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Plot: 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. Runtime: 111 mins Release Date: 07 Oct 2004
Vibrant, colorful, hilarious and lively, this movie was a sheer joy to watch. A refreshing take on an old classic. But be warned, this movie will not appeal to everybody - especially those who don't go to watch it with an open mind. Aishwarya Rai looks the best she ever has and turns in a confident performance in her first English speaking role - not always an easy transition. Martin Henderson is handsome and charming and the supporting cast too. But Nitin Ganatra as the comic bride seeking American is the show stealer in his over the top performance as Mr.Kohli. Gurinder Chadha has <more>
attempted what few would dare to take on and she's pulled it off. It's a comic tale of love and romance. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Gurinder Chadha has transported Jane Austen's great novel to India. What a charmer this film turns out to be! The adaptation of the novel is excellent as the new locale is incorporated to the story. The incredible Indian colors explode in front of our eyes giving the Western viewers such an opportunity to experience a little taste of India.Asihwarya Rai is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful women working in movies. This gorgeous creature plays Lalita, the unmarried girl at the center of the action. Martin Henderson is the handsome Darcy, the man that falls head over heels after <more>
meeting Lalita. Their first moments are awkward, as it's expected when there are a clash of cultures. But it's clear from the beginning is that these two have fallen in love in spite of their differences.The musical numbers are a joy to watch. There is always music and dance in most Indian films. The director, and the choreographer take advantage of the genre in ways that fill our eyes constantly with a dance sequence more lavish than the previous one.In minor roles Daniel Gillies plays Johnny Wickham. Marsha Mason is seen briefly as Mrs. Darcy, a woman whose prejudice against her son's love for Lalita. The cast is wonderful."Bride and Prejudice" is a triumph for director Gurinder Chadha.
I just saw this movie at a press show, and I have to admit, it was magnificent. The whole movie was full of color and life, and it was so vibrant. The lyrics for some songs were a bit cheesy, but one can overlook that when watching the movie. It portrayed a true Indian family. I think that everyone should watch this movie and get insight into the lives of Indian families. The songs didn't appear out of nowhere as is the trend of most Hindi movies, the actually fit into the movie excellently. The acting was superb and the Indian snake dance was hilarious. However, the director should have <more>
given a bigger "role" to the other sisters. Ash Rai did a great job and Martin Henderson was just perfect for the role of Mr. Darcy.This movie deserves four stars!!!!1
B&P just opened in cinemas over here this week and hey surprise!surprise!... its wonderful holiday fare. BP is most enjoyable despite what hardcore critics may say and the reason ...the definitive romantic script that Jane Austen wrote with her lovable characters. No movie based on JA novel is bound to be a disaster. BP 's genre of East meet West is bright, funny, and wonderful escapism for a 112 min. I enjoyed the characters...Mrs. Bakshi is a great laugh and Mr. Kholi ...spot on with their characters from P & P. Leads Rai & Henderson needs no more to strut the beautiful <more>
selves , a suitably arrogant Darcy and feisty Lalitha and they make a visually stunning pair. Their acting, a major point with many, is absolutely spot- on "cheesy" for this genre movie and I cannot see anybody else looking gorgeous enough to play Lalitha & Darcy. The other cast members is suitably bright, beautiful, funny and charming and Gurinda put together a very good team for her follow up to "Bend it...' Despite being novice to Bollywood.. the music was quite nice and I saw a few cinema patrons nodding their heads along the funky music. All in all an entertaining movie , not traditional fare in any sense, but hey it was good enough for a hardcore romantic movie fan like me to really DIG it...even so I 've seen it twice already : ..and thinking seriously of seeing it a 3rd time: On another note.... IMO BP might be the breakthrough vehicle for the beautiful Ash in Hollywood as she's really a good actress....and Martin Henderson...mmmm ... lets just say Hollywood loves NZ hunks and so does all the die hard romantics like myself : and a few more hunky roles will certainly rise his star :
A charming tale of Love and and Happiness, be careful this Film may make you smile! Naveen Andrews was very good, especially when he became the Indian'MC HAMMER' he moved well and looked good. Martin Henderson too was thoughtful and charismatic in a subtle way. The lady that played MRs Bakshi was superb as was Mr Bakshi anupam kher . The great crowd pleaser, the stealer of everyones heart with a performance full of pathos, humour and humanity was Nitin Ganatra as MR Kholi. Nitin as Mr kholi reminded me of why Woody Allen is so revered in Hollywood and indeed by cineastes everywhere. <more>
THis is one film that everyone, young old and Immortal can watch....go see it and smile!
Hilarious Bollywood treatment of P&P's comedy of manners and marriage (by tara-89)
If you love the English classic, Pride & Prejudice, you will probably love this film. The story of manners and marriage and matrimonial manoeuvring translates very well to the Indian culture of 'proper' behaviour. This film, at times cringe-worthy as you adjust to the Bollywood style, takes itself lightly and has its tongue very firmly planted in its cheek. Whilst frequently hilarious and I mean tears-of-laughter-rolling-down-your-cheeks funny! , this film has a very sensual and palpable love story underneath. The two lead actors ignite tangible chemistry between themselves and <more>
offer very fine performances. The film is populated with vibrant characters, colours and sounds, with a worthy supporting cast. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and think it is the best film I've seen for a while. I'd gladly go to the cinema to see it again. Highly entertaining and an interesting insight into Indian film.
Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this Western-style Bollywood musical can't possibly achieve the heights that a union of the best of East and West movie making and English literature might suggests, but it manages to fulfil a delightful couple of hours of song and dance that Western cinema these days struggles to accomplish.Like the novel, Bride and Prejudice uses the ideas that that first impressions are often wrong, and that a person can mature if he or she keeps an open mind. The unlikely courtship of Mr Darcy and in our movie a beautiful Indian girl starts with <more>
mutual contempt, but moves forward as they become wiser and learn that their first instincts, based on pride, prejudice and illusions, were wrong.The scene moves between Amritsar and Goa to London and Beverley Hills, all in brighter-than-bright super-saturated colour, with an assortment of equally colourful characters, wonderful costumes, lavish dance pieces and heavenly bollywood-style ballads. While almost everything is in English except for a few subtitled songs , nearly all the characters are top Indian performers.In the golden age of musicals, stars such as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire had a whole sub-industry to draw on for good dancers who could also sing and act well, plus the technicians used to producing high-end musicals. As demand waned, so did supply, and the West is now hard pressed to produce song and dance films that don't rely on snappy editing to suggest good dancing from top actors, or heavy coaching to suggest top dancers can act. Bollywood, on the other hand, has no such shortage, and Bride and Prejudice is the sumptuously choreographed musical with Indian dancing that has become nigh impossible with western dancers.Admittedly it's a bit cheesy at times - but it's self-consciously so, and as endearing as warm, gushy Indian hospitality. The sets and dialogue give authentic, if stereotypical, glimpses of Indian life and values. Like many east-meets-west movies, the stereotypes are a handle to allow easy assimilation of foreign ideas, and the heavy Indian involvement wards off any tendency to patronise which is one of the themes explored in the film .This is not high drama or high art, but it's an accomplished romantic comedy / song-and-dance film, and one that warms the heart and makes you want to wave your arms in the air Indian-dance-style for the sheer joy and exuberance of happy endings.
Funny..Charming and Entertaining Fare- A must see!!! (by gfa-2)
Kudos to the spousal team of director and writer who was bold enough to use Jane Austen's classic Pride & Prejudice as a premise for the bright and colourful Bollywood-Hollywood crossover "Bride and Prejudice". This lighthearted fare fails to disappoint unlike what hard core critics has been saying. It's a crowd pleaser and unpretentious in its goal...it certainly aims to please with enough eye candy in the form of the gorgeously handsome Martin Henderson as an American Darcy and Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai as a bold Lalitha. They both lend the right mixture of charm and <more>
subtlety to their cross cultural romance depicted in B&P. The supporting roles are ably played esp Mr Kholi who is a scream. The movie is not Oscar winning stuff with some inexplicable sequences esp the lack of final development of the Darcy & Lalitha romance..Just because many Austen fans know the ending, I think it is not so logical to newbies. I had to fill in the gaps to my friends who have never read P&P. Despite it's few shortcomings, the movie is unabashedly entertaining with a funky soundtrack that has you humming "balle-balle...show me the world...take me to life..my hips are working ..take me to life ...no life without wife..." long after you have left the cinema. All in all B&P is fab..and is the "must.see feel - good movie" of the summer!! Rated 8/10
Jane Austen Goes To Bollywood (by EmperorNortonII)
India has a very active film industry, most likely the most active in the world. The musicals created in Bombay have become a genre all their own, with the nickname "Bollywood." Now the Bollywood style comes to Western audiences in "Bride & Prejudice." In this movie, director Gurinder Chadha takes a new look at Jane Austen's classic novel "Pride and Prejudice." Bollywood favorite Aishwarya Rai stars as Lalita Bakshi, a modern Indian girl with a mind of her own. She dislikes the Hindu tradition of the arranged marriage, and disrespects the thought of <more>
outside corruption of India. The conflict of the traditional arranged marriage and the "foreign concept" of marrying for love make this story a little like "Fiddler On the Roof." The many musical numbers offer a bright, colorful look at the Bollywood style. One standout performance is by Nitin Chandra Ganatra as Kholi, the nerdy Americanized accountant. "Bride & Prejudice" stands as a glimpse into another culture outside Hollywood.