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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.

Director:

Mort Nathan

Writers:

David Drew Gallagher, Brent Goldberg (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kal Penn ... Taj
Lauren Cohan ... Charlotte
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ... Pip
Glen Barry ... Seamus
Anthony Cozens Anthony Cozens ... Gethin
Steven Rathman ... Simon
Holly Davidson ... Sadie
Tom Davey ... Percy
William de Coverly William de Coverly ... Roger
Beth Steel Beth Steel ... Penelope
Amy Steel Amy Steel ... Alexandra
Jonathan Cecil ... Provost Cunningham
Roger Hammond ... Camford Dean
Kulvinder Ghir ... Taj's Father
Shobu Kapoor ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Legend is Growing.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Taj's last name Badalandabad, in Hindi slang, translates to "land where people have big penises" See more »

Goofs

The "Earl's" Great Dane has cropped ears but the story takes place in England, where ear cropping has been ruled inhumane. 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

References Dead Poets Society (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Tha Jump Off
Written by Bing Worthington, Mike Tyler Jr., Iris Daniels, Chris Brown
Performed by Lifestyle
Courtesy of Lethal Entertainment
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no surprises, you know you're going to get a lot of college clichés and jokes
6 July 2008 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

This movie was OK, but certainly no where near as good as a lot of college/party films. The character of Taj is pretty funny as well as his band of misfits in the Cock and Bulls frat. The geeky guy was probably the best. And Pip is certainly a slime ball. Taj comes to England to be a student teacher. He is also the house leader of a frat. He wants to win the Hastings Cup and really stick it to Pip. A lot of the film is Taj charming Pip's girl, Charlotte. There is also Sadie a member of Taj's frat, whom one could say has an ample bussom that is played for laughs.

Overall, there are a few laughs, but it has a long ways to go before I would call it a funny movie.

FINAL VERDICT: If you have to see every movie that is sort of like Animal House or Beerfest, then check this out. Otherwise, I would skip it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,313,372, 3 December 2006

Gross USA:

$4,300,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,086,508
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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