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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 »
Top Rated Indian Movies #135 | 23 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

Rizwan Khan: My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.
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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

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Khan Theme (instrumental)
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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User Reviews

 
Enter into KHAN's Endearing World
12 February 2010 | by abhishek1188See all my reviews

This movie I got to say is the most endearing & has some superb performances from Shahrukh and Kajol.It is undoubtedly one of the most moving & meaningful movies which has been spurned out from Bollywood.Moving away from all stereotyped roles,acting,storyline, this movie places its flag of its own.All credits to Karan Johar for telling such a complex subject in such simple words.

Brilliant cinematography,direction & performance makes this film worth watching not one but many times.The characters stay with you for a long time even after you leave the theater.SRK is Awesome in his acting along with Kajol supporting her character brilliantly.SRK never for once loses his grip on the character despite playing a patient of Asperger Syndrome which is one of the most challenging role played by any Indian actor or any Hollywood actor like Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind.

Go Watch this Soul-Tearing movie which forces you to re-think about the myths of religion,classes,communities & genders in which the human beings are classified every now & then.All this along with entertaining you all the way with some very cute funny scenes.Take the message from this movie & pass it along to everybody.This is what this movie deserves.

A Gr8 movie.Must watch.

10/10.


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Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,944,027, 14 February 2010

Gross USA:

$4,018,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,345,360
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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