The Tom Hanks and Irrfan Khan-starrer Inferno is in the theatres this week. Feted for their acting skills, Tom and Irrfan will be rubbing shoulders in the movie adaptation of the novel written by popular America mystery thriller writer Dan Brown.
Dan Brown’s bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code, published in 2003, had generated much controversy and had even been labelled anti-Christian. The author, however, had refuted the claim. His books revolve mostly around conspiracy theories, codes, symbols and historical themes and Christian motifs.
With the Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown kick started the Robert Langdon series, centred around a fictional professor at Harvard University who uses his knowledge to solve mysteries and find answers in symbols, history and cryptic messages.
His fourth book in the Robert Langdon series, Inferno was released on 14 May 2013. The other books in Robert Langdon series include Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. His other books include Digital Fortress (1998) and Deception Point (2001).
Tom Hanks, who is known for his remarkable performances in movies like Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, Captain Phillips and Sully, which was released this year, has been in the news for Inferno. The actor also made headlines for his remarks on Donald Trump. The BBC reported that Tom Hanks said that it will be a ‘dark day’ if Donald Trump wins the US Presidential elections.
As reviews of the movie pour in, it is too early to comment on how the audience is going to react to it. The weekend should see Dan Brown and Tom Hanks fans make a beeline for the theatre.
The other crowd puller for the movie in India will be Irrfan Khan, who will drive the Indian audience to the theatre. As the reviews of the movie came in, Irrfan Khan, in his characteristic humble and cool style, responded to a compliment on Twitter – “Actor hoon, apna bus kam karta hoon.”
With Inferno made into a movie, Dan Brown fans eagerly await his next book, anticipating what it will offer readers.