Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden

July 23rd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Tere Bin Laden July 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tere Bin Laden is a comedy movie, which is written and directed by Abhishek Sharma. It stars the Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, who has made a very successful transition from singing to acting. The movie is produced by Walkwater Media and IBC Motion Pictures.

It is common knowledge that Osama Bin Laden is the most dreaded and the most wanted terrorist in the world and this movie is a comical take on the videos that he periodically sends out, in an apparent bid to signal to the world that he is alive and there is no let up in his hatred for the USA.

In the movie Ali Zafar is a young and ambitious Pakistani who wants to go the USA in order to become a journalist. He feels that USA is the place where he can make a name for himself, as it is the land of opportunities. Despite trying numerous times his visa is rejected, and so he is stuck in Pakistan. Ali comes in contact with a travel agent who has a way to send him to his dream destination, but he wants megabucks for that. And needless to say Ali is a bit low in cash.

However destiny has other plans for the young Pakistani journalist. By chance he comes across a person who bears an uncanny resemblance to the dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden. And then starts the laugh-a-minute comedy in which Ali conspires with a makeup artist and a Radio Jockey to create a fake Osama video that he would sell to the hungry media in return for money. The video is a super duper hit and terror is ignited all over the world, as USA doesn’t want to take things lying down. They tighten the sanctions against Pakistan and bomb Afghanistan all the more. As a result, despite having money, Ali is unable to travel to USA once more.

He is perturbed with the violence that is all around him as a result of the fake video, so the team decides to make another fake video in which Bin Laden would talk about world peace. But this is easier said than done, because the US agents are monitoring their every move and they also manage to catch the whole team. However instead of admonishing them, Ali is able to convince the leader of the US agents that his idea of a video in which Osama talks about World Peace would click. The fake Osama video is made in full knowledge of the US team and the end results are surprising and funny to say the least.

The movie is worth a one-time watch. And that is only because of the way the writer of the movie has turned a serious topic like terrorism and terror videos into a comical adventure in the form of the movie ‘Tere Bin Laden’.

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