Known for her acclaimed Elements Trilogy (FIRE, EARTH and WATER), Indo-Canadian auteur Deepa Mehta takes a lighter tone with this delightful Bollywood-inspired rom-com about Rahul (Rahul Khanna, LOVE AAJ KAL, WAKE UP SID), a young Toronto businessman pressured by his traditional Indian mother (Moushumi Chatterjee) to pick a bride after his white fiancée dies in a bizarre accident. To placate his family, Raul hires an escort (Lisa Ray, WATER) to pose as his fiancée. Simultaneously celebrating Bollywood cinema and reflecting Canada's rich and diverse cultural landscape, the film is replete with spontaneous musical numbers, silly situations and serious romance. DIR/SCR Deepa Mehta; PROD David Hamilton. Canada/India, 2002, color, 105 min. In English, Hindi and Spanish with English subtitles. RATED PG-13
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