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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)

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 ...
Steven Rathman ...
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 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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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Comets do not move as fast as seen in this movie, when watched from the Earth. See more »


Seamus: [offering Taj liquor] I'm sorry I lumped you in the face, mate. Fancy a sneaky quick one?
Taj: No, no, no. I think you've given me enough sneaky quick ones for the day. Thank you, Seamus.
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Follows Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002) See more »


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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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