Movie: The Pink Panther 2

The Tornado, an infamous thief, comes out of retirement to carry out successive heists all over the world. The Tornado steals Magna Carta in London(UK), the Turin Shroud in Turin(Italy) and the Imperial Sword in Kyoto(Japan). In order to retrieve these priceless treasures, the respective governments assemble a team known as the Dream Team. The government of France also gets an invitation to join the team. To the disappointment of Chief Inspector Dreyfus(John Cleese), the French government decides to send Inspector Clouseau(Steve Martin).

Inspector Clouseau is assigned to traffic duty and is diligently handing out tickets for traffic violations in Paris. Clouseau is relieved from the traffic duty and asked to represent France as part of the dream team. But, Clouseau is reluctant as he feels the Tornado will steal the famous Pink Panther diamond from Paris if he leaves France. Eventually, Clouseau relents.

Clouseau is accompanied by his sidekick, Ponton(Jean Reno) to the airport. At the airport, Clouseau bids goodbye to Ponton and crosses the yellow line which indicates that Clouseau has officially left France. As soon as he steps across the yellow line, there is a newsflash on the TV. The Pink Panther diamond has been stolen!

Following the robbery, the dream team comes to Paris. The dream team consists of Pepperidge(Alfred Molina), Vincenzo(Andy Garzia), Kenji (Yuki Matsuzaki) and Sonia(Aishwarya Rai). While Pepperidge, Vincenzo and Kenji are detectives, Sonia is a researcher and criminology expert who knows modus operandi of the Tornado very well. Clouseau joins the dream team in Paris.

Before long, the rest of the dream team hates Clouseau and considers him to be an idiot. The rest of the movie deals with how Clouseau solves the case, uncovers the identity of the Tornado and also wins back his lady love, Nicole(Emily Mortimer), from Vincenzo.

Harald Zwart directs this movie and this is a sequel to the 2006 movie, the Pink Panther, through which this series was restarted after giving a facelift. Harald uses slapstick combined with exaggerated action sequences to invoke laughter and he succeeds.

Steve Martin is refreshingly good as Inspector Clouseau. Like the first part, Steve built his Clouseau on an French accent and quirky mannerisms. Both of these make us laugh.

This is guaranteed to deliver giggles.

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

Rating: **

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Tags: Movies,Steve Martin,John Cleese,Jean Reno,Alfred Molina,Andy Garzia,Aishwarya Rai,Emily Mortimer,Harald Zwart,Comedy

Comments

  1. I liked the first part better! Not too happy with Ash!!! :)

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  2. @Jyothi - :) It was timepass!

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