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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
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Razia Khan
S.M. Zaheer
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Mi nombre es Khan  »

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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

Aamir Bashir was originally offered a role in the movie, but he was denied a visa to the USA. Jimmy Shergill was cast instead. 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 in North America due to the popularity of cell phones, they did not cease to exist until after 2013. See more »

Quotes

Mandira Khan: Sam... Our Khan has managed to achieve, with his love and humanity, what my hatred could never achieve. My anger threw us apart. But today his love has brought us together in a way where we remember you with renewed hope.
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Connections

Referenced in Rainbow (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Khan Theme (instrumental)
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
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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