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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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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
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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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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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3 May 2013 (Sweden)  »

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El fundamentalista reticente  »

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

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$519,535 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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Even though the brand logo is purposely matted out, the DSLR camera used by Erica (Kate Hudson) is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. See more »

Goofs

The first line recorded by Bobby in the tea house differs from the first line he heard on his recordings after the whole drama. A dialogue that was not recorded was heard later in that recording. See more »

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Changez: Pretend I'm him.
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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Kaindey Ney Naina
Written by Wazie Afzal
Performed by Zahra Haider Khan (as Zahra Khan)
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A Magnificent Film That Simply Tells The Truth
12 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I went into the theatre not expecting it to be spectacular but I was wrong. Everything from the acting to the music composition and the dialogue was amazing. Riz Ahmed's performance was terrific. This film sheds light on America's deadly interventions in response to 9/11. A young Pakistani Muslim goes to America, gets an education and becomes successful. When 9/11 occurs, that young man's life is challenged because he is harassed by police and at the same time feeling the pain of his people. But does he become a fundamentalist and goes on a murderous spree on the invaders? Absolutely not. He remains peaceful. The reason is that there is no such thing as fundamentalism in Islam. A person who watches this film will see how peaceful Islam really is. Now that I've seen this film, I will definitely read the book.


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