Bride & Prejudice compares couple-guided and family-arranged marriages
Bride & Prejudice acquaints audiences with relocations of Hampsire-born English author Jane Austen’s (December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817) novel Pride and Prejudice to twenty-first century venues in:
• Amritsar, India;
• London, England;
• Los Angeles, California.
The romantically comic adaptation brings together the initially interpersonally, psychologically, and socio-economically mismatched pair of:
• Lalita Bakshi (Aishwarya Rai), a second-eldest daughter proud of her family’s cultural integrity and prejudiced against the ruthlessness of big-city lifestyles and money-driven decision-making;
• William Darcy (Martin Henderson), an American businessman proud of his entrepreneurial successes and prejudiced against the inefficiencies of non-Westernized countries and tradition-guided cultures.
Bride & Prejudice thereby communicates the same timelessly deep truths as the original by remaining timely but true to characters and plot.
Mira, Bride & Prejudice is a rivetingly enjoyable film from beginning to end, with all of the actors and actresses committed to making "Pride and Prejudice" understandable in a mesmerizingly modern context.
I can't tell you how many times I take my copy out to watch it since, as you suggest, it appeals to audiences far beyond the subcontinent.
I hope the Bollywood movie-showings go through!
It sounds like a great idea, as it easily conveys the central messages of Pride and Prejudice while adapting them for an Indian audience. Moreover, it looks like this movie would appeal to a larger audience as well. Cinemas here planned to start showing Bollywood movies, by the way. I read an article about it. Nothing happened so far, but who knows.