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Bollywood Queen (2002)

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A cross cultural romance set in London's East End about a young girl of Indian heritage.

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When Scottish boy Jay saves Indian girl Geena's life, sparks fly. At first they keep their relationship a secret, but soon the cross cultural romance comes under the eyes of their disapproving families. Modern London, colorful Bollywood, and '60s R&B flavors blend in this tale of forbidden love. Written by L. Hamre

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A finely-crafted satire
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Bollywood Queen does a clever job of taking the genre of the typical mass-produced Indian film and weaving in a contemporary theme. The satire on the "Bollywood" movie is what makes this movie. If you haven't seen a Bollywood movie, expect to be a little baffled at the random song sequences and somewhat ludicrously simple themes (boy-meets-girl, forbidden love) . If you are familiar with Bollywood movies, you'll appreciate the caricatures that are played out.

The thing that makes this movie especially clever is that beyond the caricatures, there's humor and irony. For instance, the song sequences are obvious satires, but instead of the schlocky lyrics of a real Bollywood flicks, these satirical songs have hilarious lyrics.


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