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Bride & Prejudice (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  11 March 2005 (USA)
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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment.

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Lalita Bakshi (as Aishwarya Rai)
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Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa)
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coup de foudre à Bollywood  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,667,616 (UK) (8 October 2004)

Gross:

$6,601,079 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gained about 20 pounds for this film because she felt it was more suitable for her character to not look like a fashion model and to give her a more realistic appearance. See more »

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The indoor shots of Darcy's hotel in Beverly Hills is actually the interior of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Will Darcy: There's nothing wrong with having standards, is there?
Lalita Bakshi: No, as long as you don't force them on others.
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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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Featured in Pride and Prejudice Revisited (2005) See more »

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El Tilingo Lingo
Composed by Lino Carrillo
(c) 1949 P.H.A.M. Mexico
Latin-American Music Pub. Co. Ltd. London
Performed by Trio Azteca
Master Recording owned by Pathé Fund Ltd 2004
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20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bride & Prejudice was a terrific movie! I loved every minute of it! The movie contained all of the right elements: romance, comedy, musical, even adventure! I must admit for those who enjoy sad and depressing movies, this isn't one of them. I left the theater hoping to find a Will Darcy and ready to burst out into song and dance! I was throughly entertained and anyone with a heart would be too!

I found that this movie is desirable for men and women. The young and old. Americans and Indians. This well rounded movie is enjoyable for all.

Plus I believe that this was much better than Bend it Like Beckham. I liked that as well, but it had its dull moments where I wanted to get and go for a jog! This kept me interested throughout the whole movie, plus the music was outstanding. I wanted to jump up from my seat and dance. My feet bounced and my hips shook from beginning to end!


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