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Bangistan (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 August 2015 (USA)
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Two blundering terrorists with lofty ideologies, but ordinary talent, on a mission to change the world.

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Karan Anshuman
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Credited cast:
Jacqueline Fernandez ... Rosie
Michalina Olszanska ... Welcome Girl
Riteish Deshmukh ... Hafeez
Tom Alter ... The Imam
Pulkit Samrat ... Praveen
Rajesh Sharma ... Swami Gaumukhanand Gowswami
Saharsh Kumar Shukla ... Kaaluram
Kumud Mishra ... Abba / Guruji
Zachary Coffin ... Stanislav the Polish Cop
Cezary Pazura ... Tom
Chandan Roy Sanyal ... Tamim Iqbal
Aakash Dabhade ... Sanichara
Andrzej Blumenfeld ... Wilfred
Marta Zmuda Trzebiatowska ... Katherine Polanski
Arya Babbar ... Zulfi
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Bangistan is a whip smart and uproarious satire on fundamentalism and the story of two unlikely terrorists, the antitheses of each other, with a common destructive goal. Concerned by the unrest in the name of religion, Subcontinental leaders of Muslims and Hindus, the Imam and the Shankaracharya, announce that they're attending the International Peace Conference in Krakow in a joint effort to help unite the two religions in perpetual harmony. Rival rabble-rousing ragtag organizations, the Islamist Al-Kaam Tamam and right-wing political party Maa Ka Dal separately recruit and brainwash Hafeez and Praveen to suicide bomb the conference so that they may continue to wield their local influence. After a rigorous, and hilarious, 'training' period the two men switch their religious identities to stay under the radar. Hafeez, the jihadi, masquerades as a conservative Hindu, Ishwarchand; while Praveen, the Hindu soldier, dons the garb of a practicing Muslim, Allahrakha. Focused on the mission,... Written by Dhruvi Dokania

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This is the first film where the new Crossguard Lightsaber appears; even before Star Wars Episode VII, though it was inspired by the trailer. See more »

Soundtracks

Ishq Karenge
Written by: Puneet Krishna
Produced by: Ram Sampath
Performed by: Sona Mohapatra, Abhishek Nailwal and Shadab Faridi
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Has to go through it.
3 November 2015 | by annisasafantaSee all my reviews

Knew this movie from @iamsrk tweet in reply to @FarOutAkhtar. It has Riteish Desmukh (which is comedy guarantee).

The idea was a bit weak, but they tried to make it less controversy. Maybe for some people its a good movie, but I'd be not. This movie has a good message (though I got the message long time ago) in terms of peace. But it also emphasizing one's religion to others, maybe Oh My God! told us better, but let's give the credit to Hafeez bin Ali, Praveen Chaturvedi, Imam and the Pandit-ji whom use iPad.

Music a bit catchy. Hogi Kranti delivers some unique things to viewers (at least me) then credit tittle song can't be skipped though.

Jacqueline Fernandez as special appearance did good, but not really help the case which Hafeez and Praveen has been through. Direction itself is a bit unstable, and the story itself should be developed into something funnier, mightier and so on.

In short, Bangistan is a cheerful trying to make us laugh (yes it did, Riteish did well) and delivered mediocre message to us.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бангистан See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,263, 9 August 2015

Gross USA:

$48,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$810,419
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