Tere Bin Laden Review and Sneak Peek: A film based on world’s most hunted terrorist Osama Bin Laden is all set for release this Friday, 16th July 2010.
The film is called “Tere Bin Laden”. Set in Pakistan, this film is directed by debutant director Abhishek Sharma and produced by Walkwater Media.
In this film newcomer Pradhuman plays the role of Osama. This is a low-budget humorous film. Abhishek stated “I thought it would be better if I tell my story in a light-hearted way rather than in a serious tone because sometimes comedy works better.”
The story of the film revolves around Ali Hasan, an ambitious reporter who is keen to go to US in order to fulfill his dreams. The promos of the film have created a buzz among Salman Khan and Karan Johar along with other audiences.
The film has music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. As a precautionary measure the movie has been released in the name of “Tere Bin” especially in Pakistan.
Tere bin Laden- Cast & Crew:
The Story :
Tere Bin Laden movie 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. 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. 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.
Tere Bin laden Music Review:
he album commences with Ullu Da Patha (son of an owl, i.e. a fool), a fast-paced Punjabi number sung enthusiastically by Shankar Mahadevan and Ali Zafar. Jaideep pens rather insightful lyrics, once you get past the barrier of loud music. The song’s about the protagonist’s actions being so outrageous that it hard to tell whether he is digging his own grave or someone else is doing it for him. Jaideep paints a picture of a fool, albeit a good-looking one.
The party continues with Shor Sharaba, a Dhruv Dhalla composition sung by Suraj Jagan and Jaspreet Singh. Musically, the track is brilliant, a contemporary up-beat number with a catchy chorus that will have you tapping your feet to it in no time. Lyrics penned by Dhruv and Jaspreet, are strictly okay, that is, they are effective, yet slightly run of the mill. It’s a mix of Hindi and English and expresses the care-free, self-fish and cynical views of the protagonist, but the rap-like rendition ends up hindering the number.
Next, is I Love Amreeka, another contemporary, fun-filled number that also has a catchy tune to it. With an enthusiastic Shankar behind the mike, the song simply radiates fun and energy. Shankar is well supported by Anusha and Akirti who give the song just the edge it needs. The previous songs could have done with more a female touch, now that one thinks about it. Jaideep pens some great lyrics once again about the protagonist’s, you guessed it, love for America.
Kukduk, a Dhalla composition sung by Master Saleem is next. After ‘Ullu Da Patta’, ‘Kukduk’ feels like a repetition since both are Punjabi tracks, ‘Ullu Da Patta’ being the superior number. Apart from déjà-vu, there is nothing wrong with the track. It’s a loud, Punjabi number that will knock the dhols of you, if you happen to like the genre.
Dreams are realised with Welcome to Amreeka. Musically, it is a repetition of ‘I Love Amreeka (reprise)’ but with lyrics about arriving to America as opposed to simply dreaming of it. It’s a short track, sung well by Zafar and equally well-penned by Jaideep.
The album slows down to a stop with Bas Ek Soch (Just an Idea) which is written, composed and sung by Ali Zafar. It is a melodious number that has heavenly guitars throughout it coupled with a heavenly rendition by Zafar. Lyrically the track is brilliant. It is about fulfilling one’s dreams, even it means spinning tales. ‘Bas Ek Soch’ is a nice break from the other tracks which have all been fast-paced and loud.
In summary, in a comedy, music can either hinder or enhance the film’s narration, depending on factors such a picturisation, placement, continuity and duration. The appeal of the music, in itself, rarely plays a part, but that is something for the movie reviewers consider.