shop by
Category
items
0 

Bollywood Hero

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Chris kattan goes to india to become a bollywood star.

Specifications

Studio Anchor Bay/starz
SKU 213575222
UPC 013132136295
UPC 14 00013132136295
Format DVD
Release Date 9/7/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
  
Actors
Name Bollywood Hero
Link Search Link
Reviews
ReviewSource DVDVerdict.com
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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer William Lee
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
amitcj $12.90 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. (BOLLYWOOD HERO )
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $32.48 + $4.24 shipping
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $34.25 + $4.24 shipping
Condition: Used-Like New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $34.25 + $4.24 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$12.90 + free shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 13 ($0.13) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: DVD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  amitcj
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT