Bollywood Hollywood
Bollywood Hollywood (2003)

After making a string of social commentaries, Canadian director Deepa Mehta satirizes India's beloved genre in the lighthearted romantic musical Bollywood/Hollywood. Indo-Canadian millionaire Rahul (Rahul Khanna) goes against the wishes… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Marta Barber
Miami Herald

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

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A contrived contraption, with more than a hint of desperation in its clueless anxiousness to be an audience winner along the lines of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

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

Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

A musical comedy that's mirthless and barely musical.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

While the musical numbers that season "Bollywood" are brimming with color and enthusiasm, they're not exactly overflowing with technical competence.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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

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Nicole Arthur
Washington Post

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

Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

What starts as an examination of the common cliches of Hollywood and Bollywood ends up being condescending to both.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Bollywood meets Pretty Woman. In case you don't know what Bollywood is. It is the type of film made in India involving melodrama and over-the-top dance… More
Leo L
A good film to watch.