Bollywood Queen (2003)

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A half-parody and half-loving tribute to the over-the-top style of Indian musicals, this song-and-dance-filled musical comedy-drama concerns Geena (Preeya Kalidas), a pretty and virtuous young women who has been raised by a loving but strictly traditional Indian family. One day, Geena happens to meet a charming and footloose visiting Englishmen named Jay (James MacAvoy), and it's love at first sight for the both of them. However, Geena's family does not approve of her dating a relative stranger, and as her brothers keep an eye on her every move, Geena is forced to meet Jay on the sly. Before long, she impulsively leaves for England with him, with her family giving chase. Along the way, the story stops periodically to give the characters the opportunity to burst into song, though along with the expected Hindi pop tunes, the characters let loose with blues, folk, and roots rock compositions. Bollywood Queen was screened in competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Studio:
Dream Fish Productions

Cast

Kat Bhathena
as Anjali
Ian McShane
as Frank
Amerjit Deu
as Sanjay
Ronny Jhutti
as Dillip
Lalita Ahmed
as Mother
Riz Abbasi
as Deepak
Andy Beckwith
as Johnny
Amit Arroz
as Guru
Alamin K. J. Bhuiya
as Wedding Musician
Peter Bond
as taxi driver
Jesse Callay
as Neeta's Father
Ameet Chana
as DJ At Wedding
Felix Dexter
as Stardust FM DJ
Dhol Foundation
as Drummers In Cinema
Ben Frost
as taxi passenger
Abhin Galeya
as Anil's Friend
Nasreen Hossain
as Hindi Cinema Voices
Inderjit Kalyana
as Wedding Musician
Rashid Karapiet
as Hindi Cinema Voices
Tony Kennedy
as scaffolder
Asha Khanom
as Ganesh Employee
Chandrakant Patel
as Ravi's Friend
Suryakant Patel
as Ravi's Friend
Peter Quince
as Antony Gould
Gavin Rees
as lecturer
Hari Sajjan
as poster filmstar
Renu Setna
as Uncle Ganesh
Baluji Shrivastav
as Wedding Musician
Anouk Taylor
as Sanjay's Daughter
Marc Zuber
as Chander
Peter Bond
as taxi driver
Ben Frost
as taxi passenger
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Critic Reviews for Bollywood Queen

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Full Review… | March 30, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
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Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Empire Magazine

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Full Review… | March 24, 2004

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Full Review… | January 15, 2004
Guardian

Audience Reviews for Bollywood Queen

The whole film was kind of blahh, though I do love a good bollywood. However, James McAvoy was about the only good bit of this movie.

Samantha Collins
Samantha Collins

This film gets this many points from me purely on the basis of James McAvoy being in it. Pretty terrifying otherwise.

Kerry McQuaid
Kerry McQuaid
½

The world does not need another Romeo and Juliet adaptation, and the bollywood style of singing and dancing is not for me. However, James McAvoy is always a treat.

Summer W.
Summer W.

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