Tere Bin Laden : Dead or Alive Review
Cast: Manish Paul, Sikander Kher, Pradhuman Singh
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Genre: Comedy, Satire
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Average Combined Ratings of All Critics: 2/5
Coming up with a sequel of an already made iconic film, is difficult. “Tere Bin Laden” was quite successful and people eagerly waited for the sequel, “Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive”. The sequel and prequel smartly connects itself unlike most of the Bollywood movie sequels and also offers you some amazing screenplay. You would find many familiar faces from charming Ali Zafar to our Osama look alike Pradhuman Singh.
Manish Paul playing the role of Sharma junior who is a Bollywood buff and dreams of becoming a big director someday. So, he leaves his “Halwai” family and lands in Mumbai. Life becomes tougher when he doesn’t get producers for his scripts. It is then he meets Osama’s look-alike Paddi (Pradhuman Singh) and comes up with an idea of making a film. Series of funny incidents follow which you may like to watch it yourself.
The action moves from Mumbai to America to Pakistan, as the film gets to the point: Osama needs to be ‘killed’ all over again and captured on camera for Obama to be re-elected, ‘coz, you know, if you don’t post-it, it didn’t happen. So, off go our merry bunch, labelled ‘Somewhere in Somewhere’, to play around with CIA stooges and stormtroopers, a ‘mujaheedin’ outfit ready to take over, and the American Prez ready to move in for the kill. Read More...
It has been six long years since Tere Bin Laden mopped up a neat pile from the box office. Why, then, does the sequel to the whacky comedy feel like such a rush job?
A quick verdict: Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive is more dead-on-arrival than alive.If not an outright washout, this sloppy send-up is far too limp to run the distance.Like the 2010 sleeper hit, the follow-up is the handiwork of writer-director Abhishek Sharma.So one expected it to possess some of the spark that had helped Tere Bin Laden punch well above its weight. Read More...
BollywoodLife : 2.5/5
A follow up to the hugely successful Tere Bin Laden, the 2016 release has Manish Paul playing the role of an aspiring film maker who’s caught in an odd ball situation involving none other than fake Osama Bin Laden played by Pradhuman Singh. This time around the story revolves around a CIA agent (Sikander Kher) who needs to shoot the death sequence of Osama to show his American President. Along the way there are a series of some funny and some sort of forced gags to keep you entertained. Manish and Sikander shine in most of their scenes while the supporting cast tries to match up to their energy. Read More...
The film again, in the garb of humour, suffers from illogical sequences. An aspiring filmmaker can’t distinguish between terrorists and filmmakers. An American agent masquerades as a filmmaker to get proof of Osama’s death, alas stupidly depends on a filmmaker to achieve his goals. And a chopper is attacked, crashes and everyone comes out unscathed. Cars fly too in a Rohit Shetty film but last I checked, Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive was marketed as a satire rather than a no brainer of a comedy. Read More...
Sharma (characterised in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa host Manish Paul’s overwrought expressions) starts out by parodying the painful process of directing his first film, from a jalebi maker’s runaway son to a disgruntled filmmaker whose leading man (Ali Zafar) has stolen all the credit for its success.When the news about the real Bin Laden comes out, he promptly decides to make a sequel about his killing sans the swollen-headed hero. Read More...