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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  3 May 2013 (Sweden)
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

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Abu
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Ammi
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Ludlow Cooper
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Wainwright
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Nazmi Kemal
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Bina
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Sameer (as Imaad Shah)
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Mike Rizzo (as Chris Smith)
Ashwath Bhatt ...
Junaid
Sarah Quinn ...
Clea
Chandrachur Singh ...
Bandy Uncle
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Terror has two faces. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

3 May 2013 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Den ovillige fundamentalisten  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,920 (USA) (26 April 2013)

Gross:

$519,535 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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Shahid Kapoor was considered for the role of Changez. See more »

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When Bobby is talking to his chief over phone, to his back, Changez & Sameer are talking to a third person. In the next shot, they are chatting face-to-face. See more »

Quotes

Nazmi Kemal: Nazmi: "Have you heard of the janissaries?"
Changez: Changez: "No."
Nazmi Kemal: Nazmi: "They were Christian boys, captured by the Ottomans at an early age. They were educated to forget their own culture and trained to be soldiers in their army. Then, as fanatical Muslims, they were set loose on the Christian countries from which they were taken."
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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Mori Araj Suno
Lyrics by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Composed by Atif Aslam and Michael Andrews
Vocals by Atif Aslam
Violinist Jitendra Harisingh Thakur
Produced By Michael Andrews and Mira Nair
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4 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

As soon as I saw the early credits running right to left I was grabbed by the intelligent Mira Nair, then the rousing singers, sumptuous visuals, disparate actors woven together in this complex, compelling story... wow. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is why I love cinema. This movies imperfections are perfection.

I read Mohsin Hamids exquisite book prior to viewing this fine movie and I almost side- stepped this movie because I didn't feel Hamids books subtle yet intense conversation would be translated onto the big screen. How wrong I was - thank you Mira Nair and all those involved.

I walked out of this movie and clicked my heels - the sun was shining and the world was travelling just fine in far more places than most realise.


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