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Ta Ra Rum Pum Review

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    The New York Times

    May take place entirely in New York, but that doesn't stop it from being a classic example of Bollywood family values.

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OK for kids 10+

Fanciful Bollywood dramedy fine for tweens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this family-friendly Bollywood film does address some adult problems, including unemployment and poverty. But it does so with a light touch that probably won't be too distressing to kids. The movie's lessons are simplistic but useful, and though there's some swearing, concerns for young viewers are overridden by how much fun it all is.

  • Families can talk about what makes life grand -- the things we buy or the people around us? Why do so many people get caught up in the former? What messages does the media send about materialism and "must have" products? Why does RV live only for the day? Is there value in this way of thinking? Or are Radhika's more practical, save-for-tomorrow ways better? How can you strike a happy medium? Families can also discuss Bollywood movies in general. What characteristics do most Bollywood movies share? How are they different from American movies? How do you think this movie would be different if it had been made in the United States?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Nothing too objectionable (unless you count corny romance). Some lying and deliberate sabotage on the race track.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Some fiery race-car accidents, near fistfights, and yelling.

  • sex false0

    Sex: This is a typical Bollywood romance, with lots of flirtation and little else -- not even kissing.

  • language false3

    Language: Some use of "s--t" and "damn."

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The symbols of the good life: Flashy purses, fancy cars (Mercedes), a Tiffany ring.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some drinking in a restaurant and at parties.