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  • Actors: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Hindi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Eros International Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 16 April 2007
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000OFOSEA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,653 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges a marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robstacles on 2 May 2010
Format: DVD
I'm an Indian man who has lived in the UK for 25 years. India is a magical country. I was born there and grew up there. I will always love India, but my home is here now. I have had a very good 25 years here on the whole and have made great friends of all races and backgrounds.

My sister and I were looking forward to seeing this film, but we found it so distasteful in its portrayals of British people that we were really angry and upset. According to the film, British people are racist, ignorant, indecent, cheap, vulgar, unprincipled, stupid... you name it. Not like decent, upstanding, religious, respectful Indians, of course!

Quite a few Hindi films include this sentiment, but none more offensively to me than this one. The part where an Indian Muslim guy is told he will not be allowed by a British family to marry their daughter unless he changes his name to "Emanuel" was ridiculous. I've never ever heard of anything like that here. However, in India I do know an English girl who had to legally change her name to a Hindu one and become a Hindu before she was allowed to marry an Indian man.

As for the speech given by Akshay Kumar (what's with the bright orange hair, by the way?), I've also seen inequality, racism, sexism, vulgarity, drunkenness, marital violence and other problems and injustices in India. India has its share of these, just like anywhere else. They aren't just Western problems, as films like this would have you believe.

Hindi films also show Western women as promiscuous and "cheap". However, as a teenager there, a good many of my Indian female friends under the age of 16 and from "good families" were sexually active. It happens all over the world. Yes, in India too.
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By A. Hasnath on 8 Jun. 2010
Format: DVD
In a nutshell, this is a below-average fare but with redeeming qualities. These are - Rishi Kapoor, sporadically good comedy, and an introspection into how traditional families are having to adapt to the lifestyles preferred by their children - I actually saw a perfect representation of my own sister in Jasmeet, played by Kaif with shockingly badly-spoken Hindi.

There's also the message delivered about perseverance, as Akshaye Khanna's character shows and you've got to watch to find out...

So all in all better than most of the stuff out there and worth checking out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jaystar on 4 Jan. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
very good movie, thoroughly enjoyed katrina kaif is completely gorgeous, Akshay kumar is simply excellent very funny in this movie good support also from rishi kapoor.
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I bought it cause it was hit allover the world,all those viewers cannot be nerd. The film was a huge hit overseas. It debuted at number 9 on the UK charts and similarly debuted within the top 20 in the United States and Australian charts. The film collected £238,841 in the first week of its release[7] As of 27 July 2007 the movie has grossed an estimated $15,273,747 USD in five territories which included the United States ($4,149,772), Australia ($197,148), India ($17,267,662), Malaysia ($15,285), and the United Kingdom ($9,021,900).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Stuart on 6 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a really good film it highlights differences between the generations and cultures. It is very tender and has a happy ending.
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By Ms. S. A. Ahsan on 21 Jan. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The premise of the film was OK, so it was fun to watch but no way was Katrina Kaif in any shape or form a convincing British born Asian girl. Her portrayal was pretty horrendous and more of a caricature of what the writer or director felt a Brit born Asian girl would behave like. Had they cast the genuine article this film could have worked. The actor Akshay Kumar was probably the only redeeming element of this film.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Malsingh on 29 Mar. 2010
Format: DVD
This rather bland film with its paint-by-numbers romance and dodgy acting is really not worth anyone's time. Akshay Kumar's character comes off as rather an oaf, and Katrina Kaif, with her bizzarely american-ish sounding hindi is utterly unlikeable. The only good bit of the film is the rugby match, but you won't want to sit through this drivel just for that.
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