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Marigold (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  17 August 2007 (USA)
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Ali Larter plays an American actress who becomes immersed in the Bollywood film world.



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Credited cast:
Prem Rajput
Marigold Lexton
Shari Watson ...
Helen ...
Prem's grandma (as Helen Khan)
Vikas Bhalla ...
Raj Sondi
Suchitra Pillai-Malik ...
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Roopak Saluja ...
Kiran Juneja ...
Mrs. Rajput
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rakesh Bedi ...
Manoj Sharma
Catherine Fulop ...
Sister Fernandéz
Marc Allen Lewis ...


Born in America, Marigold was the only child in the Lexton family. Her mom died when she was very young. She took an interest in acting and movies, much to the chagrin of her dad, who refused to do anything with her. She started acting in small budget movies as well sequels to popular releases such as Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct amongst others. She landed a part in Kama Sutra 3 and had an eventful journey to Mumbai, India, and from there by taxi to Goa. It is here she found out that the movie has been canceled, and she has no money to return home as she was provided with a one-way ticket. She lands a singing/dancing role in Manoj Sharma's film, meets with Dance Instructor, Prem Rajput, who tells her that his grandma had predicted that he would meet and then get married to a woman named Marigold. She becomes attracted to him, even accompanies him to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, to his family home on the occasion of his sister, Pooja's marriage. It is here she will find out that Prem ... Written by rAjOo (

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Marigold: An Adventure in India  »

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A charming modern fairy-tale of love across two cultures
21 January 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie exceeded my expectations.

For the first ten minutes i was not sure I'd even finish watching. Ali Larter's character was thoroughly unpleasant and it looked like the whole movie would be filled with characters of pure plastic.

Instead, I was drawn into a surprisingly sophisticated blending of two cultures' film-making styles, with a modern romance melding almost seamlessly with the Hindi dance scenes being filmed for a movie-within-the-movie whose story line, as with many Bollywood films, was a myth-based love story well-spiced with humour.

Although the title character sped from ultra-entitled bitch to sweet, yearning young woman in love (about as fast as her learning to dance stunningly in a mix of Hindi style and American freestyle), the rest of the story flowed well enough to temporarily smother my natural incredulity about ancient family traditions being set aside for pretty blonds.

This is a fairy tale, after all, a nice blending of movie-making and mythos in both Hollywood and Bollywood, that should not be taken for a realistic portrayal of either culture, but for a charming story of love that will make you laugh as often as cry.

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