You'll Either Love It or Hate it Jan 19, 2009
And I can't deny it, I was very disappointed. I can understand why some may really enjoy it, I guess it's all about the right mood. This is a very unique and bizarre film. Three very different brothers reunited after their father's death on a trainride in India. They face a clash of culture in a strange way, from sneaking a snake into the train, randomly deciding to get intimate with the traditional looking train hostess, and experiencing the harshness of poverty through death.
I guess the film does do a good job in showing the behind-the-scenes things happening in the exotic and modernizing land known as India, but the way the story is told is very awkward almost.
Many awkward silences, spontaneous actions, etc that just make you go "huh?" Perhaps, it's meant to be more thought provoking and spiritual. The blend of comedy is what throws it off though.
I might watch it again, but I gave it 3 stars to balance out the mixed reviews. Different people will like this film differently, moreso than other films.