The Darjeeling Limited

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With the requisite combination of humor, sorrow and outstanding visuals, The Darjeeling Limited will satisfy Wes Anderson fans.



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"The Darjeeling Limited" is an emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds.The eldest, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India.


Owen Wilson
as Francis
Waris Ahluwalia
as The Chief Steward
Irrfan Khan
as The Father
Barbet Schroeder
as The Mechanic
Bill Murray
as The Businessman
Natalie Portman
as Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
Trudy Mathis
as German Lady #1
Margot Gödrös
as German Lady #2
Hitesh Sindi
as Electronics Vendor
Kishen Lal
as Shoe Vendor
Bhawani Sankar
as Pepper Spray Vendor
Mukhtiar Bhai
as Pet Shop Vendor
Suraj Kumar
as Shoeshine Boy
Kapil Dubey
as Boy on Bicycle
Dinesh Bishnoi
as Oldest Boy
Mukesh Bishnoi
as Middle Boy
Ramesh Bishnoi
as Youngest Boy
Sriharsh Sharma
as Boy With Handkerchief
Chanduram Bishnoi
as Village Elder
Pukaram Bishnoi
as Old Man in Village
Ratan Lal Ji
as Villager
Arun Bishnoi
as Villager
Anand Pathe
as Villager
Bhawar Lal
as Villager
Kaana Ram
as Villager
Rupa Ram
as Villager
Shava Ram
as Villager
Ruka Ram
as Villager
Bhura Ram
as Villager
Buramji Ram
as Villager
Tuka Ram
as Villager
Bhanwar Singh
as Villager
Moti Ram
as Villager
Kishna Ram
as Villager
Ravi Acharya
as Villager
Badhri Dave
as Hindu Priest
Vincetta Easley
as Garage Cashier
John Joseph Gallagher
as Tow Truck Driver
Bhavna Narang
as Flight Attendant
Sunil Chhabra
as Co-Pilot
Gurdeep Singh
as Chief Steward (Bengal Lancer)
Charu Shankar
as Stewardess (Bengal Lancer)
Andrew Massey
as Tiger Puppeteer
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Critic Reviews for The Darjeeling Limited

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  • Wes Anderson transports his arch, pristine, melancholic sensibility to India, where three estranged brothers meet after their father's death and hop a train in a quixotic attempt to heal their spiritual wounds.

    Mar 12, 2014 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Top Critic
  • The film as a whole operates in Mr. Anderson's patented, semi-precious zone of antic and droll. It's not as if the filmmaker has gone off the rails. He's just not solidly on them.

    Mar 12, 2014
  • Apart from having thus created the first road-picture homework assignment, Anderson isn't breaking new ground here. But he and his actors appear to be having a larkish good time.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello
    Top Critic
  • A Wes Anderson film is like a snow globe: it's hermetically sealed, precious, and pointless.

    Feb 22, 2008 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • This is India as in one of those highly coloured paintings of a Hindu god. It's absolutely gorgeous but every so often the train stops and we go outside, into the dusty yellow plains of Rajasthan, where reality is more present.

    Dec 26, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Wes Anderson is an acquired taste. But those who liked The Royal Tenenbaums and even the grossly uneven The Life Aquatic may find this serio-comic tale about three brothers on a train journey through India a satisfactory diversion from everyday reality.

    Nov 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Darjeeling Limited

  • May 10, 2015
    A lot better than expected! Another brilliant film by Wes Anderson. I loved everything about it especially Adrien Brody.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2015
    Quirky, yet touching film about brothers bonding. What stands out is the beautiful and rich setting of the Indian country side. Not Wes Anderson's best movie but it is still good.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2014
    The Darjeeling Limited is one of Wes Andersons most mature films, but still has all the beautiful imagery, funny yet touching writing, and brilliant performances we could've hoped for. Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzmen all give great performances, playing three brothers with a love-hate relationship on a train journey together. This relationship is the heart of the film, but also is able to show off the charming dynamic between the three. It may lack the originality and wit of some of Andersons previous efforts, but it was brilliant nonetheless. The Darjeeling Limited was not a film, but an experience. As the credits rolled I found a big smile on my face, something Wes Anderson has achieved time and time again.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2014
    Wes Anderson's uneven, good-natured The Darjeeling Limited benefits from a charismatic cast and entertains despite its flaws.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer

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