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My Name is Khan Movie Review

My Name is Khan review
Overall Rating: 3.75/5

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
My Name Is Khan is an inherently sincere, yet unabashedly sentimental story of Rizwan Khan and his Forrest Gumpish journey across America to meet the US President so he can tell him that every Muslim is not a terrorist. The film's message of religious tolerance and global secularism is an important one, but hardly new. Johar's occasionally naïve script places a series of seemingly impossible hurdles in the way of Rizwan, that he overcomes with sheer good-heartedness and love.The film shamelessly tugs at your heartstrings and on more than one occasion wallops you to weep. Aided by solid camerawork, tight editing and a layered story, Johar crafts an engaging, stirring saga that is earnest and noble. With this message movie in the mainstream format, the director takes a step in the right direction..
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Ratings:5/5 Reviewer:Nikhat Kazmi Site:TimesOfIndia
 My Name is Khan is indubitably one of the most meaningful and moving films to be rolled out from the Bollywood mills in recent times.The film takes on an expansive canvas: 9/11, post 9/11, racial abuse, draconian homeland security laws, a hysterical US jurisprudence, hurricane Katrina....Yet, it rarely loses focus -- just here and there, post-interval -- and remains primarily the story of a good man who wants to live in a good world with good people around him. The film is brimming over with scenes that relentlessly move you to tears, not because they are sad, but because they are uplifting, inspirational and just sometimes heart-rending. Performance-wise, this undoubtedly towers as Shah Rukh's best act. He never once loses grip on his character, despite the mannerisms, the awkward body language and the distinct speech style. Definitely, this one's a few miles ahead of even Tom Hank's Forrest Gump. Kajol's Mandira is a complete winner, with the actor pitching in such a restrained act in one of the most difficult scenes of the film, she simply blows you away.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
On the whole, MY NAME IS KHAN is a fascinating love story, has an angle of religion and a world-shaking incident as a backdrop. It not only entertains, but also mesmerises, enthrals and captivates the viewer in those 2.40 hours. At the same time, a film like MY NAME IS KHAN is sure to have a far-reaching influence due to its noble theme. I strongly advocate, don't miss this one! In MY NAME IS KHAN, the storyteller attempts to make a social statement and succeeds completely. At the same time, it takes no sides. If the protagonist says 'My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist', it also exposes those who misadvise the youth with inflammatory and rabble-rousing speeches. Karan's take on the issue deserves the highest praise, since a subject like this is difficult to attempt. Final word? MY NAME IS KHAN is Karan, SRK and Kajol's best outing to date. Do I need to add anything more?
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Khalid Mohammed Site:PassionForCinema
Karan Johar’s plea for global secularism,in the wake of the 9/11 devastation ,brims over with quite a few emotionally stirring punctuation marks. The entire text, alas, is neither convincing nor insightful. Like it or not, the subject required at least a patina of gritty realism and an experiential howl of protest. Instead, the result is more gloss than solid substance.Honestly, of all Johar’s scripts, this one takes far too many potshots in the dark. (Incidentally, the solo credit for the writing goes to Shibani Bhatija, thank you very much). Devoid of truly dramatic conflict, the written material is lean on ideas, culminating in a finale that’s a mega-mess.So, why the four stars  Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol – bring them together – and any filmmaker’s job is already accomplished. Their gift for raising ordinary material to the extraordinary is sheer delight. Never mind. At the end of 18 reels, you do carry something precious home – SRK and Kajol. They are absolutely electric. Undoubtedly, they don’t make’em like that anymore. And never will, which is why MNIK is absolutely compulsory viewing. You may have problems with it. Yet it is a must-must-see.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Raja Sen Site:Rediff
My Name Is Khan is an impressive film, without question. It's also Bollywood mainstream, an overlong film revelling in cliche and cinematic punchlines, but director Karan Johar shows admirable control through most of the proceedings, particularly in the first half. Reference points aside, My Name Is Khan is a film that will have the galleries cheering and making sure there aren't many dry eyes in the house. The applause will ring wild and while many might complain that Johar has simply ditched old movie cliches for more American ones, none can argue that the segue seems surprisingly seamless.Karan Johar's finally made his first grown-up film, and made it well. It could have been the stuff of much more, but let us leave that for another day. This is a film that will inspire, make aware, make happy. And for now, let us celebrate how the man whose name is on the marquee just proved why he deserves that crown he so often boasts of.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes
Karan Johar touches the now-traditional theme of the aftermath of 9/11 and the victimized Muslim with simplicity and sensitivity in My Name is Khan . Within the range that the global-issue offers, the film still doesn’t attempt to go out of the world in its treatment, resorting to the regular conflicts already exploited in the genre. But where Karan Johar succeeds is in making Shah Rukh Khan underplay his character like never before and mellow down the human drama with as much positivity that a film with a backdrop as intense as 9/11 ends up being feel-good with an optimistic outlook.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Anupama Chopra Site:NDTV
My Name is Khan is a film made with sincerity and sweat, ambition and conviction. It grapples with the most urgent and fraught issue facing humanity: religion. It features a striking performance by Shah Rukh Khan.It has some scenes, especially one involving a child’s death that will bruise you. Yet despite all this, My Name is Khan never becomes the empowering, inspiring Forest Gump-like epic it aspires to be.Because the connective tissue tying it together is deeply flawed and in places, embarrassingly naive.I recommend that you see Khan for him. The film itself is too uneven to give us the emotional high we were waiting for. THREE STARS
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Mayank Shekar Site:HindustanTimes
 

The film of course crushes the most popular post-9/11 prejudices of our times. The case isn’t new. Which is that while most global terrorists may be Muslims - all Muslims aren’t terrorists. And that no religion, including Islam, preaches violence against the innocent.Forrest Gump in its scope, Rain Man in its approach, slightly convenient in its ‘Bollywood opera’, world-class in its photographic treatment (Ravi K Chandran), more sorted than Kurban (from the same producer, along a similar theme); you can sense, throughout, honesty in the film’s purpose.There is least empathy for a problem you haven’t faced yourself. This film expresses that well. Being looked down as Muslim is at some level a global reality. Prejudices are part of human DNA, Americans being no exceptions
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