The much awaited blockbuster My Name is Khan is finally going to release this year in February 2010! This Karan Johar film brings the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan together with the dazzling Kajol, paired again, long after the success of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Jointly produced by Dharma Productions and SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment, My Name is Khan boasts of a musical score by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and cinematography by Ravi Chandran.
The trailer of My Name is Khan was released on 16th December, 2009. The movie is being distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. It is slated to be released worldwide on February 12, 2010.
Based on a true story, My Name is Khan is a movie who’s plot revolves around a Muslim, Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh) based in San Francisco, who suffers from a rare kind of autism called the Asperger syndrome. Rizwan lives with his brother and sister in law, and later marries Mandira (Kajol) who plays a Hindu single mother. Trouble ensues after the 9/11 attacks, when rifts form between Rizwan and Mandira, resulting in a broken marriage. Things get worse when he is detained by US authorities in California, who mistake his disability for ‘suspicious’ behavior. He is then introduced to a therapist who helps him deal with his misery and encourages him to meet the US president to fight for the injustice done to him.
Contrary to the common misconception, the movie is not based on Islam, but on a simple man’s journey to fight for justice and to win back his love. The movie aims to inspire joy and optimism in people’s hearts and spread the message of goodwill throughout the world.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, whenever put together, have clicked! Let’s see how their latest endeavor performs at the box office this year.