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
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 »
When the guys started singing and dancing at the party before the wedding, Lucky was standing with her father, but when the girls were going down the stairs, she was with them. See more »
Such small caterpillars that turned into beautiful butterflies! And so like you... Madame butterfly
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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 »
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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