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Bride and Prejudice : collected Rs.4.7 million in Mumbai

By Priyanka Khanna, IANS

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Download Bride And Prejudice WallpapersThe previous week's release -- "Bride and Prejudice" -- collected Rs.4.7 million in Mumbai and is doing well only in the metros. A week after acclaimed filmmaker Gurinder Chaddha unleashed the considerable power of Aishwarya Rai's eyes on the world in her adaptation of the Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice", the film topped the British charts.

The film took 1.67 million pounds on its first weekend in Britain.

"Bride And Prejudice", which was being touted as India's best bet at reaching out to non-Asian viewers, was slammed by reviewers but the film is racking in big bucks. The film is slated to release in the US in November and that is when the real trial by fire will begin.

The film's fate, which is essentially an Indian movie in English and celebrates Bollywood's much mocked though loved formulas, will be a good gauge of the ability of Bollywood formula to crossover.

While the fate of "Bride and Prejudice" at the US turnstiles lies in the balance, the record-breaking documentary by Michael Moore -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- is making waves in India after it was cleared by the censor board.

Interestingly, the 2004 US presidential election has unleashed a wave of political activism in the art world.

In addition to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore's crusade against the Bush administration, singing sensations like Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, REM, Pearl Jam and Dixie Chicks have come together for the hugely successful "Vote for Change" tour.


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