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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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Taj
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Daniel Percival ...
Pip
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Anthony Cozens ...
Steven Rathman ...
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Tom Davey ...
Percy
William de Coverly ...
Roger
Beth Steel ...
Penelope
Amy Steel ...
Alexandra
Jonathan Cecil ...
Provost Cunningham
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Camford Dean
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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 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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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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1 December 2006 (USA)  »

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,313,372, 3 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,261,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,821,159, 8 April 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

In the final fencing scene, when Taj hides behind the suit of armor, the cable can be seen that pulls the arm away. 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

Followed by Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009) See more »

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Crazy Bitch
Written by Josh Todd (as Joshua Todd) and Keith Nelson
Performed by Buckcherry
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Nothing but lowbrow humor
1 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Taj Mahal Badalandabad (played by Kal Penn) had a few funny moments in the movie (i.e. jokes regarding the former British aristocracy in India), but the movie almost nothing but sex jokes for the entire movie. This sort of humor included nearly a dozen different euphemisms for the female anatomy (I lost count), and countless jokes about how to "score" with the opposite gender. I laughed at the first few sex jokes, but by the end of the movie, I was really tired of hearing crude jokes.

If this sort of humor is appealing to you, then you'll enjoy this movie. Otherwise, don't bother seeing it. Overall, I felt "Harold and Kumar" was much more humorous. I'm a fan of Kal Penn's, but unfortunately, I cannot recommend this movie.

Brief Plot Synopsis (no spoilers below): Taj heads to Camford University (name taken from Cambridge and Oxford) in England to pursue his higher education and to follow in his fathers footsteps. He believes that he has been accepted to the prestigious fraternal guild "Fox and Hounds". However, upon arriving at the University, he is told by a "Fox and Hounds" member (nicknamed "Pip") that he was mistakenly sent this acceptance letter.

Taj is forced to become a teacher's assistant at the "Barn" residence, which contains a group of social outcasts. Pip and the other "Fox and Hounds" members treat Taj and his house mates very poorly. Determined to help the members of the Barn residence gain acceptance, Taj starts the "Cock and Bulls" fraternal guild. He hopes that the "Cock and Bulls" guild will win the Camford Cup, which is an annual academic, social, and athletic competition between fraternities. The bitterness between Taj and Pip only increases as the fraternities compete in several competitions to earn points towards the Camford Cup.

I cannot say anything more about the plot, or else I'll spoil it for you.


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