The Reluctant Fundamentalist – The Movie


I never read the Booker prize nominated The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. I don’t know why that is, it’s been a pretty popular read in India but although I’ve always been meaning to read it, I just never got around to actually doing it.

Then yesterday, while switching channels, I came across this rather haunting and beautifully sung song by Atif Aslam – Mori Araj Suno. I love Atif Aslam’s voice and I love this song and the way it’s filmed). It also reminded me that I need to reserve this book next time I go to the library – which is a bit of a rarity these days…somehow lost the urge to read over the last couple of weeks.

Anyway, here’s this song…embedded in my header. Isn’t it lovely?

The movie trailer also looks good (although more Bollywood than Hollywood in style), but it seems to have received mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

In spite of the mixed reviews, I would like to watch it anyway (purely based on this song, and the lead actor’s charisma on-screen). If I am unable to watch it, I can at least read the book. It sounds very interesting.

Have you read the book and/or watched the movie? How did you like it?

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