So whose side are you on? it’s a question been asked in Mira Nair‘s post 9/11 drama The Reluctant Fundamentalist which now has an official trailer check it out below.
Based on a award-winning 2007 novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist stars Riz Ahmed as Changez a talented young Pakistani man who graduates from Princeton. Thanks to his hard work he finds himself in a lucrative position on Wall street but this is 2001 before then after the events of 11 September 2001 a tragic event that sees the American dream wilt away and his views on America plus himself gradually change.
Nearly 12 years after the tragic events of 9/11 fear still roams though it may not be on the same level it’s still there sadly a lot of that fear and prejudice especially against anyone of the Muslim faith. Simply because of your faith you become a target of racial profiling, bigots you could say creating monsters out of those who think everyone from the Middle East, Asia, Africa even our on country is a terrorist which we know is a lie.In The Reluctant Fundamentalist it takes centre stage, who Am I ? The film may not deliver something highly original but evaluates the manner of the things that take place.It’s great to British actor Riz Ahmed like Noel Clarke finally starting to move into the more glamorous route of Hollywood who looks to deliver a strong controlled performance.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is set for a 19th April UK release with a limited 26th April release in USA. The film co-stars Liev Schreiber, Keifer Sutherland, Kate Hudson, Om Puri and Martin Donavan.