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From award-winning director Mira Nair (MONSOON WEDDING), and based on the acclaimed novel by Moshin Hamid, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST leads us through the beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul to explore prejudice and the phenomenon of globalisation.
Changez Khan (Ahmed), a young Pakistani professor, was educated at Princeton and was a brilliant business analyst on Wall Street. He had a glittering future ahead of him, and the beautiful and sophisticated Erica (Hudson), with whom he was set to share that future.
In the aftermath of 9/11, the alienation and suspicion he suddenly experiences drives him back to Lahore. There, it is not long before his charisma and intelligence catapult him to become a leader, both in the eyes of Pakistani students who revere him, and the American government that suspects him.