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on November 11, 2006
A classic Bollywood love story...this time, it includes a jilted newlywed and an illegal Indian immigrant in Canada. The movie has some funny parts--Jai's friends can be hilarious. The antagonist of the story is really evil and you root against him from the beginning. The sub-plot reveals a "father's" love of a daughter and his willingness to go to the ends of the earth to find and protect her. I really liked the first half of this movie. However, by the end, all reality was lost--this is Bollywood, though, I guess that was to be expected. The Canadian police characters are obviously reading off cue cards and I don't think Canadaian law is that forgiving (watch the movie and you will know what I am talking about). I don't want to give away too much, but know that for the 3 hours spent watching the movie, 2 were not a waste of time. It is also nice to see a Bollywood film set in a cold, mountainous setting. It comes with English subtitles that can be turned on or off depending on your preference. Also, in the extras section you can skip to different chapters, watch only the song/dance sections, and preview forthcoming films. The music is good and the dance sequences are sometimes funny, sometimes beautiful. The movie is a good for someone just jumping into the world of Bollywood. The characters often mix english words into their dialogue.
An excerpt from the back of the DVD reads:
Amrita had lost her parents in a car crash when she was a child. But her father's friend, Yashwant, raised her as his own daughter. when she reaches the marriageable age, Yashwant brings the best proposal to her, even if it means sending her far away from him. Once in the West, Amrita finds herself in an alien world, which is hostile and venomous to her. The compromises that she is supposed to make are beyond her comprehension and dignity and she is forced to make difficult choices. Jay Kumar, an illegal Indian immigrant works in a sawmill through the day and spends lonely evenings with his froends in neighborhood pubs. One evening, he finds a helpless Indian girl at his doorstep. More than happy to help a needy person, he welcomes her into hs home. Slowly, he realizes he is in love with her.....