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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 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 Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Nothing is what it appears to be.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$18,014, 3 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,491,083, 12 October 2003
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Akshaye Khanna has a cameo as himself. See more »

Quotes

Grandma ji: I don't say what I don't mean.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, Rocky says "Shakalaka, baby!" See more »

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References Exotica (1994) See more »

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Because the Shoe Fits
Composed and Directed by Sandeep Chowta
Performed by Sunita Parthasarthy
Lyrics by Mark Cassius
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A Good Laugh!
28 June 2004 | by SashaHalimaSee all my reviews

If you like Lisa Ray and Rahul Khanna, this film is totally for you. I first saw Rahul Khann doing VJ work for AVS and I saw him in "Earth" with Aamir Khan and was totally blown away by his performance. When I first heard about B/H I thought it was going to be completely stupid and senseless, but, even though it can be called a spoof of Indian cinema, it is any but the aboved mentioned. It was a nice light laugh, especially with the Shakespeare-rattling grandmother called the first girlfriend a "white whore" and always referring to the "levitating accident". I couldn't stop laughing. Some of the characters were extremely stereotypical, but that's okay, because it only adds to the films appeal and a light hearted refreshing approach to an east-west fusion film. This is definitely much better than "American Chai" and merits up there with the likes of "Bend it Like Beckham". For another great Lisa Ray film, definitely check out "Kasoor", she'll blow you away. After seeing a film like "Raaz", it really makes you think that Bipsha Basu's performance was somehow based or gathered closely from Lisa's in "Kasoor". A definite step into dramatic/crime Indian cinema. Bollywood/Hollywood is a great film, and you should check out the films from the director too, "Earth", "Water" and "Fire."


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