Monday, March 10, 2008

Bharat Nalluri's Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

The American box office saw biggies like 10,000 BC and The Bank Job hit screens but what’s really got film goers and critics interested is a simple small film titled Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

Directed by Indian born Bharat Nalluri, this directorial debut has been declared a sleeper hit in the US, leaving behind big budget films like 10,000 BC.

Nalluri's film features Amy Adams and Frances McDormand in a light hearted romantic comedy set in 1930's London.

The story revolves around Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, who finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job and an attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

The film drew rave reviews from the likes of The New York Times and The Washington Post, especially for it's performances.

“We had a sneaking suspicion that putting Amy and Frances together would be a real pairing, a real, dynamic, comedic pairing and I think that's bearing fruit. They're both really wonderful together,” Nalluri said.

“For she (Frances McDormand) and I, it was always about creating a relationship between these two characters and creating a friendship between these two characters so that you believe in this day. We take you on quite a journey and that was what we were focused on. She is just amazing to work with,” Amy Adams enthused..

Born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, Nalluri is known for his works on British television, his last being the HBO series Tsunami: The Aftermath. Now the success of his debut film is sure to make him Hollywood's next Indian favorite.

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