Bride & Prejudice

Bride & Prejudice

DVD - 2005
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Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a Bollywood twist. In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita, meets American Will Darcy - is it love?
Publisher: [United States] :, Miramax Home Entertainment, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2005]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: [©2004]
ISBN: 9780788858468
0788858467
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE BRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Bride and prejudice

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NerdyMuslim Apr 25, 2019

Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham") directs this Bollywood-infused turn on "Pride and Prejudice". Aishwarya Rai is stunning, as usual, and displays the warmth and wit we expect from any Elizabeth Bennet. The film is visually beautiful and the opening dance scene is particularly fun. The chemistry between Rai and Hendersen fails, largely due to Hendersen's rather bland turn as Darcy. There is plenty of humor to be found, and moments of earnest sweetness, largely in the relationship between Lalita (aka Elizabeth) and Jaya (aka Jane). Pair this pretty, enjoyable film with "Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors" by Sonali Dev.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

It's Jane Austen and Bollywood so you know it's going to be fun and fantastic!

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kpelish
Jun 12, 2017

A tri-cultural re-interpretation of a feminist classic love story (Pride & Prejudice) and good introduction to the Indian "Bollywood" style of story-telling. The director is upfront--and I agree with her--that the jump to sudden musicals can distract Westerners. This makes the story unnecessarily longer. Lots of color and good choice in the Indian family representing the Bennetts, especially the put-upon parents. For myself, Matthew Macfadyen retains his title as "Best Mr. Darcy". The actor who plays the American Mr. Darcy in this version is a bit too bland.

LoganLib_Ashlee May 18, 2017

A great introduction to Bollywood cinema with this adaptation of Pride and Prejudice! This light hearted film with fantastic Indian and American/English actors will make you appreciate Bollywood film making.

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rslade
Jun 23, 2016

Real fans of Pride and Prejudice may be disappointed that this adaptation doesn't have their favorite bit, but it's interesting to see how much is included in this short a film. The characters do suffer a bit in translation, but it's cute.

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ThomasJWhiting
Nov 02, 2015

I enjoyed it, especially the great dance scenes (as usual), but I would have preferred the film in Hindi with English subtitles (like most Bollywood films) rather than in English.

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mawall
Jul 20, 2015

The dance scene is worth the watch.

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VRMurphy
Nov 18, 2014

Great fun. The colours and the music are terrific.

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westcoast11
Oct 26, 2014

Fun!

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Janice21383
Jun 12, 2014

When good ideas go bad. Well, not bad exactly, but undeveloped. Pride and Prejudice set in modern times, with gender roles, racism, and neo-colonialism substituting for the class barriers in the original -- what could go wrong? But on reflection, two hours is not long enough for the complex story and very many characters of P & P, let alone to develop the modern themes. The Indian music is superb, but the Western songs are much, much less so. And the American actor playing Darcy is so painfully bland and dull -- let's not even talk about him. Make it again, as a four or six hour mini-series. That's the solution.

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Ranie_Elias Jul 02, 2012

An American man goes to India and fall in love with a tradional Indian woman who is very close to her family....

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Ranie_Elias Jul 02, 2012

"India had a lot to offer...more things to see than the average person believes"....

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