Friday 22 January 2016

Director Abhishek Sharma Says : `Tere Bin Laden 2` an Unconventional Sequel

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Director Abhishek Sharma says `Tere Bin Laden 2` is a first of its kind sequel as the stories of the first film and the second are linked but not in continuity.

Remember Tere Bin Laden? The hilarious 2010 Ali Zafar film that revolved around a fake Osama Bin Laden video? The good news is that the film now has a sequel, Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive. With Piyush Mishra and Manish Paul in the star cast, we were looking forward to the trailer of this sequel.

"The structure of the film is such that you cannot call it a conventional sequel and that is why we are not calling it part two. It can be called a spin-off and in that sense it is a first of its kind," Sharma said here Sunday at a press event held for the film.

"We have not seen a sequel like this anywhere in the world till now where the first and the second part are related. There is a definite and strong relation, but still there is no continuity," he added.

The surprise package of this trailer is definitely Sikandar Kher. If you've been an avid TV watcher, you would know that Manish Paul is naturally funny and he's being himself in the film. However, Kher's last film was Aurangzeb, and besides that, we can barely remember his filmography. However, he's the reason for most of the laughs in the Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, with his portrayal of a hillbilly American who pretends to be a Punjabi Hollywood producer — pot-belly and all.

Talking about the story of the film, Sharma said it takes off from the news of terrorist Laden`s death and the ensuing ambiguity and problems.

"The first `Tere Bin Laden` gets over with Ali Zafar reaching America. This film doesn`t continue from there. This film starts from the point where America says Bin Laden in dead. Now, I don`t know (whether it is true) because there is still no proof about Osama`s death," said Sharma.

"So taking that thing in mind, after Osama`s death what all happens with Barack Obama (US president) and with the terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan and also the problems that Manish and Pradhuman face because of it, is what the film is all about," he added.
Barely 30 seconds into the trailer and you get a sense of déjà vu. It begins in the most serious manner, almost as if the trailer is building up to a super serious film about global terrorism (just like the trailer of Tere Bin Laden). We are soon shown that in the film's universe, there is speculation that Osama may actually be alive.

And that's when sh*t hits the roof. Each actor's comic timing is so on-point that even dialogues that are pretty average have been performed supremely well. Pradhyuman Singh (Osama lookalike) is as hilarious as he was in the last film, and even though he seems like he walks from the first film into the sequel, his repetitions are still funny.

There's much to crack up about in the trailer of Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, and we can't wait for the film, which is set to release on 19 February.

Watch the trailer here:

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