After Devdas was announced among the Ten best films of the millenium by the TIME magazine, here is another reason for Indian cinema fans to rejoice. Bride and Prejudice has been included among a list of the 10 Best Wedding films of the world by The National newspaper. Here is what it had to say about the film.
Bride and Prejudice (Rank #6)
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is given a Bollywood twist from the Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha. Aishwarya Rai stars in her first English-speaking role as Lalita, a woman pressured to marry by her parents, but whom is inexplicably attracted to the initially stern and obnoxious American Will Darcy (Martin Henderson). Lessons about love, Indian culture and following your heart are all learnt in this critically acclaimed movie, which was a hit with audiences around the world.
Another film of Indian origin, Monsoon Wedding too secured a place in the list
Monsoon Wedding (2001) (Rank #2)
Arranged marriage is explored in this critically adored international production, set in India where a father's arrangements for the wedding of his daughter to a man she has only known for two weeks are threatened by the chaos of arranging such a large family event, plus a scandalous secret being kept by the bride-to-be. Riveting to the last minute, this film shines a light on the often jarring forces of tradition and modernity, as old values fight for priority over an increasingly westernised lifestyle.
The full list:
1. Four Weddinga and a Funeral (1994)
2. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
3. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
4. Bridesmaids (2011)
5. The Wedding Singer (1998)
6. Bride and Prejudice (2004)
7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
8. Father of the Bride (1991)
9. Mamma Mia! (2008)
10. Wedding Crashers (2005)