My name is khan
My Name Is Khan is about the lonesome journey of an intelligent Muslim man, (diagnosed with the Asperger’s syndrome) to meet the President of the United States of America, in order to deliver a message; â€˜My Name Is Khan and I am not a terroristâ€™.
The basic storyline is extrapolated in such a manner that Karan Johar has skillfully and remarkably packed so much to accommodate an array of themes, which are interwoven between the plots that youâ€™ll find it hard to decipher which one you are currently watching as the movie is so intelligently and maturely made.
Rizvan Khanâ€™s (Shah Rukh Khan) upbringing as a child (Tanay Chheda) to an adult follows a series of events where his mother (Zarina Wahab) does whatever in her capacity to give him the best education possible either formally or informally to grow up into a good person one day. His brother (Jimmy Shergill) who goes for higher studies in the US and ultimately after becoming successful, decides to sponsor him. Rizvanâ€™s stint in his new country is initially marked by funny and also sad moments before he meets Mandira (Kajol); a Hindu single mother who works in a hair dressing saloon.
After seeing Mandira and learning about her troubled personal life in the past, Rizvan decides to marry her and subsequently Kajol falls in love with Rizvan in the cutest imaginable way. However, the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks changes the equation in the couple and Rizvan embarks on a mission to prove a point! How Rizvan accomplishes his mission and how far he goes to retain a promise, due to his strict upbringing is the story of My Name Is Khan (MNIK).
There is Shah Rukh Khan and then there is My Name Is Khan.
The biggest names in motion pictures are associated with the latest venture of Karan Johar; Dharma Productions, Fox Star Studios, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Red Chillies Entertainment and Sony Music. Karan Johar attempts a â€œdifficultâ€ subject which delicately deals with Islam, the Asperger syndrome and touches on topics like terrorism, relationships and religion. As such the main protagonists, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, will go through several circumstances in their lives â€“ both emotionally touching and painful.
Following the musical success of Kal Ho Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK), the thirty-seven years old Karan Johar is among the handful of directors in Bollywood, who remains loyal to one music director. Shankar-Eshaan-Loy is repeated â€“ with record breaking music sales for the above mentioned movies, it would pose a risk to experiment with another team or music composer. Dialogue writer Niranjan Iyengarâ€™s lyrics are used for the mega project.
Letâ€™s clear a first misconception: the soundtrack of My Name Is Khan is based on situational events of the script and will be extensively appreciated, when watched on screen.
Soul searching is a turbulent exercise. Sajda invites listeners to a world where oneâ€™s identity is lost and the soul is roaming around, essaying to find its role, responsibility and relationship. Surging orchestrations with synthesizers open up the quasi meditative piece, which is further beautified by the truly matured sufi voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The creative force, Shankar Mahadevan, joins in to complement this atmospheric sufi extravaganza â€“ which is pure, poignant and artistic. Richa Sharmaâ€™s prelude is deep enough to set the right mood for the rest of the soundtrack; a mood which neither makes one excited nor sad, itâ€™s very much about the inner side of one self.
Noor-e-khuda is clearly the soundtrackâ€™s best, with Adnan and Shreya joining Shankar in a tune that navigates from lovely pop to bewitching, tabla-driven portions; the chorus, in particular, is extraordinary. Solid start to the year, by the trio!