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Movie Review - Sherlock Holmes

Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay would be turning in his grave thinking why Bollywood could not make a movie on Byomkesh Bakshi, inarguably the most famous detective in the country. But Hollywood does not disappoint and makes a grand movie which turns Shelock Holmes from a detective to a hero who kicks, punches, jokes and of course solves mysteries.

Sherlock Holmes is based on the London of 1891. As with movies set in past having mysteries and secrets ingrained in the story, this movie too carries a dark hue. The skies are black, so are the streets. The only thing which shines throughout the movie is the sheer brilliance of acting of Robert Downey Jr., playing Sherlock Holmes. He is very well supported by Jude Law (playing Dr. Watson) with much "bromance" between them leading to speculations whether Sherlock Holmes is gay!

If you are a fan of mysteries, you will be disappointed by the story. You can almost guess how things would unfold in the movie. But what sets the movie apart is the way of story-telling. The scenes which impressed me the most are in which Sherlock Holmes plans every move in a fight and then executes it flawlessly! Or the one in which he guesses correctly the entire past life of a person just by looking at him!

There is not one dull moment in the movie. The entire film is laced with witty jokes which keep you hooked. The way Sherlock Holmes experiments on his poor dog is hilarious. The movie is full of masala quotient as shown in the impressive way Sherlock and Watson dodge through a series of blasts.

Don't go to this movie for a dose of reality because the explanation that Sherlock gives for the events in the movie go right above your head but hey, that's not what you came to theater for! Just go and watch this movie for two hours of complete entertainment.

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