Darjeeling Limited is a comic, yet emotional movie that captures the lives of three American brothers as they take a train trip to India. They travel on the Darjeeling Limited, a bright colored train that is filled with unusual characters and comic adventure.
According to Francis (Owen Wilson), the purpose of the trip is to develop tighter bonds between brothers as well as make the trip a spiritual journey. They have been separated for some time and Francis believes that this trip is just the thing to bring the brothers closer together.
Prior to this trip, Francis had been in a car wreck in which he was catapulted 50 ft. into the air. He dramatically related the tragic event in great detail. He stated that his heart stopped and he was dead at that point. However, during this ordeal, his one thought was that he wished Peter (Adrien Brody) and Jack (Jason Schwartz) were there for him. Therefore, he has decided that during this journey, they will visit all the spiritual sites, learn about the unknown, say yes to everything and start trusting one another. Francis believes that this trip will be a life changing experience.
The colorful journey begins as Francis, the oldest brother, decides to take charge and plans a complete itinerary for the trip. He makes all of their decisions, including where they will sleep and what they will have to eat. Francis has decided to have his assistant laminate the paper schedules. He brings a printer and laminator along on the journey. The three brothers take a variety of medicines including an Indian muscle relaxant and a special Indian flu medicine along the way. Let the fun begin!
A variety of comic mishaps take place during the excursion. A snake which belongs to them escapes on the train, the brothers are asked to leave the train and they are left alone on an Indian desert. Meanwhile, their mother who is also strange is missing.
The film is very colorful and captures the beauty of India, including the landscape, markets and spiritual sites.
What else is in store for the three brothers along their journey? And where is the mother of these three adventurous men? Watch the film to find out. You’ll laugh and feel the comedy, tragedy and emotion as these three men take an unusual excursion.