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My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  12 February 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Reese Garrick
President Barack Obama (as Christopher B Duncan)
Zakir Khan
Sonya Jehan ...
Hasina Khan
Bobby Ahuja
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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nevem Khan  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£936,454 (UK) (12 February 2010)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shah Rukh Khan remained in character at home. See more »


Multiple times during the film, language is used that would not used in a Midwestern American town. One example being the use of the term "bloody" in the style of British English usage by youths while harassing Mandira's son. See more »


Rizwan Khan: [first day selling] Mehnaz Herbal Beauty Products will make you glow like a newly-wed bride.
Woman: I'm divorced.
Rizwan Khan: Uh oh. We don't have anything for the newly-divorced.
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Tere Naina Tere Naina
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shafqat Amanat Ali
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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A movie from the heart.
12 February 2010 | by (Home) – See all my reviews

There are only two kind of people in the world:GOOD people who do good things and BAD people who do bad things.In this world where the definitions of good and bad are changing everyday by those who are in power and those who want the power, most of us just go with the flow and believe the values which are most convenient to us.

But there exist some people who are gifted(or cursed;depends on your point of view) to see things as they are without their interests hindering the view of their souls. One such soul belongs to the protagonist of this movie who will touch your heart for sure.

Without giving any details and spoiling your experience I would like u to go and watch this movie without presuming anything.I am not saying that it is without flaws:you may find the lead actress a bit too shrill at times, the editing a bit finer and the background score too loud in two or three scenes but watch this movie for its intent and its message that there is nothing in this world which holds as much power as an emotion:LOVE.

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