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Bollywood Hero 

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Chris Kattan goes to India to become a Bollywood star.
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Series cast summary:
Chris Kattan ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2009
Ali Fazal ...  Monty / ... 3 episodes, 2009
Neha Dhupia ...  Lalima Lakhani 3 episodes, 2009
Pooja Kumar ...  Priya Kapoor 3 episodes, 2009
Ruma Sengupta Ruma Sengupta ...  Beeji 3 episodes, 2009
Kip King ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2009
Firdosh Mewawala Firdosh Mewawala ...  Bhushan Khanna 3 episodes, 2009
Julian Sands ...  Reg Hunt 3 episodes, 2009
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal ...  Neerja 2 episodes, 2009
Maya Rudolph ...  Maya Rudolph 2 episodes, 2009
Jennifer Coolidge ...  Jennifer Coolidge 2 episodes, 2009
Rashaana Shah ...  Kunti 2 episodes, 2009
ishQ Bector ishQ Bector ...  Girish 2 episodes, 2009
Munish Sharma Munish Sharma ...  Rickshaw Kid 2 episodes, 2009
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Kattan is tired of being rejected as leading-man material in Hollywood. He burns his professional bridges in L.A. and ventures to India in search of a starring role in a Bollywood film. While in India, he encounters cultural differences and the realization that making it big in Bollywood is not a sure thing. Written by Anonymous

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Hollywood's comic relief is India's leading man.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Snackaholic, Starz! See more »
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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I liked it, really
10 April 2010 | by imdb-8006See all my reviews

Bollywood Hero got poor press, reviews pretty much copied each other, and I didn't find them matching what I saw. It's fun. Chris Kattan, OK not a full range actor, but he's slapstick when he's 'on' and we all fall for slapstick, you're going to have to make a huge effort not to laugh at his movie shoot.

The bus trip's very sweet, the romance not all that unbelievable, when people are around each other stereotypes fade, and it could happen. I liked the grandmother thing, the dance lessons were charming. Though uneven, this grandma escaped much of the condescension usual for a senior in a sitcom. A crochety grandma is hackneyed, but a grandma who actually is passing on info that's useful, if not rejected as just comic, that's pretty darned unusual.

But where this production rises to another level is the finale, I first thought it was going to be a throwaway like the Blues Brothers crew singing Jailhouse Rock. You should see this number- it's honest, it's a joy.

If as some comments say, the miniseries is just for Bollywood neophytes, maybe that shouldn't be a condemnation. Bollywood style is as yet not universally accessible, and crossovers have to build on accessibility.


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