"Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins."
you'll never know how alternative an "indie" film is going to be until the screen plays, so i always cross my fingers and hope that it's going to be good. the darjeeling limited doesn't disappoint. the conversations between the characters were scripted to fit the scenes so well that the film makes an easy and joyful watch, though upon deeper probing will one realize that it actually packs a ton of meaning between the lines. oh boy the choice of songs! before i could even catch myself, my head was bobbing up and down with the cleverly chosen soundtracks. i was especially in awe of the colours used throughout the film, making every shot extremely simple yet beautiful.
there are a number of humourous scenes which made me laugh so loud it’s embarrassing, and i liked how the film is able to put me through an emotional rollercoaster ride. i must also mention that the three main characters are a perfect fit for the show, except maybe owen wilson, but that’s just because everytime i think of him, I think of his catwalk in zoolander. ;)
by the way, the 11 suitcases in the film were made by *gasp* louis vuitton!
i can’t tell you anymore, or i’ll spoil your movie.