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My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama | 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:
Sarah Garrick (as Katie Amanda Keane)
Detective Garcia
President Barack Obama (as Christopher B Duncan)
Sonya Jehan ...
Hasina Khan
Bobby Ahuja
Raj Burman
Sugandha Garg ...
Komal - Rajesh's associate
S.M. Zaheer
Dr. Faisal Rahman
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:

Mi nombre es Khan  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,264,983, 12 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,018,695, 2 May 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,345,360, 1 August 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


With this film, SRK and Karan Johar have inked a deal with Fox studios to distribute the film worldwide at a deal of around 98 crore. 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 »


Mama Jenny: Oh, you hungry child? You want a little dinner?
Rizwan Khan: No, I want lots of dinner.
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Referenced in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) See more »


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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Religious and cultural tolerance
16 March 2010 | by 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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