Vishal Bhardwaj‘s last film, Rangoon might not have been very impressive, but the ace filmmaker is all set to break certain barriers with his next project, a prequel to the American political action-thriller, Zero Dark Thirty. While the latter dramatized the nearly decade-long international manhunt for al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Vishal’s version will show us the journey of the dead terrorist from Tora Bora to Abottabad, where he was killed by the military on May 2, 2011.
Confirming the development and revealing how his film will be different from all other movies that have been made on Osama so far, Bhardwaj told a leading daily, “While the journey of the CIA from Tora Bora to Abbottabad – as narrated in Zero Dark Thirty – was absolutely fascinating, this film will show you the other side of that fascinating story – all this while they were hunting him, how was the antagonist able to keep them at bay.” ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut Finds An Unlikely Support In Vishal Bhardwaj Who Calls Her A Strong And Professional Actor
With this, Vishal plans to dig deep into Osama’s life and tell those fascinating tales to the world. “How did he spend those years? How did he configure a dish antenna to stay clued in to TV on 9/11? How they move from Karachi to Swat Valley to Abbottabad? How did the house at Abbottabad get built? How did his wives get to him? How did he record and send out his messages for so long without being intercepted? This ten-year journey is so gripping, so interesting, there is so much we don’t really know or at least talk about,” he adds.
Vishal also revealed that his film will be from the perspective of the man who is chosen to guard and host the most important guest of Al-Qaeda in this house – Ibrahim, as he feels that his character is relatable, while the others are larger than life.
There have been so many movies, of different genres that are based on the life of Osama. We hope that Vishal’s take is impressive. We are definitely excited for this, from whatever we know so far. Your thoughts? Tell us in the comments below.