My Name Is Khan


My Name Is Khan will no longer be called ‘Rahul’ of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ or ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ because he has won over his old title and from now he will be called with a new name ‘’. He has broken the stereotype of lover boy and created a new benchmark. Audience has been waiting for the movie with breathed heart and finally they got to see the superb combination of Karan, Shahrukh and Kajol after a long gap of four years. is known to make films larger than life; he never disappoints his audience and strikes at the right taste bud of the audience. Shahrukh rules the heart of every generation and always known to deliver his best. Finally, Kajol, she is an inborn actress and she is all time a hit actors and stands tall among all female actresses. Her films are a must watch for the audience. When those three superb combinations get into celluloid, the film is bound to rule the hearts of the audience.

In the recent times, few films are made on 9/11 attack and Karan too used this reason but applied only as the backdrop of the film. The film generally speaks about the loving relationship between the two people and the current scenario in which we are surviving. The film has a noble message and conveys the message that all religions are same, people cannot be discriminated on the basis of religion and there are only two categories of people in this world, good and bad.
is a genius story teller and his way of treating the subject is remarkable and he has handled the script with utter maturity.

Rizwan Khan, yes this is the name that
holds in the film. He was born a Muslim and spends his childhood in the midst of 1983 Bombay riots. Rizwan was not like a normal child, from childhood he suffered from a mentally challenged disease Asperger. He can’t stand loud noises and bright colors. It was his mother played by Zarina Bawab who puts in him the lesson of humanity. Rizwan spends his childhood with his mother. After he grew up, his brother (Jimmy Shergill) and sister-in-law (Sonya Jehan) called him to the US and there he worked as a salesman in his company.  

Here he meets with Mandira (Kajol), a single mother. Rizwan falls for Mandira and they were happily married. Life was very beautiful together until the tragic day 9/11 hits them. He was heartbroken when Mandira accuses him and said him that he is the biggest mistake of her life. This sorrowful event forced Rizwan to undertake a journey to meet US President and to say that “
and I am not a terrorist”.

After the 9/11 incident, the US started looking every Muslim in a doubtful eyes. Rizwan is a person who is honest, truthful and innocent. To win over Mandira, he goes through a journey which is full of obstacles and hard phases. ‘
’ is made from the core of the heart. It has many emotional moments that touch our heart.

The screenplay by Shibani Bhatija is very sincere and not over dramatic. Ravi K Chandran’s cinematography is exceptional. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music is ear-soothing and can be heard over and over again. Sharmishta Roy’s art direction is very appealing.

as director rocks. There are many sensitive scenes which he has dealt with full perfection. It was Shahrukh’s best performance till date. He has portrayed the role with sincerity and perfection. His character was a tough one but he has done an extensive research to get into the skin of the character. Hats off to Shahrukh. Kajol as usual gave her best. She was outstanding. Shahrukh and Kajol’s on-screen chemistry was unbeatable. Jimmy Shergill played his part well and Zarina Wahab was natural.

On the whole, ‘MNIK’ stands up to the expectation of the audience. It was a team work and every single member deserves kudos. It is a touchy film that will rule the heart of the audience forever.