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Shoot on Sight (2007)

A Lahore-born London Police Commander deals with personal issues and investigates the shooting death of a fellow-Muslim.

Director:

Jag Mundhra

Writers:

Carl Austin (screenplay), Jag Mundhra (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Police Commander Tariq Ali
Greta Scacchi ... Susan Ali
Brian Cox ... Daniel Tennant
Stephen Greif ... Commander John Shepherd
Om Puri ... Junaid
Gulshan Grover ... Yunus
Chris Wilson ... Police CO19 Officer
Sadie Frost ... Advocate Fiona Monroe
Mikaal Zulfiqar ... Zaheer Khan
Laila Rouass ... Ruby Kaur
India Wadsworth ... Zara Ali
Arrun Harker Arrun Harker ... Imran Ali
Tolga Safer ... Aziz
Clifford Samuel ... Elijah
San Shella ... Abdullah
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Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of Scotland Yard. On the other hand, Tariq - a British citizen is himself a suspect in the eyes of his boss, despite his long service in the Scotland Yard. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Is it a crime to be a Muslim?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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Amitabh Bachchan was offered the lead role but declined. See more »

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dated and simplistic but politically astute
14 February 2010 | by TheGord1488See all my reviews

Watching this I was reminded of "Who Dares Wins" (a paean to the SAS film from the early 1980s) blended with "Sapphire" (UK film on the late-50s race riots and the police response to them) - it's all very earnest and trying to balance (and it succeeds in the latter) but there's too much BBC2-school acting on "terrorist subjects" for it to seem new or fresh - there have been plenty of episodes of "Spooks" covering the ground only they are limited by BBC timidity of being seen to take a side (note for overseas commenters; the BBC is the UKs "national" state TV station and BBC2 is the previously artistic and cultural arm which has been drastically dumbed down), and Greta Scacchi and Brian Cox are disappointing (the Cox character would have been out of date in a film from the 1970s!) The comments likening it to a made-for TV are spot on - I don't see exciting film making here, just stacking up the pros and cons and trying to make cheap points rather than presenting the nuances through the film - the script is certainly written with a broad brush.


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Release Date:

22 August 2008 (UK) See more »

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GBP3,950,000 (estimated)

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