Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive movie review: Characters stand out, film doesn't

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MEHUL S THAKKAR
Published Feb 26, 2016, 9:13 am IST
Updated Feb 26, 2016, 9:13 am IST
If you have loved the first film, this one doesn't live up to its expectations.
Where it doesn't have an impact this time around is riding on the same content which many may find non exciting.
 Where it doesn't have an impact this time around is riding on the same content which many may find non exciting.
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Director: Abhishek Sharma

Cast: Manish Paul, Pradhuman Singh, Sikander Kher

 

Abhishek Sharma's attempt to carry forward the successful 2010 film is partially successful and partially not. The first film surprised the audience with its edgy sense of humour and the whole madness around most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden.

Where it doesn't have an impact this time around is riding on the same content which many may find non exciting. However what works are the characters who were loved by the audience 6 years back. Those same characters especially Paddi Singh (Pradhuman Singh), Sugandha, Piyush Mishra (Khaleeli) make Tere Bin Laden Dead or Alive, an enjoyable watch.

Manish Paul (Sharma), an aspiring film maker makes a forced trip to Mumbai because he is clear he doesn't want to run his family business of making Jalebis. His desperation to make it in big in Bollywood leads to chaos when he spots Paddi Singh in a bus. Wooing him with a movie offer he does make a successful film on him making Paddi an Osama look alike, what happens later turns their life upside down.

While watching Sikander Kher's performance, you wonder where was this talent hidden all these years. Playing David Chaddha, he pulls off the character with so much ease that he actually is a relief in portions where the film goes haywire.

The scenes showing the training session of Fidayeen terrorists run by  Khaleeli is really hilarious. The director has brought out some really good scenes that makes it enjoyable to watch in portion.

If you have loved the first film, this one doesn't live up to its expectations. But looking at the performances of different characters which are entertaining, it isn't such a dragging affair either.

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