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My Name Is Khan (2010)

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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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Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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

Shabana Azmi was originally given the role of Rizwan's mother, but she was forced to withdraw from the movie when Shah Rukh Khan's shoulder injury delayed the shooting schedule. 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

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

Referenced in Will You Cross the Skies for Me? (2010) 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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MNIK Screening
26 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see the first screening of MNIK. With a lot on Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan's shoulders, I must say the film exceeds all expectations and My Name Is Khan will deliver internationally.

Shahrukh Khan known for his commercial romantic roles steps outside his boundary with My Name Is Khan and delivers a magnificent performance.

Opposite him you have Kajol who matches Shahrukh Khan step by step. Direction, editing and visuals are all A rate. Not sure who gets credited for the story; Shibani or Karan.

My Name Is Khan should lead Bollywood to international fame. All we need to do now is wait for February 2010.


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