Marigold – An Adventure in India’ is the movie that uses every stereotype that we have watched umpteen numbers of times in cinemas. The film has Salman Khan playing Prem and Ali Larter (from hot television series ‘Heroes’) playing Marigold Lexton. It is poorly directed by Willard Carroll.
The story is about a young actress Ali Larter (from hit TV series ‘Heroes’) playing, an arrogant and bad-tempered American actress whose tryst with India begins with a series of accidents. Her luggage goes missing. And the film for which she had come to shoot in Goa gets scrapped. Marigold takes the help of a production assistant Rani played by Suchitra Pillai, who offers her a ride to Mumbai. On a visit to a Bollywood film set, Marigold is fortunate and catches the attention of the director who offers her a role in the film. The role requires her to dance. But that is where the problem lies. Marigold can’t dance. This is where the charismatic choreographer Prem steps in and teaches her to feel the music and learn to dance bollywood style. In the course of teaching the dance steps to Marigold, Prem ends up in love with her. Marigold finds out that Prem actually is a prince. The film shifts to his haveli, mansion where Prem’s rich father Mahendra played by Vijendra Ghatge and mother Nandini played by Kiran Juneja Sippy live. There Marigold experiences the Indian family values and traditions. But, to her dismay, she discovers that Prem’s marriage has been arranged with a girl named Jhanvi played by Nandana Sen. On the other hand, Marigold’s American boyfriend Barry comes to India looking for her.
The film lacks sense and character. There are no good dialogues to hold the audience, Salman’s dialogue delivery is difficult to grasp. The only respite is performances by Salman and Ali Larter. Ali Larter looks beautiful. Even her acting is not that bad. Moreover, she does manage a few dance steps and poses with conviction. Nandana Sen is pretty okay. Vikas Bhalla is straight-faced. Vijendra Ghatge is too edgy. Suchitra Pillai is quite good.To sum it up, ‘Marigold’ is an utterly unremarkable film. Daman are also working in this movie. The film is good family film.