THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

  • Behind 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' May 19, 2013

    'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' tries to explore the plight of an educated Pakistani man working in Wall Street. ...
  • 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' review: It's a new Pakistan May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: It's a story that we have heard before. Perhaps different versions, but the milieu has been the same of that of the plight of innocent south Asians in US post 9/11. Mira Nair's latest 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' tries to explore the plight of an educated Pakistani man working...
  • My new film's a comingofage story in a complex world: Mira Nair May 17, 2013

    Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is based on a novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid, and stars Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in the pivotal roles. Shabana Azmi and Om Puri will also be seen in the film. The film is about the meteoric rise and...
  • Friday releases: 'Aurangzeb', The Great Gatsby' hit the screens May 17, 2013

    Actor Arjun Kapoor's second movie 'Aurangzeb', where he plays a double role, released on Friday. The film also stars Rishi Kapoor and southern star Prithviraj. Another movie which hits the screens on Friday is 'The Great Gatsby'. It is a 3D adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same...
  • Friday Release: Mira Nair's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is hitting the Indian screens on Friday, May 17. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid, and stars Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in the pivotal roles. Shabana Azmi and Om Puri will also...
  • Made 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' for young generation: Nair May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Mira Nair, who is equally at home directing stories from the subcontinent and from Hollywood, has merged both the worlds in 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', a comingofage story where she deals with questions of identity and belonging. The director, who has previously helmed films like 'Salaam Bombay', 'Mississippi...
  • Mira Nair to receive German Film Award for Peace May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Mira Nair will receive German Film Award for Peace, The Bridge 2013, for her movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. The 55yearold will be honoured with the award on July 4 at Cuvillies Theatre, Munich for her outstanding film and direction, said a statement. The Prime Minister of Bavaria, the Bernhard...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' will spur dialogue: Nair April 26, 2013

    Washington: Acclaimed Indian director Mira Nair is hopeful that her new thriller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' would spur a dialogue between two worlds depicted in it particularly in the context of the Boston Marathon bombings. Based on the novel of the same name by Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid, the film tells the...
  • Minorities are being frightened and terrified in Pakistan: Mohsin Hamid April 12, 2013

    Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid, whose new book 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia' recently released and who is working with Mira Nair on her movie based on his book 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', spoke to CNNIBN's Suhasini Haidar about living in Pakistan. He said, "Minorities are being targeted in...
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Kate Hudson was the 1st choice April 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker Mira Nair says actress Kate Hudson was her first choice to play Erica in 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. "We really fell in love with each other. We hung out for hours, which is something I never do. And then we went through many others and Kate kept sending me...
  • I hope to produce Shimit Amin's film: Mira Nair March 15, 2013

    Mumbai: US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair doesn't aspire to own a big production company, but she has one little wish: to produce Shimit Amin's next film. "I am not really interested in having a big production company and producing other people's films. But I do hope to produce Shimit Amin's film....
  • Mira Nair was looking for worldliness, so dropped Ranbir March 14, 2013

    Mumbai: US-based Indian director Mira Nair, who had initially considered Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor for a role in her film "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", says she dropped him because she was looking for an experienced wordly man. "I did speak to Ranbir for 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. He is a wonderful boy, a...
  • Melbourne film fest to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema March 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema and showcase some of the most celebrated movies of the last century. The festival, to be held from May 3 to 15, will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema and showcase film like 'Raja...
  • 'Monsoon Wedding', the musical, adapted for stage February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: After completing an "exhausting shoot" of her much anticipated movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', filmmaker Mira Nair has started working on her next project, a musical adaptation of her movie 'Monsoon Wedding'. The Indian born director is adapting the 2001 superhit movie into a stage play and she is...
  • India visit a memorable experience for Naomi Watts December 19, 2012

    Los Angeles: Actress Naomi Watts, who has got her first Golden Globe nomination for 'The Impossible', not only enjoyed sightseeing and shopping during her India visit, but was also impressed by the "strength and determination" of HIV mothers whom she met in the capital. She visited the country with her husband...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' to be released in India in April 2013 December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Mira Nair's muchanticipated film 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', based on Mohsin Hamid's novel, will hit Indian screens in April 2013. To be distributed in India by PVR, the film has been already doing the rounds of festival circuits. Recently it was the closing film of the 43rd International film...
  • IFFI 2012: Over 160 films to be screened November 20, 2012

    Panaji: Over 160 films from over 70 different countries will be screened at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which rolls out the red carpet along the banks of the beautiful Mandovi river, Tuesday. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will inaugurate the festival Tuesday evening, which is being held...
  • IFFI 2012: Akshay Kumar to inaugurate the festival November 20, 2012

    Panaji: The 43rd edition of IFFI will kickstart today with Akshay Kumar flagging off the cinematic extravaganza that will showcase 100yearold journey of Indian cinema besides screening of nationally and internationally acclaimed movies. 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', a book adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid's celebrated novel of the same name, is...
  • Ranbir didn't fit the bill as 'The Reluctant...' lead: Mira Nair November 20, 2012

    Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist,' opened the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. ...
  • Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' at Tribeca festival November 20, 2012

    The Doha Tribeca film festival kickstarted with Mira Nair's latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The film is her most ambitious project yet. ...
  • IFFI to pay tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The 43rd international film festival is celebrating 100 years of cinema by staging a 20minute dialogue between Dadasaheb Phalke and his wife Savitri. Made by Phalke's grand niece, the play throws light on what inspired Phalke to make India's first fulllength feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' in 1913. "We have...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' is an IndoPak film September 10, 2012

    Toronto: NRI filmmaker Mira Nair, who takes on American fundamentalism in her cinematic adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', says the film is an attempt to create a bridge. The movie received warm welcome during its screening at the ongoing Toronto international film festival here, after opening at...
  • Stars, politics to stir up Toronto film festival September 6, 2012

    New York: A strong film lineup full of politically charged themes and a heavy dose of Hollywood stars have raised high hopes the Toronto International Film Festival, will breed Oscar contenders, rapturous audiences and plenty of film deals. Considered one of the world's top festivals, Toronto serves as a kickoff to...
  • Indian movies to dominate Toronto film fest September 6, 2012

    Toronto: The 37th Toronto film festival (TIFF) kick starts here tomorrow with many Indian films on board like IndoCanadian director Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children', Meera Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' and Gauri Shinde's 'English Vinglish'. The 11day festival will also premier National Awardwinning Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli's 'The Tortoise, An Incarnation' in...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' opens Venice film fest August 29, 2012

    New York: Indian filmmaker Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', a riveting drama about a young Pakistani's disillusionment with the great American dream in the post 9/11 era, opened the 69th edition of Venice film festival today. Nair, an old favourite at the festival, premiered the film in an outof competition screening....
  • Venice festival to open with Mira Nair film August 27, 2012

    London: Venice is putting its faith in sex and Scientology this year to generate the kind of buzz the world's oldest film festival needs to stay ahead of a growing field of rivals. Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the annual cinema showcase on the Lido island across the water from the Canal...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' is a thriller: Mira Nair August 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Mira Nairs much talkedabout upcoming film, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', may release in India before anywhere else in the world. Were discussing the release strategy with our Indian distributors, PVR. My dream is to have the film released in India before yearend. But then, piracy is a serious issue to...
  • Indian movies to be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival July 26, 2012

    Three Indian movies which have already been shortlisted to be premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival are 'English Vinglish', 'Midnight's Children' and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. Movie buffs can expect more Indian film entires to the festival. ...
  • Mira Nair's film to open Venice film fest July 23, 2012

    New York: NRI filmmaker Mira Nair's latest thriller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', starring Shabana Azmi and Om Puri, will open the 69th edition of Venice film festival next month. An adaptation of Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid's book of the same name, the film will have its world premiere in an outofcompetition screening...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' to be released in India June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mira Nair wasn't sure whether 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', on Islamic fundamentalism with a Pakistani protagonist, would get released in India. But she has now found a distributor for the movie. PVR Pictures, all set to release Dibakar Banerjee's political thriller 'Shanghai', has acquired the Indian marketing rights of...