movie review : My Name Is Khan (2010)

If you are good at yawning you’ll pull through this crap.

I have no words to describe what I went through in those 2 hours and 40 minutes I spent watching the most anticipated movie of 2010, My Name Is Khan. I have to begin somewhere. Firstly this movie is a mockery on filmmaking and story-telling. I expected this but don’t get me wrong. I went inside the hall with a no-bias frame of mind. With a cast as experienced as this the last thing you would do is not expect.

My Name Is Khan is the story of a certain Rizwan Khan (SRK) who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome (autism). The movie is set against a post-9/11 US backdrop and how the muslims became victims of circumstances. It tells us the story of an ordinary man who is put into a bizzare plot in this completely unrealisitic script directed by Karan Johar. Agreed you said everything in the movie is fictional but dude to what extent. After all you chose to talk about a subject that is anything but fiction.

The only hope in the sinking ship is Kajol (Mandira) who plays Rizwan‘s lover/wife. So graceful. Had she not been there, I would have walked out, and considering I have never done that !

i am a terrorist…

The movie is going nowhere and it has no message. It neither gives you proper insight into autism nor victimized muslims. It ends up as  a love story. Then why the title My Name Is Khan ? The only thing I liked, if I have to, is the way Rizwan-Mandir relationship has been treated.

What the hype was all about is something beyond my understanding. You do not feel for an autistic Schezwan Khan who in a quest to make you understand autism almost snatches away your sanity. Fuck so irritating. I knew this was coming because after watching the dumb promos I obviously did not expect some miracle to happen in the hall. Also be ready for the most ridiculous climax I have seen in a longtime. You will have mixed emotions – you will laugh at what is happening and cry because you cannot believe you are seeing such a brainless thing happen.

Karan Johar has had his chances and he has fooled the audiences enough. Just because you have a legacy in the name of Dharma Productions and a superstar is your acquaintance does not mean you are entitled to torture billions. And after watching this level of cinema I am somewhat convinced that Johar had a tie-up with two studios – Fox Studios for distribution and Shiv Sena Studios for publicity and marketing. Next time try having no K in the title. The dialogue writers Niranjan Iyenger and Shibani Bathija get away easily here as they had to pen down the dialogues for only half the movie – Because Schezwan Khan says everything twice. Whoever said autism meant repetition of words. With such dialogues that have been heard over and over again where was this going ? And come to think of it Times Of India rated this piece of shit five !

buddy just one more script !

Music was average and probably one of the very few reasons working for this movie. Cinematographer Ravi Chandran delivers as always. I don’t have anything else in praise for this movie.

After Devdas, Swades and Chak De, SRK did not want this. The only time I was completely alert was when the trailer of Kites was played during the interval. Guys be ready for this one. And after Khan my wait for Karthik Calling Karthik increases even more as I need some good cinema to get over this shocker.

My Name Is Khan is not a movie, it was a desperate attempt to pass time by a man who failed to convince his producers to make the next season of his Koffee. And SRK cannot rescue everyone all the time just by saying Main Hoon Na.

Rating : 1/5

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About Itihas Shetty

Is a verbomaniac. And a human being. And that's where the problem begins. View all posts by Itihas Shetty

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