Friday, November 09, 2012

Irrfan Khan for Star of Everything

I attended an all-media screening of Ang Lee's Life of Pi in Charlotte this evening, and since all reviews of the film are under embargo by 20th Century Fox, I can't share my thoughts on the film just yet.

(L-R) Irrfan Khan, director Ang Lee, and Tabu. AFP.

But without commenting on the film, I couldn't help but think as I watched it what an underrated and underused actor Irrfan Khan is. I want to start a petition to have Khan in every film made from here on out. He elevates every movie he is in no matter how small the role (see The Amazing Spider-Man). If you haven't seen Mira Nair's The Namesake, seek it out, if for no other reason that to watch his magnificent performance. The man is a treasure, seriously.

Life of Pi opens Wednesday, November 21.

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