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A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.

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A year after the accidental death of their father, three brothers -- each suffering from depression - meet for a train trip across India. Francis, the eldest, has organized it. The brothers argue, sulk, resent each other, and fight. The youngest, Jack, estranged from his girlfriend, is attracted to one of the train's attendants. Peter has left his pregnant wife at home, and he buys a venomous snake. After a few days, Francis discloses their surprising and disconcerting destination. Amid foreign surroundings, can the brothers sort out their differences? A funeral, a meditation, a hilltop ritual, and the Bengal Lancer figure in the reconciliation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£435,198 (UK) (23 November 2007)

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$11,896,380 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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The abbey towards the end of the film was originally the Maharana of Mewar's royal hunting lodge in Udaipur, built during the Rajput era. Production designer Mark Friedberg was inspired by Michael Powell's Black Narcissus (1947) which takes place at an abbey in the Himalayas. See more »

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In the dining car, Peter reads Jack's short story, which is written on stationary from the Hotel Chevalier, in Paris. The logo of the French flag on the stationary is backwards; from right to left, the colors should be blue, white, and red. See more »

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[first lines]
The Businessman: That's my train.
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References The Music Room (1958) See more »

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from the Film Pather Panchali (1955)
Original Music by Ravi Shankar (as Pandit Ravi Shankar)
Courtesy of Saregama India Ltd.
By Arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc. and Courtesy of Navras Records Ltd.
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If you watch it carefully from the beginning with no preconception or bias the movie has immense subliminal humour and relaxation effect. It puts you in a pleasant stoned-like state if you watch it on a Friday after a hearty dinner:) Of all the movies I've seen this one doest it for me. You feel like buying a ticket - and going on a trip of your own. I do not like most of the actors but they have natural humour and played so brilliantly that I forgot the gripe. The movie does not force a sense of anything - you listen to the sounds of nature, the rural and the industrial landscape. The soundtrack is perfect. The 3 main characters are not successful or content with their lives yet they are forced to go on a "spiritual" journey because they once agreed to it (brothers). I imagine it is hard to market a situational comedy these days a la Wes Anderson, Cohen brothers, Jim Jarmusch with so many fast-paced bubblegum-plot flicks spewed by the industry. This plot would sound stupid if I hadn't known a family that did the same back when I was a kid.


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