My Name Is Khan (2010)

12 February 2010 | 161 minutes | Drama

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A man sets out on a remarkable journey to clear his Muslim surname of terrorism.

Cast


Plot

Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) is a special kid born with Asperger's Syndrome in Mumbai. He has the ability to fix mechanical devices with ease. After his mother's death, he moves to United States to stay with his brother Zakir (Jimmy Shergill). Working in his brother's local beauty products shop, Rizwan meets Mandira (Kajol), a divorcee who has a young son, Sam. Despite Zakir's unwillingness due to his illness, Rizwan and Mandira get married. After the disastrous September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Khan family falls prey to prejudice from fellow Americans. This invariably leads to a tiff between Sam and his school-mates where he gets killed. Mandira blames Rizwan for Sam's death and tells him that Sam was killed only because his surname was "Khan." When Rizwan asks her to forgive him, she angrily asks him to go and tell the US President that "his name is Khan and he is not a terrorist." Taking Mandira's words seriously, Rizwan hitch-hikes to Washington and befriends an African woman Mama Jenny and her son. He overhears a chat made by Faisal Rahman (Arif Zakaria), and tries to inform the FBI, but they turn a deaf ear. Later, Rizwan gets arrested for advocating outside the White House. After rampant social campaigns by Indian-origin college students, Rizwan is let off and he then returns to Mama Jenny's county. There he helps her and her friends to find a refuge from an impending hurricane. Seeing his efforts through the media on TV, the whole world accepts his words "My name is Khan, and I'm not a terrorist." The US President finally meets him and says "Your name is Khan, and you're not a terrorist." Mandira forgives him and they get back together.

Company Credits

Studio: Dharma Productions, Red Chillies Entertainment
Distributed By: Fox Star Studios

Box Office

Net: Rs 82.52 Crores

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