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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Taj
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Charlotte
Daniel Percival ...
Pip
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Seamus
Anthony Cozens ...
Gethin
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Simon
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Sadie
Tom Davey ...
Percy
William de Coverly ...
Roger
Beth Steel ...
Penelope
Amy Steel ...
Alexandra
Jonathan Cecil ...
Provost Cunningham
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Camford Dean
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Taj's Father
Shobu Kapoor ...
Taj's Mother
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Legend is Growing.

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Comedy | Romance

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)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Taj: verticle smile, scrambled eggs between the legs, sunny side up on the way to the butt
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Connections

References Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

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What I Go to School for
Written by Steve Robson, Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis (as Mattie Jay),
John McLaughlin, Richard Rashman and James Bourne
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rondor Music London Ltd.
Administered by Almo Music Corp./Songs of Windswept Pacific o/b/o Windswept Music (London) Ltd.
Performed by Busted
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Licensed by kind permission from the Film & TV Licensing Division, Part of the Universal Music Group
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Oh my god
21 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After making a great supporting role in Van Wilder and being pretty damn funny in Harold and Kumar, I had kind of high hopes for Kal Penn, but Oh God does this movie suck.

Short of changing the actor who plays the lead character for a sequel, the worst thing you can do when making a sequel is get rid of the main character who is in this case also the title character (how can it be called Van wilder 2 if Van Wilder isn't freaking in it?).

A brief synopsis of the story is that Taj goes to England and starts trying to do Van's thing in a posh college, he also somehow gets involved in a dog show. Sounds pretty lame, doesn't it? Well, yeah it is. Not only is it not funny at all, but again there's the completely stupid British stereotypes flying around as if people even found them funny the first time round.

Don't waste your time


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