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