Praised in India, banned in Pakistan, Tere Bin Laden, a satire about the world’s most wanted man, is now winning hearts in the US.
The film directed by first-timer Abhishek Sharma and starring Pakistani actor Ali Zafar and new find Pradhuman Singh, was released in the US with a limited number of prints. It has got positive reviews from critics and now the rumour is that none other than the President Barack Obama might watch the film at a special screening.
“Mr Obama has not seen the film as yet. Beyond that, I cannot comment on this at the moment. All I can tell you is that our film has attracted the most unexpected eyeballs in the US,” the film’s director Abhishek Sharma is quoted to have said.
The film tells the story of a Pakistani journalist (Ali Zafar) who stumbles upon an Osama Bin Laden lookalike (Pradhuman). The man is a poultry farmer and is made to impersonate as Osama to record threat messages to the US.
According to Abhishek, the film has got positive reviews from the American media, including New York Times, Variety, Chicago and Daily Herald.