Terror on celluloid: Documentaries, movies tracking Osama

May 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Al Quaida leader Osama bin Laden, world’s biggest terrorist who was killed Monday by the US Army, spawned quite a few documentaries and some movies that tracked the 9/11 mastermind who remained a mystery till his death.

Here is the list of some of the documentaries and movies inspired by Ladin:

“Bin Laden: The Early Years”: Director Jon Blair made the TV documentary in 2001.

“The World’s Most Wanted Man”: British documentary by director Rob Carey.

“Bin Laden: The Failings of a Manhunt”: Another documentary that alleged that French soldiers could have killed Osama bin Laden twice but didn’t because they had no orders from the US commanders.

“Dispatches: Bin Laden’s Plan Of Terror”: A 2001 TV documentary by director Eamonn Matthews.

“Meeting Osama Bin Laden”: Made in 2004, the documentary focused on one-dimensional image of Osama bin Laden that dominated Western perceptions. It is said that director Zvi Dor-Ner created an objective piece tracing the life of Osama bin Laden.

“Osama Bin Laden: Behind the Madness”: The 2002 comedy, written and directed by Benjamin Koldyke, had put together the interviews and stories about Laden and his terrorist ways.

“Panorama: The Hunt For Bin Laden” In the same year BBC TV made this documentary that follows a group of American infantrymen as they hunt and destroy Al Qaeda caves and develop a new understanding of their foe.

“Targeted: Osama Bin Laden”: Documentary, 2004.

“Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?” Documentary, 2008.

“Postal”: The comedy came in 2007 and was based on a 2003 video game. In the film, bin Laden speaks in an American accent and is hiding out in Arizona since 2001.

“Tere Bin Laden”: A satire made by Indian filmmaker debutant director Abhishek Sharma in 2010, it revolved around Osama’s look alike. It was the launch vehicle of Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar and newcomer Pradhuman Singh, who portrays Osama in the movie. It was a big hit.

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