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Little Terrorist (2004)

TV-PG | | Drama, Short | 25 October 2004 (USA)
The movie revolves around Jamal, a 10 year old Pakistani Muslim boy. While he was playing cricket near the Indo-Pak border with some of his friends, he crossed the Indian side of the border... See full summary »

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Ashvin Kumar

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Ashvin Kumar
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Julfuqar Ali Julfuqar Ali ... Jamal
Sushil Sharma Sushil Sharma ... Bhola
Megnaa Mehtta Megnaa Mehtta ... Rani
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The movie revolves around Jamal, a 10 year old Pakistani Muslim boy. While he was playing cricket near the Indo-Pak border with some of his friends, he crossed the Indian side of the border separated by a fence in search of the ball. He was then spotted by the Indian security forces and they chased him to the village. Jamal managed to hide himself in an Indian village where a school master, named Bhola, provided him shelter and food. However, Bhola's niece Rani was sceptical about allowing a muslim boy in their home. But when the security forces came searching for Jamal they both protected him. Eventually, Jamal managed to return to Pakistan. Written by kavish nawaz

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pakistan | india | indo pak | See All (3) »

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Drama | Short

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India | UK

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Hindi

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25 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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A kis terrorista See more »

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Rajasthan, India

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1.85 : 1
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On the final day, the wandering musicians (feature towards the end) almost did not make it to the set in time, being arrested in Jaipur, India, due to a misunderstanding over their papers. See more »

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Featured in Interrogate This: Psychologists Take on Terror (2008) See more »

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Oscar-nominated short from India
12 December 2006 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

'Little Terrorist' is one of those short films that could have been made into a feature film and probably would be better. It tells the story of ten year old Jamal (Julfugar Ali) who crosses the border from Pakistan to India by accident. He is Muslim and two Hindus protect him from the soldiers who are looking for the "terrorist" that crossed the border.

The film makes a statement and does it pretty good, but again, a feature film would have done the subject matter more justice. Now we do not really learn to know the characters (although that might be a good thing when it comes to kindness from strangers) and some elements seem rushed. The band the Muslim boy has with the older Hindu is established in one sentence: both like cricket and the boy lost his ball, which caused him to cross the border, where the old man used to play. It is not that much of a problem, but I would not have mind to see more of this story.


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