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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 of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director:

Karan Johar

Writers:

Shibani Bathija (story and screenplay), Shibani Bathija (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Rizvan Khan
Kajol ... Mandira Khan
Katie A. Keane ... Sarah Garrick (as Katie Amanda Keane)
Kenton Duty ... Reese Garrick
Benny Nieves ... Detective Garcia
Christopher B. Duncan ... President Barack Obama (as Christopher B Duncan)
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Zakir Khan (as Jimmy Shergill)
Sonya Jehan Sonya Jehan ... Hasina Khan
Parvin Dabas ... Bobby Ahuja
Arjun Mathur ... Raj Burman
Sugandha Garg ... Komal - Rajesh's associate
Zarina Wahab ... Razia Khan
S.M. Zaheer 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An ordinary man, An extraordinary journey ... FOR LOVE.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | English

Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi nombre es Khan See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (international)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Karan Johar had difficulties finding a mosque to film in. He finally shot the two-day scene with Shah Rukh Khan on the set of a mosque constructed at "The Club" in Andheri. 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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Alternate Versions

The international director's cut (edited by Alan Edward Bell), which premiered at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on April 24, 2010 and was released in the United States on May 7, deletes approximately 35 minutes of footage, including most of the Wilhelmina, Georgia subplot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rainbow (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Noor E Khuda Tu Kaha Chhupa Hai
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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'My Name is Mansoor and I Hope I'll be a Better Human'
13 February 2010 | by blindlover3See all my reviews

Rizwan Khan walking with Mandira Khan amidst crowd while credits rolled and i asked myself. Will i be able to review this experience i just witnessed? Words can do justice? Let me try.

Story: My Name is Khan, a journey of Rizwan Khan -Sir Shah Rukh Khan- to win his love Mandira Khan -Kajol Devgan- back in an unconventional but an inspiring way. It's story of a human being who on his way inspired a nation which apparently looks unrealistic but underneath it's real on term 'Hope'. A Phrase we usually say 'Chah Ko Rah' proves it. He touch you with humanity, with love and with his rawness. It's a journey of Mandira Khan who live an old song 'Hum Honge Kamyab', it's a journey of her fights and her iron conviction. In the end it's a journey of everyman who believe in goodness. Its a journey of a lesson Rizwan carried and spread unknowingly.

Screenplay: Shibhani Bhatija is one who deserve accolades for her Brilliance in writing and sheer conviction in it. She doesn't sacrifice her write-up anywhere. If first half went in a blink of an eye, second half doesn't even give you that liberty. Shibhani, write more and more.

Direction: I always loved Karan Johar's direction, whether if was Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. He is known for his Candy-floss Cinema, but he proved everyone today he is not limited. He is in fact sharing Top Spot in Bollywood among the geniuses. The angles, the layers, perfect. Karan Aced this one.

Cinematography: Ravi K Chandran excels here with his top-notch work with camera. He surely is one of best Bollywood has today.

Music: Shankar Ehsan Loy each score is a gem in it's genre and it's perfect use in movie without disturbing the flow makes it even more enjoyable. Noor-e-Khuda leads and heals listener in a magical way. Background score is enduring as well as intriguing.

Dialogues & Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar with his lyrics and Dialogues by him and Shibhani Bhatija are powerful.

Performances: I always hold an opinion about Sir Shah Rukh Khan that he is best Bollywood ever produced but from this he openly entered a new Era of Global Contender. Sum-Up his career and put it one. That's Rizwan for you. He aced it. I read, i saw a lot about 'Asperger Syndrome' and i can say he nailed it. He proved his talent, this one surely should shut mouths of critics. And if they still argue, they deserve to live on Mars. Kajol, after a big gap came and won it all over again. She excels in her portrayal of Mandira Khan, a mother and a fighter. She gives her best performance till date. Evergreen chemistry between Shah Rukh and Kajol is visible on a different scale altogether. Supporting Cast as well is Good to Magnificent, Jimmy Shergill as Rizwan brother was good, Soneya Jehan was superb and Zareena Wahab was excellent in her brief role. Special Appearance by Vinay Pathak and Tarun Mansukhani were good too.

Best Scenes: I still can't pick one here are few of gems.

1-Church Scene. 2-Mosque Scene 3-Sam's death 4-Rizwan and Mandira Separation 5-Motel Leaving Scene.

On the whole, My Name is Khan is an exceptional experience. In Rizwan and Mandira's Journey you will laugh, you will cry and in the end it will shake you within demanding some questions. Are we good enough? If audience can take 25% of movie home with them, world will be a better place. This venture of Karan Johar has Top Notch Story, Hard Hitting Dialogues, Stellar Perofmrances and one of best Directions in near or far times. Don't Miss It.

5/5 Exceptional 'My Name is Mansoor and I Hope I'll be a Better Human'


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