While the inimitable Irrfan Khan is recuperating in London from a serious ailment, his latest Hollywood release entitled Puzzle has opened to rave reviews. The intense and tender drama about a relationship that grows between a bored American housewife Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) and her partner in a jigsaw-puzzle tournament is directed by Marc Turtletaub.
Irrfan has received glowing reviews for his performance.
Roger Ebert.com, writes, “He (the male protagonist Robert) is played by the great Irrfan Khan, who immediately changes the tone and energy of “Puzzle” simply through his charismatic presence. A wealthy inventor living alone in an ornate Manhattan brownstone, Robert has a playful, low-key sense of humor, which he uses to draw Agnes out of her shell. Macdonald and Khan have an enjoyably prickly chemistry with each other off the top, which steadily evolves into a bond that’s unexpectedly deeper.”
The New York Times, “Agnes is introduced to the world of competitive puzzling by Robert (the marvelous Irrfan Khan), a wealthy Indian inventor, his rumpled cosmopolitan glamour and dark-eyed wisdom seem the stuff of fairy tales.
Irrfan couldn’t be more pleased.
He says, “I always wanted to do a Hollywood love story. So I am glad it happened with Puzzle.”