My Name Is Khan - Notepad
Dir: Karan Johar
The constraint is really appreciated both in terms of Karan Johar's direction and Shah Rukh Khan's performance. But unfortunately, in the last hour the movie leaves the US and enters K-Jo-land. And in both worlds Kajol intolerably shrieks her way through.
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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) suffers from a kind of autism. He eventually reaches the US where he falls in love with Mandira (Kajol). But not everything is smooth-going after that.
- The performance by the little Rizwan Khan.
- Depicting Kajol as a young mother rather than some college-going kid. I know it's one of the things they didn't do and got it right, but yet, it was refreshing.
- Mamma Jolie and Funny hair kiddo! Brought such a warm and yet sad smile.
- The consistency of Rizwan Khan's dancing style.
What did not
- Sibling relationship wasn't explored or rather just left hanging after a good opening.
- Throughout the film Rizwan dresses like anyone else without ever hinting at him being a Muslim and suddenly at the 7/11 memorial thing he gets Muslim outfit out. Why?
- Ok, how does one identify the cause of death as "racial discrimination" by looking at the victim's bruises, etc?!
- The beauty of a hard-hitting, punch line "My name is Khan. And I'm not a terrorist." is completely nullified by the repetitive use and over-exposure pre-release, just like "Don ko pakdna mushkil hi nahi, na-mumkin hai" from Don.