Hollywood (2002 film)
|Directed by||Dinesh Babu|
|Edited by||B. S. Kemparaj|
|Running time||136 minutes|
|Budget||30 million (US$500,000)|
|Box office||38 million (US$630,000)|
Hollywood is a 2002 Indian sci-fi Kannada movie written by Upendra and directed by Dinesh Babu. It starred Upendra in a triple role as "Surendra," "Upendra" and "US 47" (an android robot) along with the Australian actress Felicity Mason as "Manisha." The movie was dubbed into Telugu the following year retaining the same title. The movie was shot entirely in Hollywood, California with a very few support cast, including Ananth Nag and a monkey called Lakshmi, voiced by Ramesh Bhat. The movie was also dubbed into Telugu, retaining the same title.
Upendra plays a lovelorn nerd Surendra who can do anything to get Manisha (Felicity Mason) to love him. Desperate to impress her and unable to do so himself, he seeks the help of his maverick scientist professor (Ananth Nag). The professor comes up with a clone of Surendra who will do the bit of impressing Manisha, and once the task is accomplished, the real Surendra will take over.
However, things go berserk after the professor gives Surendra's clone - an android robot - the ability to think and act like humans. He bestows the clone named US 47 with human discretion and human emotion. The idea of the clone backfires when US 47 starts using his discretion and falls in love with Manisha. Using his robotic strength and human intelligence, and of course the help of a lab monkey (Seenu), US 47 proves to be a formidable enemy to Surendra over Manisha. Now the mad professor, Surendra, his twin brother Upendra and Manisha need to get together to solve the problem.
- Upendra as US 47 the Android Robot, Surendra the Roboticist, & Upendra the Director who is Surendra's twin brother.
- Felicity Mason as Manisha
- Ananth Nag
- Lakshmi (A monkey named Melukote Seenu voiced by Ramesh Bhat)
- Chris Anderson
- Rose Masedon
- Crili Berdo
- Robbie Parkin
- Mellisa Thomson
- Kristan James
- Andrew Blane
|1.||"Choo Bide Choo Bide"||Upendra||Udit Narayan|
|2.||"Sakkathagide Hollywood"||Upendra||Sukhwinder Singh, Gurukiran, Allwyn|
|3.||"Aamantharisi Nanna"||Nagendra Prasad||Anupama|
|4.||"Prema Prema"||Upendra||Udit Narayan|
|5.||"Aeeeyy Aeeyyii"||Upendra||Sunidhi Chauhan, Gurukiran|
|6.||"Benkiyalli Haaku"||Upendra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
Hollywood had a Bumper opening at the box office across Karnataka and set the box office on fire during its initial weeks, but the film received just mixed response among the audience and was only a moderate success at the box office. The film collected 38 million (US$630,000) at the box office after completing 75 days of run and was declared as a Semi Hit.
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- Listing in Kannada Movie Database
- Telugu version
- Movie review
- Movie title card
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