East meets West in this exuberant musical Bollywood remake of the Jane Austen novel. When Mr Balraj (Naveen Andrews) - a highly eligible bachelor - arrives from London to take up residence next door to the Bakshi family, he causes quite a stir: the Bakshis have four unmarried daughters, and have high hopes for their new neighbour. But Lalita (Aishwarya Rai), their clever and headstrong second daughter, is skeptical about her family's plans, and when she meets Mr Balraj's best friend, American hotelier Will Darcy (Martin Henderson), she is confirmed in the belief that her reservations are well-placed. Where social status provided the impediments between Elizabeth and Darcy in Austen's novel, it is the cultural divide that keeps Lalita and Darcy apart in Gurinder Chadha's film. But can love win, and this divide be bridged? The film was shot on location in India and the US.