Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Sugandha Garg, Nikhil
Ratnaparkhi, Piyush Mishra, Rahul Maharya, Seema
Bhargava, Barry John
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Tere Bin Laden is a
tongue-in-cheek comedy about an ambitious young news
reporter from Pakistan who is desperate to migrate to
the US in pursuit of the American dream.
Ali (Ali Zafar) is the TV journalist with a "never say
die" attitude. 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 look alike.
The news reporter gathers stories together with Gul (Nikhil
Ratnaparkhi) who is his friend, apartment mate and a
cameraman. Gul has blind faith in Ali and is with him
through the thick and thin of things. Most of the times,
it is his foolish suggestions, that spark off the
brilliant ideas in Ali.
So Ali and his pal Gul make
a fake video of Osama bin Laden, using the look-alike,
Noora (Pradhuman Singh), the chicken farmer. Ali plans
this as his big chance to make news, maybe even leading
to his ticket to the US, but the plan back-fires and its
then fun and comedy.
He involves an expert make-up artist Zoya (Sugandha Garg)
to create almost a real Laden. Zoya has a double
personality. When she is working in her shady office,
she wears conventional suits and covers her head.
The moment she is in her personal space, she is an
outgoing 'bindaas' girl. She is a perfectionist who
dreams about opening her own chain of beauty salons one
Then there is Quereshi (Rahul Singh), a small time radio
jockey who possesses the unique talent of mimicking
people with absolute similarity.
Credits & Crew:
Banner - Walkwater Media
Producers - Pooja Shetty Deora, Aarti Shetty
Director - Abhishek Sharma
Lyricist - Jaideep Sahni, Dhruv Dhalla, Jaspreet Singh
Music Director - Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Music - Abhijit Vaghani, Dhruv Dhalla, Ali Zafar
Background Music - Dhruv Dhalla
Cinematography - Santosh Thundiyil
Story Writer - Abhishek Sharma
Singers - Shankar Mahadevan, Ali Zafar, Jaspreet Singh,
Suraj Jagan, Akruti Kakkar, Anusha Mani, Master Saleem
Majeed (Piyush Mishra) is a small time TV news channel
owner who takes himself and his cheap channel too
seriously. This greedy and abusive boss likes to dictate
terms and mentally exploits his employees to frustrating
Ali works for Majeedís channel and manages his way through
most of his silly assignments, waiting for the big job as
an ace reporter in the USA Ė a dream land of
opportunities. During one of his assignments, he spots a
chicken farmer who happens to be an Osama clone.
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.
Ted (Barry John) is an American intelligence. A war
veteran, he is meticulous, fast, focused and manipulative.
He has a typical American body language: arrogant, casual
and full of gestures that defines a strong air of
superiority complex around him.
Debutant director Abhishek Sharma comes up with an offbeat
story which unfolds into a crazy film with its madcap
characters, making people laugh all throughout. Realistic
scenes and locations of Pakistan are created in Hyderabad
in India. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have produced a foot tapping
music with some good numbers - 'Ullu Da Patha' and 'I Love
Ali Zafar has good looks and fine talent. Pradhuman Singh
as Osama Bin Laden is terrific with good support from
Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, Piyush Mishra and Sugandha Garg.
Tere Bin Laden is fresh entertainment. Though it isnít
glossy as other comedies and appears a bit amateurish, it
is a fun-ride with a tidy script and fine performances.
Shaami M. Irfan
Ali Zafar - Ali Hassan
Pradhuman Singh - Noora / Osama Bin Laden
Sugandha Garg - Zoya
Piyush Mishra - Majeed
Nikhil Ratnaparkhi - Gul
Rahul Singh - Qureishi
Seema Bhargava - Shabbo
Barry John - Ted
Chirag Vohra - Lateef
Chinmay Mandlekar - Usmaan
Rajendra Sethi - Jamal Bhai (Travel agent)
Harry Josh - Security guard
Masood Akhtar - Rahim Yaar Khan