© The Financial Times Ltd 2014 FT and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd.
September 13, 2013 6:39 pm
Mira Nair, 2012
Why would an educated man of Pakistani origin who is relishing the fruits of the American dream – Wall Street job, arty girlfriend – turn his back on his adopted country?
Nair’s screen adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s novel tells the tale absorbingly. Although the thriller elements are less than thrilling and there are moments when it feels overschematic, the film is illuminated by a powerful performance from Riz Ahmed, and by Nair’s flair for photographing the subcontinent with a loving eye.
Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2014. You may share using our article tools.
Please don't cut articles from FT.com and redistribute by email or post to the web.