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Bride & Prejudice (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 11 March 2005 (USA)
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A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lalita Bakshi (as Aishwarya Rai)
... William Darcy
Nadira Babbar ... Manorama Bakshi
... Chaman Bakshi
... Balraj
... Jaya Bakshi
... Johnny Wickham
... Kiran
... Chandra Lamba
... Mr. Kohli
Meghna Kothari ... Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa)
Peeya Rai Chowdhary ... Lakhi Bakshi (as Peeya Rai Choudhuri)
... Georgina 'Georgie' Darcy
... Catherine Darcy
... Ashanti
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Storyline

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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11 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coup de foudre à Bollywood  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,667,616 (United Kingdom), 10 October 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$385,848, 13 February 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,601,079, 22 May 2005
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Before filming had started, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan didn't want to read the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen because she didn't want the character of Elizabeth to influence her. 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 »

Quotes

Lalita Bakshi: Five star comfort with a bit of culture thrown in? Well, I don't want you to turn India into a theme park.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Lolita (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Awesome Movie...
5 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at a press show, and I have to admit, it was magnificent. The whole movie was full of color and life, and it was so vibrant. The lyrics for some songs were a bit cheesy, but one can overlook that when watching the movie. It portrayed a true Indian family. I think that everyone should watch this movie and get insight into the lives of Indian families. The songs didn't appear out of nowhere as is the trend of most Hindi movies, the actually fit into the movie excellently. The acting was superb and the Indian snake dance was hilarious. However, the director should have given a bigger "role" to the other sisters. Ash Rai did a great job and Martin Henderson was just perfect for the role of Mr. Darcy.

This movie deserves four stars!!!!1


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