See only at the Castro Theatre, not available online.
Get your Bollywood groove on with 3rd i’s Bollywood at the Castro! Enjoy a blockbuster classic with exuberance and camp on the BIG SCREEN – one of the most fun and popular events at the festival!
Fans know Rani Mukherjee as one of the most beautiful, dynamic women ever to grace a movie screen, and a celebrated actor in Indian cinema. Featuring sparkling comic performances from both Mukherjee and her co-star Shahid Kapoor, as well as dazzling song sequences, this is a rousing, fun-filled musical romance – with cricket, too.
Mukherjee plays a feisty Punjabi woman who just happens to be a brilliant batsman. When the cocky Rohan (Kapoor) returns from overseas to take up coaching a national men’s cricket team, she seeks a position in the lineup. There’s no place on his team for a girl. So, in a conceit right out of Shakespeare, she dons a beard and a turban to fulfill her dream of playing.
Filled with the booty-shaking, percussive joy of Punjabi music, this is a full-on Bollywood masala movie, never shy about deploying Mukherjee’s smoky hotness and the hunky cuteness of Kapoor. Right up to its fantastic closing number, this movie bursts with vibrant, firecracker charm.