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Bollywood/Hollywood (2003)



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Set in Toronto, a romantic tale which revolves around Rahul Seth, a Westernized, young millionaire, and his unconventional relationship with the beautiful and wild Sue Singh. Rahul is devastated after the untimely death of his beautiful, pop artist, blonde girlfriend Kimberly. To make matters worse, he is under extreme pressure from his family to get engaged to a good Hindu girl before his sister's upcoming wedding. Lest one forgets, according to the popular Hindu adage, 'the best cure for a broken heart is marriage'. Desperate, he hires the services of the gorgeous Sue, a local escort girl, to pretend to be his fiancée during the ten days of celebration, leading up to his sister's marriage ceremony. While Rahul is the scion of a typically successful NRI family, Sue is the daughter of a humble car mechanic and--professionally speaking--is one of the highest paid escorts in Toronto. They enter into the relationship as opposites. However, during this fateful period of much song, dance and merriment, Rahul and Sue's relationship slowly transcends that of employer and employee. With her passion for life, Sue manages to break through Rahul's hardened exterior to reveal a sensitive man who is not as emotionally dead as he would like to believe. In turn, Rahul's strong personality and advice enables Sue to see her parents in a more positive light.

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Rahul Khanna
as Rahul Seth
Lisa Ray
as Sue Singh
Dina Pathak
as Grandma
Jessica Paré
as Kimberly
Jazz Mann
as Bobby
Neelam Mansingh
as Mrs. Singh
Candi Barr
as Dancer
Damon D'Oliveira
as Stevie Sood
Nicky Gill
as Bobby's Mom
Rohan Rama Bader
as Young Rahul
Mike Cota
as Dancer
Rupinder Nagra
as Rahul's Friend at Wedding
Neeta Tandon
as Ruby's Friend No. 1
Karamjit Singh
as Ruby's Friend No. 2
Vinod Suri
as Ruby's Friend No. 3
Sveta Kohli
as Bride to be No. 1
Nick Gill
as Bobby's Mom
Larissa Gomes
as Bride to be No. 2
Manjit Bumrah
as Bride to be No. 3
Imali Perera
as Twinky's Friend No. 1
Artee Suri
as Twinky's Friend No. 2
Caryn Green
as Twinky's Friend No. 3
Monisha Randhawa
as Bobby's Sister
Pragna Desai
as Pauline
as Dancer
Kat Osen
as Dancer
Nick Peel
as Dancer
as Dancer
Neela Tandon
as Ruby's Friend
Mike Tracz
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Bollywood/Hollywood

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (18)

Mehta manages to make her film not only palatable, but a real pleaser.

Full Review… | March 12, 2004
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Does precisely what Bollywood movies should do: It engages us with its joyousness and silliness and its unflagging commitment to surface attractions.

December 12, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

Not authentic Bollywood, not polished enough to pass for Hollywood and not edgy enough for indie film fans.

November 28, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Though neither big nor slick, it's a joyful, feel-good spoof that makes you want to run out and rent a real Bollywood musical.

Full Review… | October 9, 2003
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A musical comedy that's mirthless and barely musical.

Full Review… | October 3, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Less a pastiche of the cinematic conventions of both 'woods than it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding in a sari.

October 3, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bollywood/Hollywood


Though occasional flashes of the radiantly bi-cultural romp that might have been peek through, writer-director Deepa Mehta's hybrid is strangely clumsy, given that she's an experienced filmmaker familiar with both Hollywood and Bollywood conventions.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

The story was a little too out there, seriously I still didn't think those two liked each other when they were supposed to be in love. The Canadian actress' teeth were so gross too, they were nearly British. It was kinda funny, but at times it was too long, the songs weren't as good as most Bollywood films. I guess if I could believe they actually liked eachother, it would be better.

Sarah Helwig
Sarah Helwig

A good film to watch.

Leo L
Leo L

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