Bride & Prejudice (2004)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 2 mins

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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.
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Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Martin Henderson

Crew: Gurinder Chadha (Director), Santosh Sivan (Director of Photography), Anu Malik (Music Director), Craig Pruess (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 08 Mar 2004 (India)

Tagline: Bollywood meets Hollywood... And it's a perfect match

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as Lalita Bakshi
as William Darcy
as Georgina 'Georgie' Darcy
as Chaman Bakshi
as Mrs. Lamba
as Kiran
as Manorama Bakshi
as Jaya Bakshi
as Balraj
as Mr. Kohli
as Bride




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Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Bollywood meets Hollywood... And it's a perfect match
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Hindi)
Referenced in: Nagina (Hindi)
During the confrontation between Lalita and Darcy after the L.A. wedding, Lalita's earrings change. First they match, then one is longer than the other and a slightly different style.

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

When the guys started singing and dancing at the party before the wedding, Lucky was standing with her father, but when the girls were going down the stairs, she was with them.

When Darcy and Lalilta are sitting in the Mexican restaurant while Lalita's family is in California, she has one sip of her margarita and places in on the table. When the camera switches to face Darcy, the drink is still visible as if in her hand.

Errors in Geography
The indoor shots of Darcy's hotel in Beverly Hills is actually the interior of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
In Bollywood cinema, it is taboo to show any sort of sexual contact, even kissing. Instead they usually show some abstract representation of sexual contact, (birds chirping, waves crashing, etc.) or nothing at all. This is why in Lalitha's wedding fantasy, even though she and Darcy lean in to kiss, she leans back before their lips even touch.

According to Gurinder Chadha, Ashanti's appearance in the film is meant as a homage to a tradition in Bollywood films where a celebrity would make a cameo appearance to sing a song that has no direct involvement in the plot. The rest of the characters do not interact with the celebrity but rather are seen in the crowd enjoying the show.

This is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's first movie entirely in English.

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.

The phrase "no life without wife" is and old saying by Gurinder Chadha's father.