Film Review: KHUDA KE LIYE (In The Name Of God) - A Gem of a South Asian Movie by Shoaib Mansoor from Pakistan

Khuda Ke Liye (2008) Poster

Washington, DC, April 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The release date of director Shoaib Mansoor's internationally acclaimed South Asian film from Pakistan, KHUDA KE LIYE (2008) / In The Name Of God, was July 8 2008.

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Story Overview

The film focuses on the struggle inside the Muslim community in a post 9/11 world. Educated broad-minded Muslims are feeling the pressure from two sides - in a rapidly globalizing open society with modern western outlook, their attempts to fit in are viewed with suspicion because of their religion, while the Islamic fundamentalists who are directly associated with terrorism are also at conflict with them because of their broad-minded outlook.

Shoaib Mansoor makes his cinematic debut as a writer, producer and director with this award-winning Pakistani drama about the complexities of living as a young Muslim in a pre- and post-Sept. 11 world. Set across three continents, the plot concerns brothers Mansoor (Shaan) and Sarmad (Fawad Khan), who both start out as musicians but come to adopt different philosophies when it comes to religion and culture.

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Movie Reviews

Khuda Ke Liye / In The Name Of God was spectacularly popular in troubled Pakistan, which itself is struggling with Islamic fundamentalism and ultimately is on the hook to prove itself an honorable member of the international community.

Abdul Hafiz writes from Florida, USA: The story is very practical. The acting of Naseeruddin Shah is superb. I wholeheartedly agree that the misinterpretations of the great religion of Islam, by uneducated or half educated Mollas, has led to the creation of a CORRUPTED segment of Muslims. The Muslims are being taught baseless Hadith by those half educated and half witted Mollas, and, NOT the real BOOK, THE QURAN. I also believe that it should be dubbed in most of the languages spoken in Muslim countries, and, widely distributed. It should be a "must-see" movie for those Muslims who claim to be Muslims but are really not. I specially like the comment about so many Hajis, who are liars, going around the market looking for Halal Meat with haram monies in there pockets!!!

Cast and Crew

Director: Shoaib Mansoor
Cast: Shaan, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali, Naseeruddin Shah, Alex Edwards, Rasheed Naz, Angela Williams, Larry Newman, Humayun Kazmi, Naeem Tahir, Najeeb Ullah Anjum