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It's story about three students studying at the New York State University whose lives are changed by 9/11 and its aftermath.

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Samir 'Sam' Shaikh
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Omar Ehzaz
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Maya Shaikh
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Roshan (as Irrfan)
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Zilgai (as Nawazuddin)
Mirza Ali Quli ...
Zaheer
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Yasir (as Rizwan Alvi)
Steve Annan ...
Russian #1
Brandi Antoinette Briggs ...
Young female student
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Yaqub
T.J. Craig ...
Sam's friend
Brian Dawson ...
Daylan (as Biren Patel)
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After being apprehended, detained, humiliated, and denied legal counsel by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Omar Ehzaz, originally from Delhi's Lajpatnagar, relates to the investigator, Roshan, assigned to his case, how he arrived in New York during 1999; his friendship with Samir Shaikh and Student Counselor, Maya; the events of September 11, 2001; the subsequent paranoia, fear, racial profiling, generated and aggravated by the tyrannical right-winged regime of George W. Bush, and how he came to be in possession of several Ak47s and plastic explosives that were confiscated from his taxi-cab. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Three friends ready to face the world... and then the world changed.


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£157,524 (UK) (26 June 2009)

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$981,866 (USA) (17 July 2009)
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Main inspiration for the movie is from In the Name of God (2007). See more »

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When the Aerial view of New York is shown during the opening credits, a shadow of the helicopter used to shoot the scene is visible on the external glass surface of some buildings. See more »

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[from trailer]
Omar: These were not my people!
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Featured in Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) See more »

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Aye Saaye Mere
Written by Junaid Wasi
Composed by Pankaj Awasthi
Performed by Pankaj Awasthi
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Good Movie, Amazing Plot
28 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***The following comment contains spoilers*** The movie explores the transformation of Samir Shaikh from an American believer to a American hater. The movie portrayed this transformation decently. The idea of the movie was perfect. The movie would deserve a 10/10 if the following improvements were made. 1)When 9/11 happened, one member of Samir's family should have died during the event, to show that Muslims lost their families too, and to show that everyone was effected. 2)Racism in the streets should have been displayed, ex: People saying terrorist when Samir walks by and things like that. 3)The beginning of the film shows Samir's success a bit, but after college the movie should explore how Samir was going to be really successful after college. Maybe by having him go to a big meeting, then he gets framed by the FBI at the airport. 4)Along with success, the film should show Samir's love with Maya. 5)The man that was interviewed by Maya Shaikh should have talked about the more R rated topics in "terrorist" interrogations, to show the cruelty of the US 6)The planning of the new bombing should have been mentioned more after the intermission, to show Samir's dedication 7)Omar Ehzaz's character is great, but I think if the film show a gradual hatred for the FBI by witnessing Samir, that would be better. 7)The ending was horrible, the whole baseball scene contradicted the whole theme of the movie, that justice is not served. The movie should have ended with Samir and Maya dying, then it fades into Omar Ehzaz's eyes then a quick one frame shot of fire, then darkness. then the facts would appear. This would be better cause it shows the protagonist losing (Samir) and the antagonist winning (Government). This is mix of the films LAW ABIDING CITIZEN and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Style wise)


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