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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  1 December 2006 (USA)
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Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Percival ...
Anthony Cozens ...
Tom Davey ...
William de Coverly ...
Beth Steel ...
Amy Steel ...
Jonathan Cecil ...
Provost Cunningham
Camford Dean
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Taj's Father
Taj's Mother


Having graduated in the US as Van Wilder disciple, now self-confident Taj Mahal. arrives as 'don' (teaching assistant) history at England's super-prestigious Cambridge. He falls victim to the haughty, aristocratic leading fraternity's aristocratic president Pip's usual prank for 'commoners', landing in the derelict 'barn' with other 'social outcasts'. But Taj decides to band the rejects into a new fraternity, Cocks & Bulls, which under his leadership challenges Pip's in the annual all-round excellence championship. Written by KGF Vissers

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,313,372 (USA) (1 December 2006)


$4,259,591 (USA) (5 January 2007)

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Did You Know?


The name Camford is a cross between the names Cambridge and Oxford, the two most prestigious universities in England. This is a reversal of the name Oxbridge which was created by Virginia Woolf. See more »


When Taj approaches the golf cart he received from Van Wilder, he removes a letter from the front and there is no window on the front of the cart. However, for the rest of the movie there is a window on the front of the cart. See more »


Taj: As Mr. Van Wilder would say, "If you can't join them, beat them".
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References The Care Bears Family (1985) See more »


Windy City Shuffle
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User Reviews

Fun, its just not Van Wilder, thats the problem
4 October 2010 | by (Quebec) – See all my reviews

To be honest, you take this movie as a stand alone, its correct, sure its stereotyped at max, but which comedy dosen't do that? Especially the ones setting in University. If you are watching these kind of movies hoping to see reel stuff, you will see students in class and studying 90% of the time...would be a fun movie right? lol. Anyway basically i am a huge fan of Van Wilder, and without Van, it wasen't Van Wilder... thats the problem. This movie should have do better without the title it got, i know they tried to capitalize on the name, but problem is that people where just so much expecting a similar movie to Van Wilder that in the end... it didn't do as good. So personally yeah i enjoyed it, not as much as the first movie and neither as the third, but still enough to have a good time.

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