Peter Sellers plays an accident-prone Indian actor, Hrundi V. Bakshi, at large in Hollywood where he ruins a big-budget movie and is thrown off the set by the producer. However, the producer then invites Bakshi to a Hollywood party where he manages to cause havoc once again; but this time with party guests such as a drunken starlet, a foreign princess and a model.
Though this film is a relatively minor one in the massive canon of Peter Sellers, it has moments of absolute hilarity. Written and directed by Blake Edwards, one of Sellers' most fertile collaborators, the film stars Sellers as a would-be actor from India (let them try to get away with that today) who is a walking disaster area. After ruining a day's shooting as an extra on a film, he finds himself unintentionally invited to a big Hollywood party. That's pretty much it as far as plot goes, but Edwards and Sellers know how to milk a simple idea for an unending string of slapstick gags. The result is a film that is episodic and sketchy but also frequently loony in an inspired way. --Marshall Fine
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