A Bollywood-style update of Jane Austen's classic tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit, the Bakshis have high hopes, though circumstance and boorish opinions threaten to get in the way of romance. Written by
A working title for this film was "Pride and Prejudice (The Bollywood Musical)." See more »
When Darcy and Lalilta are sitting in the Mexican restaurant while Lalita's family is in California, she has one sip of her margarita and places in on the table. When the camera switches to face Darcy, the drink is still visible as if in her hand. See more »
Composed by Anu Malik
Arranged by Ranjit Barot
Master Recording owned by Pathé Fund Ltd 2004
Based on the song "Man Dole Mera Tan Dole"
Composed by Hermant Kumar
Publishing owned by Saregama India Ltd. See more »
OK, if you don't like people breaking into song unexpectedly, don't go see this movie - let me just say that upfront!
I went to see this re-work of my favourite novel and thought it would be atrocious and envisaged walking out of the theatre in disgust in advance. What I got was an explosion of colour and music, Bollywood style, and sure some of the songs were pretty awful, but hey, there were a few terrible numbers in Grease too, and I still love that movie!
The lead players were all virtually unknown to me but they were perfect in their roles. The role of Lalita (the Elizabeth role in the original book) was perfectly cast - she was beautiful and she really held the whole movie together. And Martin Henderson was perfect as the American version of the disdainful Mr Darcy, this time Mr Will Darcy.
Go and see this film if you are open to something new - it really is quite a faithful re-work of the story, and it is very entertaining.
The only people who won't enjoy this are people who hate musicals with a passion, or people who are purists to the original.
If you liked Chicago, then you can definitely enjoy this one too. (That also had some dodgy old songs, but the story carried you past those parts!)
Bring on the Bollywood!
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