The title song takes place in Victoria...I love that song. There is a scene at the Camosun College (I went there, the best two years of my life) I believe not to mention Bastion Square and Victoria's scenic inner harbor.
I hope more people decide to holiday in British Columbia. Vancouver is a wonderful diverse city. That is why I am proud to be Canadian and very lucky to be surrounded in a multicultural environment. The world comes to Vancouver there is no need to search for anything.
Neal and Nikki was a cool and hip movie. A friend commented on how Nikki looks Italian. Also many of my friends saw the actual shooting.
The actress who played the lawyer actually talked to a friend of mine. Blenz is another popular coffee chain besides the obvious Starbucks.
I just got back from the VPL (Vancouver Public Library) where that particular coffee shop is...and I read a back issue of Filmfare (march 2006 and I read a bad review of this movie). That is what prompted me to write this!!!
In defense of Neal AND Nikki. Many points to make...First of all like every Hindi movie has stereotypes and this one is no exception but there were a lot of truths in this movie. One general is that all girls liked to be serenaded too, that takes a lot of guts. Another truth is that people deal with breakups in different ways...Nikki's was drinking while the Lawyer had relationships on her own terms. This is Canada and you have a choice. The most general truth is the Punjabi stereotype of Nikki and her cousin. The last song with all three of them was nice, it was so funny when Neal tells Nikki he is going to make her dance at his wedding. They were both so stubborn.
As far as exposure all actresses have been exposing, normally people do not walk around here with their navel exposed even in the summer. When non Indians watch some Indian dancing they blush, for me it is common way to dance because I grew up watching Hindi movies and English.
I have learned to appreciate foreign films from the friends I have made from different countries who come to Canada for school etc... Nikki looked cute not vulgar. Neal looked hot. Uday has been working out and it shows, it showed in his first movie Mohabbatein. I saw that in theaters in 2000.
All the songs in the movie are catchy. The director did an excellent job it is too bad that some people do not appreciate Canada. Vancouver is Hollywood north, I know actors that will be famous one day!
Vancouver is always being made into America (as in Pardes). Pardes was shot at UBC, the part where she is giving her speech about "I love my India" At least in this movie Vancouver was given its due credit. The movie was awesome enough said.