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    Reader comments on Osama

    Subject: Re: Osama--some thoughts
    Date: Sep 24, 2005
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    this movie isn't a theatrical film with a goal of fictional or dramatic storytelling. this is obvious in the way it is filmed. it is more of a documentary about the LIFE of ppl in that country as portrayed thru the girl "osama" if you're looking for character development and an "accurate depiction" this obvioulsy wasn't the movie for you. unless you were present during the time when the girl this story was based off of exsisted..you wouldn't get an "accurate depiction" the director has tried to portray all that he could with the knowlegde he had. and i don't think the title is brilliant..it's quite simplistic and to the point. and in my opinion..this moive hasn't recieved enough attention. not in the context of awards and such..but about raising awarness of situations not only in afghanistan but also in other afficlted countries. this movie wasn't made for a person's enjoyment but to help lift the veil of ignorance surrounding the world about what's going on, on this same planet a few thousand or hundered or tens of miles away

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    Response to this comment:
    Osama--some thoughts

    There was no character development in the movie. Just a few scenes expressing the desolate conditions and life of the Afghan people. Also, makes me wonder--is this supposed to be an ACCURATE depiction?

    I think, the novel subject matter (and brilliant title) is the reason why its getting all this [unwarranted] attention.






    Comment index:

  • the afgans should build there own luck.   from murad al qardi, Feb 21, 2004
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from osama fan, Apr 2, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Muhammad Al-Aabdar Abbas, Aug 19, 2008
  • Osama the great   from usman(Osama), Apr 12, 2004
  • Osama--some thoughts   from tasneem, Apr 22, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , May 28, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from also a woman, Sep 1, 2004
  • » Re: Osama--some thoughts «   from , Sep 24, 2005
  • The Power of One Little Girl   from G. G. Garth, May 24, 2004
  • Great movie guys !!!   from Peruvian, Jun 24, 2004
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from SANA, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadique, Nov 7, 2007
  • Worth Your Time   from An American Woman, Jul 30, 2004
  • [no subject]   from alexis, Sep 10, 2004
  • Re: unintended consequences of US invasion   from Belgian, Oct 30, 2006
  • A real movie.   from Masalah Woodengs, Nov 24, 2004
  • all the way from India   from Eshaan T, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: all the way from India   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • What was it???   from Kim, Nov 26, 2004
  • Here is you Answer Kim   from Lida, Dec 10, 2004
  • Re: Here is you Answer Kim   from kate, May 19, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Louise, Dec 7, 2004
  • long awaited   from Afghan girl, Dec 12, 2004
  • indian muslim thought   from razia, Dec 17, 2004
  • Who played the old mullah??   from Acer, Jan 6, 2005
  • OSAMA is stunning   from Antxonio, Jan 7, 2005
  • osama   from naser, Jan 12, 2005
  • movie based on lie   from Azmat shinwari, Jan 28, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from Najeeb Khurramy, Feb 20, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from zeina, Mar 15, 2007
  • a word of appreciation from new zealand   from Paramita n' Nilim, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Rani, Nov 16, 2006
  • thats not fair.....   from zahida, Jun 28, 2007
  • Waste of Life   from Mel, Jul 19, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • A move that wil not let you go   from Margaret, Dec 22, 2007
  • the afgans should build there own luck.   from murad al qardi, Feb 21, 2004
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from osama fan, Apr 2, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • Re: the afgans should build there own luck.   from Muhammad Al-Aabdar Abbas, Aug 19, 2008
  • Osama the great   from usman(Osama), Apr 12, 2004
  • Osama--some thoughts   from tasneem, Apr 22, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from , May 28, 2004
  • Re: Osama--some thoughts   from also a woman, Sep 1, 2004
  • » Re: Osama--some thoughts «   from , Sep 24, 2005
  • The Power of One Little Girl   from G. G. Garth, May 24, 2004
  • Great movie guys !!!   from Peruvian, Jun 24, 2004
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from SANA, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: Great movie guys !!!   from sadique, Nov 7, 2007
  • Worth Your Time   from An American Woman, Jul 30, 2004
  • [no subject]   from alexis, Sep 10, 2004
  • Re: unintended consequences of US invasion   from Belgian, Oct 30, 2006
  • A real movie.   from Masalah Woodengs, Nov 24, 2004
  • all the way from India   from Eshaan T, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: all the way from India   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • Re: all the way from India   from sana, Jul 28, 2005
  • What was it???   from Kim, Nov 26, 2004
  • Here is you Answer Kim   from Lida, Dec 10, 2004
  • Re: Here is you Answer Kim   from kate, May 19, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Louise, Dec 7, 2004
  • long awaited   from Afghan girl, Dec 12, 2004
  • indian muslim thought   from razia, Dec 17, 2004
  • Who played the old mullah??   from Acer, Jan 6, 2005
  • OSAMA is stunning   from Antxonio, Jan 7, 2005
  • osama   from naser, Jan 12, 2005
  • movie based on lie   from Azmat shinwari, Jan 28, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from Najeeb Khurramy, Feb 20, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from sadaf, Jul 22, 2005
  • Re: movie based on lie   from zeina, Mar 15, 2007
  • a word of appreciation from new zealand   from Paramita n' Nilim, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from Rani, Nov 16, 2006
  • thats not fair.....   from zahida, Jun 28, 2007
  • Waste of Life   from Mel, Jul 19, 2007
  • [no subject]   from Amrapalee, Sep 16, 2007
  • A move that wil not let you go   from Margaret, Dec 22, 2007