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Bride and Prejudice-Movie Review 06/30/2011

Posted by Films to consider in Based on a novel, Bollywood, Comedy, Indian language film, Light Drama, Movies, Musical.
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Bride and Prejudice (Indian/English) 2004

Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Starring Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson

In this very loose adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Lalita Bakshi (Rai) is one of four daughters; her mother is eager to see them all suitably married. When Lalita meets wealthy American businessman Will Darcy (Henderson), however, it is not love at first sight.

The movie is very funny in parts, and the plot is interspersed with Bollywood-style musical numbers and dances that are very well done. Watch for Naveen Andrews (Sayid from Lost); he is frequently smiling in this film, which took some getting used to, and he even does a break dance. Hey – it’s Bollywood!

Gurinder Chadha also directed Bend It Like Beckham.

107 min. Rated PG-13.