Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bollywood comédia Tere Bin Laden‎ Spoofs Osama Bin Laden

A comedy called Tere Bin Laden (Without You Laden), about a lookalike of Osama Bin Laden, is generating a lot of curiosity among cinema-goers in India and Pakistan. The film to be released on 16 July, is about a struggling Pakistani journalist, a role played by Pakistani Artist Ali Zafar, who tries to sell an interview of a "fake" Bin Laden as a scoop.

Director of Tere Bin Laden Abhishek Sharma says that the inspiration of "this bizarre film" struck him in "an equally bizarre way". "One day I had a throbbing headache on my way back from home. So I tied a scarf around my head. "When I reached home, my wife said I looked like Osama Bin Laden since I also have a beard. It was her remark that got me thinking."

He said that while researching he found fake interviews of Osama: "So I worked the story backwards." The film's protagonist is a Karachi-based Pakistani journalist who wants to move to the US to fulfil his American dream, a case which is rare these days due to growing Anti-Americanism in Pakistan.

Actress Sugandha Garg plays the love interest of "fake Osama" When he comes across a person who looks like Osama, he decides to sell his interview as a scoop to the international media, which results in a series of goof-ups.

Though the film is a comedy, the director says they have been careful about the authenticity of locations in Karachi, facts about Osama Bin Laden and the context of the story. "It is a farce but rooted in real issues," says Mr Sharma who wrote nearly 10 drafts before finalising the script. The film took four years to make and has been made on a moderate budget of $2m (£1.32m).

Tere Bin Laden - Official Website: http://www.terebinladen.com
Read Review on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tere_Bin_Laden
Watch Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mWvqPVBsZk
Follow Ali Zafar AliZafarforu & Karachi ckarachi

7 comments:

Ali Zafar is nice, lets see whats in the film that make me laugh

Ali Zafar in Indian film!!!

"Though the film is a comedy, the director says they have been careful about the authenticity of locations in Karachi"

How Could??!!!!

The film is shot in developed (urban) areas of mumbai, delhi and other parts of India and also the United States to show resemblance to karachi

Nobody can create Karachi without shooting the actual film here

yes, the film must be shot in Karachi and not India, coz it will create mis perceptions about the real Karachi

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