Film Language Tag: sound, nondiegetic
Sound that does not have an identifiable source in the characters' world.
While being interviewed by art critic Finley Stephens (Rebecca Spence), Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) eggs her into summoning the Candyman. As he investigates her whereabouts after she leaves for the bathroom, Anthony sees a reflection of the Candyman in the mirror. However, he notices odd parallels between him and the Candyman. It seems as though they are linked and the Candyman is his counterpart. The clip ends as Anthony, now amalgamated into the character of the Candyman, brutally kills Stephens as shown through the windows of his apartment building.
Lajjo (Farida Jalal) notices her daughter, Simran (Kajol), looking distraught. She then proceeds to have a conversation with her about the sacrifices women need to make in their lives for men. This convinces Simran in the moment to marry Kuljeet (Parmeet Sethi), and forget about Raj (Shah Rukh Khan).
British civilian Dawson (Mark Rylance), his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney), and teenage hand George (Barry Keoghan) are headed toward Dunkirk to save soldiers and pick up one (Cillian Murphy) in the water from a wrecked ship. The soldier, shell-shocked, doesn't want to return. George is fatally struck in the head during the disagreement.
Kracklite, his wife, and their Italian co-workers celebrate the start of the Boullée exhibition with a welcome dinner in front of the Pantheon. Kracklite makes a toast to Boullée, and his wife cuts into a large white cake of Boullée's architectural design. The scene introduces the themes and imagery of architecture, gluttony, physical health, gravity, and promiscuity.
Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), and Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri) have a conversation about what being an Indian means in the context of being an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) in a mustard field in Punjab, India. Baldev and Raj feed pigeons as they speak to each other. Raj uses the metaphor of pigeons to symbolize the NRIs and how they are still Indian at heart.
Joh Frederson (Alfred Abel), the master of Metropolis, meets with the inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) who reveals his newest creation: a robot made in the likeness of their shared love, Hel.
This second Pantheon dinner scene clearly refers to the first opening scene with some significant changes: Kracklite is now a druken aggressor who intrudes on a peaceful evening. His entire life has fallen apart, and he expresses his distress and anger to two the dining strangers. He is forced to leave the restaurant, and he bitterly scorns the Pantheon which now seems to loom mockingly behind him.