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Bride & Prejudice -- A clash of cultures in the spirit of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this modern musical retelling of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice is a hilariously entertaining tale of one girl's unlikely search for love! Sparks immediately fly as a love/hate relationship ignites between a small-town beauty.
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Release Date:
11 March 2005 (USA) See more »
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Bollywood meets Hollywood... And it's a perfect match
Plot:
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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(6 articles)
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Cast

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Lalita Bakshi (as Aishwarya Rai)

Martin Henderson ... William Darcy
Nadira Babbar ... Manorama Bakshi

Anupam Kher ... Chaman Bakshi

Naveen Andrews ... Balraj
Namrata Shirodkar ... Jaya Bakshi

Daniel Gillies ... Johnny Wickham

Indira Varma ... Kiran

Sonali Kulkarni ... Chandra Lamba

Nitin Ganatra ... Mr. Kohli
Meghna Kothari ... Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa)
Peeya Rai Chowdhary ... Lakhi Bakshi (as Peeya Rai Choudhuri)

Alexis Bledel ... Georgina 'Georgie' Darcy

Marsha Mason ... Catherine Darcy

Ashanti ... Herself
Harvey Virdi ... Mrs. Lamba

Shivani Ghai ... Bride

Georgina Chapman ... Anne
Mellan Mitchell ... Bijili

Rick Warden ... Neighbour
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saira Banu ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gurinder Chadha ... Herself (uncredited)
Prem Chopra ... Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Ray Donn ... Limo Driver (uncredited)
Michael Dotson ... Choir Member (uncredited)
Robin Hudson ... Choir Soloist (uncredited)
Anu Malik ... Pandit (uncredited)

Rahul Nath ... Bakshis Relative (uncredited)

Neal Orion ... Surfer (uncredited)
Bill Ridealgh ... Vicar (uncredited)
Peter Rnic ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Harvey Weinstein ... Himself (uncredited)
Mike Wike ... Bell Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Gurinder Chadha 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jane Austen  novel "Pride and Prejudice"
Paul Mayeda Berges 
Gurinder Chadha 

Produced by
Gurinder Chadha .... producer
Michelle Fox .... line producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Brigitte Mueller .... line producer
Deepak Nayar .... producer
Tabrez Noorani .... consulting producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer
Pravesh Sahni .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Anu Malik 
Craig Pruess 
 
Cinematography by
Santosh Sivan 
 
Film Editing by
Justin Krish 
 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
 
Production Design by
Nick Ellis 
 
Art Direction by
Nitish Roy 
Mark Scruton (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Matt Callahan 
Julie Signy 
 
Costume Design by
Eduardo Castro 
Savinder Kmahil 
Ralph Wheeler-Holes  (as Ralph Holes)
 
Makeup Department
Charmaine Fuller .... makeup artist
Iain Guthrie .... hair stylist
Paula Jane Hamilton .... additional makeup artist: US
Pat Hay .... makeup designer
Claudia Humburg .... additional hairdresser: US
Michael Krehl .... makeup artist
Ravi Kumar .... junior makeup assistant
Sue Love .... makeup dailies
Madhuri .... makeup assistant: India
Liz Mitchie .... hair designer
Pradeep Mohate .... makeup artist
Tamara Walsh .... makeup trainee
Jules Wilson .... makeup dailies
Julia Wilson .... makeup artist
Annet Wong .... makeup assistant: India
 
Production Management
Jatinderpal Chohan .... post-production supervisor
Susan Dretzka .... production supervisor
Nigel Marchant .... production supervisor
Deepak Nayar .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Mayeda Berges .... second unit director
Phil Booth .... second assistant director
Stacy Christenson .... second assistant director: US
Mohua Guha Thakurta .... assistant director: India
Guy Heeley .... assistant director
Darren Mackie .... co-third assistant director
Vicky Marks .... third assistant director
Kristina M. Peterson .... second assistant director (as Kristina Peterson)
Arif Shamsi .... assistant director: India
Manish Shrivastava .... assistant director: India
Meta Valentic .... second assistant director (as Meta A. Puttkammer)
 
Art Department
Dylan Berry .... set dresser: US
Phil Clarke .... production buyer
Shannon Curfman .... on-set dresser: US (as Shannon Curfman-Dayan)
Jamie Davies-Evans .... hod painter
Lee Gordon .... set dresser
Ryan Patrick Kelly .... set dresser
Jo Kornstein .... stand-by art director
Neil McCarrick .... set dresser
Ray McNeill .... property master
Paul Meek .... set dresser: US
Jono Moles .... construction coordinator
Lucy Moles .... construction coordinator
David Morison .... assistant art director
Shambu Nath .... stand-by props: India
Charlie Nicholson .... lead man: US
Barnaby Papworth .... stand-by carpenter
Steve Parnell .... set dresser
Clive Pickard .... stand-by props
Scott Rogers .... props
Doug Scott .... set dresser
Dave Simpson .... stand-by props
Udai Prakash Singh .... set dresser
Nathan A. Smith .... set dresser
John Michael Tillotson .... property master: US
Aman Mohan Vidhate .... assistant set dresser
Rob Zylowski .... set dresser: US
 
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Sandy Buchanan .... adr mixer
Mark Andrew Clark .... utility sound: Los Angeles
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Monroe Cummings .... boom operator: US
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
Mark Harris .... sound recordist
John Hayes .... sound mixer
Robin Johnson .... playback operator
Robin Johnson .... sound assistant
Nakul Kamte .... sound supervisor: India
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Chiranjeevi Nanda .... adr recordist: India
Prashant Nayar .... assistant film mixing
Brendan Nicholson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Sayers .... supervising sound editor
Paul Schwartz .... boom operator
Andrew Slew .... foley artist
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Champa Tiwari .... adr coordinator: India
Dylan Voigt .... sound assistant: UK
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Boag .... digital effects supervisor
Martin Bullard .... optical supervisor
Dave Kiddie .... digital compositor
Matthew Symonds .... digital compositor
Anthony Wonsoff .... digital compositor
Jim Davey .... digital color timing (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunt coordinator
Levan Doran .... stunts
John Street .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Adam .... grip
David A. Barbush .... dolly grip
Jaswinder Bedi .... video assist operator
Gary Bevans .... camera loader: USA
Jeremy Brussell .... best boy grip
Scott Crosby .... grip: USA
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Vince Dow .... grip: USA
Dai Evans .... trainee grip
Bryan Gilbert .... grip: USA
Chris Goe .... grip
George Gregory .... dolly grip: USA
Todd Helsey .... generator operator: USA
Leo Ibanez .... dolly grip
Jamie Knight .... electrician
Lee Knight .... best boy
Robin P. Knight .... key grip: USA (as Robin Knight)
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Phoebe Vale Markham .... assistant camera
John McCondra .... best boy grip: USA
Peter Mercurio .... camera operator: USA
Peter Mountain .... still photographer
Sasi Kumar Nair .... first assistant camera
Darren O'Leary .... electrician
Keegan O'Neill .... camera loader
David Palmieri .... grip
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Florencia Perez Cardenal .... assistant camera
Wadsworth Peters .... electrician
Manej Dasappan Pillai .... first assistant camera
Andy Purdy .... generator operator
Andy Purdy .... lighting technician
Bill Reilly .... electrician: USA
John Reynolds .... gaffer
John Reynolds .... gaffer
John Reynolds .... gaffer: USA
Roy Rowland .... electrician
Vince Shaw .... rigger
Riley Sidore .... electrician: USA
Pat Sweeney .... gaffer
Deron Tse .... additional grip
David Whitaker .... gaffer
Albert Winbush III .... electrician
Daniel Ybarra .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Chris Gray .... extras casting: USA (as Christopher Gray)
Ghanteshwar T. Guru .... casting director: India
Lucy St Giles .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Johnathon de Domenico .... costume supervisor
Himani Dehlvi .... wardrobe supervisor: India
Tamlin French .... costume supervisor
Samantha Green .... costume assistant
Stephanie S. Kim .... set costumer
Amy Lin .... costumer: USA
Marina Lorde .... costume trainee
Helen Monaghan .... costume supervisor: USA
Lucy Sheffield .... costume assistant
Lupt Utama .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ruth Coulson .... second assistant editor
Lalit Goyal .... assistant editor: avid
Sze-Wun Li .... editor trainee
Karoline Moser .... editor: end credit sequence
Matthew Tucker .... first assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Pallikonda Adrushta Deepak .... engineer: songs (as Deepak P.A.)
Farhan Akhtar .... lyrics
Zoya Akhtar .... lyrics
Christopher Benstead .... music editor (as Chris Benstead)
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Angela Leus .... soundtrack coordinator
Andrew McKenna .... orchestrator
Steve Price .... music recording engineer
Craig Pruess .... orchestrator
Emily Rogers Swanson .... music editor (as Emily Rogers)
Randy Spendlove .... executive music producer
Bruce White .... viola
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
 
Transportation Department
Doug Dovichi .... transportation captain
Anthony Gregorio .... unit driver: Los Angeles
Hugo Ocana .... unit driver: Los Angeles (as Hugo R. Ocana)
Jason Wozny .... unit driver: Los Angeles
Allan Yamauchi .... transportation coordinator: USA
 
Other crew
Nabeel Abbas .... marketing and promotions
Jonathan M. Abrams .... production assistant
Julie Adams .... dialect coach
Salim Ali .... assistant: Aishwarya Rai
Morris Aroesti .... coordinator
Brenda Arson .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Wayne Baker .... tyler technician
Carrie-Ann Banner .... production secretary
Macarena Bianchi .... office production assistant: USA
Simon Burgess .... location manager
Carlos Castellanos .... production coordinator: USA
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
P.J. Connelly .... location manager: USA
Lauren Cox .... assistant to producer
Warren Demer .... assistant accountant
Laurie Dodsworth .... production accountant: USA
Navit Dutt .... production assistant
Simon Fawcett .... finance director: Pathe Pictures
Karen Fryer .... trainee script supervisor
Ghanteshwar T. Guru .... production coordinator
Alice Hadley .... production runner: UK
Ruth Halliday .... script clearance
Slade Hammer .... set production assistant: USA
Michael Heithaus .... double: Martin Henderson
John Jaggon .... accounts: Ingenious Films
Paula Jalfon .... physical production
Saroj Khan .... choreographer
Rajinder Kochar .... assistant: Ms. Chadha
Rowena Latiff .... set production assistant
Bettina Lyster .... production coordinator
Darren Mackie .... set production assistant
Sirish Malde .... auditor: Malde & Co.
Sidhu Manpreet .... production assistant
Johanna Nemeth .... production coordinator: USA
Sandra Nixon .... production accountant
William Ostroff .... production assistant
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director ealing studios
Robin Petgrave .... helicopter pilot
Jenny Quam .... production assistant
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
Bill Ridealgh .... unit nurse
Samarth Sahni .... production assistant
Albert Sharpe .... epk: producer/director
Nikki Soin .... publicist
Maggi Solso .... assistant location manager: USA
Travis Stevens .... production assistant
Colleen Wassel .... production coordinator: USA
Gary Watt .... location manager: USA
Jason Wheeler .... assistant location manager
Jamil Williams .... set production assistant: USA
Susanna Wyatt .... head of physical production: Pathé Pictures
Laurie T. Wynne-Jones .... location assistant
Ellen Yamauchi .... craft service: USA
Michael Zamboni .... location scout: USA
 
Thanks
Matthew T. Gannon .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bride and Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical" - International (English title) (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
Runtime:
111 min (International version) | 122 min (Hindi version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:I | Iceland:L | India:U | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG (dubbed Hindi version) | UK:12A (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40658)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gained about 20 pounds for this film because she felt it was more suitable for her character to not look like a fashion model and to give her a more realistic appearance.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Lalita Bakshi:[about Will] He's the most arrogant, conceited...
Will Darcy:Would you like to dance?
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Movie Connections:
Version of "Pride and Prejudice" (1958)See more »
Soundtrack:
El Tilingo LingoSee more »

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96 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
Bollywood Miramax style . . ., 10 October 2004
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this Western-style Bollywood musical can't possibly achieve the heights that a union of the best of East and West movie making and English literature might suggests, but it manages to fulfil a delightful couple of hours of song and dance that Western cinema these days struggles to accomplish.

Like the novel, Bride and Prejudice uses the ideas that that first impressions are often wrong, and that a person can mature if he or she keeps an open mind. The unlikely courtship of Mr Darcy and (in our movie) a beautiful Indian girl starts with mutual contempt, but moves forward as they become wiser and learn that their first instincts, based on pride, prejudice and illusions, were wrong.

The scene moves between Amritsar and Goa to London and Beverley Hills, all in brighter-than-bright super-saturated colour, with an assortment of equally colourful characters, wonderful costumes, lavish dance pieces and heavenly bollywood-style ballads. While almost everything is in English (except for a few subtitled songs), nearly all the characters are top Indian performers.

In the golden age of musicals, stars such as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire had a whole sub-industry to draw on for good dancers who could also sing and act well, plus the technicians used to producing high-end musicals. As demand waned, so did supply, and the West is now hard pressed to produce song and dance films that don't rely on snappy editing to suggest good dancing from top actors, or heavy coaching to suggest top dancers can act. Bollywood, on the other hand, has no such shortage, and Bride and Prejudice is the sumptuously choreographed musical with Indian dancing that has become nigh impossible with western dancers.

Admittedly it's a bit cheesy at times - but it's self-consciously so, and as endearing as warm, gushy Indian hospitality. The sets and dialogue give authentic, if stereotypical, glimpses of Indian life and values. Like many east-meets-west movies, the stereotypes are a handle to allow easy assimilation of foreign ideas, and the heavy Indian involvement wards off any tendency to patronise (which is one of the themes explored in the film).

This is not high drama or high art, but it's an accomplished romantic comedy / song-and-dance film, and one that warms the heart and makes you want to wave your arms in the air Indian-dance-style for the sheer joy and exuberance of happy endings.

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