Irrfan Khan’s Puzzle had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie is now receiving rave reviews for its performances.
Read on to know what some reviews are:
Puzzle toes a tough line, managing to stay relentlessly good-hearted and deeply humane.
Puzzle is the missing piece in American blockbuster filmmaking
Other assets include a fine supporting cast, led by Bollywood superstar and now in-demand Hollywood supporting player Irrfan Khan (The Life of Pi, The Lunchbox) as an extramarital love interest for Macdonald’s character.
This very simple, lovely film exceeds mostly thanks to the two outstanding lead performances from Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan. They make for such an awkward relationship, but there’s a certain amount of chemistry between them that shines through. Each one of them gives a particularly spectacular, nuanced performance. Khan, on the other hand, speaks slowly and seems so tired of life, but he still has a tender heart buried deep within him. And it’s easy to sense this and it brings a certain amount of warmth to his character.
From its first elegantly shot frame, you know “Puzzle” is going to be something special
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An earnest, clear-cut drama about the struggle for one woman’s liberation from the shackles of domesticity, Puzzle does what it sets out to do remarkably well.
Puzzle starring Kelly MacDonald and Irrfan Khan is the story of a forty something suburban mother whose world is taken for granted. When she discovers she has a gift for assembling puzzles, her world begins to open.