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Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)

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A wealthy East Indian man gives an apparently non-East Indian woman a crash course in his culture, so he can marry her with his family's approval.

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Deepa Mehta

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Deepa Mehta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rahul Khanna ... Rahul Seth
Lisa Ray ... Sue (Sunita) Singh
Moushumi Chatterjee ... Mummy ji
Dina Pathak ... Grandma ji
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Mr. Singh
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Rocky
Jessica Paré ... Kimberly
Rishma Malik ... Twinky
Jasbir Mann ... Bobby (as Jazz Mann)
Arjun Lombardi-Singh Arjun Lombardi-Singh ... Go (Govind)
Leesa Gaspari Leesa Gaspari ... Lucy
Neelam Mansingh Neelam Mansingh ... Mrs. Singh
Mike Deol Mike Deol ... Killer Khalsa (as Killer Khalsa)
Jolly Bader Jolly Bader ... Daddy ji
Ronica Sajnani Ronica Sajnani ... Ronica
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Storyline

After Rahul's white pop-star fiancée dies in a bizarre levitation accident his mother insists he find another girl as soon as possible, preferably a Hindi one. As she backs this up by postponing his sister's wedding until he does so, he feels forced to act, the more so as he knows his sister is pregnant. But it's a pretty tall order for an Indian living in Ontario, so when he meets striking escort Sunita who can 'be whatever you want me to be' he hatches a scheme to pass her off as his new betrothed. Things get complicated when his family start to take to her and he realises his own feelings are becoming rather stronger than that. Written by J-26

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Nothing is what it appears to be.


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Rated PG-13 for sensuality/partial nudity, some crude language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Hindi | Spanish

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Bollywood Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,470, 28 September 2003

Gross USA:

$1,492,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,130,190
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lisa Ray fractured her leg when she went to Canada to shoot this film. See more »

Quotes

Grandma ji: [about grandson's caucasian girlfriend] This is the winter of our discontent.
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Akshaye Khanna as his own good self See more »

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References Taal (1999) See more »

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Rocky's Song
Composed and Directed by Sandeep Chowta
Performed by Sonu Nigam
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Strained and long, but thanks for trying
21 February 2003 | by sudheerapteSee all my reviews

Nice attempt at a combination of Bollywood *and* Hollywood spoof, plus gentle fun being poked at the Indian-Canadian community. But too amateurish a production, and TOO LONG! After introducing the characters, the story drags and drags till you lose interest.

The silent subtitles are sometimes funny ("Non-veg scene. What to do?") but mostly just annoying and trying too hard. Similarly, uneven quality and terrible delivery by the young characters makes the dialogue embarrassing.

The biggest problem is the movie's own utterly predictable storyline. Just because it's spoofing Pretty Woman and numerous Bollywood movies doesn't mean its own story has to be such a cliche.

I gave it a 6 out of 10 for trying, but I think I was being too generous.


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