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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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Namrata Shirodkar ...
Meghna Kothari ...
Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa)
Peeya Rai Chowdhary ...
Lakhi Bakshi (as Peeya Rai Choudhuri)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,667,616 (UK) (8 October 2004)


$6,601,079 (USA) (20 May 2005)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


(International) | (Hindi)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Balraj: You, stop working and you, stop being such a coconut.
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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 »


Version of Pride and Prejudice (1938) See more »


Punjabi Wedding Song
Composed by Anu Malik
Arranged by Ranjit Barot
Lyrics by Chaman Lal Chaman
(c) & (p) Pathé Fund Ltd 2004
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Awesome Movie...
5 October 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at a press show, and I have to admit, it was magnificent. The whole movie was full of color and life, and it was so vibrant. The lyrics for some songs were a bit cheesy, but one can overlook that when watching the movie. It portrayed a true Indian family. I think that everyone should watch this movie and get insight into the lives of Indian families. The songs didn't appear out of nowhere as is the trend of most Hindi movies, the actually fit into the movie excellently. The acting was superb and the Indian snake dance was hilarious. However, the director should have given a bigger "role" to the other sisters. Ash Rai did a great job and Martin Henderson was just perfect for the role of Mr. Darcy.

This movie deserves four stars!!!!1

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