Bride and Prejudice
Bride and Prejudice (2005)

The very British sensibilities of Jane Austen are introduced to the exotic flavors of the Bollywood musical in this romantic comedy with songs from the director of Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha. Lalita Bakshi (Aishwarya Rai) is the… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: February 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A colorful and energetic adaptation of Austen's classic.

Jessica Winter
Village Voice

Every so often, the unseen managers of the galaxy bestow on us mere mortals a vision of rare incongruous beauty: a solar eclipse, a streaking comet, a shooting star, Bollywood goddess Aishwarya Rai happily riding a tractor.

Full review…
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

If you're not giggling or tapping your feet or swaying back and forth in your seat during this one, have someone check your pulse.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

There is a good film here struggling to emerge, but I would have preferred either an all-Indian Austen adaptation, or a Bollywood musical that tried to incorporate the Hindu diaspora.

Full review…
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

By the time two newlywed couples lumber toward their honeymoons atop bejeweled elephants, the movie's frothy excess and good humor can make you say 'I do,' too.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Henderson, whose bland good looks, troubling '80s haircut and vanilla personality call to mind a younger, boring Matthew Modine, registers as flat and lifeless amid the film's gorgeous, energetic swirl.

Full review…
Agnieszka Tennant
Christianity Today

If you want a wacky multicultural pairing to make you laugh a lot and learn a little, head for the movie theater playing Bride & Prejudice.

Full review…
Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Who would have guessed that transposing the Bennet family of Netherfield Park in 1790s Britain to a middle-class home in contemporary Amritsar, India would require so little forcing?

Full review…
Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail

What is silly about Bride is also what makes it special. That and its leading lady, the luminous Aishwarya Rai.

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full review…
More reviews for Bride and Prejudice

Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Bowler
Yeah just no. Full review later.
Sophie Burgess
i just love all the music and dancing!
Dean McKenna
Really great comedy of presently Jane Austen story in Bollywood. The first time I ever watched part of fantasy and musical in Indian version that looks cool… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Bad adaptation from 'Pride & Prejudice'
jay nixon
interesting twist on familiar story should have had stronger male leads.
John Ballantine
Passable entertainment although you always find it curious that it is the white guy who is treasured above all others.