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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.

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Sarah Garrick (as Katie Amanda Keane)
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Reese Garrick
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President Barack Obama (as Christopher B Duncan)
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Zakir Khan
Sonya Jehan ...
Hasina Khan
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Bobby Ahuja
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Raj Burman
Sugandha Garg ...
Komal - Rajesh's associate
Zarina Wahab ...
Razia Khan
S.M. Zaheer
Arif Zakaria ...
Dr. Faisal Rahman
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Jitesh - Motel Owner
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Storyline

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his disability for suspicious behavior. Following his arrest, he meets Radha, a therapist who helps him deal with his situation and his affliction. Rizwan then begins a journey to meet US President Bush to clear his name. Written by Auntie A

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An ordinary man, An extraordinary journey ... FOR LOVE.


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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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12 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£936,454 (UK) (12 February 2010)

Gross:

$4,018,695 (USA) (30 April 2010)
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Trivia

To give his 100% in movie, SRK used to spend time with the people having asperger's syndrome, used to watch the videos and used to read the books related to that sickness to learn how they behave, talk and walk. See more »

Goofs

Sameer is shown playing with a video game player, the Sony Playstation Portable or PSP (at around 29 mins) before the marriage and Sept 11, 2001. However, Sony released the PSP in Japan on December 12, 2004 and in North America on March 24, 2005. See more »

Quotes

Zakir Khan: [to TV cameras] The question over here is, not why he's trying to meet the President. The question is, what's wrong in an ordinary citizen wanting to meet the President of his country? Or is it just wrong for a Muslim man to even try?
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Connections

References JFK (1991) See more »

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Allah Hi Rahem
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Rashid Khan
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Religious and cultural tolerance
16 March 2010 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

This movie has such an important theme and had a huge impact on me. In this part of the world, religious intolerance is evident, especially with the minority I can from. America needs to KNOW that not all Muslims/Arabs are terrorist. You claim religious tolerance and indifference when in fact you are blinded by your own grief and misjudgment. Please let this movie change that, and become an eye-opener not only to cultural and religious tolerance in the US but all around the world, including in Egypt. The main idea is reiterated in the movie over and over again - there are only good people and bad people - there is no other difference. Brilliant movie!


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