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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

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

The indoor shots of Darcy's hotel in Beverly Hills is actually the interior of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Lalita Bakshi: I though we got rid of imperialists like you!
Will Darcy: I'm not British, I'm American.
Lalita Bakshi: Exactly!
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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 Lost in Austen (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

A Marriage Has Come to Town
Composed by Anu Malik
Arranged by Ranjit Barot
Written by Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar
(c) & (p) Pathé Fund Ltd 2004
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Surprisingly weak...
8 March 2008 | by daerisSee all my reviews

Since I really like Bollywood's productions and this one has Aishwarya Rai in it I was almost sure that it will be really nice. And it almost is. The story is nice - the convention of Bollywood romances does not require originality but this one has some twist being quite interesting adaptation of famous Jane Austen novel. The cast is good - aforementioned Aishwarya as always is a bright star but the whole crew performance is really good. Moreover if you liked Gilmore Girls as I did series you will have the pleasure to see Alexis Bledel on screen again (even if for quite a short role). So why it was not as good as it should be? Well... the movie is made entirely in English. That's the first though not the biggest problem. After all in Bollywood movies sometimes even about half of the dialogs are in English mixed with Hindi. But here it is just to much. The movie lacks the "indian" feel. Can't really name the problem here but it is just not right. But the most important mistake in this picture is the music. There are no Bollywood romance without good music and this movie has it all wrong! I do not know why but producers apparently decided to do something new and all the songs in the movie are American/European/Latino style instead of good old Bollywood, sung in English. It sounds like watching Evita especially, that the style of most of those songs really resembles the early Madonna works. And it is just wrong.... I do not have anything against "early Madonna" but this just does not work here. There is much less Bollywood mood in it and therefore the movie lacks character and is far weaker than it could be.


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