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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 strictly traditional Indian family. One day, Geena happens to meet a charming and footloose visiting Englishmen named Jay (James MacAvoy), and it's love at first sight for the both of them. However, Geena's family does not approve of her dating a relative stranger, and as her brothers keep an eye on her every move, Geena is forced to meet Jay on the sly. Before long, she impulsively leaves for England with him, with her family giving chase. Along the way, the story stops periodically to give the characters the opportunity to burst into song, though along with the expected Hindi pop tunes, the characters let loose with blues, folk, and roots rock compositions. Bollywood Queen was screened in competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Preeya Kalidas
as Geena
James McAvoy
as Jay
Ciarán McMenamin
as Dean
Ray Panthaki
as Anil
Ian McShane
as Frank
Amerjit Deu
as Sanjay
Karen Shenaz David
as Neeta
Buddy Uzzaman
as Ravi
Lalita Ahmed
as Mother
Matt Bardock
as Facer
Riz Abbasi
as Deepak
Andy Beckwith
as Johnny
Amit Arroz
as Guru
Ameet Chana
as DJ At Wedding
Felix Dexter
as Stardust FM DJ
Abhin Galeya
as Anil's Friend
Indira Joshi
as Vasha
Rashid Karapiet
as Hindi Cinema Voices
Tony Kennedy
as scaffolder
Peter Quince
as Antony Gould
Sakuntala Ramanee
as Rupa
Hari Sajjan
as poster filmstar
Renu Setna
as Uncle Ganesh
Marc Zuber
as Chander
Tony Kennedy
as scaffolder
Marc Zuber
as Chander
Abhin Galeya
as Anil's Friend
Amit Arroz
as Guru
Felix Dexter
as Stardust FM DJ
Hari Sajjan
as poster filmstar
Rashid Karapiet
as Hindi Cinema Voices
Renu Setna
as Uncle Ganesh
Sakuntala Ramanee
as Rupa
Indira Joshi
as Vasha
Peter Quince
as Antony Gould
Ameet Chana
as DJ At Wedding

Crew

Jeremy Wooding
Director
Jeremy Wooding
Producer
Michael Lionello Cowan
Producer
Jason Piette
Producer
Neil Spencer
Screenwriter
Jeremy Wooding
Screenwriter
Jono Smith
Cinematographer
Neil Spencer
Songwriter
Jeremy Wooding
Songwriter
Steve Beresford
Composer (Music Score)
Najma Akhtar
Songwriter
Ben Yeates
Editor
Jeffrey Sherriff
Production Designer
Adam Betteridge
Associate Producer
Michelle Turner
Associate Producer
Ash R. Shah
Executive Producer
Zygi Kamasa
Executive Producer
Simon Franks
Executive Producer
David Rogers
Executive Producer
Gary Hamilton
Executive Producer
Helen Woolfenden
Costume Designer
Billy Payn
First Assistant Director
Alpana Sengupta
Choreography
Liora Reich
Casting
Mick Taylor
Musical Performer
Janice Mordue
Title Design
Jeanette Redmond
Hair Styles
Noella Mingo
Makeup
Noella Mingo
Hair Styles
Jennifer Kewley
Makeup
Eddie Saunders
Musical Performer
Preeya Kalidas
Musical Performer
Najma Akhtar
Musical Performer
Colin Laski
Title Design
Hal Couzens
Post Production Supervisor
Clive Bell
Musical Performer
Graham Hoddell
Title Design
Tony Parkinson
Sound Recordist
Swifty
Title Design
Orphy Robinson
Musical Performer
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