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My Name is Khan

Submitted by renuka on February 13, 2010 – 6:01 pm2 Comments

103783xcitefun-my-name-is-khan-poster-11Film: My Name is Khan
Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, Soneya Jahan, Zarina Wahab
Dialogue: Niranjan Iyengar, Shibani Bathija
Screenplay: Shibani Bathija
Music: Shankar-Ehsan-Loy
Cinematography: Ravi K Chandran
Associate Director: Karan Malhotra
Director: Karan Johar
Producer: Hiroo Yash Johar, Gauri Khan
Genre: Drama
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Rating: 3/5

One more cinema that motivates, moves, inspires and forces you to think. My Name is Khan not only brushes out the history, but also builds up an astonishing vignette with its challenging scenes that lay out a question in front of its audiences and debunk all the myths that have been laid down up till now. “My Name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist” is the kind of message left by the movie to its audiences. The movie is unquestionably one of the meaningful and touching films, being rolled out from the Bollywood reels and its hilariously overfilled and extremely enjoyable performances moving on the drive make the movie a worth watch.

My Name is Khan effectively unfurls as a love story with Rizwan Khan (Shahrukh Khan) who grows up with his mother (Zarina Wahab) and younger brother (Jimmy Shergill) in Mumbai and is forced to join him in the US and sell out beauty products, which is their family business. In one of the business meets he meets up Mandira (Kajol), a hairdresser and a single mom. Later on he decides to move in with Mandira and her son Sameer (Yuvaan Makar), in a turn convincing her to marry him. This love story proceeds with a feathery flow until 9/11. Post 9/11, Rizwan and his family have to bear the burden of racial prejudice in a greatly personal way as a result bringing down their bastion.

On the whole, the film remains a story of the good man who wishes to live with good people inside a good world. The movie is completely overflowing with scenes that are inspiring, uplifting and tear-jerking. Also, the performances by all the actors are so much inspiring that it seems as though you walk out with the characters and take them home inside your car after the movie. Shahrukh has no doubt given his best act, and Kajol as Mandira is a complete winner throughout the film. There is a scorching kind of simplicity maintained throughout the movie through Karan Johar’s narration and also, choosing a character who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome seems to be a completely planned move on the part of the film maker and has worked up like a masterstroke throughout the movie.

Towards the end, My Name is Khan has taken up a difficult task of trying to tell its audiences that tolerance is the crucial asset for the 21st century and it has got no room for the casteists, class and cultural chauvinists, communalists, regionalists and other fundoos that do not let the world rest in peace.

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