Above and beyond anything else, Chris Kattan isnít exactly top shelf acting material so the fact that heís struggling as himself here is no stretch to the imagination, but Iíd rather see him playing himself than anyone else. You canít take anything that happens too seriously, which is a shame because there was a small window of opportunity for a comedic yet serious attempt here. Scratch that idea though, it fades all too quickly and becomes something beyond ridiculous and even painful. Chris going to India to film a comedy/action/dance flick is a rough ticket to sell, and it didnít help that this film showcases India like itís a dying third world country.
I have no idea how in the name of Christ they got Keanu Reeves to put in a cameo, of course he does look like they ran into him on the street and slipped him a Benjamin or two (I hate that ratty beard he lets run rampant on his face during his down time). The same question can be asked of Andy Samburg whose brief cameo was pretty damn funny, but come on guys, he doesnít deserve to be down grated like this. And last but not least, Julian Sands popping up neither helped or hindered the film, I miss the guy as an actor but I was more happy and entertained with his appearance on SMALLVILLE this season and as the villain in the Michael Jai White flick BLOOD AND BONE.
BOLLYWOOD HERO was a mess, it started out on an interesting note but that evaporated in less than ten minutes. Thereís nothing hear of interest, even if you enjoy dance and musicals. The score is horrendous, the dancing clearly forced and again, the tone of this film is off the grid and nearly impossible for me to put my finger on. Chris wants to be Indiana Jones (though Iím not sure thatís the best hero to aspire to after the last flick), and I enjoyed him going against the grain to prove everyone wrong while trying to become a big action star and get the girl, but this movie is not that description. And donít expect much out of the ending as it just ends, not sure if there were supposed to be more episodes or not, but in all honesty, nobody will care.