I was bought up under the principles that if one has nothing nice to say, then do not say anything at all. Yet, I feel that I need to share my thoughts about this particular film. It's seems to me that the media have totally brainwashed the whole world into thinking that every Muslim on this planet is a terrorist. We are exposed to over 400 negative thoughts and images a daily, compared to only 1 or 2 positive thoughts.
This film had so much potential, yet it did not produce any positive outcomes, and unfortunately will not leave you any wiser!! It moved at a slow pace and Naseeruddin Shah looked out of his league, playing the main character in this film.
The film centres on Police Commander Tariq Ali (NS), who is bought in to investigate the shooting of an innocent bystander, who happens to be a Muslim, like Commander Ali. Yet personal issues both at home and work soon take their toll on Commander Ali and things take a further twist when his nephew gets involved with Islamic fundamentalists. He walks around the film with a face that would make Victor Meldrew feel proud.
The cast could have been stronger, yet as always, Om Puri (East is East) puts in a strong performance, as do Gulshan Grover and Laila Rouass.
If you are tired of hearing and seeing the same boring stories related to every Muslim being a terrorist as the media would have you believe, then save your money, as this may not be for you.