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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!!Provides examples of:
* AdaptationNameChange: Everyone, except Will Darcy (and even then!) Elizabeth is Lalita, Jane is Jaya, Caroline is Kiran, and so it goes on.
* 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.
* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: ''PrideAndPrejudice'' with a Bollywood twist. What's not to like?
* ArchEnemy: Darcy and Wickham with a modern vengeance.
* ArrangedMarriage: We see the wedding of such a couple early in the movie. Also, Catherine has hopes of arranging her son's marriage to American businesswoman Anne.
* BetaCouple: Jaya and Balraj.
* 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.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Lalita's younger sisters Maya and Lakhi.
* ButNotTooForeign: The character based on Mr. Bingley, Balraj, grew up in England.
* TheCameo: {{Music/Ashanti}} appearing as herself, singing one of the songs.
* TheCasanova: Wickham.
* CompositeCharacter:
** The younger sisters Maya and Lakhi replace the three younger sisters of the original.
** Kiran Balraj here stands in for both of Bingley's sisters from the original.
* CrowdSong: More than one, but ''When Marriage Comes To Town'' is amazing.
* CultureClash: Hmmm an American and a girl from India, what could possibly go wrong?
* DaddysGirl: Lalita and her father are the best of friends.
* DistantDuet: Lalita and William Darcy have one that [[DeletedScene was cut from the movie]].
* FairytaleWeddingDress: The wedding outfits at the end are pretty grand, and Lalita wears a western style one in an ImagineSpot.
* FallingInLoveMontage: All of ''that'' happened in one night?
* FateDrivesUsTogether
* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who's read or seen ''PrideAndPrejudice'' probably has a pretty good guess who Lalita's going to end up with.
* GiftedlyBad: The Cobra Dance is kind of astonishing in a not good way.
* GrandRomanticGesture: At the end of the film, with drums.
* IWantGrandkids: This is the concern of the girls' mother Manorama Bakshi.
* KarmaHoudini: An aversion compared to what happened in the book. Wickham gets slapped hard by both Lalita and Lakhi.
* MarryForLove: Lalita wishes this over an arranged marriage.
* RelationshipSabotage:
** Balraj's sister Kiran doesn't really like Jaya or Lalita.
** Darcy also does this, as per the book.
* 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.
* SettingUpdate: The movie takes place in India, England and California.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Running off with an older man may ''sound'' romantic...
* SpontaneousChoreography: Especially "When Marriage Comes To Town".
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