Rescheduled from Jan. 5.
$8 all seats or $25 for Producer’s Pass (4 tickets). The Producer’s Pass MUST be purchased in advance.
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Rated PG-13; 111 minutes; 2004
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 is the lovely and eligible daughter of her socially ambitious mother and father. Mother and father want to be sure that Lalita, the most beautiful of their four daughters, settles down with a man worthy of her, but she has proven resistant to matchmaking, announcing that she will choose her own husband, and will choose him for love. While mother is keen on the profoundly annoying Kholi, Lalita has had her head turned by a handsome vagabond from England, Johnny Wickham. But while attending the wedding of a friend, Lalita meets Will Darcy, a college buddy of family friend Raj who is the son of a wealthy hotel magnate. Lalita finds that Will makes a strong impression on her — she can’t stand him, but she also can’t get him out of her mind. Will feels the same way about her, and as they inadvertently chase one another over three continents, will morbid fascination grow into true love?
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