Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden (2010)
Tere Bin Laden: Hilariously good
Rating: 3.5 out of 5*
Starring: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Sugandha Garg and Piyush Mishra
Director: Abhishek Sharma
There are some films that are winners right from the time their very first promo is unleashed and Tere Bin Laden is one such film! Since the time many months back the hilarious promo of this Abhishek Sharma debut directorial venture came on, tremendous curiosity value for the film arose despite the fact that the film doesn’t carry any big face value. The film thankfully lives up to the promise and entertains making it a winner in all its departments.
The film narrates in a tongue-in-cheek manner a Pakistani reporter’s attempts to migrate to the US and chaos it all leads to. Ali Hassan (Ali Zafar) is an ambitious young news reporter from Pakistan Ali (Ali Zafar) who is extremely desperate to migrate to the US in pursuit of the American dream. His repeated attempts to immigrate are shot down as his visa is forever rejected. But when things couldn’t look worse he comes across Noora (Pradhuman Singh) who is an Osama bin laden look alike. Ali then hatches a scheme to produce a fake Osama video and sell it to news channels as a breakthrough scoop! Unfortunately this leads to serious implications as the White House also gets involved and dispatches an overzealous secret agent on Ali’s trail.
First timer Abhishek Sharma shows complete command as both a writer and director. Keeping the running time just around 100 minutes, he ensures maximum laugh out loud moments. His recreation of Pakistan deserves kudos. The script is the main hero of this Tere Bin Laden wasting no time in going into unnecessary deviations.
Pakistani singer Ali Zafar has been perfectly cast and shows remarkable comic talent. Pradhuman Singh is simply uproarious to watch. A great find. Sugandha Garg last seen in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is another talent to watch out for. Piyush Mishra and Rahul Singh are fun too. Barry John as the American agent is good.
The music is fun too and Jaideep Sahni written Ullu Da Patha stands out the most.
Tere Bin Laden proves when you have a strong content you don’t necessarily need big stars. It’s a definite watch if you want to laugh your guts out!