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.

Director:

Mira Nair

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (eulogy in urdu), Ami Boghani (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Riz Ahmed ... Changez
Kate Hudson ... Erica
Liev Schreiber ... Bobby Lincoln
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jim Cross
Om Puri ... Abu
Shabana Azmi ... Ammi
Martin Donovan ... Ludlow Cooper
Nelsan Ellis ... Wainwright
Haluk Bilginer ... Nazmi Kemal
Meesha Shafi Meesha Shafi ... Bina
Imaaduddin Shah ... Sameer (as Imaad Shah)
Christopher Nicholas Smith ... Mike Rizzo (as Chris Smith)
Ashwath Bhatt Ashwath Bhatt ... Junaid
Sarah Quinn Sarah Quinn ... Clea
Madhavan ... 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 »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The song, Bijli Aye Ya Na Aye is an Meesha Shafi's alternate version of the song Batti Aye Ya Na Aye, which is by her previous band Overload. This led to a dispute between Shafi and Overload, as to who owns the copyright of the song. 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 »

Quotes

Wainwright: [Changez is quitting the firm] Is this about me beating you in basketball?
Changez: You're going to be a great analyst, Wainwright.
Wainwright: What are you gonna be?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Raga Misra Mand
Written By Ali Akbar Khan and Nikhil Banerjee
Performed By Ali Akbar Khan and Nikhil Banerjee
Produced By Mary J. Khan (AMMP)
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why cinema is fabulous
4 June 2013 | by beattygSee all my reviews

As soon as I saw the early credits running right to left I was grabbed by the intelligent Mira Nair, then the rousing singers, sumptuous visuals, disparate actors woven together in this complex, compelling story... wow. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is why I love cinema. This movies imperfections are perfection.

I read Mohsin Hamids exquisite book prior to viewing this fine movie and I almost side- stepped this movie because I didn't feel Hamids books subtle yet intense conversation would be translated onto the big screen. How wrong I was - thank you Mira Nair and all those involved.

I walked out of this movie and clicked my heels - the sun was shining and the world was travelling just fine in far more places than most realise.


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Release Date:

17 May 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,920, 28 April 2013

Gross USA:

$552,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,176,576
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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