Tere Bin Laden Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden: Osama, Laugh Laden!
The film's title definitely gets one thinking about its content, Well, rest assured, debutant director Abhishek Sharma dishes up one of the whackiest comedies that one has seen in recent times. It's quite a crazy film with an absolutely unique storyline. The humour is generally clean and not the slapstick variety and the satire is quite delightful. All in all, the ingredients needed to keep the laughs going are there in sufficient quality. The best thing about the movie is that it is funny from the first scene to the last. It doesn't change its tone or style and is consistently irreverent. Pakistani pop singer Ali Zafar makes his acting debut with this movie and lends a lot of freshness to the proceedings. Briefly, the film's story is about a Pakistani news reporter, Ali (Zafar), who is dying to make it to the US and fulfill his ambition of living the American dream. But his dreams come to naught when his visa is rejected a number of times. He now realises that he can only get to the US on a false passport, but for that he needs big money. He comes across an Osama Bin laden lookalike in a poultry farmer, Noora (Pradhuman Singh) and hatches a plan to make a false video of Obama and sell it to his boss in the news agency as breaking news to fund his dream. But the plan backfires as the White House takes note of this and decides to try and get Laden. Ali now is not quite happy with the string of events that he has set off. But he realises that if he comes clean now, he will lose the opportunity to get to the US, hence he now devises another plot. The confusion and chaos that all of this leads to is what forms the crux of the movie. Writer director Sharma is to be credited for managing to come up with such an innovative script. The execution may be a little amateurish and clumsy in places, but the crazy humour remains intact and that keeps the interest going. Besides, having such a madcap idea about a comic movie about one of the most dreaded men on earth, Sharma builds it up by peopling his film with equally crazy characters, who add to the fun element of the movie. The film's story is set in Pakistan and the director has re created the ambience in Hyderabad. The cinematography by Santosh Thundiyil is quite good. Shankar Ehsaan Loy have composed music for this mad caper with songs which are just as crazy like, 'ullu da patha' and 'I love America.' The highlight of this movie is its writing, both screenplay and dialogues. The first is full of crazy sequences while the latter consists of many witty, one liners. The casting is quite in place with Ali Zafar acquitting himself very well as Ali, the ambitious journalist with madcap schemes. But the casting coup is surely Pradhuman Singh playing the Obama lookalike. He is in top form and gives an inspired performance and so does Piyush Mishra, as the news channel boss. The trio are well supported by Suganda Garg, as the makeup artist, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi as Gul the cameraman and Ali's partner in crime, and Rahul Singh as the RJ. 'Tere Bin Laden' moves at a very brisk pace and whatever its productions flaws may be, they are best ignored. This is a fun movie and needs to be enjoyed unconditionally. Go giggle.
Release Date : 16 July 2010
Banner : Walkwater Media
Director : Abhishek Sharma
Genre : Comedy