Inferno movie review: Fails to give edge of the seat thrills

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Inferno movie not as good as Irrfan Khan’s commendable performance in the film

This weekend Ron Howard’s much anticipated thriller film ‘Inferno’ which is based on one of the famous Dan Brown’s books has released in India which is two weeks ahead of its US release. It is the third adaptation of Dan Brown’s novels after ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons’. The main cast includes Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster and Omar Sy.

The movie invariably has conspiracies and puzzling codes. In the story, Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) suffers from Retrograde Amnesia. He wakes up in a hospital in Florence having lost some of his memory. Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) teams up with him to decode cryptic symbols and codes. Their aim is to save humanity from a deadly virus created by a billionaire bioengineer, Zobrist (Ben Foster).

Though the movie keeps the audience gripped in the quest, it is not one of the best thrillers to watch out for. There are race and chase sequences but they are very much expected from such kind of films.

There are some very cliché elements in the film like a mysterious man, some secretive people who follow him, committing of a suicide, Langdon has to investigate an artefact, an attractive female scientist, finding hidden clues, assassins, conspiracy and ultimately the hero saves the world. It can get tiring and boring for most of the people to watch a same kind of story without anything new or interesting in it.

It is mainly the famous Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan who shines in the film. He makes the movie tolerable. He has amazing one-liners in the film that steal the heart. He is witty and funny at the same time. He also has some great action sequences. Performances of the other actors can be considered average.

What is good about the movie is the way it is shot and the performance of Irrfan Khan. Tom Hanks looks smart as always. The background score is also good which matches the pace of the film. There are also some decent twists and turns in the story which keep the audience engrossed. Therefore, go for the movie if you are ready to watch a predictable thriller.

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