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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.

Director:

Gurinder Chadha

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Paul Mayeda Berges | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Lalita Bakshi (as Aishwarya Rai)
Martin Henderson ... William Darcy
Nadira Babbar 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 Meghna Kothari ... Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa)
Peeya Rai Chowdhary Peeya Rai Chowdhary ... Lakhi Bakshi (as Peeya Rai Choudhuri)
Alexis Bledel ... Georgina 'Georgie' Darcy
Marsha Mason ... Catherine Darcy
Ashanti ... 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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Taglines:

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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Country:

UK | USA | India

Language:

English | Hindi | Punjabi | Spanish

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coup de foudre à Bollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Amritsar, Punjab, India See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(International) | (Hindi)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Lalita criticises both Darcy and Mr. Kohli for having a list of attributes that they want in a potential wife, then she does an entire musical dance number about her own list of attributes for a potential husband. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Bakshi: I will end up living in that rotten house, full of spinsters with no grandchildren.
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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

Version of Pride and Prejudice (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Dola Dola
Composed by Anu Malik
Arranged by Ranjit Barot
Lyrics by Anu Malik
(c) & (p) Pathé Fund Ltd 2004
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Happy holiday fare
8 December 2004 | by nickevansSee all my reviews

B&P just opened in cinemas over here this week and hey surprise!surprise!... its wonderful holiday fare. BP is most enjoyable despite what hardcore critics may say and the reason ...the definitive romantic script that Jane Austen wrote with her lovable characters. No movie based on JA novel is bound to be a disaster. BP 's genre of East meet West is bright, funny, and wonderful escapism for a 112 min. I enjoyed the characters...Mrs. Bakshi is a great laugh and Mr. Kholi ...spot on with their characters from P & P. Leads Rai & Henderson needs no more to strut the beautiful selves , a suitably arrogant Darcy and feisty Lalitha and they make a visually stunning pair. Their acting, a major point with many, is absolutely spot- on "cheesy" for this genre movie and I cannot see anybody else looking gorgeous enough to play Lalitha & Darcy. The other cast members is suitably bright, beautiful, funny and charming and Gurinda put together a very good team for her follow up to "Bend it...' Despite being novice to Bollywood.. the music was quite nice and I saw a few cinema patrons nodding their heads along the funky music. All in all an entertaining movie , not traditional fare in any sense, but hey it was good enough for a hardcore romantic movie fan like me to really DIG it...even so I 've seen it twice already :) ..and thinking seriously of seeing it a 3rd time:)

On another note.... IMO BP might be the breakthrough vehicle for the beautiful Ash in Hollywood as she's really a good actress....and Martin Henderson...mmmm ... lets just say Hollywood loves NZ hunks ( and so does all the die hard romantics like myself :)) and a few more hunky roles will certainly rise his star :)


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