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Bazodee

PG-13 Released Aug 5, 2016 1h 30m Romance Drama List
Reviews 86% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An indebted East Indian businessman (Kabir Bedi) arranges a marriage for his young daughter (Natalie Perera), but she falls for a local singer (Machel Montano) on the island of Trinidad. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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Denise Balkissoon Globe and Mail The film never weaves together its various strands as tightly as the soundtrack does, and it's unlikely that those unfamiliar with the cultures of the Caribbean will understand where everyone is coming from. Rated: 1/4 Sep 30, 2016 Full Review Nick Schager Variety Fails to capture either the freewheeling, joyous spirit of the Caribbean or the heady euphoria of blossoming romance. Aug 5, 2016 Full Review Helen T. Verongos New York Times Pretty and upbeat, if insubstantial. Aug 4, 2016 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International Hardly world-shaking, but a nice, very smoothly executed summer refreshment. Aug 4, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Fantastic film! Very funny, and you really feel for the characters. A great feel good movie with amazing music. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member fun movie with a lot of soca. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely love the music my children love all the singing and dancing. Very good movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member love love loved this movie...if you a soca junkie you will love it too...even the guys liked it....want more. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Overall an enjoyable movie with tremendous potential to showcase Trinidad its Carnival and Indo-Caribbean culture. I especially loved the underlying theme of unity through the mixing of our musical culture. The bollywood flavour is a sound basis to launch Machel's journey into movie fame and fortune and fits well with some of his most memorable pieces like "Unity". Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Seeing this film through the eyes of a patriotic Trinidadian, I left the (Imax-thanks for supporting local content) cinema with an overall sense of happiness and pride. This film used established "soca" music to create a romantic storyline set in the annual carnival season. Not unlike how today's Broadway musicals use established music to construct contrived storylines to come up with a show. Case and Point, Mama Mia. The film can also be compared to the Bollywood genre of film making. Well-to-do girl falls in love with down trodden guy, against the family's wishes. We always seem to love the right people at the wrong time. But the movie itself, kept me entertained with the pulsating music of Machel Montano. The cinematic quality of the film was luxe and Trinidad and Tobago looked great. The casting was adequate and believable. I truly believed Anita was a Trini girl, her fiancee was dreamy, one brother nerdy while the other brother was "anal" and conniving. " Of course the supporting cast all did a pretty decent job. Well done.. Proud to support local film. Go see it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An indebted East Indian businessman (Kabir Bedi) arranges a marriage for his young daughter (Natalie Perera), but she falls for a local singer (Machel Montano) on the island of Trinidad.
Director
Todd Kessler
Producer
Susanne Bohnet, Steven Brown, Claire Ince, Ancil McKain, Lorraine O'Connor
Screenwriter
Claire Ince
Distributor
Serafini Releasing
Production Co
Trinidad & Tobago Film Commission, Indiepelago Films, Monk Pictures, Create Entertainment
Rating
PG-13 (Brief Language|Some Suggestive Content)
Genre
Romance, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 5, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 4, 2018
Runtime
1h 30m
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