For the wide release, The Darjeeling Limited will have “Hotel Chevalier” appended to it. The short helps many parts of the movie make better sense, so it’s interesting that it was ever not a part of the movie.

“We thought it would be too challenging to moviegoers to be exposed to the short in theaters right at the beginning of the run,” she said. “We wanted to make sure ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ got established first as a movie.”

‘Darjeeling’ to Be Paired With a Short – New York Times