Rent My Name Is Khan (2010)

3.8 of 5 from 166 ratings
2h 34min
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My Name Is Khan is the triumphant story of an unconventional hero and the obstacles he must overcome to regain the love of his life. Rizvan Khan, a Muslim man who has Aspergers Syndrome, moves to San Francisco and falls in love with the beautiful Mandira. They marry and have a happy life; until September 11, 2001, when attitudes towards Muslims undergo an alarming change. After a series of tragic events leaves her devastated, Mandira splits from Rizvan, leaving him alone once again. To win her back, Rizvan embarks on a touching and inspiring journey across America to clear his name and prove his love to the woman who has captured his heart.
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Shibani Bathija
20th Century Fox
Bollywood, Drama, Romance
India, Bollywood, Drama, Romance
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Run Time:
154 minutes
English, Hindi
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9

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Reviews (6) of My Name Is Khan

Confusing Subtitles for Hard of Hearing - My Name Is Khan review by am

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I need proper subtitles for anything I watch, I can't do without them. However, if I used HOH subs on this disk, they conflicted with the translated Urdu - it simply wouldn't bring up the English translations of Urdu (and other languages) if I used HOH subs! Trying to understand two people speaking clearly in English can be difficult enough for me, but next to impossible when trying to understand a fast conversation in heavily accented English (never mind Urdu!). Sorry, but I couldn't get past twenty minutes, due to this bizarre subtitling conflict. Beware HOH customers.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Hindi romance + road movie - My Name Is Khan review by PS

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A beautiful film. Other reviewers have pointed out it is a little too long and the subtitles are poor (too small to read without your nose pressed up to the screen). In fact, it borrows from the Hindi romance genre, and these are often long. The structure is boy meets girl, fall in love, difficulty and (hopefully good) final outcome. The film plays with this convention by interspersing the story with what would in a hindi movie be song and dance routines, but the joke is that the heroine cannot sing and the hero cannot dance. There are what would have been duets in beautiful scenic backgrounds, chorus song and dance scenes, but they are integrated into the film in a natural way so that you hardly notice them.

What is different about this film is firstly that the hero has Asperger's syndrome. The first half of the film is like a light, tender comedy based on this, and the second half is what happens to him after 9/11 because he is also a muslim, which is altogether darker. The second part of the film takes the form of a quest, which the hero undertakes to win his lady's love back. It is like a road movie in which he meets various characters in different places and does what he can to change their view of him as a muslim. Even in the darker second part, the film never loses its sense of humour and never quite totally falls into sentimentality. I felt that the rigorous scene - chorus - scene structure broke up a lengthy film so that it doesn't feel too long. I absolutely loved the layering of these more serious themes onto the structure of a simple fantasy romance.

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