The Terrorist is a great movie and takes on a special context given the times we are going through.
The movie is inspired by the assasination of Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE (the strongest Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group). The star character is Malli, a 19 year old girl, who is part of a terrorist/resistance group. While the movie never goes into specifics, you as basically to assume that she is a Sri Lankan Tamil and is a member of the LTTE. She is selected to perform a suicide bombing and goes on a trek to the location where the VIP will be assasinated. Again, the VIP and the location is never specified, but you can assume she is targetting an important global politician and travels to Tamil Nadu.
I won't give away the rest of the movie. The director does a magnficent job humanizing Malli, and setting up the context for why someone would do something that we in the West could never envision.
After watching the movie, I was left with some key realizations to pipe back into today's headlines. I think you will too.
As for the DVD specifics, there are no real special features, just be glad you have subtitles. The sound is all over the map, so sometimes you can understand what people are saying, other times the dialogue is totally drowned out and Tamil speakers will have to use the subtitles. For those like me whose Tamil is not so good, you will find the dialogue pretty simple and minamalist. I was able to follow without the subtitles as long as I could hear the dialogue.
I found an interesting website recapping the Rajiv Gandhi assasination after I watched the movie which others might find useful as well: (...)