Bollywood Hero (2009)

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SNL alum Chris Kattan plays himself - or a close approximation -- in this witty comedic mini-series. Frustrated that nobody in Hollywood will give him a chance as a serious actor, Chris signs on to star in a Bollywood production called Peculiar Dancing Boy. But filming in India offers its share of challenges, including showbusiness rivalries, production issues, and of course, angry bad guys that force the funnyman to become an all singing, all dancing action star, who rescues the girl in real life.
Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Bill Bennett , Ted Skillman
Written By: Belisa Balaban , Benjamin Brand , Chris Kattan , Laurie Parres
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Anchor Bay Entertainment

Cast

Chris Kattan
as Himself
Ali Fazal
as Monty Kapoor
Julian Sands
as Reg Hunt
Neha Dhupia
as Lalima Lakhani
Pooja Kumar
as Priya Kapoor
Maya Rudolph
as Herself
Kip Kattan
as Himself
Rachna Shah
as Kunti Kumar
Keanu Reeves
as Himself
Toby Huss
as Hacker
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Critic Reviews for Bollywood Hero

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

What follows are dopey cultural clashes; scuttled financing for the film; further wounds to Chris the character's professional self-esteem; and efforts, alas, at tender emotionalism and Acting.

Full Review… | March 18, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

It must be said that Bollywood Hero is an entirely novel kind of slog.

Full Review… | March 18, 2013
Slate
Top Critic

Bollywood Hero is largely predictable, and when it isn't predictable, it's only because the characters act nonsensically.

Full Review… | March 18, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A great romp and often laugh-out-loud funny.

Full Review… | March 18, 2013
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Bollywood Hero

Hollywood and Bollywood sorta combine in this film about making a film comedy wherein Kattan (playing himself) longs to be seen as an action star rather than a goofball comedian, and so goes to India, Played with the kind of insider wink the Bob Hope films (without Crosby) used to have ... without the wink to really sell it. The Indian cast all do well, which grants this an extra star than I meant to give.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Hilarious! An interesting drama that interconnects a Hollywood actor's humorous approach in working on a Bollywood film project. Chris Kattan travels to India to work in an independent director's Bollywood film alongside a reputable Bollywood starlet. Chris Kattan, Neha Dhupia, Julian Sands, Pooja Kumar, and Ali Fazal stars. Worthy!

Leo L
Leo L
½

This one wasn't great but still enjoyable to watch. Funny and as a fan of Bollywood, good t see actors and actresses from Bollywood:-)

Tricia Joe
Tricia Joe

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