Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:30:10 GMT

Review: 'Tere Bin Laden'

'Tere Bin Laden' is a wicked comedy with an out-of-the-box concept that offers laughter unlimited. The movie has a story to tell as well, which also delves deeply into the minds of today's youth.

Review of 'Tere Bin Laden'

Final word? Grab a popcorn, sip your cola and get ready to laugh non-stop for the next two hours. You would love Osama Bin Laden, for a change!

'Tere Bin Laden' is a tongue-in-cheek comedy about an ambitious young news reporter from Pakistan [Ali Zafar], who is desperate to migrate to the U.S. in pursuit of the American dream. His repeated attempts to immigrate are shot down as his visa is always rejected. But when things couldn't look worse, he comes across an Osama Bin Laden lookalike. Ali then hatches a scheme to produce a fake Osama video and sell it to news channels as a breakthrough scoop.

Unfortunately, there are serious ramifications as the White House gets involved and dispatches an overzealous secret agent on Ali's trail.

Although Tere Bin Laden uses a surname that's known across the globe, there's not one serious moment in this film. Even the modus operandi of the Americans to nab Laden [which, frankly, could've turned the film serious] is so juvenile and crazy that you can't help but smile at the sequence of events.

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