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In the Name of God (2007)

Khuda Kay Liye (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 July 2007 (Pakistan)
The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'.

Director:

Shoaib Mansoor

Writers:

Shoaib Mansoor, Faiza Mujahid (lyrics) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaan Shahid ... Mansoor Hussain Khan
Fawad Khan ... Sarmad Hussain Khan
Iman Ali ... Mary Hussain Shah / Mariam
Austin Marie Sayre ... Janie (as Austin Sayre)
Larry Newman Larry Newman ... (as Larry Neumann Jr.)
Rasheed Naz ... Moulana Tahiri
Naeem Tahir Naeem Tahir
Seemi Raheel Seemi Raheel ... Mrs. Hussain Khan (as Seemin Raheel)
Humayun Kazmi
Angela Williams Angela Williams
Alex Edwards Alex Edwards ... Dave
Hameed Sheikh ... Sher Shah (as Hameed Shiekh)
Rufus Graham Rufus Graham ... The English Solicitor
Najeeb Ullah Anjum Najeeb Ullah Anjum
Ayub Khoso Ayub Khoso
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Storyline

After going through a bitter divorce through a Caucasian wife, U.K.-based Hussain Shah now lives in a common-law relationship with another Caucasian woman. Angered that his daughter, Mary, is dating a Caucasian male, Dave, he counsels her to stop seeing him as it is forbidden for women to marry outside Islam. But when Mary persists, he relents and permits her to marry, provided she travels with him to Lahore, Pakistan, to meet his estranged mother and brother, to which she agrees. Once there, Mary is then taken to a remote area in Afghanistan and forced to marry her cousin, Sarmad Khan, a singing artiste, who has turned conservative after being influenced by Moulana Tahiri. Sarmad's brother, Mansoor, re-locates to Chicago, to enroll for music lessons with Professor Lincoln, meets with Caucasian fellow-student, Janie, and both fall in love with each other. Than the events of 9-11 will result in Mansoor's arrest by the CIA. He is isolated, humiliated, fed pork, tortured endlessly until ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The role of Sarmad was initially offered to singer Ali Zafar. See more »

Quotes

Interrogator: ...what is between you and Osama Bin Laden?
Mansoor: I don't know. Maybe he is gay and he likes me!
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User Reviews

 
good movie,worth watching ..daring one for a change
13 December 2007 | by rdeebSee all my reviews

I'm not going to say much for now even though i have much comments about this film after i watched it 3 days ago.

all i will say you must watch it your self,whether you will agree with whats in it or not,this movie it tore heart apart, but i prefer to postpone all for now i want to say about this movie -for now- my critical point of view is not imp now what i want to say for now is,guys this movie has already won an award in my country in Egypt we have the international Cairo film festival and by the way this film festival is recognized abroad within the 12 approved international film festival it has won the 2nd award. that adds one more reason why you should watch it.


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Country:

Pakistan

Language:

Urdu | English

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (Pakistan) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Name of God See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,432,378
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)
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