India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Tere Bin Laden: Average but harmless fare

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laden1Abhishek Sharma’s “Tere Bin Laden” is a sporadically funny but badly made film that tries a little too hard to draw out laughs from the audience and fails for precisely that reason.

The plot revolves around a young Pakistani reporter Ali whose biggest dream is to go to America and make it big but after an incident on a plane involving a knife, he is deported back to his homeland.

Desperate to go back, he strikes a deal with an immigration agent who promises to get him a visa but the catch is he has to pay a huge fee.

Thinking he has arrived at a dead end and under pressure from his boss, Ali spots Noorah, a poultry farmer who bears a striking resemblance to Osama bin Laden.

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