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Chris kattan goes to india to become a bollywood star.


Studio Anchor Bay/starz
SKU 213575222
UPC 013132136295
UPC 14 00013132136295
Format DVD
Release Date 9/7/2010
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Name Bollywood Hero
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Review The show's opening moments make Bollywood Hero look like so many other showbiz satires. Chris is a dissatisfied actor saddled with an agent who provides no help. Street cred comes from the requisite celebrity cameo: Keanu Reeves (A Scanner Darkly) playing himself as a smug jerk. Unfortunately, it's an unfunny appearance. Initial impressions of Chris aren't much better as he comes off as a Hollywood whiner...Thankfully, the story goes into gear rather quickly and the show is more interesting when the action moves to Mumbai. Most importantly, Chris turns out to be a pretty decent character. He's desperate to find a cinematic vehicle that will showcase him as a hero but he doesn't have an insufferable ego. Chris quickly realizes his weaknesses and makes an effort to be a better Bollywood actor. His shortcomings and his genuine effort to improve himself make Chris a sympathetic protagonist...The musical numbers are presented as fantasy sequences and they really stick out from the rest of the show. The film stock and lighting make these scenes look physically different from everything else. The songs, sung in English, sound nothing like what you'd expect in a Bollywood movie, so that's another minus in terms of authenticity. There is one colorful and energetic number at the very end of the series that's a lot of fun to watch. It functions more as a thematic summation of the story than as a coherent narrative element...The picture quality on this Anchor Bay DVD is average. The image is clean and colors look natural. However, there is a noticeable amount of grain and especially so during nighttime scenes. In contrast, a few scenes in the bright outdoors are nearly overexposed. There are also moments when the picture looks like it came from a low-resolution source as diagonal lines exhibit some ugly aliasing. The audio works fine in delivering clear dialogue in an uncomplicated sound mix. There are just a handful of instances when inserted dialogue doesn't quite match the tone in the rest of the scene. The surround channels carry subtle environmental effects and less subtle music cues as the need arises...Despite the exotic locale, this miniseries has nothing new to say about movie making. Still, some good performances provide enough charm to carry the lightweight story. If you're in a forgiving mood, this can be a pleasant enough viewing experience.
Reviewer William Lee
ReviewRating 6
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