Reviewer's Rating 2 out of 5   User Rating 3 out of 5
Bollywood Queen DVD (2003)

Bollywood Queen is well worth watching for its "sweet-natured, unexpectedly successful cross-fertilisation of down-at-heel East London chic and Asian musicals". Sadly though, for such a bright and warm movie, the DVD release is nothing special.

Poor Side Dishes

Bollywood Queen DVD screengrab

For those of you who just like your main course of a film properly served up on disc, then there should be no complaints with a lively Bollywood-laced 5.1 sound mix to get your feet tapping. However, if you like some decent side dish extra features on your DVDs, then this disc disappoints.

Fit For Hacks

All that's been done is that interview snippets used to promote the film to journalists have been lobbed onto the disc. Journalists get paid to watch such dull comments from cast and crew about the roles they play, and other such obvious tripe. You should not have to pay for the privilege to see such boredom. Trouble is, the only other thing to check out is B-roll footage of the cast and crew setting up to shoot scenes. So avoid the extras, but this DVD is worth a rental for the film, or a purchase once the price has come down.

EXTRA FEATURES

  • Cast and crew interviews
  • B-roll behind-the-scenes footage
  • Trailer
  • This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-N5 DVD player.

    Technical Information

    REGION SOUND MENUS RATIO
    2 Dolby Digital 5.1 Static, with music 1.85:1 (anamorphic)
    CHAPTERS SUBTITLES AUDIO TRACKS
    20 English English
    CAPTIONS EXTRAS SUBTITLES CERTIFICATE
    English None of the special features come with subtitles PG

    End Credits

    Director: Jeremy Wooding

    Writer: Jeremy Wooding, Neil Spencer

    Stars: Preeya Kalidas, James McAvoy, Ray Panthaki, Ian McShane, Amerjit Deu

    Genre: Bollywood, Romance

    Length: 89 minutes

    Cinema: 17 October 2003

    DVD: 22 March 2004

    Country: UK