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MNIK - Movie with a Message
This is a movie with a message that tells the world all about loving entire humanity. Rukh Khan has donned the role of an autistic person with a challenge and he executes it brilliantly.
AFTER A gap of four years, director Karan Johar’s latest film, My Name Is Khan, attempts to make a social statement and is successful in his mission. This movie is a sincere cinematic attempt at erasing the supposed hatred and prejudices against followers of a particular religion post 9/11.

My Name Is Khan, as the name itself suggests, revolves around one man, Rizwan Khan (SRK), who is personally battling with a strange mental disorder but externally fighting against seeing whole of Muslim community with suspicion after 9/11. He is a man with a Mission, a missionary of Peace.

Director Karan Johar perseveres with emotional drama. The movie begins skilfully with airport security frisking Rizwan Khan and then shifts into flashback. Rizwan Khan moves to San Francisco and lives with his brother (Jimmy Shergill) and sister-in-law (Sonya Jehan). Rizwan, who has Asperger's syndrome, falls in love with Mandira (Kajol). Despite protests from his brother, they get married and start a small business together. They are happy until 9/11. The rest of the movie revolves around Rizwan and his mission.

This is a movie with a message that tells the world all about loving entire humanity. Shah Rukh Khan has donned the role of an autistic person with a challenge and he executes it brilliantly. He is charismatic, wonderful and a lovable personality. Undoubtedly he is the soul of the movie.

After Fanaa, this is a great performance from the supremely talented Kajol. The chemistry between SRK and Kajol is heart warming. They compliment each other very well and this film only proves it yet again.

The film has some capable supporting cast which leaves a solid impact. Zarina Wahab, Jimmy Shergill, Sonya jehan, Arjun Mathur and Arif Zakaria have done credit to their roles. Sugandha Garg is confident. Navneet Nishan & Vinay Pathak, both have supported well in their brief roles. Tanay Chheda (as young Rizwan) and Yuvaan Makaar (Kajol's son) are excellent.

After a long time director Karan Johar shows some sparks of brilliance that he displayed with his first movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He has finally came out of family dramas, and has made his first grown-up film, and made it well. Kudos to Karan Johar, for making this brave attempt!

Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is good & has a sufi soul with wonderful lyrics by Niranjan Iyengar. Sajda, Noor E Khuda, & Tere Naina are some of the melodious songs. The dialogues are heart touching and more over, the way Shah Rukh delivers them, makes them ever so memorable.

Ravi K Chandran’s cinematography is a visual treat. Writer Shibani Bhatija has tried to experiment with too many things. The second part could have been tighter to match up to the gripping first half. Rizwan Khan does so many things that it is hard to keep upwith his pace.

Overall, My Name is Khan’ is quite good, but not the master piece of cinema that it could have been. This is a movie with a message and is a must watch.


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