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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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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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Details

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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Trivia

Both Martin Henderson and Daniel Gillies grew up in New Zealand. See more »

Goofs

When Maya is dancing the cobra dance, the position of her trousers changes - sometimes they are below her navel and sometimes above. See more »

Quotes

Will Darcy: There's nothing wrong with having standards, is there?
Lalita Bakshi: No, as long as you don't force them on others.
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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 Repertory Theatre: Pride and Prejudice (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

My Lips Are Waiting (reprise)
Composed by Anu Malik
Arranged by Ranjit Barot
Lyrics by Paul Mayeda Berges and Dev Kohli
Main Vocals by Ashanti
Background Vocals by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Martin Henderson, Namrata Shirodkar,
Meghna Kothari, Peeya Rai Chowdhary, Nitin Ganatra, Gurinder Chadha,
, and Mellan Mitchell
Used courtesy of Casablanca Music, LLC
Ashanti appears courtesy of The Inc
(c) Pathé Fund Ltd 2004
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Bollywood meets Hollywood - fantastic!
7 October 2004 | by MsMovieSee all my reviews

OK, if you don't like people breaking into song unexpectedly, don't go see this movie - let me just say that upfront!

I went to see this re-work of my favourite novel and thought it would be atrocious and envisaged walking out of the theatre in disgust in advance. What I got was an explosion of colour and music, Bollywood style, and sure some of the songs were pretty awful, but hey, there were a few terrible numbers in Grease too, and I still love that movie!

The lead players were all virtually unknown to me but they were perfect in their roles. The role of Lalita (the Elizabeth role in the original book) was perfectly cast - she was beautiful and she really held the whole movie together. And Martin Henderson was perfect as the American version of the disdainful Mr Darcy, this time Mr Will Darcy.

Go and see this film if you are open to something new - it really is quite a faithful re-work of the story, and it is very entertaining.

The only people who won't enjoy this are people who hate musicals with a passion, or people who are purists to the original.

If you liked Chicago, then you can definitely enjoy this one too. (That also had some dodgy old songs, but the story carried you past those parts!)

Bring on the Bollywood!


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