We decided to stay in last night,so I watched this film as husband did work. I had loved the first film, (see the trailer at the end of the post), and looked forward to seeing the sequel.
The first half of the film I thought was weak with too much exuberance by Sonny the proprietor, though there are lovely colors and tourist shots of Jai Pur. If any of you visit India on a tour, you most likely will visit Rajasthan, the state of the colored cities. Jai Pur is the Pink City and the jewel of the crown. The following sites are very popular and shown in the film.
The City or Wind Palace. . . . . .
The romantic summer palace. . . .
India’s Great Wall as seen from the Amber Fort. . . . .
The shining Amber Fort. . . . .
And of course the magnificent painted elephants!( The elephants you see and ride are all female as the bulls are quite erasable and mean. In fact, there is only one male elephant in all of Jai Pur for breeding purposes and all the rest are female!)
Besides the sights, the second half redeems itself with a pretty authentic Indian Wedding, complete with Bollywood dancing . There are some rather tender moments from the multi-generational caste as to the importance of love ,no matter your age.
For Indiaphiles like me, you will enjoy it. It is not a great film, but it doesn’t have to be. . . . it is about and shot in Incredible India!
My favorite line was “There is nothing like an Indian welcome!”
I know that to be true!
This Is Incredible India!
images from google public domain