Machel Montano’s debut movie, Bazodee, will soon be shown in 250 cinemas across the United States. Bazodee, which premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival last September, will be released for US audiences on August 5, 2016. The movie, a tale of love that rises beyond cultural differences, stars Montano, Bollywood star Kabir Bedi, Game of Thrones actor Staz Nair, Trini-born, UK-based actor Valmike Rampersad and British actress Natali Perera, who plays Montano’s love interest, Anita.
The movie was written by Barbadian screenwriter Clare Ince and produced by Todd Kessler and Trinidad-born producer Ancil McKain.
The release will follow an official premiere at the end of July in New York. BAZODEE tells the story of Anita (Natalie Perera), the dutiful daughter of a deepin-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi), who is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair), when a chance encounter with a local singer, Lee de Leon (Machel Montano) sets things askew.
There are sparks, naturally, but Anita refuses to acknowledge them, focusing instead on playing matchmaker to a constantly bickering, secretly-in-love couple: her sarcastic cousin Poorvi and her underachieving future brother-in-law, Partiv. Of course, no one can see these sworn enemies are made for each other...no one except Lee who vows to unite the two. Anita is skeptical that Lee, the newly arrived stranger, can pull off a feat she's been trying to accomplish for years. When he succeeds in transforming the fighters into love birds through a little creative Cupidry, however, Anita's moved by his romantic gifts and decides she wants to be with him, just once, before she enters a loveless marriage for the sake of her father's future.
BAZODEE is a Bollywood style Caribbean musical about being true to yourself and honest in love at all costs.
Baz’oh’dee (Adj. Trinidadian Slang): A state of dizziness or confusion— often used with regards to love or infatuation.