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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
President Barack Obama: I tell you what, security has any other messages, you call *me*.
Rizwan Khan: Good, good. Can I have your number, please?
Mandira Khan: Ah, thank you Mr. President.
President Barack Obama: Thank you.
Mandira Khan: Shall we go home?
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.
Rizwan Khan: Yes, let's go home. Let's go home. Let's go home.
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References JFK (1991) See more »

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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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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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