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5.0 out of 5 stars Seller's finest moment with a bit of birdy num num, 18 Dec. 2004
This review is from: The Party (2 Disc Special Edition) [1968] [DVD] (DVD)
I've read some reviews of The Party in which Peter Sellers plays the Indian actor Hurundi V Bakshi, and these reviews make out it's a racist and offensive film.....and if you think so, you're probably not an Indian. Speaking as an Indian, I don't know any Indian who hasn't fallen in love with this film.
Sellers is in Hollywood, playing the part of a really bad actor. After causing disaster on the set, he is fired, and through an unfortunate incident, accidently invited to the film producer's house for an A list Hollywood party. At the party, he causes havoc and mayhem, and his lovable character is a fish out of water, showing up the Hollywood celebs for the grandiose, pompous self-indulgent people that they are.
Hurundi will make you laugh so much, you will hurt from getting stitches. As an Indian, we all have relatives living in Europe and the USA who just do one or two things which seem strange to anyone who isn't an Indian (I only found this out after marrying a Scot), however, Hurundi does all of these things. He is a painful reminder to Indians how ridiculous we can all be, and he is an even more painful reminder to non-Indians of how ridiculous the rest of the world can be.
If you love Goodness Gracious Me, watch it, you'll love it! I guarantee it!
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Initial post: 16 Nov 2009 11:08:26 GMT
spib says:
Very well said. A fantastic film.

Posted on 4 Sep 2010 01:05:03 BDT
Well said, my friend.

Posted on 3 Jan 2011 20:04:56 GMT
Fantastic review :)

Posted on 15 May 2011 20:08:04 BDT
Marco M says:
Thank you so much for an Indian's point of view of this wonderful movie. Hopefully your words of wisdom will shut the nay-sayers up!

Posted on 22 Jun 2011 15:18:26 BDT
T. Strainer says:
"He is a painful reminder to Indians how ridiculous we can all be, and he is an even more painful reminder to non-Indians of how ridiculous the rest of the world can be."

A rather profound and philosophical statement by a rather profound and philosophical chap.

Posted on 16 Oct 2011 19:45:39 BDT
A. Howard says:
thank you for posting a bit of common sense in this stupid PC world we live in - great review

Posted on 29 Aug 2012 09:40:59 BDT
R. A. Caton says:
Peter Sellers was a much better character actor than some make him out to be.
A wonderful review, sir!
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