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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (movie)

'Unfreedom,' with stale perspectives and gratuitous sex, has a hollow ring

'Unfreedom,' with stale perspectives and gratuitous sex, has a hollow ring

"Unfreedom" cobbles together two disparate narratives: In one, Pakistani terrorist Husain (Bhanu Uday) arrives in New York to assassinate antifundamentalist Muslim intellectual Fareed (Victor Banerjee); in the other, Indian runaway bride Leela (Preeti Gupta) bolts from the arranged marriage set by her martinet father and chooses her noncommittal, free-loving bisexual girlfriend Sakhi (Bhavani Lee) instead. Retreading some themes more thoroughly realized in Maryam Keshavarz's "Circumstance" and Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," "Unfreedom" doesn't present any new angles. In writer-director Raj Amit Kumar's...

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