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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Killer Khalsa (Mike Deol) is a real wrestler, and the website listed when he appears is his official site. When he heard Deepa Mehta was making the movie, he contacted her as he wanted to break into acting. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Singh: [Regarding the pro wrestler she is trying to fix Sue up with] He can give you everything you've ever wanted. He even has a BMW.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Rahul's Lament
Composed and Directed by Sandeep Chowta
Performed by Sonu Nigam
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Witty, whimsical, wacky - wow.
11 October 2004 | by Shirin-3See all my reviews

I am a fan of satire, and this movie has not been appreciated for what it is - a spoof, not only of the high flying Bollywood musicals with weeping widows and on-cue dance routines in full costume but it is also a subtle rendition of Shakespeare's own comedy plays of mistaken identities and the "play within the play" feature which was witfully alluded to by the comic relief Indian Grand-ma in sneakers who bemoans "All the world's a stage" often enough to wrangle out a grin. I found it delightful and light which doesn't disappoint in wrenching out a smug smile and leaving one feeling good. Much needed therapy for all sub-continents nowadays. Don't expect Bollywood - or even Hollywood - when settling back to take in the action as it flies at you full throttle - but a magical space in between in suspended disbelief.


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