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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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Dina Pathak ...
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Mr. Singh
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
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Twinky
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Bobby (as Jazz Mann)
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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Lisa Ray fractured her leg when she went to Canada to shoot this film. See more »

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Daddy ji: [first lines - on death bed] Remember Rahul, sacrifice is the brightest torch of Indian family values.
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mild, occasionally entertaining
16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I see some of the reviewers here describe this as a parody of or satire on Bollywood musicals. Having seen nothing of Bollywood except a few music clips, I can't talk about that. I have to take this movie at face value, and on its face this is a moderately diverting musical with a few good moments amidst too many rather drab ones.

The story is somewhat interesting, the character of Sue, who fulfills the role of shaker-upper-of-things is quite appealing, and some of the musical numbers are pleasant (surprisingly, no one sang in that helium-junkie pitched style the girls all seem to have whenever I see clips from Bollywood musicals, although I don't know if this is because they were trying to make the movie more appealing to the west by having a more western-style voice singing these Indian songs or whether that high-pitched voice isn't as common as it seems to be). But the movie feels underdeveloped (even though I found it a little dull, I still felt it needed to be longer to flesh itself out) and most of the characters are overly generic (except for the grandmother and Sue's father). Ultimately watchable but nothing more, unless you're a fan of Bollywood films in which case this may work on a whole different level I don't see.


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