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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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Trivia

The first look of the film was unveiled at a grand function at Mumbai by Johar, Khan and Kajol and was then be beamed across 70 countries worldwide on the Star TV Network. See more »

Goofs

Sameer is shown playing with a video game player, the Sony Playstation Portable or PSP (at around 29 mins) before the marriage and Sept 11, 2001. However, Sony released the PSP in Japan on December 12, 2004 and in North America on March 24, 2005. See more »

Quotes

Razia Khan: Remember one thing, son. There are only two kinds of people in this world. Good people who do good deeds. And bad people who do bad. That's the only difference in human beings. There's no other difference. Understood? What did you understand? Tell me. Tell me
Rizwan Khan: Good people. Bad people. No other difference.
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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

Spoofed in Policegiri (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Naina Tere Naina
Written by Niranjan Iyengar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shafqat Amanat Ali
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Bollywood's version of America Post 9/11
6 May 2016 | by citzsoldSee all my reviews

As a middle school teacher, I think there aren't many better movies for showing how 9/11 effected our migrant community. The movie is a bit broad, and it is definitely not flag waving, but it tackles real issues, and is emotionally taxing. The lead actor is very, very popular in South Asia, Africa, and China. Many of my students whose parents are from other countries easily recognize the actor. My students are at a point where they are very concerned with others opinions, and are not sure of their place in the world. This film allows my students to empathize with other cultures. It makes my students whose parents are foreign feel less alone. If you are looking for a great American drama, this is not it. If you want a window in to how the rest of the world lives, views America, and how they sometimes feel left out, this is it. I have yet to have a parent, a student, or a fellow teacher watch it and say, "blah".


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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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