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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'').
22nd Sep '14 1:03:28 PM Ciara13
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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.



* SmittenTeenageGirl: Running off with an older man may sound romantic...

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* SmittenTeenageGirl: Running off with an older man may sound ''sound'' romantic...
16th Apr '14 9:01:31 PM RoseAndHeather
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* AdaptationNameChange: Everyone

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* AdaptationNameChange: EveryoneEveryone, except Will Darcy (and even then!) Elizabeth is Lalita, Jane is Jaya, Caroline is Kiran, and so it goes on.
20th Mar '14 8:35:20 AM HalfBloodPrincess
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** YMMV with Kiran. She certainly looses 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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** YMMV with Kiran. She certainly looses 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.
26th Jul '13 6:34:16 PM HalfBloodPrincess
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** 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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** YMMV with Kiran. She certainly loses looses 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.
26th Jul '13 6:34:00 PM HalfBloodPrincess
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** 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.
18th Jul '13 3:11:38 AM pikachukid
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Kiran is not a nice person. Darcy's mom is also not nice.

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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]]).
20th Jun '13 5:01:11 PM MacronNotes
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* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Darcy's mother thinks that Lalita's name is {{Lolita}}.
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