Bride and Prejudice

Bride And Prejudice

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Bride and Prejudice is a 2004 romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The screenplay by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges is a Bollywood-style adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It was filmed primarily in English, with some Hindi and Punjabi dialogue. The film released in theUnited States on 11 February 2005 and was well-received by film critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 81% of 32 professional critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 6.8 out of 10. This film was the debut of R&B singer Grammy-winner Ashanti as an actress.


The plot follows the plot of Pride and Prejudice, with many elements compacted to brief references. Some character names remain the same, while others are changed slightly, using localized names with similar pronunciation (such as Lalita for Lizzy).

Set in Amritsar, the story follows Lalita Bakshi, a young woman living with her doting father, her mother determined to marry off her daughters to respectable men and her three sisters, Jaya, Maya, and Lakhi. At a friend's pre-wedding party, Lalita meets William Darcy, a handsome and wealthy American businessman working in the hotel business. He has arrived in Amritsar for two weeks with his long-time friend, the barrister Balraj, and Balraj's sister Kiran. Darcy, shows interest in Lalita, but she considers him to be self-absorbed, and resists his advances. Balraj...
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