played by Irrfan Khan

A retired math professor from Bengal whose wife died six months earlier.


A native of Calcutta and recent widower, Sunil has begrudgingly moved in with his son's family in Brooklyn. Unhappiness with his new life takes hold and festers within Sunil, exacerbated by his son's American wife, whom he suspects of having an affair. As Paul encourages him to voice his frustrations, Sunil reveals a dark, secretive past - a past that awakens potentially violent impulses.


Born in Jaipur, India, actor Irrfan Khan earned his master's from the National School of Drama in 1984 before embarking on his career. Beginning with a number of serials for Indian TV, Khan soon developed a following, eventually transitioning into film work, and becoming a mainstay of the Bollywood film industry. He developed a reputation as a villain and character actor, though in 2005 he would expand his horizons, taking on the leading role in the movie Rog. Also around this time, Khan began testing the waters of American film, appearing in A Mighty Heart and The Darjeeling Limited. A few years later, in 2008, he appeared in another cross-continental hit, playing a police officer in the Academy Award-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

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