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Shoot on Sight (2007)

A Lahore-born London Police Commander deals with personal issues and investigates the shooting death of a fellow-Muslim.

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Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of Scotland Yard. On the other hand, Tariq - a British citizen is himself a suspect in the eyes of his boss, despite his long service in the Scotland Yard. Written by Anonymous

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Is it a crime to be a Muslim?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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22 August 2008 (UK)  »

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Box Office

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£3,950,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£61,533 (UK) (22 August 2008)
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Amitabh Bachchan was offered the lead role but declined. See more »

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Shine a light ...
30 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

...on both sides. I like movies, that dare to go places. This little film, does that too. It's not afraid and it's not pulling any punches. You get to see both sides of a coin. It's not only about the terrorists and/or the Police/western world. It doesn't show you, that one side is right and the other one isn't. Life is grey and this movie is too, in many ways.

It tries to do justice to every aspect of a real life incident (happened in London) and although I am kind of fed up, by movies with the "based on true events" movies, this one does it's title justice. As good as that is possible. Of course there are flaws (and I'm not talking about the budget or the documentary feel that it has, it's obvious this ain't Hollywood), but with a hot topic like that, it's just not possible to do everyone justice and/or satisfy everyone. If you want that, you have to watch other movies too, to get many sides and other perspectives on that subject matter. You could start with this one of course ...


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