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Feb 28, 2005

Osama

If 9/11 did anything good, it was to free Afganistan from the clutches of Taliban. A forgotten country, a forgotten people finally got the attention they deserved from a world that had turned blind eyes to their fate till then.

Osama is brilliant, poignant and earthy. It'll tug at your heartstrings long after you had finished watching the movie. You'll thank your lucky stars for not being born in Afganistan of the eighties and the nineties, especially if you are a female. From the director Siddiq Barmak, comes Osama, his first film, about a 12 year old girl who disguises as a boy in Taliban infested Afganistan, which is a mortal sin and if found out the girl would be stoned to death. All the actors in the movie had no previous acting experience and were hand picked by the director at various places in Afganistan. Watch it, inform and educate your minds, thats the least we can do to the survivors of the cruel and atrocious Taliban regime.

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