Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan

Changez – The Reluctant Fundamentalist

2013 Films


May 24, 2013 English l Urdu Flop

The film Changez -The Reluctant Fundamentalist is based on a novel of the same name written by Mohsin Hamid in 2007. Basic theme of the movie revolves around the happenings of post 9/11 incendent and its impacts and the American reactions. The film is directed by Mira Nair and Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in the lead role.

As regard to the making of the film, Mira Nair gone through the manuscript of Mohsin Hamid’s novel The reluctant Fundamentalist and on completion she planned to make a movie based on this novel in 2007. She started the assignment at her own production house Mirabai Films while incorporating her partner, producer Lydia Dean Pilcher production company Cine Mosaic.

Though Mira Nair was not been able to get her investment back (two million out of fifteen million) but she won a favourite world feature award for the film in 2012 at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the German Film Award for Peace as well as the IFFI Century Award.


  All possible details about the movie are appended below……. ………however looking foward for your input / information about this film, please.  

Genre: Drama l Fiction Color: Color Run Time: 130 min



Credited cast:

image not aval Riz Ahmed as Changez Khan image not aval Kate Hudson as Erica
image not aval Liev Schreiber as Bobby Lincoln image not aval Kiefer Sutherland as Jim Cross
image not aval Om Puri as Abu, Changez’s father image not aval Shabana Azmi as Ammi, Changez’s mother
 Meesha Shafi as Bina Khan, Changez’s sister image not aval Martin Donovan as Ludlow Cooper
image not aval Adil Hussain as Mustafa Fazil image not aval Imaad Shah as Sameer
image not aval Chandrachur Singh as Bandy Uncle image not aval Ashwath Bhatt as Junaid
image not aval Haluk Bilginer as Nazmi Kemal image not aval Nelsan Ellis as Wainwright
image not aval Christopher Nicholas Smith as Mike Rizzo image not aval Victor Slezak as Underwood
image not aval Clayton Landey as Agent Jackson image not aval Mark Oliver as an Immigration Officer 
image not aval Steven Kulesza as Shredder #1 image not aval Kevin Miller as Shredder #2
image not aval Sonya Jehan as Nadia image not aval Gary Richardson as an American professor

Complete credited cast: NC


Film Details with Crew

Released Date:

May 24, 2013

August 29, 2012 (Venice Film Festival)

April 26, 2013 (United States)

Production: Doha Film Institute

Lydia Dean Pilcher


 Ami Bogani

Hansi Farsi

Anadil Hossain

Robin Sweet

Director: Mira Nair
Writer / Story:

Mohsin Hamid

Ami Boghani

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Lyrics: NC

William Wheeler

Rutvik Oza

Misc: NC
Editor: Shimit Amin
Cinematography: Declan Quinn

The Mirabai Films

Doha Film Institute(DFI)

Cine Mosaic

Music: Michael Andrews
Singers: NC
Songs: NC


Technical Specifications

Language: English l Urdu
Genre: Drama l Fiction
Run Time: 130 min
Length: NC
Sound Format:  Stereophonic
Aspect Ratio: CinemaScope






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