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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
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Roger
Beth Steel ...
Penelope
Amy Steel ...
Alexandra
Jonathan Cecil ...
Provost Cunningham
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Camford Dean
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Taj's Father
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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

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The Legend is Growing.

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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)

Gross:

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

Taj's last name Badalandabad, in Hindi slang, translates to "land where people have big penises" See more »

Goofs

The people watching badminton swap sides between camera shots. Specifically look for the women in the Day-Glo orange top and the one with 28 on her top, they swap sides in one volley. See more »

Quotes

Taj: Simon?
Simon: I have... I have a problem.
Taj: [to the other guys] Oh, my God, he's talking. Well, Simon, whatever you problem is, we're your friends, you can tell us.
Simon: Well, you wee, it's to do with the size of my piddler.
Taj: Your... Oh. Well, you know, it's an understood fact that a man's piddler is... Appears smaller to himself than it is in real life.
Simon: Well, you see, that's what I'm afraid of. 'Cause according to me it has some 11 inches.
Taj: Come again? Figuratively.
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Connections

References The Care Bears Family (1985) See more »

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Aftermath
Written by Tim Warren, Eric Donnelly, Jay Joyce
Performed by The Alternate Routes
Courtesy of StarPolish
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An underrated work
25 December 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I don't know what people are talking about!!!! Maybe they did not get all the one liners(great ones, mind you!) It's one of the simplest comedy movies in a long time.. No hidden messages, nothing cryptic, just a great entertainer.. with great script, awesome story.. and the performance by Kal Penn! I consider this one of the best stress busters of all time and watch it when things in real world get too serious just to get the feeling that there is a lighter side of life; however improbable, still can bring that one expression that brings a curved lip line on your face. Watch it with your friends guys!.. not with a movie critic and you might get a hint as to what i am talking about. And believe you me, i am not the only one who agrees to such.

Bottom line: Do not judge this movie based on the finesse of an artist. You would miss the inbred fun and frolic.

Just realize that there are still things to be enjoyed without doing a critical acclamation and you should be fine!


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