My Name Is Khan

2010

My Name Is Khan

Critics Consensus

My Name Is Khan rests on powerful performances to tell an affecting story that blends timely themes and old-fashioned Bollywood melodrama.

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83%

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A benevolent Asperger's sufferer, Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), sets out on a journey across America on a mission to win back his one true love. As his travels continue, Khan inspires optimism and joy in the hearts of the people he encounters by spreading messages of goodwill wherever he roams. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Shah Rukh Khan
as Rizwan Khan
Kajol
as Mandira
Tanay Chheda
as Rizwan Khan (child)
Jimmy Shergill
as Zakir Khan
Katie Keane
as Sarah Garrick
Kenton Duty
as Reese Garick
Benny Nieves
as Detective Garcia
Sonya Jehan
as Hasina Khan
Parvin Dabbas
as Bobby Ahuja
Arjun Mathur
as Raj Burman
Zarina Wahab
as Razia Khan
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Critic Reviews for My Name Is Khan

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for My Name Is Khan

  • Mar 14, 2013
    A awesome film. Bollywoods answer to Rain Man. This film has to move you just a little. Never seen any previews for this one in America. Like I said could have been title Rainman in Love. 5 stars 3-12-13
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2012
    Spurred by his wife's response to prejudice, a Muslim with Asperger's journeys across America to meet the President. Is this film over-wrought? Yes. Is it melodramatic? Yes, Is it horribly predictable? Yes. Does it pound its audience over the head with its message? Yes. Does the music over-blow every dramatic moment? Yes. Are there maybe two subtle moments in the entire two and a half hours? No, not even two. My Name Is Khan (pronounced "Khan" from the epiglottis) is all of these things, yet I almost loved it. I'm ashamed of liking it as much as I do. I feel like I should have been rolling my eyes instead of wiping tears from them. I think the film worked for me because I'm aligned with its message, and the happy beginnings of the film were just so damn charming. Khan's pursuit of Mandira was remarkably endearing, from the couple's game of hide and seek to Mandira's challenge to find an area of the city she hadn't seen. The film sucked me in with these moments, and I was hooked for the rest of the ride. Overall, it's not a Lifetime movie, but it's the next best thing - a movie in the Lifetime genre done well.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 11, 2011
    Thought provoking, but I feel the movie is subjective (if you know what I mean). Srk and Kajol are Bollywood's solid star. Love the music too.
    Mesh B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2011
    My name is Khan tells story of Muslim people living in US before and after the 9/11 tragedy. Although the movie is bold and quite a breakthrough in Bollywood landscape, it still doesn't do justice and overall subjective. Sharukh Khan is a great actor, he played an autistic Muslim who travel the continent with one mission, to meet the president and to clarify (based on his wife request) that not all Muslims are terrorist, obviously not him nor his dead son, victim caused by the race riot. I liked him, he gave honest and thrilling acting - a solid reason just to see the movie. Kajol, the dark beauty is also good, I used to love her but she kinda over-reacted at some scene and leave me cringe on my seat. But the chemistry of this two lead is undeniable, dare I say it's more 'real' than any Hollywood romantic couple on screen. Like I mention earlier, My name is Khan is a breakthrough but at the end of the movie you get a mixed feeling, that is it's subjective and not satisfying enough. But, taking in hand a very sensitive matter I do appreciate the director, Karan Johar from his 'escape' of the comfort zone and direct a delicate project. 7/10.
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