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Mary Poppins Returns – The Movie

A film review by Inesh Shenoy

Hello! I am Inesh Shenoy and I am nine-years-old. Today I am writing about the movie ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. It is a Disney film directed by Rob Marshall. I really liked Mary Poppins and all the magical things she does!

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Mary Poppins is a magical character created by P. L. Travers and featured in a series of eight books in the 1930s. I have not read the books yet. My father recently bought the 80th Anniversary Collection of Mary Poppins which has all the books! I am planning to read them soon. I will share my thoughts after I have read them.

In 1964, a movie called Mary Poppins was directed by Robert Stevenson. This was based on book one of the Mary Poppins series and showed the Mr and Mrs Banks having two children, Jane and Michael. One day a mysterious lady flies in from the skies with her magical umbrella. She comes to their house and tells that her name is Mary Poppins and she will be their nanny! 

Mary Poppins becomes the nanny for the kids Jane and Michael. She has a magical umbrella that can talk and a bag which is bigger on the inside so she can fit anything into it! She leaves them one day, and they slowly start to forget about all the magical impossible things they saw with her.  

The #iThree are excited with their special passes for #StarMoviesSecretScreening

Our father was invited to a #StarMoviesSecretScreening by @StarMoviesIndia. They told that he could bring his children, so Baba took us along. I loved the experience of Secret Screening! We kept guessing which movie it could be.

Later at the theatre, we guessed that it had to be Mary Poppins Returns. They had this nice bench we could sit on with Mary Poppins standing behind us!

“We know what movie it is! It has to be Mary Poppins!” shout the #iThree

The new movie starts many years after the first one, and shows Jane and Michael as grown ups. Michael was married to his wife and has three kids. Ever since Michael’s wife died a year back everything is in a mess.

Mary Poppins comes flying at the end of a kite to look after the three children. She has her talking Umbrella and the small bag which is so so big on the inside! 

This movie is picturised in London in the 1930s. Watching it I felt like I was in London. I also got to see the Big Ben. It was amazing.

I loved the movie. It combines animation and reality and shows us many impossible things. It is a lot of fun! My favourite part is when Mary Poppins changes time! You need to see the movie to understand what I mean. 

Have you seen Mary Poppins Returns? Or have you read any of the Mary Poppins books? Tell me how it was for you.

Until next time!


Inesh Shenoy is one of the iThree and enjoys performing magic. He loves books, movies, and generally spending time in the company of his brothers. You can learn more about Inesh and the iThree at

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