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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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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

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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  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,667,616 (UK) (8 October 2004)


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

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(International) | (Hindi)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Crazy Credits

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Punjabi Wedding Song
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very good
12 October 2004 | by (india) – See all my reviews

well what can i say i went to this movie expecting it to be really bad as i am not a big fan of the actress aishwarya rai but i was surprised . one must look at this movie from the point that it was made more like a bolly wood movie that is dramatic , has songs (as all Hindi movies are incomplete with out) and a dash of Indian culture yes the movie is based on pride and prejudice so a lot of people will go expecting it to be like the book and hence will be surprised. the whole point to having an Indian girl who is from a different culture, background,class and country fall in love with a rich ,snobbish American boy is to make it romantic almost i would say like a mills and boons romance. and this is where the movie gets a thumbs up. martin henderson as will darcy looks smashing and plays his role well . this movie is funny as well as emotional and has all the stuff required in making a good movie one must go and see this movie and expect it to be like a bollywood film and the person will not be disappointed.this is a truly different movie and is worth a watch.

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