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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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Release Date:

11 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coup de foudre à Bollywood  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$783,222 (Australia) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

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

According to Gurinder Chadha, Ashanti's appearance in the film is meant as a homage to a tradition in Bollywood films where a celebrity would make a cameo appearance to sing a song that has no direct involvement in the plot. The rest of the characters do not interact with the celebrity but rather are seen in the crowd enjoying the show. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Kiran Bingley: [as Balraj walks off to dance] Watch yourself, Darcy, he's about to transform into the Indian MC Hammer!
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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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Take Me to Love (part two)
Composed by Anu Malik
Arranged by Ranjit Barot
Written by Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar
Performed by P J Lequerica
(c) & (p) Pathé Fund Ltd 2004
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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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