Movies in May: Bollywood Meets Hollywood in “Bride and Prejudice” — 14 Comments

  1. I have watched this movie numerous times. I especially like the first song and dance number. My only complaint is that there is no kissing allowed in public in India thus this movie has none…not even at the wedding ceremony.

  2. I love this version. I’ve seen it so many times and it has the feel-good factor as well as being a very sharp and funny adaptation. Thanks for the review, C Allyn!
    Sheila — you’re experiencing something like the original Jane Austen Regency social restrictions, when kissing in public was not done (at least not with a virginal young lady). You got me wondering about the church ceremony of the time. What did “you may now kiss the bride” mean in those days? It wouldn’t surprise me if it was just a brief peck on the mouth or even just on the cheek. But I see what you mean. A kiss would have been a nice touch (no pun intended). 😉

    • Even with no kisses it is a very good movie…I sing along when no one is here…Take me to Love…the choir on the beach. So good.

  3. I love this movie! The colours of the saris are gorgeous, the music was so much fun, especially ‘No Life Without Wife’! Just a wonderful take on my favourite book!

  4. Great review, but, as a Kiwi myself, I’d like to point out that Martin Henderson is a New Zealander, not American! 🙂

  5. Love this film! I don’t like musicals generally but I simply adore the big song and dance numbers in this. Kohli-sahib is my favourite Mr. Collins to date (though I’ve not seen P&P&Z yet).

    Don’t you just love (and cringe at) the Snake Dance?

    Have you seen the out takes? There’s one with Gurinder Chada and another member of the production team enacting the run through the fountains scene.

    • Yes and did you notice that Gurinder Chada is kissed on the cheek by the man running through the fountains with her…the only kiss in the entire production.

  6. I love this movie, too. No Jane Austen movie enthusiast should be without it. All men should remember “No life without wife.”

  7. Maybe there’s something wrong with me. I found this movie unwatchable when it came out. I enjoyed your write-up, and I’m now thinking of giving it another chance.

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