Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Bride and Prejudice
|How does Lakhi and Johnny Wickham's relationship end after they run away in London?||Bride and Prejudice
Lakhi slaps Wickham at the front of a cinema theatre to the applause of the cinema audience. Lakhi slaps Wickham because he shouts after Lalita: "It was always you" because she believed he really cared about her. Lalita earlier slaps Wickham when he pleads with her not to go off with Darcy: "anyone but him". The fight scene between Johnny Wickham and Will Darcy mirrors the one happening in the scene playing behind them. This was taken from one of the first Bollywood films showing Indians in Britain.
|When Will Darcy asks Lalita to teach him Indian dancing, he says "it just looks like you screw in a light bulb with one hand..." and do what with the other?||Bride and Prejudice
pat the dog. This one of the numerous instances when Darcy puts his foot in it, although in his defence, Lalita jumps down his throat a bit. Other examples are, calling arranged marriages "backward", saying that the groom came to India to get married to keep things "simple" and calling the best hotel in Amritsar substandard compared to his family's hotels.
Although Martin Henderson (Will Darcy) hardly appears in any of the songs or does much dancing, he was encouraged by the film's choreographer to learn the dance routines.
|During the song 'No life without wife', who does Lalita dream of marrying as "an overseas bride dressed in white"?||Bride and Prejudice
Johnny Wickham. In this song, Lalita's sisters are teasing her about her "marriage" to Mr Kholi. She responds by talking about her ideal man. In my opinion, this is one of the best songs in a film full of amazing ones.
Ashanti. The song Ashanti sings really has no role in the storyline of the film. Many Bollywood films contain a song or dance number which is completely separate from the plot. The director integrated the song into the plot by showing different characters interacting throughout it and responding to the song.
|At the wedding where Lalita and Will first meet in Amritsar, which US music artist and dancer, does Karin say Balraj will turn into the Indian version of?||Bride and Prejudice
MC Hammer. Karin is not as enamoured with India, and would rather forget that it is her motherland, saying that the "only thing India's good for is losing weight". She thinks of herself first as British, rather than Indian.
Balraj is a good dancer in the film, although, according to the DVD extras, he had a lot of extra help from the film's choreographers. He takes part in the first song of the film, leading the young men at the wedding in teasing the girls.
Goa. They go to Goa to see a hotel which Darcy's family might add to their already extensive chain. By the poolside, Darcy and Lalita get into a disagreement, causing a further divide between them, originally established at the pre-wedding party. Goa is also where Lalita first meets Johnny Wickham.
Amritsar. Amritsar is the home of the Golden Temple - one of the incentives for Johnny Wickham to visit the Bakshis.
The Bakshi family are a middle-class family, but although their house is large, and they have a farm, both are a little bit rundown. Lalita helps her father run the farm, although Mrs Bakshi would rather she married Mr Kholi.
Chandra. Chandra knows that she might not get such a good an offer of marriage as Mr Kholi, unlike Lalita. She obviously believes that love comes later in marriage, as Mrs Bakshi tells Lalita.
Manorama is the name of Mrs Bakshi. Karin is Balraj's sister. Georgie is Will Darcy's sister.
Jaya. Jaya is the eldest and shyest Bakshi sister. She meets Balraj when he comes to Amritsar to be best man at a wedding. One of her friends is marrying his friend.
Lalita is the film's Elizabeth Bennet. She meets Darcy at the same time that Jaya meets Balraj. Unlike Jaya and Balraj, however, Lalita and Darcy come to blows almost straight away when he makes the mistake of saying that arranged marriages are "backward".
Maya is the conservative sister. She believes she is a wonderful dancer and that she is able to play the sitar well. Unfortunately, she terrorises the Bakshis and their guests one night with her snake dance. She is constantly berrating Lakhi for not being modest around men.
Lakhi is the youngest and most outrageous sister. She likes clothes, boys, dancing and gossip, although not necessarily in that order. She carries on a secret relationship with Johnny Wickham after he leaves the Bakshi house.
|During the "No Life Without Wife" song, we see Kholi and Lalita in Kohli's dream home doing various things. What word is painted on the wall behind them?||"Bride and Prejudice," Part I
Kholiwood. On the wall behind Lalita and Kholi, there is a huge, floor-to-ceiling picture of the famous Hollywood sign, only some of the letters have been rearranged or replaced to make it read "Kohliwood."
DN International. Darcy sees Lalita and Chandra up on the balcony talking. He comes up to see them, and after Darcy sneezes, meaning someone is thinking of him, Chandra leaves to "get a Coke." Lalita and Will Darcy hold the following conversation:
Darcy: "Can't get any work done in the hotel I'm in."
Lalita: "Which hotel's that?"
Darcy: "It's the DN International."
Lalita: "That's the best hotel in town."
Subway. "We wouldn't have had these problems [of marrying off four daughters] if we had gone to US" Mrs. Bakshi says. "My brother did all the paperwork to sponsor us, but you didn't want to leave. Now he owns three Subway franchises in New Jersey." During her whole tirade, Lakhi shakes and nods her head, holds up her fingers, and mouths words in perfect time with her mother, indicating that this speech has been said many times before.
Mrs. Bakshi. What Mrs. Bakshi is singing means, "With flowers in my hair, the years pass me by, but I am forever young." After that Mr. Bakshi manages to pull her away, and she thankfully stops singing.
Mayhem and bedlam. "This is mayhem. This is like bedlam," Darcy says while looking around at the chaotic streets. "Good, isn't it?" Balraj replies. Balraj must have earlier described India as "a little bit like New York", because Will then asks, "What do you mean, 'it's a little bit like New York'?"
Amritsar. One of the first scenes in the film begins with the words, "Amritsar~India," and the name is mentioned several times during the rest of the movie. Lalita, for instance, is referred to as the "Jewel of Amritsar". Goa is where Lalita meets Johnny Wickham, who wants to see the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Red. Jaya and Lalita's friend who is getting married at the beginning wears pale green, and Chandra wears the traditional Indian red for both of her wedding ceremonies. Although dressed in white when Balraj arrives, Jaya is later seen with him on an elephant wearing red, as is Lalita, who is riding on an elephant with Darcy in the couples' double wedding.
7 Udham Singh Road. We see this at the start, right before the title shows, and again near the end of the movie when Bijili places a flower garland around the sign for Jaya's wedding. Udham Singh (sometimes known as Ram Mohammed Singh Azad) was a revolutionary and is known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer.
A beer. Darcy doesn't accept because he is too disappointed that Lalita has left. He flies to London very soon after that.
The only person who ever stood up to his mother. Lalita hopes she wasn't too rude, but Darcy says that it was good for his mom to have that experience.
Home. Kiran is showing the Bakshi's around her house, pointing out famous places such as the Thames and Windsor Castle. "Oh, flag's up, Queen's at home," she says nonchalantly, showing off her wealth.
Family. Kholi is trying to sell Lalita and the rest of the Bakshis on America (or "Amrica," as he calls it), and says that India is decades behind America. Darcy points out that there are a lot of things about India that America doesn't have, such as the nice way families come together.
No. While Jaya, Lalita, and Maya dine with the Bingleys and Darcy, Lakhi takes Johnny out to show him the town. She's "going to take him for Amritsari fish, fruit cream, and hot gulab jamans."
Jackson Pollock. Kholi has horrible table manners, eating with his hands and slurping his food off his fingers. This, as she tells Chandra, reminds Lalita of Jackson Pollock's abstract art.