Bollywood Queen
Bollywood Queen (2003)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 20, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2004
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71%
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40%


Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Rooney
Variety

A riot of color and confusion stitched around a flimsy plot, director Jeremy Wooding's debut gets off to a vibrant start and offers intermittent charm, but runs out of steam fast.

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Jane Howdle
Empire Magazine

In his debut feature, James Wooding has combined a troubled romance with shades of mysticism and the kitschy, over-the-top glamour of a Bollywood musical to come up with a pleasantly original mix.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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

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Arwa Haider
Time Out

Quaint shots of the capital and the countryside suggest this is designed for overseas Anglophiles; and the generally ropey lighting, flimsy characterisation and so-so song-and-dance can't be excused by 'low budget charm'.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The story is pretty daft -- but unlike similar British films, the implausibilities are offset by entertaining and ambitious dance numbers, exuberantly combining English and Hindi.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Full of fun but with a deft touch of drama, Bollywood Queen achieves exactly what the filmmakers intend, and should be a terrific date movie.

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Jamie Russell
BBC.com

It's great to see a British film with such a surfeit of vibrancy and life, and a complete disregard for all the unambitious conventions that have come to plague recent home-grown cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Summer W.
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… More
Leo L
A great film!