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The Cheetah Girls: One World
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Basic Info
Directed By: Paul Hoen
Produced By: Debra Martin Chase
Written By: Nisha Ganatra
Starring: Adrienne Bailon
Sabrina Bryan
Kiely Williams
Distributed By: Disney Channel
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The Cheetah Girls: One World is the third installment of the Disney Channel Original Movie series, of The Cheetah Girls films, and premiered on August 22, 2008. It is the only movie not to feature Raven-Symoné.

Plot

With Galleria at the University of Cambridge in England, Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua are cast in the lavish new Bollywood movie "Namaste Bombay". The Cheetah Girls travel across the globe to India. There, they meet Rahim, the man cast as the lead, whom they realize is attractive, yet somewhat clumsy. After meeting the movie's choreographer, Gita, a dance battle erupts between themselves and Gita with her backup dancers, they discover that the musical's director, Vik, must choose only one Cheetah for the role as the budget is only enough for one star.

When it becomes apparent that they must travel home, they are upset, until realizing they may each try out for the lead. Though they all make a promise to be fair in the competition, situations arise in which each member becomes jealous of the others' specific talents. Chanel befriends Vik, Dorinda befriends Gita, and Aqua befriends a boy she has been in contact with since before leaving America, Amar. Each girl is led to believe the producer of the film, Khamal, Vik's uncle, will choose her after the audition. Chanel is told because she is the better singer, she will receive the role, while Dorinda is promised the role as she is the best dancer, while Aqua is convinced the coveted role will be hers as she is the best actress. The three Cheetahs audition against one another with Chanel being awarded the role, which she later refuses realizing, as do the other Cheetahs, that friendship and unity are more important than furthering their individual or group careers.

After refusing the role, they set to convince Khamal to award Gita as the lead, to which he reluctantly agrees, ending in a scene from "Namaste Bombay" in which the Cheetahs sing and dance the titular song, "One World".

Production

According to Disney, the plot would involve the Cheetah Girls going to India to star in a Bollywood production. Like The Cheetah Girls 2, it was filmed on location in a foreign country. In an interview, Bailon stated the movie would film for a three month period, in India, and that she had been doing research for the film. She also stated that "all of the original cast will be back". However, Raven Symone later confirmed that she would not return for this film as she was busy with her fourth studio album and was filming movies such as College Road Trip. Nearly a decade after this film's release, Symoné cited the other cast members acting "clique-ish" and feeling excluded during the production of the second film as the reason she did not appear.

Due to Raven not returning, her on-screen mother, Lynn Whitfield, didn't appear in the movie, nor did Adrienne Bailon's on-screen mother, Lori Alter. Whitney Houston, who was an executive producer for the first two films, didn't return for third movie as well.

Like High School Musical 2, Disney featured a "play your part" role, where viewers and fans could choose elements of the film.

During the premiere airing of Camp Rock, the first of many Road to "Cheetah Girls One World" segments debuted.

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

  • Roshan Seth as Kamal Uncle
  • Kunal Sharma as Amar
  • Deepti Daryanani as Gita
  • Vinod Nagpal as Swami
  • Smita Hal as Amar's Mother
  • Shraddha Shrivastava as Amar's Cousin
  • J. Brandon Hill as Marty
  • Sujata Kumar as Restaurant Manger
  • Maanvi Gagroo as Crazed Fun

Soundtrack

See also: The Cheetah Girls: One World Original Soundtrack

The soundtrack was released on August 19, 2008. The soundtrack, which has been released in several versions, contains elements of both hip hop and Indian music. link title

Promotions

Premiere Weekend

The Road to The Cheetah Girls: One World

Disney Channel started a mini-series called The Road to The Cheetah Girls: One World. This mini-series included interviews from the cast and trivia about the movie.

Countdown

From August 2, 2008 to August 21, 2008, Disney Channel started a countdown of when The Cheetah Girls: One World would premiere.

Reception

Even though the movie premiered to over 6.2 million viewers, it was the lowest rated premiere for a film in the series. In the UK, its premiere night scored 412,000 on Disney Channel UK, making it #1 of the week, and received 182,000 on Disney Channel UK +1, also #1 on that channel for the week, totalling 594,000.

Home media

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The "Extended Music Edition" DVD and Blu-ray Disc of The Cheetah Girls: One World, was released on December 16, 2008 in the United States. It includes an exclusive music sequence titled "Feels Like Love", as well as a downloadable exclusive remixed version of "Feels Like Love". It also featured a "Rock-Along" mode, "Cheetah Spots", and an alternate version of the movie with pop-up fun facts and music videos. The Region 2 DVD was released on March 16, 2009.

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