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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

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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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(eulogy in urdu), (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Bobby Lincoln
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Abu
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Ludlow Cooper
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Wainwright
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Sameer (as Imaad Shah)
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Mike Rizzo (as Chris Smith)
Ashwath Bhatt ...
Junaid
Sarah Quinn ...
Clea
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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.

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When one day changes the world forever. 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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3 May 2013 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El fundamentalista reticente  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,920, 28 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$519,535, 9 June 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Shahid Kapoor was considered for the role of Changez. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) The little girl with the envelope marked "U.S. Embassy" is walking through a corridor to drop the brown envelope. As she goes down the stairs, there is a signboard in blue, with white "Hindi" text. This corridor supposedly depicts Lahore and the Lahore Press Club where the signboards would have English and Urdu texts. See more »

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Nazmi Kemal: Have you heard of the janissaries?
Changez: No.
Nazmi Kemal: 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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References CSI: Miami (2002) See more »

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Rich and Well
Written By Jacques Slade, Lamar Van Sciver, and Frank Greenfield
Performed By Jacques Slade
Produced By Boss Beats and Deville of The Dentmakers
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A movie made from a different viewpoint
28 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie challenged my views of American policy. I thought that it was definitely written with an Indian audience as the demographic it would do best in. We had an opportunity to listen to the Director (Mira Nair) speak about this and her other movies. She told us "This movie is intended to start a conversation", and that it does. If you are a Hollywood / blockbuster fan you probably will not enjoy this as much. If you are open- minded, watch film for more than just entertainment, and like Bollywood / Indian film, this is for you. I think that just as 20 years ago film depicting disability, or sexuality was far less popular such is true about a film that illustrates a point of view that's not that of a gun toting American.


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