Bollywood, India's vast movie-making centre, produces more than 300 movies annually, surpassing Hollywood many times. Each day hundreds of people descend on the city of Bombay with Bollywood dreams in their eyes. They come from the fields of Punjab, the plains of Gujarat, the deserts of Rajasthan and more recently... the suburbs of Canada.
Bollywood Bound is the story of four young Canadians looking for fame ... Indian style. Raised on a diet of Hindi movies, success in Indian cinema does not seem so far away to these young actors.
At home, they would consider themselves lucky to land small ethnic roles in television or movies. But in Bombay, they could be big! These young, hip, well-educated and middle class talents project a unique East-West blend of cultures that is increasingly coveted by Asian audiences.
Follow the ups and downs of Neeru, Vikram, Vekeana and Ruby, already the most famous Canadian in India, from casting calls to auditions and rehearsals - as Bollywood Bound conveys a new twist on an old showbiz tale. Amid the fast-changing world of cultural convergence this is also the story of finding one's own place in the world.
2001, 85 min 29 s
"My Bindi" Award
South Asian Film Festival - FILMI
August 22 to 25 2003, Toronto - Canada
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