History Film / BrideAndPrejudice

31st Dec '17 9:44:00 PM fearlessnikki
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** Kiran is also much nicer than her literary counterpart. In contrast to Caroline's snobbish attitude at the party, Kiran is shown sincerely enjoying herself. She's nice enough to the other women, and in Wickham's first scene she's seen giving him a cold look - implying she definitely does not approve of his behaviour with Darcy's sister.

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** Kiran is also much nicer than her literary counterpart. In contrast to Caroline's snobbish attitude at the party, Kiran is shown sincerely enjoying herself. She's nice enough She also tries to warn Lalita off pursuing Wickham, and seems genuinely happy at the other women, ending wedding.
* AdaptationalKarma: Wickham doesn't marry Lahki here,
and in Wickham's first scene she's seen giving him a cold look - implying she definitely does not approve of his behaviour with Darcy's sister.gets slapped and punched by all the offended parties.



* AffectionateNickname: 'Georgie' for Darcy's sister.
* AgeLift: Georgiana Darcy is implied to be a little older. Darcy talks about something that happened "when she was sixteen", and her actress Creator/AlexisBledel was twenty-two during filming.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents:
** Mrs Bakshi publicly talking about Knoli and Lalita, and Balraj and Jaya as if they're already engaged when all barely know each other - thoroughly embarrassing everyone.
** Darcy's mother Catherine is no different, ignorantly talking about how she has no reason to visit India now that parts of Indian culture are now in America - said in front of a whole family of Indians.



* BritainIsOnlyLondon: A justified example. Kiran and Balraj live in London but they're pretty rich and their business commitments would require them to live there. And the Bakshis travel there because they're getting a connecting flight.



* TheCasanova: Wickham.

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* TheCasanova: Wickham. Wickham, who got much further with Darcy's sister than he did in the book.
* CitizenshipMarriage: Chandra's main reason for accepting Knoli's proposal. It's also a motivation of Mrs Bahkshi to secure green cards for her daughters this way.



* DumbBlonde: Anne is depicted as a vapid blonde who thinks Lalita's name is Lolita.



* FateDrivesUsTogether

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* FateDrivesUsTogetherFateDrivesUsTogether: Despite Darcy being based in America and Lalita in India, both are reunited in London through coincidence. And they're both guests at Chandra's wedding, despite Darcy barely knowing Knoli.
* Fiction500: The Darcy family appear to be the heads of a massive hotel empire.


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* InThatOrder: This gem from Mrs Bakshi - "No boy is allowed within ten feet of you until you're married."
* TheJailBaitWait: Wickham got Georgie pregnant when she was sixteen. If it happened in England, she would have been within the age of consent. If America, it would be statutory rape.


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* LastNameBasis: Used as a measuring stick for how Lalita feels about someone. She refers to Darcy by his last name until the third act when she's warmed to him. Conversely she calls Wickham by his first name until he stops returning her messages.
* MarriageBeforeRomance: Mrs Bahkshi speaks in favour of this trope, citing it as a reason that Lalita should have married Knoli. It's ultimately played straight for the latter and Chandra - which the director stated was because she didn't want Chandra to be trapped in a loveless marriage.


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* MyBelovedSmother: Lalita remarks that she feels sorry for Darcy as soon as she meets his mother.


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* OutOfFocus: Maya after she performs her Cobra Dance.
* PetTheDog: Kiran tries to sincerely warn Lalita away from Wickham.
* PowerHair: Kiran has this type of hairstyle to contrast with the long, flowing hair of the Bahkshi sisters.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Well Darcy and Lady Catherine were already related in the book (nephew and aunt) but here they're bumped up to mother and son.


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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Kiran is an AloofDarkHairedGirl who shows occasional moments of softness.
* TeenPregnancy: What happened to Georgie.
31st Dec '17 8:33:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Charlotte Lucas in the book is described as plain, and she accepts Mr Collins's proposal because she's unlikely to get another. Her counterpart here Chandra is just as gorgeous as Lalita, though depicted as more of a ShrinkingViolet.



** Minor example. Darcy in the book offends Elizabeth when she overhears him saying she's "not handsome enough to tempt me" and he's merely a little aloof at the party. Here he displays some obvious WhiteMansBurden attitudes and says some rude things about her culture to her face.

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** Minor example. Darcy in In the book offends Elizabeth when she overhears him saying she's "not handsome enough to tempt me" and he's Darcy is merely a little aloof at the party. party, and Lizzie is offended when she overhears him talking about her. Here he displays some obvious WhiteMansBurden attitudes he's shown to be very ignorant and says some rude things about her Lalita's culture to her face.face. It's also implied that straight up racism has a part in his RelationshipSabotage.


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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Subverted. Georgie was gotten pregnant at sixteen and they aborted it.


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* HotterAndSexier: The 'turn about the room' sequence from the book becomes a poolside scene, with all the characters in swimsuits.


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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Martin Henderson slips back into his natural accent when he says "not really no".
18th Nov '17 2:43:59 PM fearlessnikki
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** Georgie here takes on Fitzwilliam's role of talking about Darcy's RelationshipSabotage.



* CulturalTranslation: Here the Bennets become native Indians, the Bingleys are second-generation Indians from England, Wickham is an English drifter and Darcy is an American {{WASP}}.



* KarmaHoudini: An aversion compared to what happened in the book. Wickham gets slapped hard by both Lalita and Lakhi.

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* KarmaHoudini: An aversion compared KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Compared to what happened in the book. Wickham gets slapped hard by both Lalita and Lakhi.


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* TheThemeParkVersion: Lalita chews Darcy out for thinking of India in this way, saying he just wants "five star comfort with a bit of culture thrown in".
8th Nov '17 1:46:27 PM BuccoBabe
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* AdaptationNameChange: Everyone. The majority of the cast is given Indian names similar to the original -- for example, Elizabeth is Lalita, Jane is Jaya, Caroline is Kiran, Mr. Collins is Mr. Kholi, Charlotte is Chandra, and so on. The exception is Fitzwilliam Darcy, who's renamed to Will Darcy.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Everyone. The majority of the cast is given Indian names similar to the original -- for example, Elizabeth is Lalita, Jane is Jaya, Caroline is Kiran, Mr. Collins is Mr. Kholi, Charlotte is Chandra, and so on. The exception is exceptions are Fitzwilliam Darcy, who's renamed to Will Darcy.Darcy; and George Wickham, who's dubbed Johnny Wickham. Considering that Darcy's sister is nicknamed "Georgie," the latter change might also be observing the OneSteveLimit.
26th Sep '17 11:34:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Darcy's mom is not nice. Anne also acts rather unpleasant, simultaneously mispronouncing Lalita's name and comparing it with [[{{Lolita}} a certain 1997 movie]] (although, bizarrely, [[OlderThanTheyThink not the 1958 novel]]).

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Darcy's mom is not nice. Anne also acts rather unpleasant, simultaneously mispronouncing Lalita's name and comparing it with [[{{Lolita}} [[Film/{{Lolita}} a certain 1997 movie]] (although, bizarrely, [[OlderThanTheyThink not the 1958 novel]]).
14th Sep '16 6:46:04 PM apprenty
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Quick-witted Lalita Bakshi is the second daughter in a family living in Amritsar, India. Her father dotes on her but her mother is determined to marry Lalita and her three sisters (Jaya, Maya, and Lakhi) off to respectable wealthy men. Her mother's fortune seems to look up, however, when the handsome and wealthy lawyer Balraj moves into town, his conceited sister Kiran and businessman best friend Will Darcy in tow. Jaya and Balraj seem perfect for each other, but Lalita finds Darcy arrogant and intolerant of Indian culture.

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Quick-witted Lalita Bakshi is the second daughter in a family living in Amritsar, India. Her father dotes on her but her mother is determined to marry Lalita and her three sisters (Jaya, Maya, and Lakhi) off to respectable wealthy men. Her mother's fortune seems to look up, however, when the handsome and wealthy lawyer Balraj moves into town, comes to town on the eve of a big wedding, his conceited sister Kiran and businessman best friend Will Darcy in tow. Jaya and Balraj seem perfect for each other, but Lalita finds Darcy arrogant and intolerant of Indian culture.
9th Jul '16 9:36:41 PM York
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* RuleOfFunny: Darcy and Wickham have a fight in front of an old kung fu movie, that, despite them not even paying attention to the movie, matches the fight scene shot for shot.

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* RuleOfFunny: Darcy and Wickham have a fight in front of an old kung fu Hindi movie, that, despite them not even paying attention to the movie, matches the fight scene shot for shot.
6th Jan '16 12:32:27 AM Synchronicity
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The Jane Austen novel ''PrideAndPrejudice'' is updated and reset in modern day India and given the full UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} treatment. Directed by GurinderChadha (who also directed ''BendItLikeBeckham'').

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The Jane Austen novel ''PrideAndPrejudice'' Quick-witted Lalita Bakshi is updated the second daughter in a family living in Amritsar, India. Her father dotes on her but her mother is determined to marry Lalita and reset in modern day India her three sisters (Jaya, Maya, and given Lakhi) off to respectable wealthy men. Her mother's fortune seems to look up, however, when the full UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} treatment. Directed handsome and wealthy lawyer Balraj moves into town, his conceited sister Kiran and businessman best friend Will Darcy in tow. Jaya and Balraj seem perfect for each other, but Lalita finds Darcy arrogant and intolerant of Indian culture.

Sound familiar?

'''''Bride and Prejudice''''' is a 2004 film directed
by GurinderChadha Gurinder Chadha (who also directed ''BendItLikeBeckham'').''Film/BendItLikeBeckham''), which gives Jane Austen's ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' a SettingUpdate -- to modern-day India. Events roughly parallel that of the novel, but punctuated with discussions of culture and gender, as well as several Bollywood dance numbers. The film stars Aishwarya Rai (Elizabeth/Lalita) and Martin Henderson (Darcy), as well as a host of other familiar faces.



* AdaptationNameChange: Everyone, except Will Darcy (and even then!) Elizabeth is Lalita, Jane is Jaya, Caroline is Kiran, and so it goes on.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Everyone, except Will Darcy (and even then!) Everyone. The majority of the cast is given Indian names similar to the original -- for example, Elizabeth is Lalita, Jane is Jaya, Caroline is Kiran, Mr. Collins is Mr. Kholi, Charlotte is Chandra, and so it goes on.on. The exception is Fitzwilliam Darcy, who's renamed to Will Darcy.



* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: ''PrideAndPrejudice'' with a Bollywood twist. What's not to like?
* ArchEnemy: Darcy and Wickham with a modern vengeance.

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: ''PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' with a Bollywood twist. What's not to like?
* ArchEnemy: Darcy and Wickham with a modern vengeance.Wickham, as in the original; Darcy despises him for what he did to Georgiana.



* BetaCouple: Jaya and Balraj.

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* BetaCouple: Jaya and Balraj.Balraj fall in love with far less pomp and circumstance than Lalita and Darcy, fittingly for the Jane and Bingley analogues.



* ButNotTooForeign: The character based on Mr. Bingley, Balraj, grew up in England.

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* ButNotTooForeign: The character Balraj and Kiran (the characters based on Mr. Bingley, Balraj, grew up the Bingleys) were raised in England.England.
18th Dec '15 3:33:26 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Mr Kholi is still pompous and foolish, but he's also kind and grows to adore Chandra. The director specifically stated on the DVD commentary that she didn't want to depict the pair of them in a loveless marriage.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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Mr Kholi is still pompous and foolish, but he's also kind and grows to adore Chandra. The director specifically stated on the DVD commentary that she didn't want to depict the pair of them in a loveless marriage.
** Mrs Bakshi is softened compared to Mrs Bennett. She's shown to be pompous but still good-natured - with a PetTheDog moment here and there.
** Kiran is also much nicer than her literary counterpart. In contrast to Caroline's snobbish attitude at the party, Kiran is shown sincerely enjoying herself. She's nice enough to the other women, and in Wickham's first scene she's seen giving him a cold look - implying she definitely does not approve of his behaviour with Darcy's sister.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** Minor example. Darcy in the book offends Elizabeth when she overhears him saying she's "not handsome enough to tempt me" and he's merely a little aloof at the party. Here he displays some obvious WhiteMansBurden attitudes and says some rude things about her culture to her face.
** Wickham's indiscretion with Darcy's sister is far more severe. In the book he ran off with her and tried to get her to marry him. Here he actually got her pregnant.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kiran is not a nice person. Darcy's mom is also not nice. Anne also acts rather unpleasant, simultaneously mispronouncing Lalita's name and comparing it with [[{{Lolita}} a certain 1997 movie]] (although, bizarrely, [[OlderThanTheyThink not the 1958 novel]]).
** YMMV with Kiran. She certainly loses far more gracefully than her literary counterpart, and even appears to be enjoying herself at the wedding at the end, a marked contrast from her attitude at the beginning.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kiran is not a nice person. Darcy's mom is also not nice. Anne also acts rather unpleasant, simultaneously mispronouncing Lalita's name and comparing it with [[{{Lolita}} a certain 1997 movie]] (although, bizarrely, [[OlderThanTheyThink not the 1958 novel]]).
** YMMV with Kiran. She certainly loses far more gracefully than her literary counterpart, and even appears to be enjoying herself at the wedding at the end, a marked contrast from her attitude at the beginning.
novel]]).
11th Jan '15 5:45:13 AM TheUnsquished
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The Jane Austen novel ''PrideAndPrejudice'' is updated and reset in modern day India and given the full {{Bollywood}} treatment. Directed by GurinderChadha (who also directed ''BendItLikeBeckham'').

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The Jane Austen novel ''PrideAndPrejudice'' is updated and reset in modern day India and given the full {{Bollywood}} UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} treatment. Directed by GurinderChadha (who also directed ''BendItLikeBeckham'').
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