Watch National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj
- 1 hr 37 min
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj is a comedy film released in 2006 starring Kal Penn as Taj Mahal, a character from the original National Lampoon's Van Wilder movie. The story revolves around Taj Mahal, who is a graduate student at England's prestigious Camden University. Although he's studying to get a degree in business, he's more interested in his social life and throwing epic parties that will cement his place in the school's history. However, his place at the top of the social ladder is threatened when he is humiliated by one of the school's elitist fraternity groups, the Fox and Hounds. Taj vows to get his revenge and takes on the task of starting his own rival fraternity, the Cock and Bulls. Taj enlists the help of a group of misfit students, each with their own unique talents, to help him start the Cock and Bulls fraternity. One of his closest allies is Charlotte Higginson (Lauren Cohan), who is a bookworm and a member of the Fox and Hounds. Charlotte is initially hesitant to help Taj but is later won over by his charm and ability to bring people together. As Taj and his team work hard to get their new fraternity off the ground, they also have to deal with other issues, such as the school's strict Dean (Anthony Cozens) and his son, Pip (Daniel Percival), who is desperate to join the Fox and Hounds. Taj also has to navigate his complicated relationship with Charlotte, who is torn between her loyalty to her old fraternity and her growing feelings for Taj. As the Cock and Bulls prepare to take on the Fox and Hounds in a series of challenges and competitions, Taj and his team learn valuable lessons about friendship, loyalty, and the importance of being true to oneself. The movie is a hilarious and heartwarming tale about the power of community and the bonds of friendship. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its humor and irreverence, while others criticized it for being too formulaic and predictable. However, fans of the original National Lampoon's Van Wilder movie will enjoy seeing Taj Mahal back in action and will appreciate the movie's lighthearted tone and comedic timing. Overall, National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj is a fun and entertaining movie that is perfect for a night of laughs with friends. Whether you're a fan of the original movie or just looking for a good comedy, this film is sure to leave you smiling and feeling good.