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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Thriller based on Mohsin Hamid's bestselling novel. A young Pakistani man living in New York finds his loyalties shaken after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Changez Khan is a middle-class Pakistani from Lahore chasing his dream of success in a prestigious Wall Street valuation firm. He is favoured by his boss, and his future is looking to be on his planned upward trajectory - but whilst on company business in the Philippines, he watches news footage of the twin towers falling, and suddenly his future takes an entirely different path.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Mar 2019 23:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:57

    Mohammed Rafi

    Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai

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Role Contributor
Changez Riz Ahmed
Erica Kate Hudson
Bobby Lincoln Liev Schreiber
Jim Cross Kiefer Sutherland
Abu Om Puri
Ammi Shabana Azmi
Ludlow Cooper Martin Donovan
Wainwright Nelsan Ellis
Nazmi Kemal Haluk Bilginer
Bina Meesha Shafi
Sameer Imaad Shah
Mike Rizzo Chris Smith
Junaid Ashwath Bhatt
Director Mira Nair


  • Sun 28 Feb 2016 22:40
  • Sun 28 Feb 2016 23:10
  • Sun 7 May 2017 23:40
  • Mon 27 Aug 2018 22:30
  • Sun 24 Mar 2019 23:30

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