Bollywood Calling (2003)

Director
Nagesh Kukunoor

Main cast
Om Puri; Pat Cusick; Navin Nischol; Perizaad Zorabian

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Music

Description
An alcoholic, cancer-ridden American film-maker decides to produce a Bollywood movie.


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