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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

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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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Release Date:

12 February 2010 (India)  »

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A nevem Khan  »

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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

Rizvan Khan has a notable aversion to the color yellow, but late in the film (during the song "Noor-e-Khuda") he is seen holding a yellow "repair almost anything" sign. See more »

Quotes

Rizwan Khan: [eulogy] Sameer Rathod Khan, my son. Weight 56 kilogram, blood group O positive. Sameer loved Xbox and soccer. He loved his soccer shoes so much that he would sleep in them. That was the only bad habit he had.
Rizwan Khan: Sam was six years old when I married his mother. Sameer was a good son. He did not mind sharing his mom's love with me. But I couldn't be such a good dad to him. Other dads sense their children's unsaid needs and fulfill them. But I can't sense unexpressed feelings. So I couldn't fulfill ...
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Referenced in Chennai Express (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Enter into KHAN's Endearing World
12 February 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie I got to say is the most endearing & has some superb performances from Shahrukh and Kajol.It is undoubtedly one of the most moving & meaningful movies which has been spurned out from Bollywood.Moving away from all stereotyped roles,acting,storyline, this movie places its flag of its own.All credits to Karan Johar for telling such a complex subject in such simple words.

Brilliant cinematography,direction & performance makes this film worth watching not one but many times.The characters stay with you for a long time even after you leave the theater.SRK is Awesome in his acting along with Kajol supporting her character brilliantly.SRK never for once loses his grip on the character despite playing a patient of Asperger Syndrome which is one of the most challenging role played by any Indian actor or any Hollywood actor like Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind.

Go Watch this Soul-Tearing movie which forces you to re-think about the myths of religion,classes,communities & genders in which the human beings are classified every now & then.All this along with entertaining you all the way with some very cute funny scenes.Take the message from this movie & pass it along to everybody.This is what this movie deserves.

A Gr8 movie.Must watch.

10/10.


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