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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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Lakhi Bakshi (as Peeya Rai Choudhuri)
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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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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,667,616 (UK) (8 October 2004)

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

The thick green book that Lalita opens at the Goa pool is by Jane Austen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Balraj: You, stop working and you, stop being such a coconut.
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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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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Touch My Body
Written by Irving Lorenzo, Jimmy Kendrix and Ashanti Douglas
Performed by Ashanti
Produced by Irv Gotti and Jimmy Kendrix for Top Dawg Productions / Family Bizness
Used Courtesy of Casablanca Music, LLC
Ashanti appears courtesy of The Inc.
(c) Irving Lorenzo and Jimmy Kendrix for DJ Irv/Famous Music Publishing and Ashanti Douglas for Pookie Toots/Universal Music
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Jane Austin in the Punjab: If you want to see something new and wonderful, you'll love this movie
21 February 2005 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

If you didn't like this movie, it's only because you expected the same nonsense Hollywood has been pumping out for years.

India has its own unique style of popular entertainment, little appreciated or understood by much of the West. The most well known is the Bollywood musical. They're easy to roll your eyes at if you're used to seeing the subdued cinema of Hollywood - as I'm sure most Indians would do were they to see the hours of explosions & dribble that comes out of the US.

This movie delicately and playfully bridges the gap between the two genres, which is not an easy task. Starting with a Western classic storyline and draping it in the bright colors of India, it takes you on a ride around the world. Just think Jane Austin in the Punjab. It takes a tong-in-cheek approach to much of the theatrics, being well aware of how it looks to the uninitiated.

"B & P" doesn't attempt to show a foreign family simply conforming to the West's lifestyle, as so many other similar types do (like director Chadha's other well-known film, Bend It Like Beckham). It celebrates the diversity of the cultures, passes no judgment on any person or practice and allows a dignified India to be well portrayed. Much of this takes place along with music and laughter – what could be better?


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