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Bride & Prejudice (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 11 March 2005 (USA)
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.

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Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa)
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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 Anonymous

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Bollywood meets Hollywood... And it's a perfect match


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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Coup de foudre à Bollywood  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,237,244 (Europe) (8 October 2004)

Gross:

$6,601,079 (USA) (22 May 2005)
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Among many other similarities between Pride and Prejudice and Bride and Prejudice is the obvious connections between names. Some of the parallel characters with similar/altered names are:Lalita = similar to Elizabeth Bennet's nickname, Lizzy; Jaya = Jane; Lahki = Lydia; Will Darcy = Fitzwilliam Darcy; Mr Kohli = Mr Collins. Wickham is still Wickham. Even Darcy's sister is named Georgie, as compared to Pride and Prejudice's Georgianna. See more »

Goofs

When Maya is dancing the cobra dance, the position of her trousers changes - sometimes they are below her navel and sometimes above. See more »

Quotes

Lalita Bakshi: [about Will] He's the most arrogant, conceited...
Will Darcy: Would you like to dance?
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Crazy Credits

Out-takes, behind the scenes footage and clips of the cast and crew singing along to the music are shown during the credits. See more »

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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Ride wit Me
Composed by Jason Epperson / Cornell Haynes / William Randall Debarge / Eldra Debarge / Jordan Etterlane / Lavell Webb
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Ltd / EMI Music Publishing Ltd / BMG Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Nelly
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Limited
Licensed by kind permission from The Universal Film and TV Licensing Division
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BRILLIANT!
11 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Vibrant, colorful, hilarious and lively, this movie was a sheer joy to watch. A refreshing take on an old classic. But be warned, this movie will not appeal to everybody - especially those who don't go to watch it with an open mind. Aishwarya Rai looks the best she ever has and turns in a confident performance in her first English speaking role - not always an easy transition. Martin Henderson is handsome and charming and the supporting cast too. But Nitin Ganatra as the comic bride seeking American is the show stealer in his over the top performance as Mr.Kohli. Gurinder Chadha has attempted what few would dare to take on and she's pulled it off. It's a comic tale of love and romance. Thoroughly enjoyable!


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