Movie: Murder on the Orient Express
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writers: Michael Green (screenplay), Agatha Christie (novel)
Star Cast: Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Kenneth Branagh, Leslie Odom Jr., Olivia Colman
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Today in the Indian cinema theatres, we will be able to see the star-studded movie Murder on the Orient Express. This movie is based on the detective novel written by Agatha Christie. It is a murder mystery. The director of the movie Kenneth Branagh is also popular for his previous works such as Cinderella, Sleuth, Thor and Much Ado About Nothing. He plays the titular character the Detective Hercule Poirot.
If you have seen any of the adaptations or have read the novel then you will be aware of the story and its end. But for those who are still unknown to the facts, here is the gist of the gripping story.
There are many passengers traveling on the Orient Express. The star cast along with their roles are Judi Dench, the haughty Russian Princess Dragomiroff; Olivia Colman, the maid Hildegarde Schmidt; Kenneth Branagh, the Detective Hercule Poirot; Willem Dafoe, academic Gerhard Hardman, Daisy Ridley, governess Mary Debenham; Leslie Odom Jr; Dr. Arbuthnot, Penélope Cruz, the religious Pilar Estravados; Michelle Pfeiffer, widow Mrs Hubbard; Johnny Depp, art dealer Ratchett; Josh Gad, Hector MacQueen, secretary of the art dealer, are among others. Due to the build-up of the snow, the train comes to a halt when the detective finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation. There is no witness to the murder but there are numerous clues.
If you are keen observer then the detective within you may find out the murderer before the story reveals it. But with such huge popular actors and majestic performances by them, it really it makes hard to focus on the suspense of the film. This is truly a big Hollywood suspense thriller that is worth a watch.
The international release of the movie was on November 10 but in India, it is releasing on November 24 that is today. So why are you waiting? Book your tickets here.