Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Name Is Khan

Release Date: February 12th, 2010

Genre: Drama / Romance

Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon

Synopsis: A Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome falls in love and marries a Hindu beautician in San Francisco but post 9/11 profiling and tragedy test the bonds of their love.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)


A very beautiful premise that finds strength in its reflection of reality but is weakened by going over the top with its fantasy.

Writing / Production:      

There is a lot of beautiful work that will connect emotionally to most audiences but it is a shame that more cuts weren't made in the editing room because the film goes from moving to draining as it blows by the two hour mark.


Shahrukh Khan gives as fine a performance as I've seen this year as the Aspergers afflicted protagonist and the rest of the cast was very capable if not quite memorable.


Strangely enough it felt a lot like Forrest Gump.


An hour into the movie I felt like I had discovered a remarkable contribution to cinema but in the end it went to the well a few too many times causing the film to fall somewhat short of its potential.  "My Name Is Khan" is still entertaining and important despite the aforementioned shortcomings.

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