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Bride & Prejudice 2004 12

122 mins United Kingdom Director. Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha’s Bollywood retelling of Austen’s classic romance is an all-round joy. With action transplanted to Amritsar, Elizabeth Bennett has become Lalita Bakshi (Aishwarya Rai) and the Mr Darcy of her affections is a wealthy American businessman (Martin Henderson). While the plot follows Austen’s template fairly reliably, a new theme around the couple’s cross-cultural differences adds a new ingredient to the mix.

The injection of song and dance alongside Austen’s timeless sense of irony and wit creates an impeccably stirring production that ranks among the most colourful British romances since the Technicolor heyday of Powell and Pressburger.

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Directed by

Gurinder Chadha

Featuring

Naveen Andrews

Nadira Zaheer Babbar

Anupam Kher

Martin Henderson

Aishwarya Rai

Genres

Musical

Collection

The Power of Love Love The Female Gaze South Asian Britain on Film

Certificate

12 Contains one use of moderate language

Released

2004

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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