Director: Deepa Mehta Year: 2002 Run Time: 105min
Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)

Set in Toronto and its wealthier suburbs, Bollywood/Hollywood joyfully subverts the romantic conventions of both cultures. Rahul (Khanna), a rich South Asian– Canadian dot-com entrepreneur, is pressured by his mother (Chatterjee) and grandmother to find a nice Hindu girl to accompany him to his sister’s (Malik’s) elaborate wedding ceremony.

As a joking way of accommodating them, he hires Sue (Ray), a beautiful escort girl, to pretend to be his fiancée. Naturally, the two fall in love, and just as naturally, complications ensue. Incorporating the wild stylistic excesses of Bollywood — the melodrama, the choreography and the music — Mehta allows Indian culture and societal attitudes to play out in Toronto.

“Much hilarity, joyful song and dance numbers and a surprisingly touching love story.” — Kevin Laforest, Montreal Film Journal


Deepa Mehta


Deepa Mehta


Camelia Frieberg, David Hamilton, Ajay Virmani


Rahul Khanna, Lisa Ray, Jessica Paré, Moushumi Chatterjee


Comedy, Drama, Romance


English, Dubbed in French




Bollywood/Hollywood is filmed and set in Ontario. Deepa Mehta lives in Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
G British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
G Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
G Saskatchewan
G Yukon