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A demanding American actress (Ali Larter) heads to India in order to shoot a low-budget Hollywood film, only to find herself stranded in Bombay with no luggage and attitude to spare. Despite the unfortunate start to her Bombay adventure, the once-jaded actress is soon swept up in the glitz and glamour of the local filmmaking scene and cast in a lavish Bollywood musical. Once on the set, she meets a handsome prince and falls hopelessly in love.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bollywood fans will dismiss the mishmash as the work of an American director 'slumming' in a genre outside his own culture, and Western audiences unfamiliar with Hindi-language masala movies will find the whole thing puzzling."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"This fluffy cross-cultural experiment smacks of jumping on the Bollywood bandwagon with little insight into the genre it is trying to emulate or understanding of the country in which it's set."
‑ Anil Sinanan, Time Out
"It seems the only thing worse than a faulty culture shock comedy with zero charm is a faulty culture shock comedy with zero charm starring Ali Larter."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"This first co-production between the United States and India starts badly and never recovers."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Ali Larter plays an amazingly bitchy actress sent to Bollywood. They hate her, then they love her. I didn't quite get the love bit."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"[Director] Carroll knows his Bollywood stuff and, refreshingly, doesn't apologize for, or waste time explaining, an industry and a style that most Americans still regard as silly. Instead, he honors them."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"Amusing diversion."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"It's all dizzying, but what a delight."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"a colorful charmer that might even persuade a few skeptics to check out the real thing."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Bollywood cheerfully meets - not Hollywood, exactly, more straight-to-video."
‑ Martin Hoyle, Financial Times
"Rest assured, contrived love will prevail."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"If you enjoy such Bollywood-style numbers, try to tune out the movie when the music drops off and you'll enjoy it more."
‑ Michael Esposito, Chicago Tribune
"Salman Khan is one of the big names in Bollywood whose appeal continually eludes, and here he simply proves that he is just as much a bafflement in English as he is in Hindi."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Carroll seems to be saying that we should regard Bollywood as a harmless part of Indian culture."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Goofy and sweet."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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