Although,like most Hausa people,I grew up with sisters who think Indian movies are the best thing that happened since make-up,I'm no huge a fan of Indian movies.However,I did watch alot of vintage classics from the likes of Amitah,Amrish Puri,Dramendra etc (I know ,I know ,not sure of the spellings).
And ah,I did watch''Bride and the Prejudice'',which I must say,I don't see as much of a conventional Indian movie.It didn't push any envelopes,which I wudda want by the way,but it was refreshing.The story line,great.And it is ,from what I understand a remake of Jane Austen?s much-loved and oft-adapted classic.
But I have myreservations ,nonetheless.For one thing,pieces of Bollywood conventions were not to be eintirely missed :there was a sense of the overwhelming attraction between the two leads, but there?s no chemistry there. Martin Henderson is terrible ? stiff and uncomfortable ? while Aishwarya Rai, though gorgeous to a fault to look at, does little more than flounce about and play the guitar.
The Indian setting initially seems clever, because only in a world where arranged marriage is STILL the norm would the conventions of Jane Austen?s world still apply. But why make Darcy American? This potentially opens a whole other can of worms that the film just ignores.
Ashwaira is one hell of a gorgeous chikalah though*Lord,have mercy on my poor soul* .Well,her beauty made up for what the movie lacked.Hell,her beauty deserve its own thread,which I won't waste much time creating lol.