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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.


Riz Abbasi
as Deepak
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
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Critic Reviews for Bollywood Queen

All Critics (3)

More than a little clunky, and too silly and sweet to be much more than frivolous fun.

August 27, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bollywood Queen


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.

Super Reviewer

A great film!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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