My Name Is Khan details
|Starring:||Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Christopher B. Duncan, Steffany Huckaby|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Top Indian Cinema|
My Name Is Khan
|Run time:||2 hours 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Jun 2010|
|Main languages:||Hindi, English, English Audio Description, Hindi Audio Description|
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Interesting movieBy Pritt30 (38 reviews) from Stockton on Tees , 20 Feb 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]'My name is Khan' is an interesting movie to watch. The subject matter raised in the movie is delicate and extremely heavy. It is based on the September 11th attacks and on how it changed the world forever. The race relations between East and West deteriorated. The acting provided by S.Khan and Kajol, two experienced campaigners in the industry continues to maintain high standards. The chemistry between the two really clicks really well. The cinemagraphy and direction is executed well, however I felt the movie should have been shortened with a few unnecessary scenes. Bollywood showing real evidence of diversifying.
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Beautiful, thought-provoking movieBy DangerMills (18 reviews) , 23 Oct 2013Just a fabulous movie. A touching but tough story, brilliantly acted. The key to a great movie for me is the need to be impelled to care about the characters and this film does that throughout. This is one of my all-time favourites.
Wow - an absolute "must watch" filmBy a customer , 18 Aug 2013Poignant, uplifting & insightful. I loved this film from start to finish and for me personally, it was an emotional rollercoaster. Everyone should watch this film and listen to it's core message. Dealing with prejudice, disabilty, stereotyping and judgementalism on the one hand and yet managing to be uplifting and opimistic on the other. Great movie - everyone should watch it to help open their minds and hearts.
amazing from beginning to end.By shellyroberts (1 review) , 19 Jun 2013I love this film so much. Its is so beautiful and heart felt. and sheds light on a topic that angers me so much. Everyone should see this film and hear the story from the other side. Very well written acted and directed.
A terrible filmBy a customer , 29 May 2013This is not a run of the mill song and dance Bollywood film. And I was attracted by that fact. In this film a highly acclaimed Bollywood actor plays a character with Asperger's syndrome or Asperger disorder (characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour and interests, physical clumsiness, one-sided verbosity, restricted prosody, etc). On the face of it, this topic alone would make a viewer want to watch this film to become more familiar with difficulties such people face and to develop a more sensitive attitude towards others. Sadly, the story line, dialogue, as well as over-acting lets down the audience so badly that it is not possible to watch the film with a straight face. Looks like a very poor copy of Rain Man where Dustin Hoffman played a character with Autism. The next topic the film attempts to deal with is equally serious - an examination of unjustified and prejudiced reaction towards Muslims. This is indeed a serious topic and is crying out for good films to explore the issues, because there are too many instances of both uncalled for behaviour (indiscriminate terrorism and violence) by Muslims and a blanket prejudice towards Muslims in general. But can this very hard topic be handled by over simplifying the situation, and presenting one side as unfortunate victims? Such an approach risks provoking rejection as mere propaganda and being totally counter-productive. My third criticism is that if the first topic is not handled in a convincing manner, and the second topic is not dealt with even-handedly, the whole film becomes unpersuasive. With the film not coming to grips with both worthy and serious topics, a viewer is bound to ask, what was the film all about and is it worth watching at all? And in my opinion, the answer is SADLY no. In India, the provision for the disabled is very poor and the attitude towards them varies between rejection and condescension. Understanding of Islam and interactions with the Muslims need to improve throughout the world. So, I hope other producers/directors give the topics another go in the future and I wish them success.
Rollercoaster of emotionsBy soulchild (9 reviews) from Sussex , 28 May 2013A very moving film which touches on aspergers and race in a compelling and sensitive way. Any movie that can take me on a rollercoaster of emotions has done its job properly. I loved the characters of this film and the way the story was told. I recommend this film.
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