Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden

Tere Bin Laden is a rather silly attempt at stretching a gag and turning it into a movie, but it does make you laugh a little. A Pakistani reporter has his visa rejected several times and, desperate to raise money to procure a fake visa, hatches a plan that goes awry.

The reporter, while covering a cock-crowing competition, finds a man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Osama Bin Laden, and decides to make a fake tape that will get him cash and end his visa woes.

The funniest parts of Tere Bin Laden are the making of two tapes with the Osama lookalike, who happens to be the miserly owner of several hens. The first tape, with Noora in the guise of Osama Bin Laden, sends shivers up and down America’s spine and makes the country go on high alert. The lookalike’s threats make America panic so much that it ends up attacking Afghanistan, while the intelligence agencies are out to get this Osama, dead or alive.

Thanks to fear the tape creates, the reporter’s plans to work in America go for a toss, and he convinces his accomplices to make another tape, one in which Osama Bin Laden extends the olive branch to George Bush.

Piyush Mishra makes his presence felt yet again, this time as the head of the tv channel, and Pradhuman Singh makes you laugh aloud with pretty much everything he does, because he looks exactly like Osama Bin Laden.

Writer-director Abhishek Sharma lets his imagination run wild, incorporating plenty of scenes that you might expect while watching cartoon shows, but eventually it’s Pradhuman Singh providing the laughs.

Don’t go in expecting a rip-roaring comedy; Tere Bin Laden is just about okay.

RATING: 2.5/5

14 Responses to “Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden”

  1. July 17, 2010 at 03:22

    Notice how every movie we see these days is usually ‘just about okay’?
    Bollywood should do us a favour and quit churning out crap so that we can use other adjectives.


  2. 2 Hantu
    July 17, 2010 at 03:56

    It’s a decent movie but what would they do without the Osama clone?


  3. 3 priyanka
    July 17, 2010 at 08:33

    you never like any movie


  4. 4 ankini
    July 17, 2010 at 10:28

    the hero is such a shahid-srk wannabe.


  5. 8 Minaz
    July 17, 2010 at 14:23

    The movie’s not bad….Osama is so cuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!!!!!


  6. 9 praj
    July 17, 2010 at 14:53

    its better than the other movies this week, lamhaa oh god


  7. 10 Drak
    July 19, 2010 at 05:12

    TBL is an average movie except for the Osama lookalike who had me in splits!


  8. 11 pseudonymous1
    July 19, 2010 at 11:51

    Dude. Waiting for an Inception review.


  9. 12 Poonam
    July 20, 2010 at 11:01

    Yeah Aditya, Inception review. 😀


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