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 »
1 win & 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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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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Trivia

Bollywood-type version of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". 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

Lalita Bakshi: You should be stirring your husband's dinner not trouble.
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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 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Infectious, Good-Natured Fun
1 May 2005 | by Bruce-49See all my reviews

This English-language Bollywood film is typical of the genre. It's a silly little romantic comedy that wins us over by refusing for a moment to take itself seriously. The hallmark of the Bollywood film is the ridiculously over-the-top song and dance number. This film's silliest incorporates the elements of a helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon, a ridiculously large gospel choir and California surfers joining in by swaying their surfboards as two young lovers stroll along the beach. It's similar in tone to Cleavon Little riding past the Count Basie Orchestra in BLAZING SADDLES. One wonders how they film these things without cracking up. The outtakes during the credits answer the question: they can't.


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Country:

UK | USA | India

Language:

English | Hindi | Punjabi | Spanish

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bride & Prejudice See more »

Filming Locations:

Amritsar, Punjab, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$385,848, 13 February 2005

Gross USA:

$6,605,592

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,716,440
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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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