Mini Movie Review: The Infidel (2010)

Funny man Omid Djalili plays the lead role here in a comedy about a moderate Muslim family man, Mahmud Nasir, who discovers he was actually born to Jewish parents and adopted by Muslims when he was just two weeks old. And so begins a voyage of anguished self discovery for Mahmud as he traces his Jewish roots and tries to reconcile with his biological parents whilst trying to please his son who wants to wed the stepdaughter of a devout Muslim cleric.

Written by David Baddiel (himself Jewish), this is billed as a comedy and the ever watchable Omid Djalili does a great turn as the Muslim with an identity crisis but the laughs are few and the film is more sentimental than it is funny.

Score: 2/5


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