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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Taj
... Charlotte
Daniel Percival ... Pip
... Seamus
Anthony Cozens ... Gethin
Steven Rathman ... Simon
... Sadie
Tom Davey ... Percy
... Roger
Beth Steel ... Penelope
Amy Steel ... Alexandra
Jonathan Cecil ... Provost Cunningham
... Camford Dean
... Taj's Father
... 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

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

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1 December 2006 (USA)  »

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,313,372, 3 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,261,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,821,159, 8 April 2007
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Trivia

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

Goofs

While proving Taj's innocence to the Provost, Charlie's cell phone is seen flipped to the camera configuration in the wide shot, in regular phone configuration for the close up, yet back to camera configuration when the wide shot comes back on screen. See more »

Quotes

Taj: A surprise in the woods? Well, can you give me a second? Let me go repack my wallet real quick.
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References The Care Bears Family (1985) See more »

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An underrated work
25 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I don't know what people are talking about!!!! Maybe they did not get all the one liners(great ones, mind you!) It's one of the simplest comedy movies in a long time.. No hidden messages, nothing cryptic, just a great entertainer.. with great script, awesome story.. and the performance by Kal Penn! I consider this one of the best stress busters of all time and watch it when things in real world get too serious just to get the feeling that there is a lighter side of life; however improbable, still can bring that one expression that brings a curved lip line on your face. Watch it with your friends guys!.. not with a movie critic and you might get a hint as to what i am talking about. And believe you me, i am not the only one who agrees to such.

Bottom line: Do not judge this movie based on the finesse of an artist. You would miss the inbred fun and frolic.

Just realize that there are still things to be enjoyed without doing a critical acclamation and you should be fine!


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