Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tere Bin Laden : Dead or Alive

Rating : 4/10
Release Date : 26th February, 2016
Time : 104 minutes
Director, Writer : Abhishek Sharma; Music : Various
Starring : Manish Paul, Pradhuman Singh, Sikandar Kher, Piyush Mishra, Sugandha Garg, Iman Crosson, Chirag Vorah, Rahul Singh, Ali Zafar, The Shetty Sisters – Pooja and Aarti

One of those that fit smack bang in the genre of mindless entertainers. A few laughs, a ridiculous storyline, ordinary acting (apart from ) and cheap production quality characterize the film, though it builds off and references it’s predecessor, the first Tere Bin Laden, quite cleverly

Manish and Pradhuman – director and Osama look alike from the first Tere Bin Laden – want to make a sequel to their film. They first have to convince their producers (the Shetty sisters, appearing as themselves) especially as their star, Ali Zafar (appearing as himself) wants to make it on a much grander scale. Unknowingly, they also attract attention from the mujaheedin leader, Piyush Mishra, who wants to use the look-alike to prove his closeness to Osama (and raise his stature) and also the White House (Iman Crosson is hilarious as Obama – especially in the rap mix when he announces Osama’s death) who through their special agent Sikandar, are looking for proof to convince reporters that Osama was actually killed

What follows borders on the ludicrous and generates only about one laugh per fifteen minutes. However, what is commendable is that it’s clean fun - no vulgarity or jokes on the disabled. A tighter story, like the first one, coupled with a good star, and they could’ve made the tale of the world’s most wanted terrorist so much more entertaining !


Anonymous said...

Eeks, why is Ali Zafar coated in honey ? Bare Essentials !!

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Anonymous said...

This is a shocker, another ISIS attack in Europe...