‘Tere Bin Laden’ to open The Friars Club’s Comedy Film Festival

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 17:38 PM IST

New York: The satirical Indian film, ‘Tere Bin Laden’, which features a fake Osama Bin Laden, will be the opening movie at The Friars Club’s Comedy Film Festival.

The movie, which is banned in Pakistan, tells the story of a young Pakistani reporter who creates a bogus video of the terrorist mastermind in order to obtain a visa to the United States.

The flick pokes fun at American media`s obsession with capturing bin Laden and hasn’t yet to got a distribution deal in the US because of its sensitive subject matter.

"I still don`t understand why it was banned in Pakistan. It`s a satire on terror, on the Bush regime. At the end of the day, it`s about the American dream,” the New York Post quoted Abhishek Sharma, the movie`s director, as saying.

"The only guy that can get offended by this film is Bin Laden himself. Which is fine because he``s been offending people all this time," Sharma added.

The Friars Club festival`s closing movie ‘Four Lions’ is a dark British comedy and that also touches on terrorism.

ANI