Bollywood/Hollywood (2003)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Romance, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 22, 2002 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

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 of his mother and grandmother to date the Caucasian pop star Kimberly (Jessica Paré); however, she gets killed in an accident and he is left devastated. His mother (Moushumi Chatterjee) seizes the opportunity and announces that he must get engaged to an Indian girl before his sister is allowed to wed. This is complicated by the fact that his sister is already engaged and pregnant. Under pressure, Rahul enlists the help of Sue (supermodel Lisa Ray), a professional escort who agrees to play the part of his Indian fiancée. He thinks she is really Hispanic, and she claims to have no love for traditional Indian men. Throughout his sister's wedding preparations, Sue begins to befriend his entire family, including the tough old grandmother (Dina Pathak). After some random bursts into songs and dances, Sue reveals her true identity and they fall in love.



fiancee, assumed-identity, engagement, millionaire, music-star, wedding