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Bollywood / Hollywood and Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1880  Monday, 29 September 2003

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Sep 2003 09:15:14 -0400
Subject:        Bollywood / Hollywood and Shakespeare

Even though the film has been released on DVD, it has apparently been
released in theaters in the US. Here is a recent review from the NY
Times:

Bollywood/Hollywood
2002 - Canada - Art/Foreign, Drama
Reviewed by Dave Kehr

Starring Ranjit Chowdhry, Moushumi Chatterjee, Dina Pathak, Rahul
Khanna, Lisa Ray. Directed by Deepa Mehta. (PG13, 105 minutes). The
Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta has made a pair of striking films, "Fire"
(1996) and "Earth" (1998), about pressing social issues (sex and
religion, specifically) in her native India. Now, back in Toronto, she
has made "Bollywood/Hollywood," a disappointingly shallow and not
terribly funny romantic comedy that seems to be making yet another bid
for the public that packed its way into "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." The
script about a dot.com millionaire (Rahul Khanna) who hires an escort
girl (Lisa Ray) to impersonate his fianc

 

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