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 My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News

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PostSubject: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:35 pm

By Taran Adarsh, February 8, 2010 - 10:30 IST

MY NAME IS KHAN makes two strong statements...

The first: B.C. [before Christ] and A.D. [after death] are designations
used to label years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. There's a
third designation now - 9/11. Post September 11, the world stands
divided. Terrorist outfits continue to strike in the name of religion and the common man, not even remotely associated with these groups, is bearing the brunt. The world is not a safe place anymore.

The second statement: There're two sets of people in this world - the good and the bad. No matter how strong the evil forces are, good always triumphs.

Write your own movie review of My Name Is Khan
MY NAME IS KHAN mirrors the era we live in. Not a day goes by when you
haven't heard/read/watched news of terror attacks and innocents being
killed. We live in turbulent times. Also, the movie states - and states
very strongly, without mincing words - Not all Muslims are terrorists.

Karan Johar's cinema got more real from KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNA onwards. 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?

Rizvan Khan [Shah Rukh Khan moves to San Francisco and lives with his brother [Jimmy Shergill] and sister-in-law [Sonya Jehan]. Rizvan, 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 September 11, when attitudes towards Muslims undergo a sea-change.

When tragedy strikes, Mandira is devastated and they split. Rizvan is
confused and upset that the love of his life has left him. To win her
back, he embarks on a touching and inspiring journey across America.

Let me alert you. The story unfolds feverishly from the very start
itself. So if you miss a scene or two, chances are you would've missed
some vital links in the story. The fact is, there's too much happening
in the first half. Although the narrative tends to get leisurely-paced
at times, the wheels continue to move from one episode to another.

A number of sequences are endearing. For instance, the romance between
SRK and Kajol is subtle, yet charming. But it's SRK's relationship with
Kajol and their kid that's one of the best parts of the movie. Your
heart bleeds when an accident occurs and their lives are torn apart.
Kajol's outburst - first, when her son meets with a catastrophe and
second, when she confronts SRK - are truly shattering.

MY NAME IS KHAN's strength lies in the fact that you root for Khan all
through. At the same time, you are weighed down when he's in a
vulnerable situation, especially when he's labelled a terrorist and
thrown behind bars. You don't realize it, but the fact is that you, as
a spectator, have already got entwined in Rizvan and Mandira's lives.

There's a slight hitch in the second hour, when SRK returns to Georgia
to save a hurricane-ravaged hamlet. Also, the media exercise tends to
add to the length of the film. Nonetheless, it's a minor hiccup that
doesn't rob the film of its punch.

There's just one word to illustrate Karan's direction - exemplary. One
of the finest storytellers of our generation, he deserves brownie
points for deviating from 'Karan Johar brand of cinema' and attempting
a film that knocks on your heart and stimulates your mind. WithMY NAME IS KHAN, Karan takes rapid strides as a storyteller.

Shibani Bathija's screenplay is truly arresting. Shibani and Niranjan
Iyengar's dialogues are noteworthy and at times, applaud-worthy. Ravi
K. Chandran's cinematography is awe-inspiring. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's
music gels well with the nature of the film.

When a film stars two of the finest talents of the country, you expect
nothing but the best. SRK, well, how does one describe his performance?
To state that this is his best work so far would be cutting short the
praise he truly deserves. In fact, no amount of praise can do
sufficient justice to his portrayal of Rizvan Khan, who has Asperger's
syndrome. His latest work is several notches above anything he has done
before. The only compliment that I can think of is, SRK has a new
screen-name now. Raj is passé, Rizvan it is.

Kajol is pure dynamite and casting her for this character was the most
appropriate decision. No other actress could've matched SRK in
histrionics the way Kajol has. In fact, SRK and Kajol compliment each
other wonderfully well and this film only proves it yet again. It's a
powerhouse performance from this supremely talented actress.

The film boasts of a number of capable actors, but the ones who leave a
rock-solid impact are - in this order - Zarina Wahab, Sonya Jehan,
Jimmy Shergill, Arjun Mathur, Parvin Dabas and Arif Zakaria. Sugandha
Garg is confident. Navneet Nishan supports well. Vinay Pathak leaves a
mark in a brief role. Tanay Chheda [young SRK] and Yuvaan Makaar [SRK
and Kajol's son Sameer] are excellent. The American actors, especially
the kid who plays Sameer's friend, deserves mention.

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 likeMY NAME IS KHAN is sure to have a far-reaching influence due to its noble theme. I strongly advocate, don't miss this one!
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PostSubject: Re: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:36 pm

As Shah Rukh Khan – Kajol starrer ‘My Name Is Khan’ gears up to hit screens this Friday, we give you 5 good reasons to not miss this one.

Direction’s cut... Karan Johar has previously given us hits likes ‘Kuch
Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham’ with Shah Rukh and Kajol.
The director returns again withMy Name Is Khan
with the two talented actors. Karan has self admitted that SRK- Kajol
bring out the best in him. He said in an interview, “I’m blessed to
have them in my film. I don't know what it is about them. It's just
magic. They build an inexplicable energy on screen. When I direct a
scene with Shah Rukh and Kajol, I know I'm doing my best work.” No
doubts then that MNIK will be a complete entertainer and get you your
ticket money’s worth.

A different kind of love... Lead actors Shah Rukh and Kajol are all
over the place saying that MNIK is a love story but a different kind at
that. And one aspect that makes the love affair
between SRK and Kajol’s characters in the film different is that SRK is
playing a person suffering from Asperger's syndrome – a kind of autism
where a person shows significant difficulties in social interaction,
along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and

Jodi kamal ki... They have made you laugh, they have made you cry, they
have made your heart skip a beat, they have made you fall in love...
and now they both return to entertain you yet again.

Music... The music of ‘My Name Is Khan’ has got great reviews and the
songs have been topping the chartbusters, with ‘Sajda’ and ‘Tere Naina’
being the hot numbers played on radio stations very often. Picturized
on a dynamic jodi of SRK and Kajol, the songs will come alive on the
big screen for sure. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are the music directors of the
album that boasts of some beautiful singers like Rashid Khan, Adnan
Sami, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Richa
Sharma and Shafqat Amanat Ali.

Theme... Unlike the general perception, ‘My Name Is Khan’ is not about
terrorism. So after the average success of John-Katrina’s ‘New York’
and Saif-Kareena’s ‘Kurbaan’, all those who are in second thoughts
about watching MNIK should now make a decision in the positive. As Shah
Rukh Khan puts it, “‘My Name Is Khan’ is not about terrorism but it
focuses on themes concerning the relationship between the Western world
and Islam and how that has changed over the past few years. The movie
revolves around the journey of one family and how it changes because of
9/11.” SRK adds, “MNIK is a disabled man’s fight against the disability
that exists in the world — terrorism, hatred, fighting ... My Name is
Khan is also about Islam and the way the world looks at Islam but we
are not taking any sides.”[/
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PostSubject: Re: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:55 pm

U.S.A. update: 'M.N.I.K.' collects a solid $ 1.86 million

-By Taran Adarsh, February 15, 2010 - 09:58 IST
According to early estimates, MY NAME IS KHAN
collected a solid $ 1.86 million [approx. Rs. 8.63 crores] on 120
screens in its first 3 days in America. The screen average works out to
approx. $ 15,500. It must be noted that it has been snowing heavily in
the East Coast, yet the business has been amazing. Plus, the weekend
witnessed the release of three major Hollywood films - VALENTINE'S DAY,

Monday being a holiday in the U.S., M.N.I.K. should touch approx. $ 3 million for a 4-day weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:08 pm

ആരുണ്ട് ഈ ഖാനെ പിടിച്ചുകെട്ടാന്‍?

ഒട്ടേറെ വിവാദങ്ങളില്‍ക്കിടയിലേയ്ക്കാണ് കരണ്‍ ജോഹര്‍-ഷാരൂഖ്-കാജല്‍
ടീമിന്റെ മൈ നെയിം ഈസ് ഖാന്‍ പ്രദര്‍ശനത്തിനെത്തിയത്. ചെറിയൊരു
നെഞ്ചിടിപ്പോടെതന്നെയായിരിക്കണം കരണം ഷാരൂഖും റിലീസിങ് ദിവസത്തെ

ബോളിവുഡ് പടങ്ങളുടെ ബോക്‌സ് ഓഫീസ് പ്രകടനത്തെ നിര്‍ണയിക്കുന്നത് പലപ്പോഴും
മുംബൈയിലെ തിയേറ്ററുകളിലെ പ്രദര്‍ശനങ്ങളാണ്. അതുകൊണ്ടുതന്നെ ഐപിഎല്‍
ക്രിക്കറ്റിന്റെ പേരില്‍ ശിവേസനയുമായി ഷാരൂഖ് ഇടഞ്ഞതും പടത്തിന് ശിവസേന
ഉപരോധം പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചതുമെല്ലാം ചിത്രത്തിന്റെ ഭാവി

എന്നാല്‍ എല്ലാ കടമ്പകളെയും അതിജീവിച്ച് മൈ നെയിം ഈസ് ഖാന്‍
മുന്നേറുകയാണ്. മുംബൈയിലും ഗുജറാത്തിലും കൂടുതല്‍ തിയേറ്ററുകളില്‍
പ്രദര്‍ശിപ്പിക്കാതിരുന്നിട്ടുകൂടി ചിത്രം ആദ്യ ദിനം ഏതാണ്ട് 25കോടിയോളം
രൂപ കളക്ഷനുണ്ടാക്കി.

ഒരു ഹിന്ദിച്ചിത്രം ലോകത്തെമ്പാടുമായി പുറത്തിറക്കി ആദ്യദിനം തന്നെ
ഇത്രയും പണം നേടുന്നത് ഇതാദ്യമായാണ്. നിലവില്‍ ഏറ്റവും കൂടുതല്‍ പണം
വാരിക്കൂട്ടിയ റെക്കോര്‍ഡ് അമീര്‍ ഖാന്റെ ത്രീ ഇഡിയറ്റ്്‌സ് എന്ന
ചിത്രത്തിനാണ്. ഈ റെക്കോര്‍ഡ് ഒരാഴ്ചയ്ക്കുള്ളില്‍ ഷാരൂഖ് ചിത്രം
മറികടക്കുമെന്നാണ് വിതരണക്കാര്‍ പറയുന്നത്.

ഏതാണ്ട് 90കോടിയോളം മുടക്കിയാണ് ചിത്രം നിര്‍മ്മിച്ചത്. മുംബൈ, നവി മുംബൈ
എന്നിവിടങ്ങളില്‍ നൂറിലധികം തിയേറ്ററുകളില്‍ പടം ഇപ്പോള്‍
പ്രദര്‍ശിപ്പിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്. ഇന്ത്യയ്ക്ക് പുറത്ത് യൂറോപ്യന്‍
രാജ്യങ്ങളിലും മലേഷ്യയിലും ചിത്രത്തിന് വമ്പര്‍ വരവേല്‍പ്പാണ് ലഭിച്ചത്.

അമേരിക്കയിലും ചിത്രം കളക്ഷന്‍ റെക്കോര്‍ഡുകള്‍ ഭേദിച്ച് മുന്നേറുകയാണ്.
ആദ്യവാരത്തില്‍ യുഎസില്‍ മാത്രം 1.86 ദശലക്ഷം ഡോളറാണ് ചിത്രം നേടിയത്.
യുഎസില്‍ 120 തിയേറ്ററുകളിലാണ് ചിത്രം റിലീസ് ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നത്.
ചിത്രത്തിന് അനുകൂലമായ നിരൂപണങ്ങളാണ് യുഎസ് മാധ്യമങ്ങളില്‍ വരുന്നത്. ഇതും
കളക്ഷന്‍ കൂടാന്‍ സഹായിക്കുന്നുണ്ട്.

അടുത്തയാഴ്ചയോടെ ഈജിപ്ത്, ഒമാന്‍, സിറിയ, ജോര്‍ദാന്‍, ലബനന്‍ എന്നിവിടങ്ങളിലും ചിത്രം പ്രദര്‍ശനത്തിനെത്തും.
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PostSubject: Re: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:22 pm

My Name Is Khan... and i am not a terrorist

Theater: Urvashi Cinemas, Bangalore
Status: Balcony - No Idea, Rear Circle - 1st 3 rows were vacant (dont know whether they kept it like that as per police instruction)

Watched My Name Is Khan FDFS. In one word this movie is mind blowing. The best ever performance by SRK, the best ever movie by Karan Johar

The movie starts when Rizvan Khan (SRK) is being checked at an airport in US. While checking they ask him where is he going. Then he says "I want to meet Mr President"
Secutiry- "What u want to say to Mr President"
SRK - "My Name is Khan and I am not a terrorist"

Theater il bhayangara kayyadi aarunnu ee dialogue nu...

Then Rizvan take you with him on his journey. Rizvante diary kurippukaliloode nammalkku manassilaavum enithaanu ayal President ne kaanan pokunnathu ennu...

Ayalude life before 9/11 um after 9/11 um thammilulla difference... ayaalude mathram alla Americail jeevikkunna ella Indiakarudem

Will Rizvan meet the president...? The movie will give you an answer

Performances - SRKs autistic character reminds me of Dustin Hoffman in Rainman. Valare budhi ulla... ennal onninodum respond cheyyan pattatha swabham... Superbly done by SRK.
Kajol - The role of Mandira Khan can be done only by Kajol... atleast she makes us think so
Thanmay - Taare Zameen Par le side actor il ninnum valare difference ulla autistic aaya oru kuttiyaayi Thanmay kalakki

Technical side:
Camera: Ravi K Chandran has proved that he is the best in India
My fav to shots - The interval frame and the frame at the start of the song "Noor e Khuda"

Background Music : Wow!!!

Editing: Superb... u cant cut even one sec from this movie... soo tight

Direction: Karan Johar's Best

Screenplay & dialogues: Makes you cry sometimes.. so touching
My fav dialogue: SRK president oru sthalathu varunnu ennarinju avide chellumbo reg fees $500 aanu. And that function is to raise funds for poor Africans. Cash koduthu kazhiyumbo counter il irikkunna sthree parayum "U cant go inside, this function is only for christians honey" ennittu cash thirichu kodukku
Appol SRK "Dont want the money back, give it to the non Christians of Africa" Bhayangara kayyadi aarunnu

Verdict: Might break all the collection records of Bollywood
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PostSubject: Re: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:39 pm

  • My name is Khan

Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'My Name Is Khan' is turning out to be a hit big with the
moviegoers in Pakistani city of Karachi with the [color:d6fc=blue ! important][color:d6fc=blue ! important]film <table style="margin-top: 6px; margin-right: 8px;" align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td id="bellyad" align="left">
</td></tr></table> running to packed houses.

"Normally the 3 and 6 o'clock shows have reasonable attendance and
the late night show is packed but this time we have been witnessing full house
for all three shows which is remarkable," Nadeem Mandviwalla, owner of Nishat
cinema, said.

The [color:d6fc=blue ! important][color:d6fc=blue ! important]movie was released on February 12 in two main
cinema theatres and also at the only multiplex which is screening it on two
halls with four daily shows to cope with the rush.

"The fact that
the Shiv Sena made such a big issue of Shah Rukh Khan's statement about
Pakistani cricketers has also added to the interest in the movie," Mandviwalla

It is also the first major Shah Rukh Khan movie to be released
in Pakistan since the government allowed screening of Indian movies in cinema
halls two years back.

"In the last two years this is the first
proper Shah Rukh Khan starrer that has been released in Pakistan," another
cinema manager said.

Long lines and rows of cars can be seen parked
on the busy M Jinnah road outside the two big cinema halls that are screening
'My Name Is Khan', causing miseries for the traffic police who are finding it
difficult to cope with the rush.

"Definitely 'My name is Khan' has
generated lot of interest in Pakistan and also contributed significantly to the
cultural and arts scene, but overall I think the release of Indian movies is
good for us as it means people have some [color:d6fc=blue ! important][color:d6fc=blue ! important]entertainment to look forward too," art
critic, Muneeba said.

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PostSubject: Re: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:41 pm

Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'My Name Is Khan' has become the biggest ever opening
Bollywood film at the UK box office by making 936,000 pound

in its four day

The film, which was released by 20th Century Fox on
February 12, is the widest [color:703d=blue ! important][color:703d=blue ! important]Bollywood release, being shown on 129 screens at 91
sites across the UK, the film surpasses the previous recod of 749,000 pounds set
by 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna', which also starred Khan.

The Karan Johar
directed movie, which reunited the Khan and Kajol on screen for the first time
since their 2001's 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham', is a love [color:703d=blue ! important][color:703d=blue ! important]story
set against the
backdrop of 9/11 America.

Khan plays a Muslim man suffering from
Asperger's syndrome, who marries a Hindu single mother. But their idyllic life
is torn apart in the shadow of violence.

'My Name Is Khan' is the
first Bollywood [color:703d=blue ! important][color:703d=blue ! important]movie to be picked up by a major Hollywood studio for marketing
and distribution.

"Expanding our distribution network into the
Bollywood arena has been a challenging and exciting experience. We are very
fortunate to be working alongside the best possible talent associated with
Bollywood," said Andrew Turner Director of Sales at Twentieth Century Fox, the
global distributors of the movie.

"We are very proud to be
associated with this extraordinary film and really could not have hoped for a
better start with our entry into the Bollywood market place," Turner said.
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PostSubject: Re: My Name is Khan : Movie Review by Taran Adarsh and Latest News   Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:42 pm

Shah Rukh Khan starrer "My Name is Khan" has grossed an estimated $18 million at
the worldwide box office in its first

Protests against My Name is Khan
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A love [color:44ae=blue ! important][color:44ae=blue ! important]story set
against the backdrop of racial discrimination post 9/11, "My Name Is Khan" has
struck a chord with audiences around the world.

"The most exciting
part is that the worldwide collections jumped every day from Friday to Saturday
to Sunday. This shows that the audience is absolutely loving Rizwan and Mandira
(the lead characters)," Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios, the Indian
distributor of the film, said in a statement.

The film features Shah
Rukh as Rizwan Khan who embarks on a [color:44ae=blue ! important][color:44ae=blue ! important]journey across America to win back the love
of his life, Mandira, played by Kajol. It shows how, along the way, his
personality touches the lives of many and inspires a
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