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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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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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11 March 2005 (USA)  »

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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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Ashanti was on tour during the filming. She had to fly into India during her break to film her part just in time to head back on tour. See more »

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Lalita Bakshi: Arrogance, pride, vanity.
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Bollywood meets Hollywood - fantastic!
7 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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