My Son the Fanatic Poster

Release Date: July 2nd, 1999

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2000

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Pakistani-born Parvez (Om Puri) has been a cab driver in the North of England for many years, struggling to provide a better life for his family. He could not be more thrilled that his son, Farid (Akbar Kurtha), looks poised to make a good marriage. But Farid unexpectedly calls the wedding off, suddenly under the influence of radical Islamic fundamentalists, and Parvez consoles himself by having an affair with an understanding prostitute, Bettina (Rachel Griffiths).

Cast: Om Puri, Rachel Griffiths, Stellan Skarsgård, Akbar Kurtha, Gopi Desai, Harish Patel, Sarah Jane Potts, Bhasker Patel

Director: Udayan Prasad

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Cheeky, 1990s, Dark, Forbidden love, Underdog, Son