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Side Streets (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 April 1999 (UK)
Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Golino ... Sylvie Otti
Rosario Dawson ... Marisol Hidalgo
Shabana Azmi ... Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj
Jennifer Esposito ... Jessica
Shashi Kapoor ... Vikram Raj
Miho Nikaido ... Yuki Shimamura
David Vadim ... Josif Iscovescu
Art Malik ... Bipin Raj
Leon ... Errol Boyce
Joanna Adler ... Policewoman Two (as Joanna P. Adler)
Peter Appel ... Boomir
Victor Argo ... Albani Krug
Marie Barrientos Marie Barrientos ... Lydia
Kalimi Baxter Kalimi Baxter ... Maggie
Gregg Bello ... Jimi
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Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions of fans, and is currently living with him and his family of his wife and two children. But all is not hunky dory in the Raj household, for Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj, who initial thrill at meeting her mega-star brother-in-law, has shimmered down, and she is anxious for him to leave. Vikram Raj, no doubt may have been a handsome man in his younger years, but now he is alcoholic, grossly overweight, macho, and lazy. But all is not lost, for Vikram has several ardent fans visit him, and dance to his filmy songs and tunes, much to Chandra's exasperation. Then a few days later, Vikram claims that Al Pacino has phoned him and wants to meet and discuss a movie script. The Raj family give him a fond farewell. This short story as well as the story of a dress-designer; a drug-dealer working at a meat-shop; a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Language:

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Release Date:

25 April 1999 (UK) See more »

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One of nine productions that Indian actor Shashi Kapoor made with Merchant Ivory Productions. The films include Bombay Talkie (1970), Side Streets (1998), In Custody (1994), The Deceivers (1988), Heat and Dust (1983), The Householder (1963), Shakespeare-Wallah (1965), In Ismail's Custody (1994), The Wandering Company (1984). See more »

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Written & Performed by Dashiell Hedayat
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