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Sunday, February 21, 2010

221 B revisited...

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is everyone's favorite. The quick witted, super intelligent detective gifted with a keen sense of observation and his loyal colleague Dr.Watson re-visit the 21st century audience with this movie. Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes is brilliant and Jude Law as Dr.Watson is exceptional. The only person to outsmart Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler  is back to portray as his lady love. Rachel McAdams plays the firtaceous role of Irene Adler remarkably well.

The movie follows the case of Lord Black Wood who attempts to take over the world by black magic. Sherlock Holmes and Watson avert the sacrifice of the sixth girl and thereby Lord Black wood is arrested and sentenced to death for committing five murders and attempting a sixth. A series of events lead to Lord Black Wood's resurrection and the whole country is in a state of consternation. Meanwhile, relationships between Watson and Sherlock Holmes become constrained and Watson begins to drift away from Holmes. In an interesting development, Irene Adler arrives with a case of a missing person whom Holmes deduces is somewhat connected to the case of Blackwood. He discovers that Irene Adler is being threatened and their lives are in danger. The following events lead to the reunion of Holmes and Watson who along with Irene Adler plunge into solving the case and the dangerously elusive Lord BlackWood's life to end. Victory of good over evil!

The movie illustrates in addition to Holmes's brilliant mind, his unique way of wrestling, his love for chemistry, and his passion for music. When looking at his fighting skills, one wonders at his accurate knowledge of anatomy. And in the precision with which he carries out each step, so methodically! Applaud to his brilliance. A few traces of vulnerability also seen in the character. His sense of detachment yet a sense of insecurity is seen, like in the situation when Watson decides to keep away! His obsession of reading people earns him less friends. Doctor Watson acts like a catalyst in Holmes's life and is his most trusted colleague. Supportive and closely follows Holmes's  methods of observations.

If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, do not miss the movie. It's a roller coaster ride worth every moment. Great performances, visuals are captivating, the background music is hauntingly beautiful. Some food for thought...       


  1. Oh yes there is one hr serial thats going on at the telly now.
    Very interesting.

  2. Sherlock Holmes was lot of fun.
    Jude Low-Robert Downey Jr. chemistry was just great. I think they might marry each other in the next flick. :)