Little Terrors, an upcoming film by director Maninder Chana, is about a boy and his journey into Jihad. This film is reportedly inspired by true events and stars veteran actor Deep Dhillon, who is known for his versatility in Punjabi and Hindi cinema, along with Hindi daily soaps. The film also stars Om Puri, who is said to play a crucial role in the film.
The film revolves around the journey of a young boy, who is born and brought up in the U.S and is brought back to Afghanistan to be pushed into Jihad. The film claims to put forth the various facets of Islam, and apparently has quotes and saying from the Hadiths, i-e the sayings of Prophet Muhammad. The star cast of the film is a blend of international stars, with Om Puri being a known face as he has done films like City of Joy, Gandhi etc. Little Terrors is trying to show the actual meaning and understanding of Islam, most of which is manipulated many a times. The film is in English, and Urdu has been used as well.
As per the director’s note, he says that the film is a blend of true incidents. “Little Terrors comprises of various incidents which are true, like the shooting incidents in Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden, and Hadiths by Prophet Muhammad and so on. We shot the film in 20 consecutive days, in rural Punjab and Rajasthan,” he said.
The film had its screening at the Tampa Bay Festival on 17th February 2013 and will have its theatrical release soon. Here is the first official trailer.