Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tere Bin Laden - fully paisa vasool!

Full house at a multiplex on a sunday evening after a really looooong time. The opening sequence itself establishes the tone of this little jewel of a high concept film. It tells you the script is not 'maroed' , that there are no big names strutting through the movie and that the subject is so damn clever, you are in for a really good time. 'Good time' not in the silly hahahoho sense, but a really, really good time that has you marveling at the wacky inventiveness of the entire enterprise, starting with the brilliant script, which rarely lets up. Every small gag, every incidental shot , and every fresh twist in the plot , has been calibrated and choreographed in such an entertaining manner, you leave the theatre feeling satiated and upbeat about the simple fact that there are filmmakers out there who can deliver big time, sans stars, hype,stunts.All you need is brains. And a producer who has enough faith in you to let you do your job.
Pooja Shetty Deora has always been my sort of gal. That she is married to my friend Hema Deora's son, happens to be a bonus. This is her first independent film, and I am so glad she took her chances with a bunch of talented newbies. The budget may be modest, but the impact is huge. It comes close to 'The Hangover' in terms of the absurdity of the premise and the unfolding of the crazy plot. Whosoever thought of Sikander the rooster, deserves a medal. Sikander is the real hero of this caper and should be given a special award. As for those guys who wrote the mad lyrics for the hit song, 'Ullu da Pattha' , we should felicitate them instantly. The movie takes the mickey out of America, Pakistan and all the paranoia about finding Osama. By the time the titles roll, nobody really cares that the gorgeous airport at Hyderabad is meant to pass off as JFK International. Yup. That's how good the film is. Watch it!!

18 comments:

Sourabh Katagade said...

will try to see this movie..

by the way, I had seen your interview on IBN LOAKMAT, and since then, I also write something....
and now I have opend the blog also.. :)

and I am glad that you can speak marathi also.. now I can commentn Marathi also... :) i

sidhu said...

ohhhh! is the film that good? shall watch it at the earliest.....

akaa said...

I have been a regular visitor to your blog but am leaving a comment for the first time -- this movie compelled me to do it.
Totally agree with you on the review.. it is an awesome awesome movie!!
The best movie I have seen in a long long time. Glad to see intelligent comedies coming out of Bollywood.. when generally all we are made to settle for in the name of comedy is Golmaal and it's types.

Shantanu said...

ya.. even I liked that.

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*Aham* said...

what a film.. yes! and what vision would "Pooja" have had to fund a film of this kind. One little slip and it could have been branded as an Anti American film.

I am a total fan of popcorn flicks. and what a "nonsense" this film was.I mean in a positive way.

I toh pucca knew you will love it.

And it addressed so many issues! That besides, it could have also become a political issue with pooja being Milind's wife.

This was a complete pakistani film. And i love the fact that pooja decided to support it. THIS IS CULTURAL EXCHANGE in practice. kudos to pooja.

Though the leading sexy guy Ali looked as if his face was smashed in the elevator door. He pulled out a brilliant performance. I also loved the makeup wali aunty.:)


lovely film. though a new cast, none were "wannabe" types.

who wouldnt fall in love with Osama after watching this film.

Haiiiii... mar jaava!

Appu said...

(Full house at a multiplex on a sunday evening after a really looooong time.)
Waiting to read again in another words maybe - tum jo aaye

HARANO MON said...

While all of you are involved in giving rave reviews for tere bin laden,would I turn your attention to the fact that we are going to witness an incident that has happened previously.
The incident is the deportation of Tasleema Nasrin on August 17.
LINK http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/right-and-wrong/entry/taslima-s-deportation-would-be

You stood up for Hussain when his self imposed exile was interpreted by the intelligentsia as something that was forced unto him.
Now similar incident is going to be enacted this time for tasleema courtesy the CONGRESS govt at the centre.
Would the intelligentsia speak up for Tasleema or would their voices remain muffed and stifled in the murky waters of the votebank politics?

Divya Virmani said...

my goodness, I'm amazed by people's comments on this movie... I guess I really have to watch it now... :)

PS said...

Movie is good. Producer is your friend's daughter, no wonder you compare this to the epic hangover.

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Buzzintown Blogger said...

After a long time you praised any movie...wud luv to see this intelligent comedy. Sick of mindless comedies.....


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abu said...

i agree..friends who have seen the movie say it is a nice movie...unlike i hate luv stories..

aiswarya said...

I agree with PS

Latha said...

Tere Bin is banned in Pakisthan.

rameshram said...

my tbl review

http://rameshram.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/da-ali-quaida-show-tere-bin-laden-ali-zafar-2010/