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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. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:November 22, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Moushumi Chatterjee Best Supporting Actress 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Ranjit Chowdhry Best Supporting Actor 2002 Nominee
Genie Awards Deepa Mehta Best Original Screenplay 2002 Winner
Genie Awards Dina Pathak Best Supporting Actress 2002 Nominee

Cast

Rahul Khanna
as Rahul Seth
Lisa Ray
as Sue/Sunita Singh
Moushumi Chatterjee
as Mummy Ji
Dina Pathak
as Grandma Ji
Ranjit Chowdhry
as Rocky
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
as Mr. Singh
Jessica Paré
as Kimberly
Jolly Bader
as Daddy Ji
Rishma Malik
as Twinky
Arjun Lombardi-Singh
as Go/Govind
Jazz Mann
as Bobby
Neelam Mansingh
as Mrs. Singh
Akshaye Khanna
as Himself
Imali Perera
as Twinky's Friend
Misakiu
as Dancer
Tara Hewitt
as Dancer
Vincent Tong
as Dancer
Candi Barr
as Dancer
Jason Westlake
as Dancer
Larissa Gomes
as Bride to Be
Monisha Randhawa
as Bobby's Sister
Sarah Connell
as Dancer
Bhavin Lodhia
as Dancer
Chad McFadden
as Dancer
Jeremy Chow
as Brian
Anne Mroczkowski
as Reporter
Linda Garneau
as Dancer
Ronica Sajnani
as Ronica
Vinod Suri
as Ruby's Friend
Caryn Green
as Twinky's Friend
Angie Canuel
as Dancer
Sveta Kohli
as Bride to Be
Nick Gill
as Bobby's Mom
Allana Upcraft
as Dancer
Kat Osen
as Dancer
Mike Tracz
as Dancer
Pragna Desai
as Pauline
Sunny Dhillon
as Dancer
Christina Lee
as Dancer
Elena Vazintaris
as Dancer
Manjit Bumrah
as Bride to Be
Artee Suri
as Twinky's Friend
Sofanda
as Dancer
Damon D'Oliveira
as Stevie Sood
Karamjit Singh
as Ruby's Friend
Mike Cota
as Dancer
Nicole Innis
as Nicole
Starsah Lauriten
as Dancer

Crew

Deepa Mehta
Director
David Hamilton
Producer
Deepa Mehta
Screenwriter
Douglas Koch
Cinematographer
Ajay Virmani
Songwriter
Ganesh Bala
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sandeep Chowta
Composer (Music Score)
Pravin Mani
Musical Arrangement
Barry Farrell
Editor
Tamara Deverell
Production Designer
Jason Graham
Art Director
Robert Wertheimer
Co-producer
Ajay Virmani
Executive Producer
Camelia Frieberg
Executive Producer
David Hamilton
Executive Producer
Ritu Kumar
Costume Designer
Anne Dixon
Costume Designer
Michael E. Uslan
Special Effects
Effy Papadopoulos
First Assistant Director
David McAree
First Assistant Director
September Death
First Assistant Director
Uma Da Cunha
Casting
Devyani Saltzman
Casting
Bryn Garrison
Location Manager
Christian Carruthers
Re-Recording Mixer
Clive Turner
Sound Effects Director
Dave Tomassini
Pilot
Elius Caruso
Re-Recording Mixer
Emma England
Costumes Supervisor
Etheline Joseph
Key Hairstylist
David Hamilton
Executive Music Producer
Dipa Motwane
Conductor
Urmas Rosin
Sound Recordist
Vikramaditya Motwane
Post Production Supervisor
Warren Wilensky
Production Coordinator
Barry Farrell
Supervising Editor
Sean Atkinson
Conductor
Selene Strilesky
Script Supervisor
Sivamani
Musical Performer
Deepa Mehta
Executive Music Producer
Ajay Virmani
Executive Music Producer
Lisa Vijitchanton
Musical Performer
Mehernaz Lentin
Line Producer
Naveen
Musical Performer
Neil Mukherjee
Musical Performer
Paul Rapovski
Stunts Coordinator
Peter Persaud
Foley Recordist
Ava Stone
Key Make-up
Plato Fountidakis
Stunts Coordinator
Barbara O'Kelly
Story Editor
Raju Raghavan
Musical Performer
Ray Dumas
Steadicam Operator
Jeff Skochko
Special Effects Coordinator
Jeremy Benning
Steadicam Operator
Joe Lafontaine
ADR Editor
Andrew Tay
Re-Recording Mixer
Josie Stewart
Key Hairstylist
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