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In the Name of God (2007)
"Khuda Kay Liye" (original title)

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Two brothers, both artistes, experience major changes at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists and the U.S. Government; while their female cousin is abducted, forced to marry, and sexually molested.

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Mansoor Hussain Khan (as Shaan Shahid)
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Sarmad Hussain Khan
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Mary Hussain Shah / Mariam
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Janie (as Austin Sayre)
Larry Newman ...
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Moulana Tahiri
Naeem Tahir
Seemi Raheel ...
Mrs. Hussain Khan (as Seemin Raheel)
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Dave
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Sher Shah (as Hameed Shiekh)
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The English Solicitor
Najeeb Ullah Anjum
Ayub Khoso
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After going through a bitter divorce through a Caucasian wife, U.K.-based Hussain Shah now lives in a common-law relationship with another Caucasian woman. Angered that his daughter, Mary, is dating a Caucasian male, Dave, he counsels her to stop seeing him as it is forbidden for women to marry outside Islam. But when Mary persists, he relents and permits her to marry, provided she travels with him to Lahore, Pakistan, to meet his estranged mother and brother, to which she agrees. Once there, Mary is then taken to a remote area in Afghanistan and forced to marry her cousin, Sarmad Khan, a singing artiste, who has turned conservative after being influenced by Moulana Tahiri. Sarmad's brother, Mansoor, re-locates to Chicago, to enroll for music lessons with Professor Lincoln, meets with Caucasian fellow-student, Janie, and both fall in love with each other. Than the events of 9-11 will result in Mansoor's arrest by the CIA. He is isolated, humiliated, fed pork, tortured endlessly until ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The screening of the movie was legally challenged with allegations that it promotes anti-Islamic values such as permission of creating music of all kinds in Islam and above all the marriage between a Muslim girl and a non-Muslim man. See more »

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Interrogator: ...what is between you and Osama Bin Laden?
Mansoor: I don't know. Maybe he is gay and he likes me!
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A powerful script backed up by some solid performances albeit the direction was felt a bit lacking at times.
21 July 2007 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

A powerful script has been an enigma to Pakistani cinema for more than two decades now. Once this industry was ruled on the basis of powerful writing but this art was long forgotten until now. Shoaib Mansoor has worked really hard on the script, though there were a couple of loose ends to the script but the captivating second half keeps you at bay from anything lacking. Shoaib Mansoor; the director, has worked with quite a few D.O.Ps for this film and it clearly shows as the continuity is broken several times but all this can be ignored, thanks to some brilliant acting by Shaan and Naseerudin Shah. Fawad and Iman has done a commendable job given that it was their first film. There were some technical glitches as well but again nothing unforgivable. The film carries a very important message about not to stereotype things and also confronts the world to the fact that Islam is not about fanaticism. A religion cannot teach terrorism and Islam is no different it only teaches you love peace and submission. Islam means submission and how can submission be violent. The film confronts many ironies about the religion and is very well scripted. A definite watch for everyone, be it Muslim, Muslim Lover or hater!


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