This sequel fumbles on all the fronts on which the original succeeded
Six years ago, writer-director Abhishek Sharma made a satirical comedy called Tere Bin Laden. It was a clever spin on current affairs, as a TV reporter desperate to get to the US sniffs an opportunity when he spots an Osama bin Laden lookalike and hatches the audacious plan of making a threatening tape. The success of the 2010 venture obviously prompted this sequel, which opens in 2009, when bin Laden is still alive, and the US, under the leadership of Barack Obama (neatly aped by Iman Crosson), has tracked down its public enemy No.1 to Abbottabad. Osama is allegedly killed in an attack, but the Americans want proof. The CIA’s kingpin, David (Sikander Kher, who pulls off the wigs and the Southern drawl), is asked to execute the ruse.