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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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Mandira Khan
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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
Vinay Pathak ...
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 (India)  »

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Box Office

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

The New Orleans Inspired, Georgia flood sequence shot in drought-stricken Mumbai used 20 tankers of water daily for the 10-day shoot (the capacity of each tanker truck is approximately 12,000 liters (3,170 gallons), and a family of four requires approximately 360 liters (95.1 gallons) a day. Midway through shooting the flood sequence, however, the drought broke. See more »

Goofs

After Rizwan encounters Dr. Faisal Rehman at the mosque around August 2008, he uses a phone booth to call Zakir and Hasina. Although phone booths have become increasingly rare due to the popularity of cell phones, they have not ceased to exist. See more »

Quotes

President Barack Obama: Rizvan Khan, it's good to see you hale and hearty. You on TV more than me now, huh?
Rizwan Khan: You already know my name?
President Barack Obama: Yes I do. Your name is Khan.
Rizwan Khan: Yes.
President Barack Obama: And you are not a terrorist.
Rizwan Khan: Oh no, no, I'm not a terrorist. No. And this is my son
[showing picture]
Rizwan Khan: He was not a terrorist either.
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Soundtracks

Teri Kali Kali Ankhiyon Se Jind Meri Jage
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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You will fall in love with KHAN!!
5 February 2010 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I just returned home after the screening of MNIK and i had a blast! I just thought i should share my experience with all of you so here it goes...

First things first it ain't a typical bollywood masala flick! It has India's most famous on-screen couple SRK-Kajol but it is not KKHH or DDLJ.... Directed by the supremely talented Karan Johar this movie is an absolute stunner!! In fact everybody(mostly were British) fell in love with SRK's character Rizwan Khan in the movie! Kajol has given a wonderful performance in the movie! I wont be surprised if this movie is nominated for Oscars!

SRK plays Rizwan Khan who suffers from autism or commonly known as asperger's syndrome who is married to a single mother Kajol.. The movie deals with effects of 9/11 which shook the world! One man sets out to see the president of USA and shows wonderfully how the people should be strong to chuck away their fears.. The main highlights of the movie are SRK and the climax! Oh what a climax the movie has! You cant control but smile with lots of tears in eyes seeing the climax!! Once again SRK shows that he is not only here for comments and bad films(as people say)

No movie in recent times has given so much of emotional attachment with the characters of the film!! The movie will become a cult classic for SRK fans and even those who hate SRK.. I wont spoil anything about the movie but i would say one thing: Wait for 12th Feb and book the tickets for the movie as soon as you can! And believe me it will change your life completely(and don't forget to thank me later! :)! The movie will break all records and set new trends in film making) For the people in India i feel lucky to have seen the movie before you but don't be disappointed! Better late then never!! I repeat whenever you will watch it your life will change completely!!

This movie deserves a full 10!!

Thanks and Regards!


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