Marigold - Notepad
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Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.
Marigold (Ali Larter) is a Hollywood actor, with a whole lot of attitude that she could do without, who has come to India for a movie shoot. The movie is cancelled and she somehow finds herself as a dancer in a Hindi movie. She meets Prem (Salman Khan) and you are supposed to sit through the rest to know what happens next, if anything at all.
- A few subtle, funny one-liners.
What did not
- A huge jump cut which broke the axis of action - In the airplane, Marigold is shown as walking from the business class to economy/coach class (towards the camera). In the next shot, she is shown as approaching her seat from behind, i.e. again approaching the camera without any movement of camera.
- Do any of the characters know what it is they exactly want from life? Prem, his father, Marigold, Barry?
- Only Salman Khan could try to get away with saying, "That's awful", with a monotonous smile on his face!
- Ali Larter's cynical-lop-sided smile, that she wears half the time she is on screen - is it there for a reason, or someone somewhere thought she looks good when she does that?
- Why exactly was Gulshan Grover trying to do an "Eklavya"
- If they wanted to give the father-son conflict just 2 minutes to resolve, why did they put it in there in the first place?
- How does Barry know who Prem's father is?
- How I wish Taxis stood in such neat lines at Mumbai airport.
- Why is Prem who is a teetotaler insisting that Marigold needs a drink?!
- Wasn't Jaanvi (Nandana Sen) supposed to leave for Mumbai? Whatever happened to that?
- Is the taxi driver a psychic? How does he know anything about Marigold's love life?
- Why does Prem ask Gulshan Grover where his father is, when the father is standing right there?!
- If Ali cannot enact a whistle, was it necessary for her to whistle? And if it was necessary, couldn't anyone teach her how to act it out?