My Name Is Khan

My Name Is Khan

DVD - 2010
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Rizwan, an Indian Muslim later diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, moves to San Francisco and meets a vivacious single mother named Mandira. They form a special bond and fall in love against all odds, but fate and tragedy conspire to tear them apart. In order to win her back. she tells him that he has to tell the people of the United States, and the President that his name is Khan and that he is not a terrorist. That's when Rizwan embarks on a remarkable journey across America in order to first meet President George W. Bush and later Barack Obama. During this quest, he has several encounters and is detained as a terrorist.

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This unusual movie about an autistic man from Mumbai tells the tale of an interesting life journey. He thrives as a child thanks to a determined and loving mother who teaches him an invaluable lesson about the differences in people. As an adult his life takes a turn when he immigrates to America,... Read More »


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tj_is_cool
Sep 12, 2017

Well made movie about love and perseverance in the religiously intolerant world.

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arenita26
Jul 21, 2017

De las mejores peliculas que e visto!!!! Subtitulos en espaƱol... tiene cosas graciosas y cosas muy tristes te hace llorar al menos 3 veces.

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lovereading7
Mar 19, 2017

I love this movie, it really says something for those who are Muslim. I love this.

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jprisco3
Dec 18, 2016

America from an outsider's eyes, and a nice social film on a mental "disability". Despite seeming undecided on which of several stories deserved to be the actual ending, a very interesting and well-executed film. SRK just keeps getting better since he started pursuing more serious roles. I don't say more since others have already done so below; it's all true.

personal rating: 8/10

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abcdefg_
Sep 28, 2016

Awesome movie

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sryall
Jan 01, 2016

Good acting. The story goes at a nice pace. It's more than love story though - it has the timeless measure of how love and belief is stronger than hatred.
I would rate PG13 simply because of a few scenes which deal with racist violents. Khan cannot be put into any stereotypical box - He has his own unique way.

ISTALKYOURBOOKS Oct 11, 2015

Beautiful

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organic69
Sep 02, 2015

Great movie! As I am Caucasian, I had to rely on the English subtitles, but I loved it. The story is fine, the acting, fine, and I felt good after it was over. Highly recommend, especially if you like Indian movies, as I do, and the amazing Indian food, and the music. It was interesting to see the Muslim faith up close, shown as a peaceful religion, while showing one bad Muslim inciting other Muslims to consider becoming bad as well, and the peaceful Muslim seeing that as evil and trying to stop it.

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byoneoka
Jun 06, 2014

It is rare to see a movie on this subject matter: the impact of the post 9/11 backlash against Muslims on the vast majority of nonviolent Muslim families. The film is iconic in that its protagonist is developmentally challenged {he has Asperger's}. He marries a Hindu with a child. And it is inspirational in that Khan's philosophy of life is love, not hatred--values that lead him to help a Southern black town of holy rollers deal with a flood from a bad storm. We find redemption for our society in Khan's example. A wonderful little gem of a film.

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aqiva
May 17, 2014

The spoken languages in the movie about one-third English, one-third Urdu and one-third Hindi. The closed-captions for the English language dialogue are large, white letter, fairly sharp and are easily readable. The [English language] subtitles for the Urdu and Hindi dialogue are tiny, fuzzy white letter (and are frequently very hard-to-read, especially when the screen image is light in value. Sometimes they're in italics, making them even harder-to-read. They also show up and vanish VERY QUICKLY, so bring binoculars and try not to blink). This viewer had to sit about 2 feet in front of my large monitor to read them; so good luck. Sitting so close was vision - eyesight - headache inducing; it didn't help that the movie is excruciatingly long. Beyond the very poorly designed subtitles for the non-English language, a good film (if again, excruciatingly long).

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NanaPat
Mar 27, 2011

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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NanaPat
Mar 27, 2011

This is the story of an Indian man who has Asperger's syndrome ; his journey through love and life and his unique way of seeing the world.
The 161 minutes of the film go by quickly , but get the kleenex and prepare to cry...just a little.

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NanaPat
Mar 27, 2011

Violence: A scene clearly showing the beating to death of a young boy , racial psychological violence , torture in a government holding cell and the impact of mother nature could be upseting to some

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NanaPat
Mar 27, 2011

There are only two kinds of people. People who do good things and people who do bad things. Only two kinds of people , nothing more.

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