The most awaited movie of this month has finally released! After a lot of struggle the mission has been accomplished, similar to Rizwan Khan’s (Shahrukh Khan) journey in the movie.
Suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, Khan understands only black or white. Without any professional medical help, Khan’s mother understood him and his abilities the way only a mother can. She taught him that there are only two types of people in the world: good and bad; religion does not define a person. Blessed with a brilliant mind Khan has a fantastic memory and a self-taught talent of fixing almost any machine.
On the death of his mother he moves to San Francisco to live with his brother Zakir (Jimmy Shergill). There he falls in love with divorced single mother Mandira. He wins her over with his child-like innocence and persistent devotion. Marriage leads to her and her son, Sameer, adopting the surname Khan.
The repercussions the disaster of the twin towers has on the family are life changing. Consequentially Khan sets out on a mission to meet the President of the United States to set things right. On his journey spanning almost two years he touches a lot of people with his purity of thought and ideology of ‘main achcha insaan hoon aur sirf achchi cheezen karta hoon’.
Khan’s has an assortment of experiences, some quite extreme, but he never gives up.
There are some very moving scenes in the movie which reflect the harsh reality of life that is beyond our control. Since Rizwan cannot express emotions due to his condition, he describes them during the course of narration and it couldn’t have been said better. We don’t love someone because of their religion or status, we love the person for who they are and because they make us feel good. It’s very basic, but man has complicated it with his mind and divided the world on the basis of various criteria.
To lose a loved one is a inexplicable pain and to think that it is purposely inflicted on the innocent in the name of religion is something a pure soul cannot fathom. Khan is like that soul.
Seen in a completely different role, SRK has possibly transcended all his previous performances. There isn’t much opportunity for the Kajol-SRK chemistry as the former has barely any screen time. The straightforward and transparent manner of Rizwan makes for a few laughs.
Overall the movie is a bit far-fetched and too long. Like all Karan Johar movies it is definitely an entertainer and will surely draw the masses.
Contributed by Raashi Malhotra
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