The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Movie Review | 9 Critic Reviews | Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson

cast:
Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Kiefer Sutherland, Meesha Shafi, Ashwath Bhatt, Martin Donovan, Haluk Bilginer, Imaaduddin Shah, Chandrachur Singh, Adil Hussain,

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Movie Reviewsdirection:

Mira Nair

story:

Ami Boghani,Mohsin Hamid

screenplay:

William Wheeler

dialogue:

cinematography:

weird aggregate rating 5.8/10Declan Quinn

music:

Michael Andrews

produced by:

Lydia Dean Pilcher,Ami Boghani,Anadil Hossain,Robin Sweet

language:

hindi,english

genre:

Mystery,Suspence,Thriller

year:

2012

 Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Times of India -renuka vyavahare rating-7
The film is a gripping adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid's acclaimed novel on conflicting ideologies and a search for identity, beyond religion. Can you be who you really are when the world around you forces you to believe otherwise? 9/11 changed the West's perception of Islam forever.
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  •  Rediff -Vaihayasi Pande Daniel rating-7
Do you know what a janissary is? Before you head out to see the new Mira Nair [ Images ] film do look that one up! Janissary: a member of an elite military unit of the Turkish army organized in the 14th century © Random House Dictionary.  Young boys were cruelly whisked away
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  •  DNA -tushar joshi rating-6
His name is Khan and he is not a terrorist. 9/11 and its follow up has often been fodder for film makers who have used the tragedy as a backdrop or taken real life incidents to tell stories.  Mira Nair does both in her on screen adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid’s book of the same name.
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  •  koimoi -mohar basu rating-6
The film’s original script that draws from Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid’s book of the same name, which won itself a Booker Nomination in 2007, is one of the most stirring concepts of recent years. However Mira Nair’s choice to make the film couldn’t have come at more misplaced moment with
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  •  Indian Express -shubra gupta rating-6
Is being a person of colour a cardinal sin in the West, still? There is a moment in the film when the protagonist looks at a TV screen showing one of the most devastating moments of this century, and his instant reaction is horror mixed with, yes, stunned admiration. The response is involuntary.
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  •  Hindustan Times -rashid irani rating-6
A Pakistani immigrant working as a financial analyst for an A-list Wall Street company is tasked with closing down a failing Istanbul publishing firm. At one of their meetings, the publisher talks of his country’s ancient Christian-Muslim conflict.The analyst is also presented with a book of his poet-father
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  •  IBN Live -shomini sen rating-5
Mira Nair's latest 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' tries to explore the plight of an educated Pakistani man working in Wall Street post the terror attack. While the subject is not new- several films, documentaries and books have been written on this very topic before, the film itself tries
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -khaled mohamed rating-4
Fundamentally, there’s a problem here. Out there in a Lahore cafĂ©, a radical Pakistani teacher is in the throes of a discussion with a journalist. The dicussion centres around the abduction and the threat to the life of an American academician. The situation is volatile.
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -karan anshuman rating-6
Changez, loves America. An Ivy-leaguer, he is a successful financial consultant who has everything going for him in the land of opportunity. Then he witnesses 9/11. And Changez begins to hate America. Not because he interprets the act as some subliminal belief
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Is being a person of colour a cardinal sin in the West, still? There is a moment in the film when the protagonist looks at a TV screen showing one of the most devastating moments of this century, and his instant reaction is horror mixed with, yes, stunned admiration. The response is involuntary. What audacity, he thinks, and the voice over lets us into his thoughts. The image is that of the twin towers under attack in Manhattan, those planes crashing, that leaping fire: the film takes us elsewhere after this, but those of us who saw those same images on the screen in real time, have an indelible spot in our eyes, and how the world changed, post 9/11. - See more at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/movie-review-the-reluctant-fundamentalist/1117080/?ent_top#sthash.ze4okwSf.dpuf
Is being a person of colour a cardinal sin in the West, still? There is a moment in the film when the protagonist looks at a TV screen showing one of the most devastating moments of this century, and his instant reaction is horror mixed with, yes, stunned admiration. The response is involuntary. What audacity, he thinks, and the voice over lets us into his thoughts. The image is that of the twin towers under attack in Manhattan, those planes crashing, that leaping fire: the film takes us elsewhere after this, but those of us who saw those same images on the screen in real time, have an indelible spot in our eyes, and how the world changed, post 9/11.
This mixed reaction and the voicing of it is the central triumph of Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on the novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid (the author shares screenplay credit, too).
- See more at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/movie-review-the-reluctant-fundamentalist/1117080/?ent_top#sthash.ze4okwSf.dpuf
Is being a person of colour a cardinal sin in the West, still? There is a moment in the film when the protagonist looks at a TV screen showing one of the most devastating moments of this century, and his instant reaction is horror mixed with, yes, stunned admiration. The response is involuntary. What audacity, he thinks, and the voice over lets us into his thoughts. The image is that of the twin towers under attack in Manhattan, those planes crashing, that leaping fire: the film takes us elsewhere after this, but those of us who saw those same images on the screen in real time, have an indelible spot in our eyes, and how the world changed, post 9/11. - See more at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/movie-review-the-reluctant-fundamentalist/1117080/?ent_top#sthash.ze4okwSf.dpuf

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)
5.8 out of 10
based on
9 reviews.