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Tere Bin Laden 2: Dead or Alive Movie Review

Tere Bin Laden 2: Dead or Alive Movie Review

Average Ratings:2.39/5
Score :25% Positive
Reviews Counted:9
Negative :4

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Mohar Basu Site:TOI

Sequels always run the risk of falling short of expectations. In 2010, Tere Bin Laden emerged as surprise hit with its abundant laughs and particularly smart writing. This time director Abhishek Sharma is hardly able to conjure up an equally enticing story. The chuckles are fewer and the wit from the first part is nowhere to be seen.The humour is rather low-IQ and most gags are far from enjoyable. The laughs are fewer and restrict themselves primarily to the first half.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indianexpress

The one actor, hard to recognize under all the make-up, who proves to be a complete funster is Sikander Kher in a ‘double-role’: as the Yank operative assigned to the Osama job chewing on a broad accent which doesn’t drop, as well as the pot-bellied Hollywood ‘producer’ David Chaddha, he is a hoot. ‘Tere Bin Laden’, Part 2, generates start-up potential, some smiles, some laugh-out-loud lines, but it keeps petering out.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Absurdist comedies are always difficult to pull off because the line between the droll and the dreary is often dangerously thin. Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, is seldom on the right side of that line. For want of the inspired writing that launched the franchise, it rests mostly on deadwood ideas that are as insubstantial as they are prone to rapid disintegration. Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive is best avoided unless a bunch of characters running around in circles is one’s idea of entertainment.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

In his excessively boisterous follow-up titled Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, most of the original’s key characters, including the one-trick pony Pradhuman Singh, return for yet another misadventure. Except the jaunt is no fun in the absence of novelty, wit and spontaneity.If intended to be a spoof on the vagaries of filmmaking, Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive is completely devoid of whimsy.And, if it aspires to be a satire, there’s little bite or ambition in its pedestrian approach and trivial resolutions.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama

On the whole, TERE BIN LADEN DEAD OR ALIVE doesn’t live up to the first part. It offers you patchy entertainment. At the ticket window it will not enjoy an overwhelming word of mouth. If you don’t have anything else to do, you can check it out else wait for the satellite premiere.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi

This sequel to Tere Bin Laden, connects the two films smartly. Also, with all its silly antics, the film comes off as a much better act than its prequel.In parts, the film drags, thus killing the intended humor. In the second half, the makers run out of good jokes. If you have a taste for comedy films which could be branded silly in caps, this is your pick! This is a no-brainer that promises partially a good time.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Tushar Joshi Site:BollywoodLife

While the funny scenes are plenty, there are also moments that don’t take off, especially the track with local terrorist leader Khalil. Ali Zafar’s cameo also doesn’t do much to create any interest in the film. In fact it serves as a distraction from the main plot. The jokes and gags are at times repetitive and revolve around Osama and President’s scenes. The challenge was to rise above the brilliance of the first part and retain the essence of the plot. Unfortunately Dead or Alive is stuck somewhere in between.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala

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. The plot of an Osama doppelganger torn between Americans and terrorists is funny indeed but loses punch because of lazy writing and loud performances

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:Gulfnews

But the show belongs to Paul, Singh, Kher and Mishra. These four actors took it upon themselves to make this comedy a glorious rip-roaring affair. While Kher had a tendency to lean towards caricature, the relatively unknown Singh is spot on with his Punjabi accent and expressions. Paul does his bit to make this film immensely watchable. Watch this if you are in the mood for some light-hearted fun about war, terrorism and the highly exaggerated world of Bollywood.

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Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive Story:  

A Bollywood director is hired by an American talent agent to make a film on Osama bin Laden. The plan to use an Osama doppelganger in order to prove his death boomerangs when a Taliban arms dealer hijacks their idea to prove he’s alive.

Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive Release Date:

Feb 26, 2016

 Director: Abhishek Sharma

 Producer: Pooja Shetty Deora Aarti Shetty

Manish Paul as Sharma
Pradhuman Singh as Paddi Singh
Sikander Kher as David Chaddha
Mia Uyeda as Junior
Piyush Mishra as Khalili
Sugandha Garg

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    Sequel or a Spoof? [2/5]

    Satires backfire if not handled seriously. The characters can look goofy on screen to any extent but the writing should always be smart and considerate. TERE BIN LADEN (2010) followed it all as basic principles and the code of conduct. No wonder, it was unanimously loved and tagged as year’s one of the sleeper hits. The sequel too was expected, though never this late. 6 years later, the team is back with TERE BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE. Nothing has changed eventually except the writing has imbibed the goofiness and the characters have become smarter than you think. So much to change the end results in a bad sense! Abhishek Sharma’s TERE BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE is plenty dry, partly funny and largely a disappointment that works less as a sequel and more as a spoof to its previous part.

    The film establishes its original franchise as a film itself that has become hugely successful in Bollywood and the beneficiaries include dimwit Punjabi lad Paddi Singh [Pradhuman Singh] as the doppelganger of Osama Bin Laden; Ali Zafar plays himself and so are the rest of the cast. Manish Paul joins the cast as Sharma- the director of TERE BIN LADEN ‘film’ in the film. Riding high on the success, Sharma announces the sequel of the film but to his bad luck, Osama gets eliminated in Abbottabad operation by US Army.

    Plot thickens when everyone from US President Obama to a fading Jihadi-leader in Pakistan wants the Osama look-alike for their own good. Mr. President wants him dead in recreation of the operation Abbottabad to have concrete proof for the world to believe. Jihadi-leader [Piyush Mishra] wants him alive to rebuild the terrorist organization. Sharma doesn’t want to lose his road to success in him. And thus, starts the mayhem delivering some genuinely funny satirical takes far and away between silly, tasteless and repetitive jibes one after the other.

    TERE BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE is not entirely unwatchable or vice-versa. The colorful characters make up for the most part even where the script starts sounding illogical, stupid and strained. Piyush Mishra in his seasoned avatar is seen organizing Olympics of Terror in Pakistan where relay race is performed with live bombs being passed on. Pradhuman Singh confidently revisits his author-backed role in the previous part but sadly doesn’t add up any more flavors to the part. Manish Paul makes constant efforts to entertain and gets successful in some too but the show-stealer without any doubt is Sikander Kher!

    Sikander amazes you with his out-and-out double dose of comedy. While playing a manipulative confidante of Obama, he’s almost unrecognizable. It’s a part where he doesn’t lose his grip on it even for a second, and in due course, often reminds you of Jim Carrey in his style, presentation and efforts. In other act, he transforms himself into a paunchy Punjabi trying to lure Sharma & Paddi Singh in his evil plans. Sikander is definitely the surprise package of the film!

    At the end, TERE BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE falls short of expectations. While the original was an honest, simple and refreshing satire in times of silly slapstick comedies, this one merely rises from the dust to meet the standard set by itself. In one of the few hilarious tracks, Obama is seen taking psychotherapy sessions after Osama’s dismissal and his remark says, “I see dead Osama!” So true for the franchise! The opportunity is been killed. [2/5]

  2. Decent brainless time pass, except for last 20 minutes ..

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