Bollywood in Boston

Whatever happened to the good, old fashioned movie-musical? It is alive and well in the latest flick from the creators of “Bend it Like Beckham,” Bride and Prejudice|http://www.brideandprejudicethemovie.com.

Peter and I ventured to the Boston Common Loews theater on Friday night with high hopes. Bride and Prejudice is a remake of sorts of Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice with a Bollywood flair to it. All the usual suspects are present and accounted for: well meaning, yet overbearing mom, beautiful sisters, handsome (and free spirited) gentleman, and, of course, Mr. Darcy πŸ™‚

Being a musical, the characters periodically break into song and dance about. (500 points if you can name that paraphrase!) The musical scenes are definately more Bollywood than Broadway. The first song was in Punjabi and it was fabulous. I was hoping that they all would be, but the following songs were in English.

It was a fun, kooky and entertaining movie. Go see it.

3 thoughts on “Bollywood in Boston

  1. Rebecca

    Congratulations to Jennifair for correctly guessing the movie reference. It was, indeed, from “Sabrina” with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. Good work, J!

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  2. Bethany

    I saw Bride and Predjudice this past weekend too! I loved it. What a great flick. My love for Jane Austen superceeded the cheesiness of song and dance. πŸ˜‰

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