difficult to create a send-up of a genre that is already a send-up itself. Bollywood films are already exaggerated, colorful, and dramatic and brimming with stereotypes. Deepa's film, I'm sad to say, was a terrible disappointment. It lacked any kind of originality, insight, or even good dance/song numbers (the best part of the film I thought was the rooftop number)which is the essence of Bollywood films. Given the power and intensity of her other films, this was an embarrassment. What was she thinking???


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