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Bean
12th February 2010, 10:23 AM
There was also a news in NDTV that initial show at Berlin, tickets were sold at 1000 Euro per ticket

Avatar record okke appol ithu thakarkkumallo...:lol:
Avide ticket vangunnathu auction nadathi ano..?
Records thakarkkunnathil Ikkakku pattiya ethirali SRK ...:lol:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:24 AM
Avatar record okke appol ithu thakarkkumallo...:lol:
Avide ticket vangunnathu auction nadathi ano..?
Records thakarkkunnathil Ikkakku pattiya ethirali SRK ...:lol:

BERLIN: The online tickets for Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘My Name is Khan’ were sold out in five seconds
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People who phoned the Berlinale authorities five minutes after ticketing opened were told they were way too late.

The film’s tickets were auctioned on e-Bay for 1,000 euros (about Rs 60,000) each.

Fans had not slept all night to keep their places in the queue despite the minus temperature in Berlin. Those who arrived at 6 am were in tears.

Jenny Watkinson, assigned the ‘Shah Rukh Khan department’ in the International Relations office of Dieter Kosslick, Berlin film festival director, says, “I’ve never seen anything like it. This year it’s expected to be even bigger than in 2008 (during ‘Om Shanti Om’). The online tickets for ‘My Name is Khan’ were sold out in five seconds.”

The film premieres in Berlin on Friday with a red carpet at the prestigious Berlinale Palast theatre on Potsdamer Platz. Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Karan Johar are in Berlin for the premiere.

MNIK tickets go for 1,000 euros each at Berlin fest - India - The Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/MNIK-tickets-go-for-1000-euros-each-at-Berlin-fest/articleshow/5562787.cms)

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:24 AM
Avatar record okke appol ithu thakarkkumallo...:lol:
Avide ticket vangunnathu auction nadathi ano..?
Records thakarkkunnathil Ikkakku pattiya ethirali SRK ...:lol:

avatar inte record takarkkan 1000 Euro mathiya ? :clap: :clap: :clap:

critic
12th February 2010, 10:25 AM
And for the record, Anupama Chopra had written a biography on SRK an year back titled - King of Bollywood : Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema.

During the release of that, SRK had come on her show. I remember her completely in awe of him during that.

Bean
12th February 2010, 10:25 AM
NDTV & TOI polulla koora media ethratholam cheap avumennu parayenda karyam undo..? :lol:

"Paid Journalism" ..:lol:

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 10:25 AM
There was also a news in NDTV that initial show at Berlin, tickets were sold at 1000 Euro per ticket

NDTV'ye polthe 3rd rate channels idhalla idhinnu appuram parayum... 1000 Euros ok koduthu pogan arkengillum vattundo maashe... 100 Euros kothu arengillum cinema kanumo... Vidunadhinnu oru limit ok undu...

POtte 1000 Rs koduthu oru cinema kaanan ethra aal undavum... Naanam illatha kore Paki Khan fans.... :podey:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:26 AM
And for the record, Anupama Chopra had written a biography on SRK an year back titled - King of Bollywood : Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema.

During the release of that, SRK had come on her show. I remember her completely in awe of him during that.
Yeah i knw that.. LRMByil oru comical referenceum undallo abt tat.. :valiya_chiri:

Bean
12th February 2010, 10:27 AM
avatar inte record takarkkan 1000 Euro mathiya ? :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ikka padam kanunna mammunnies -ne pole anu Germans ennu ippolalle ariyunnathu...

No of Germans * 1000 Euro = New record ...:lol:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:28 AM
NDTV & TOI polulla koora media ethratholam cheap avumennu parayenda karyam undo..? :lol:

"Paid Journalism" ..:lol:


NDTV'ye polthe 3rd rate channels idhalla idhinnu appuram parayum... 1000 Euros ok koduthu pogan arkengillum vattundo maashe... 100 Euros kothu arengillum cinema kanumo... Vidunadhinnu oru limit ok undu...

POtte 1000 Rs koduthu oru cinema kaanan ethra aal undavum... Naanam illatha kore Paki Khan fans.... :podey:

:kiki: :kiki: :kiki: :kiki: :kiki: :kiki: :kiki:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:28 AM
The figures maybe exaggerated but the ticket were sold out within seconds and many were up for auction on ebay.. That much is true..

Bean
12th February 2010, 10:28 AM
Sathyam paranjal Mammootty Times NDTV & TOI -yekkal far better anennu thonnunnu...,in thallals..:lol:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:29 AM
Ikka padam kanunna mammunnies -ne pole anu Germans ennu ippolalle ariyunnathu...

No of Germans * 1000 Euro = New record ...:lol:

mandatharangulde khoshayatra nadathuvanello annan . first showkku angane ticket poyal (that too obviously indians in germany ) , ella german karum 100o euro koduthu padam kanum ennano ?

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:29 AM
Ikka padam kanunna mammunnies -ne pole anu Germans ennu ippolalle ariyunnathu...

No of Germans * 1000 Euro = New record ...:lol:
Premiere attend cheyyan ella germansum varumalle.. Thnx for the info..

Bean
12th February 2010, 10:30 AM
mandatharangulde khoshayatra nadathuvanello annan . first showkku angane ticket poyal (that too obviously indians in germany ) , ella german karum 100o euro koduthu padam kanum ennano ?
NDTV & TOI news vishwasikkunnavar ithu pole logic apply cheyyumo..?

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:32 AM
NDTV & TOI news vishwasikkunnavar ithu pole logic apply cheyyumo..?

ella germansum padam kanan queue ninnu enonnum ' paid journalistukal' paranjittilla :grin: :grin: :grin: .

'unpaid readersinu' ee info okke evide ninnu kittunnu ennariyilla.

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:32 AM
mandatharangulde khoshayatra nadathuvanello annan . first showkku angane ticket poyal (that too obviously indians in germany ) , ella german karum 100o euro koduthu padam kanum ennano ?
Pinne alla...
Limited tickets mathrame online sale ulloo.. And SRK, Kajol attended the premiere @ berlin...

critic
12th February 2010, 10:32 AM
I guess wat we all are missing is that don't know if its due but SRK has a really huge fan following in Germany and Poland etc. One of my friends who was at onsite in these locations say that theatres get full only with native crowds and less indians.
Bollywood movies play on thier channels with subtitles.

Fontu
12th February 2010, 10:34 AM
Pinne alla...
Limited tickets mathrame online sale ulloo.. And SRK, Kajol attended the premiere @ berlin...
enthai..?:peace:

Antony Moses
12th February 2010, 10:34 AM
The figures maybe exaggerated but the ticket were sold out within seconds and many were up for auction on ebay.. That much is true..
SRK unnigal :ennekollu: BTW ethre ticket undayirunnu/

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:35 AM
enthai..?:peace:
:punk::punk::punk:



SRK unnigal :ennekollu: BTW ethre ticket undayirunnu/
SRK haters :ennekollu: BTW Ariyilla...

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:37 AM
I guess wat we all are missing is that don't know if its due but SRK has a really huge fan following in Germany and Poland etc. One of my friends who was at onsite in these locations say that theatres get full only with native crowds and less indians.
Bollywood movies play on thier channels with subtitles.

buhaahaaah .

ullettanum mariachikkum santoshamayello. paid critic inte sakshyapatram vayichittu . atho ini onsite poya friendinano SRK pay cheythathu ?

Bean
12th February 2010, 10:37 AM
I guess wat we all are missing is that don't know if its due but SRK has a really huge fan following in Germany and Poland etc. One of my friends who was at onsite in these locations say that theatres get full only with native crowds and less indians.
Bollywood movies play on thier channels with subtitles.

I'd been to Poland a few years back and I didn't meet a single Native who knew about SRK and the people there didn't even know English . I met one person who spoke about Aishwarya Rai...:lol: .

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 10:38 AM
Verudhe alla ivide kore Anti-National Khan fans ulladhu... 1000 Euro pollum... hahahhaa... idhillum hedham Mammunnigal thane ....

Bean
12th February 2010, 10:38 AM
buhaahaaah .

ullettanum mariachikkum santoshamayello. paid critic inte sakshyapatram vayichittu . atho ini onsite poya friendinano SRK pay cheythathu ?

buhaahaaah .

Poland -il njan 1 month undayirunnathanu...:lol:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:38 AM
I guess wat we all are missing is that don't know if its due but SRK has a really huge fan following in Germany and Poland etc. One of my friends who was at onsite in these locations say that theatres get full only with native crowds and less indians.
Bollywood movies play on thier channels with subtitles.
:cheers:.... :yes:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:39 AM
Verudhe alla ivide kore Anti-National Khan fans ulladhu... 1000 Euro pollum... hahahhaa... idhillum hedham Mammunnigal thane ....
:thumb_down:....

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:39 AM
I'd been to Poland a few years back and I didn't meet a single Native who knew about SRK and the people there didn't even know English . I met one person who spoke about Aishwarya Rai...:lol: .

Pinnalla. athu kondu Polandine patty parayaruthu .

btw annan kanda polandukarodokke SRK ye ariyamo ennu chodichu nadannu alle ? atho avar vannu SRK ye ariyilla ennu paranjo ?

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:40 AM
I'd been to Poland a few years back and I didn't meet a single Native who knew about SRK and the people there didn't even know English . I met one person who spoke about Aishwarya Rai...:lol: .
Bean annan survey okke eduthalle.. Nalla karyam :lol:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:40 AM
buhaahaaah .

Poland -il njan 1 month undayirunnathanu...:lol:


sheri , enkil njan ini muthal polandine kurichu oraksharam mindilla.

Bean
12th February 2010, 10:41 AM
Pinnalla. athu kondu Polandine patty parayaruthu .

btw annan kanda polandukarodokke SRK ye ariyamo ennu chodichu nadannu alle ? atho avar vannu SRK ye ariyilla ennu paranjo ?


Avaide Ikka padangal valare popular ayirunnu... TG okke avide van hit ayirunnu...:lol:

On a serious note , The only one place I'd even seen any Indian movie in a local channel was in AU, that too only once. ( That channel used to broadcast international films)

Agnes
12th February 2010, 10:41 AM
I'd been to Poland a few years back and I didn't meet a single Native who knew about SRK and the people there didn't even know English . I met one person who spoke about Aishwarya Rai...:lol: .
Ningalu poyathu Poland-ile kugramathil ..

Antony Moses
12th February 2010, 10:43 AM
:ennekollu: Polish Khande Polishunnigal :ennekollu:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 10:44 AM
Avaide Ikka padangal valare popular ayirunnu... TG okke avide van hit ayirunnu...:lol:

On a serious note , The only one place I'd even seen any Indian movie in a local channel was in AU, that too only once. ( That channel used to broadcast international films)

International films air cheyunna channelil onnum Bolly flicks prateekshikkalle bhai . Mega Serials telecast cheyunna channelukalil okke immatiri items varikayullu.

critic
12th February 2010, 10:46 AM
Just for the record, I really hate SRK as an actor to say the least. The only movies i have liked him as an actor are CDI & Swades (of which I almost slept during Swades for its slow place). Hence I only have CDI as a movie which he was impressive.

I was only trying to quote wat I saw in the media and wat I have heard from friends. My initial thoughts when i heard these used to be.... abhinayikkan ariyathavarkku vere ethrem fanso!

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:46 AM
:ennekollu: Polish Khande Polishunnigal :ennekollu:
Poyi poyi Soma levelilekku ethiyallo moderator.. Gr8 going.. :Yahoo:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:52 AM
Just for the record, I really hate SRK as an actor to say the least. The only movies i have liked him as an actor are CDI & Swades (of which I almost slept during Swades for its slow place). .
Paheli kandittundo? :?
BTW SRK boring ayi thonniyalle.. I never felt so.. Before watching i thought the movie to be boring too.. But turned out to be one of my fav movies.. And i didn't fwd a bit..

kpvineeth
12th February 2010, 10:57 AM
SRK The Star.......................................

critic
12th February 2010, 10:58 AM
Paheli kandittundo? :?
BTW SRK boring ayi thonniyalle.. I never felt so.. Before watching i thought the movie to be boring too.. But turned out to be one of my fav movies.. And i didn't fwd a bit..

Pahelium kandittondu. Deewana muthal OSO vere almost mikka SRK films um kandittondu. Enikku angerde acting impressive ayi thonitilla. Orotharde choice. It differs.
Mammotty, Mohanlal level onnum venda but oru Amitabh, Aamir level vere polum aduthengum ethunnathayi thonitilla may be except in CDI. Lagaan level il enthelum angerkku cheyyan pattiyal athu oru good indicator arikkum. TZP okke pulliyil ninnu prateekshikkan polum patilla ennanu enikku thoniyitullathu. But seriously, I have seen the kind of fanship people have for him, esp ladies. Hope he surprises me one day with his acting.

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:09 AM
Mammotty, Mohanlal level onnum venda but oru Amitabh, Aamir level vere polum aduthengum ethunnathayi thonitilla may be except in CDI. Lagaan level il enthelum angerkku cheyyan pattiyal athu oru good indicator arikkum. TZP okke pulliyil ninnu prateekshikkan polum patilla ennanu enikku thoniyitullathu. But seriously, I have seen the kind of fanship people have for him, esp ladies. Hope he surprises me one day with his acting.
For me Paheli was one of his best perfo..

Surprise cheydhaalum onnum sambhavikkan ponilla. Pinne mammootyude pazhaya films okke kandittundo? :lol:

Aamir level'il varilla ennu thonnathathu both do different kind of films.. SRK paheli, CDI, Swades pole nalla filmsil nannayi perform cheydhittundu. Selectionil aamir is better than SRK.. :)

passionforcinema
12th February 2010, 11:09 AM
There is something which makes stars and superstars..something really special about their personalities I have felt..
When you get to know them from close,there is that auro of class and charm and charisma around them..
always..with each one of them
SRK however good or bad an actor he is must be some real special man from that close..
I think there is something very spiritual about him...hopefully will get to check it out sometime..

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:11 AM
There is something which makes stars and superstars..something really special about their personalities I have felt..
When you get to know them from close,there is that auro of class and charm and charisma around them..
always..with each one of them
SRK however good or bad an actor he is must be some real special man from that close..
I think there is something very spiritual about him...hopefully will get to check it out sometime..
:kayyadi:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 11:15 AM
There is something which makes stars and superstars..something really special about their personalities I have felt..
When you get to know them from close,there is that auro of class and charm and charisma around them..
always..with each one of them
SRK however good or bad an actor he is must be some real special man from that close..
I think there is something very spiritual about him...hopefully will get to check it out sometime..

:clap: :clap: :clap:

He is certainly not a great actor or the best looking man , but certainly is the most gracefull one around .

this is very clear if you see his songs or romantic scenes. Even in a film like CDI that charm is more apparent than his acting skills. some kind of postivie energy is always there with him, which makes him a masses favourite.

SRK :cheers: :cheers:

critic
12th February 2010, 11:17 AM
For me Paheli was one of his best perfo..

Surprise cheydhaalum onnum sambhavikkan ponilla. Pinne mammootyude pazhaya films okke kandittundo? :lol:

Aamir level'il varilla ennu thonnathathu both do different kind of films.. SRK paheli, CDI, Swades pole nalla filmsil nannayi perform cheydhittundu. Selectionil aamir is better than SRK.. :)

As I said, its each person's choice. Hence suprise cheythal personally for me, would rate him as a better actor, dats all. Ya, Mam's old movies ....korechu old movies like 'Thaniyavarthanam' pole sensible and intense aaya enthelum SRK il ninnum prateekshikunnu atleast after almost 15 yrs in Bollywood.

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:19 AM
As I said, its each person's choice. Hence suprise cheythal personally for me, would rate him as a better actor, dats all. Ya, Mam's old movies ....korechu old movies like 'Thaniyavarthanam' pole sensible and intense aaya enthelum SRK il ninnum prateekshikunnu atleast after almost 15 yrs in Bollywood.
Hmm.. :) :)

Fontu
12th February 2010, 11:19 AM
There is something which makes stars and superstars..something really special about their personalities I have felt..
When you get to know them from close,there is that auro of class and charm and charisma around them..
always..with each one of them
SRK however good or bad an actor he is must be some real special man from that close..
I think there is something very spiritual about him...hopefully will get to check it out sometime..
:kollaam::kollaam::kollaam:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:21 AM
My Name is Khan
Director: Karan Johar
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
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In khushi or gham, Karan Johar always wants to please. He stuffs his goodie bag with so many little bon bons that the viewer finds it difficult to look away. It's the same with My Name is Khan.

Not content with giving Shah Rukh Khan Asperger's syndrome, which allows him to jump outside his skin and perform out of the easy character we've usually seen him in, he also adds a cross-country journey across the vast expanse of America, from the 30,000-strong town of Banville in California to the 204-strong village of Wilhelmina in Georgia, a hurricane like Katrina where he inspires a community rebuilding effort, a meeting with the US president who is played by a Barack Obama lookalike as well as an interview with an Oprah Winfrey clone.

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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in a still from My Name Is Khan
It's not a bad thing. It's full of stirring stuff, but by the end of it we are as exhausted as poor Khan, yes Khan from the epiglottis, as he keeps saying. There is a host of characters that Khan meets on his Forrest Gumpian journey in post 9/11 America. There's a lovely hairdresser called Mandira, a single mother played by a fiercely glowing Kajol; her son Sam who is her "aankh ka tara, budape ka sahara"; a Sikh journalist named Bobby Ahuja who takes up his cause, played by Parvin Dabbas; two student TV journalists who bring his case to public notice; Mama Jenny, a big black woman who adopts him when he's at his worst and loneliest; and an extremist Islamist who uses a mosque as a cover to recruit suicide bombers.

The movie chronicles his strange and mostly wonderful journey, taking him inside an American prison where his dignity and civil liberties are stripped from him; to the sidelines of several presidential motorcades as he tries to attract the president's attention to tell him he is not a terrorist; to a church where he stages a Broadway-like chorus singing We Shall Overcome in Hindi and English; and as a pop icon on several TV channels where he sparks off debate on Muslim identity. In all this he remains himself, somewhat quirky, somewhat funny, and always in character. Indeed Rizvan Khan is the best thing about My Name is Khan, sinking his teeth into a substantial role after a long time, playing it as Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder says most insensitively not as a "full retard" (his words, not mine, I hasten to add) but as a "part retard".

Khan's relationship with his new family, Mandira and Sam, is beautifully etched, proving that however far Johar may run from "loving your family" it will always end up chasing him. It's what he's best at, and if he can work out a way to finesse this, without overdosing on everything else, he will truly be a great director. That is his niche, his speciality. Khan's playful flirtation with Mandira, who sees him for what he is, a damaged soul but nevertheless chooses to love him, is lovely to watch. Kajol and Shah Rukh are clearly a couple at ease with their onscreen selves, as one of best film couples in Bollywood. She's naughty, talkative, and impulsive. His job is to react to her, which Shah Rukh has understood means to let her walk away with the best parts of every scene they have together. Their romance in various parts of San Francisco, culminating in her accepting his proposal atop a hill overlooking the city while watching a sunset (see what I mean, Johar can never do things by halves) lightens up the theatre.

Not so good is the handling of the complicated politics of post 9/11 global Muslim identity. The scene in the mosque where Shah Rukh ends up throwing stones at the extremist doctor because he is interpreting the scriptures wrong is deftly handled but not so well done is the nationwide debate his actions inspire. He just wants to meet the president because he has promised his wife he will tell him he is not a terrorist after their son is killed in a brutal attack by school bullies but naturally the wicked Americans cannot understand such a simple thing. So they detain Khan and ask him questions about Osama bin Laden which he naturally cannot answer. The trouble with this is that we've seen far too much of this in recent films, from New York to Kurbaan, and frankly I am getting a wee bit tired of hearing about the FBI in every film. It's nice that Bollywood has discovered a new monster-Dawood Ibrahim and company have been done to death-but hey, FBI and Homeland Security may not be quite it.
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Shah Rukh in a shot from My Name Is Khan

For the most part though Johar keeps the tension running as well as the well-placed in-film endorsement for Reebok shoes that Khan wears on his journey (and the Samsonite backpack which his camera lovingly focuses on intermittently). The first scene of the film which catches Khan when he's strip searched at the airport on his way to Washington D.C. is grabs you right away before the back-and-forth begins, sometimes in Borivli's slums where Khan's mother, a wonderful Zarina Wahab teaches a young Tanay Chheda (probably the most accomplished child actor in India today) the lesson of good and bad and how nothing in that has to do with religion; and at other times in San Francisco, where he tries to adjust to life with his successful younger brother, played by a mellow Jimmy Shergill and his sister in law, an even mellower hijab-wearing Sonya Jehan, who conveninently teaches psychology in the local college and understands his condition for the first time in his life.

There are lots of not-so-subtle communal harmony messages along the way, showing a Mandira praying to her Hindi gods and Shah Rukh praying to his Muslim one. Namaz jagah aur logon dekh ke nahin padi jati, niyat se padi jati hai, says Khan in many of his Gumpian aphorisms to yet another couple he meets along the way, two Muslims who are scared to be what they are in contemporary America. Shah Rukh does moral science lessons well, as he does Khan's mannerisms, closing his ears when there's too much noise and jumping up and down excitably when he sees the colour yellow. He loses his footing when Johar makes him do the Broadway musical thing in the Wilhelmina church but is in fine form again when he talks of how "khuda ki rah mohabbat ki rah hoti hai" (yes, sounds a lot like what he's saying on TV in his real life persona and if there are any doubts about it, we also have a cameo by Barkha Dutt playing herself and talking on her nighttime bulletin about the Rizvan Khan phenomenon in America).

I can see the film doing extraordinarily well among the vast Muslim diaspora across the world. Funny how a boy raised in South Bombay in what I imagine must have been a pretty Punjabi household should be making a film which is aimed at making embattled Muslims feel better about themselves but it fits Shah Rukh's new image as a messiah of the anti Shiv Sena brigade. Never has real life played so perfectly to match reel life, whether it was Shah Rukh's two-hour long detention last year for interrogation or the Shiv Sena questioning his patriotism.

Is this a movie one should watch? Yes, I think so. Not because of its message, that anyone with a pure heart can achieve what he wants, even if it is to meet the President of America, but because of Shah Rukh. Whether he is giggling madly when he says something funny or whether he is spreading his message of pyaar aur insaniyat. Pity he's doing so much of it on TV as well in interviews. If he would only let his film talk. But I guess we have Uddhav Thackeray to thank for that.

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Fontu
12th February 2010, 11:23 AM
Hmm.. :) :)
PFC paranja aa pointil anu Shahrukhum samboornathavaadiyum thammil ulla difference..8-)

Eazy Jozy
12th February 2010, 11:27 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/30utw8i.jpg

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:29 AM
PFC paranja aa pointil anu Shahrukhum samboornathavaadiyum thammil ulla difference..8-)
:wink: :wink:

Antony Moses
12th February 2010, 11:30 AM
Yes, his abundant energy is amazing indeed... also his charm... athu agree cheythe patoo.. it is impossible to be in show business for so long without that...

passionforcinema
12th February 2010, 11:31 AM
And when u start liking someone like that,when there is mutual respect and understanding,its only natual that u end up doing lots of movies together,i guess.

critic
12th February 2010, 11:46 AM
Some excerpts from a rediff review by Sukanya Verma

Khan's photogenic journey has a clear-cut agenda but Johar is so intent on making him a messiah that the film enters preaching mode.Moreover the Bollywood tone of this sub-plot is particularly tacky thanks to its exaggerated show of humanity. That's always been one of Johar's steady shortcomings, his penchant for excess. The only time it does some good is when Kajol reaches a point of breakdown. The camera lingers on her shattered expression, bewilderment and raw rage as she goes through a nightmarish experience while her autistic other half tries to comfort her with detached concern. It's a complex frame to be in but Kajol makes it all credible. She's so genuine and hard-hitting; you secretly wish MNIK was told from her perspective. What an actress!

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:51 AM
http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/11mnik5.jpgThere was a time when air travel seemed like the next best thing after Disneyworld. Today, I don't know what it is about airports but they are just so creepy.
Perhaps it's the intimidating nature of a security check which makes it one of the most daunting five minutes of a passenger's life. It's for your own safety, they argue. It feels offensive and discriminatory, you say.
But then like Khan says, time in the modern world is now demarcated as pre and post 9/11 where panic is just a button away and paranoia is second nature. Those who've been at the receiving end of these 'singling out' experiences nurse an understandable resentment. Those who haven't dismiss it as standard procedure whilst secretly thanking their stars.
All this while these thoughts play in mind as I watch Rizwan Khan (played by Shah Rukh Khan [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=shah+rukh+khan) ]) frisked in a hostile fashion by a bunch of suspicious airport authorities at the San Francisco International Airport after a lady in the queue of South East Asian origins hears him chanting an Islamic prayer.
To top it all, he's on his way to Washington D.C. to meet the President of United States. Could he be more threatening? Karan Johar's [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=karan+johar) ] latest drama, My Name is Khan is a well-meant but flawed exercise in telling us he's not.
The film quite simply says A). There are only two kinds of people in the world -- good and bad. B) Not every Muslim is a terrorist. C) Cell phone kills bees. Okay, the last one not so much.
Doesn't sound anything like a Karan Johar movie does it? Come to think of it, his last effort, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehnaa, too, tried to break away from the comfort candy he's usually associated with. Weird, though.
A young filmmaker like him (he's only 37), who's only directed four movies shouldn't have any fixed image to live up to. And while I welcome his decision to make diverse cinema, I do not think My Name is Khan lives up to its entire potential.
Considering the genre, it's not too much to expect MNIK to convey the sensitivity of Sparsh or the clarity of Taare Zameen Par [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=taare+zameen+par) ]. MNIK doesn't wear the simplicity of either. It's like comparing a flute to a violin.
Enormous in its goals and large scale in sentimentality, Shibani Bathija's ambitious script aims to pass the illusion of greatness by constructing Khan as some kind of an icon and epic, a Forrest Gump-inspired character. Like Tom Hanks [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=tom+hanks) ], he takes the lesson of goodness to heart and shares a similar level of relationship with his mother (Zarina Wahab plays the optimistic mother with grace and gusto).
The basic purpose his Asperger's Syndrome state serves the story is to remind the extent of pragmatism and cynicism we have given into as opposed to his perceivably naïve 'good wins over evil under all circumstances' stance. When he employs this approach to hang out with the people in his new home in America or woo the plucky lady at the salon (Kajol [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=kajol) ]), it's inspiring. But Bathija's theory of idealism is blown up with such excessive melodrama thereafter; it gets to the point of being stagy and implausible.
Having said that, MNIK is not a bad film by any stretch. In fact it's quite terrific, except only in fragments. And that is a big downer.
Let's start with the good stuff. The idea is to portray the romance between Khan and Mandira as larger-than-life as possible. Needless to say, SRK [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=srk) ] and Kajol's legendary chemistry is at play, sans the K Jo staple -- song and dance.
Though Rahul and Anjali have grown up, the sparkle of mischief and passion in their camaraderie hasn't lost any of its original lustre. Indeed, their magic reaches its peak in the sunrise-in-San Francisco (Johar cleverly incorporates SF tourism through their courtship, which involves a bet to discover unseen facets of the city) proposal scene. Her impulses, his shyness, it's a brilliant moment and ecstatic celebration of celluloid romance.
Though it's only after the unlikely duo -- she a single mom and Khan with his unconventional demeanor get married that important issues crop up. If intimacy is handled with humour (read SRK waving a copy of 'Intercourse for Dummies'), their Hindu-Muslim marriage accommodates both the religions and the way of life they propagate with modern-day tolerance and consideration.
But then a post 9/11 tragedy changes Mandira's outlook about her choices, compelling Khan to make a trip across America to meet the President to tell him what he's been telling us in the film's promo, 'My Name is Khan. And I'm not a terrorist.'
Khan's photogenic journey (Easily one of Ravi K Chandran's most superlative works) has a clear-cut agenda but Johar is so intent on making him a messiah that the film enters preaching mode. Either he's rescuing a hurricane-afflicted village in Georgia or leaking the whereabouts of an undercover Jihadi outfit to the FBI.
When his selfless acts are brought to the notice of two intern reporters (an underutilized Arjun Mathur [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=arjun+mathur) ] and Sugandha Garg [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=sugandha+garg) ]) and an influential TV host (Parvin Dabas plays the charismatic media man with conviction), the twain kick start a Pro-Khan propaganda, which leads to reactions like 'My Name is Jitesh. And I am not a terrorist' and 'I am proud to be a computer hack.' What follows is over-the-top, cheesy and at times even comical.
Also, the Hindi to English communication is handled with much awkwardness. Initially, dialogues in English are translated in Hindi as well. Later, a voice-over in Hindi does the needful. His interactions with an African-American community are the most affected of the lot.
Moreover the Bollywood tone of this sub-plot is particularly tacky thanks to its exaggerated show of humanity. That's always been one of Johar's steady shortcomings, his penchant for excess. The only time it does some good is when Kajol reaches a point of breakdown. The camera lingers on her shattered expression, bewilderment and raw rage as she goes through a nightmarish experience while her autistic other half tries to comfort her with detached concern. It's a complex frame to be in but Kajol makes it all credible. She's so genuine and hard-hitting; you secretly wish MNIK was told from her perspective. What an actress!
http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/11mnik4.jpgMost of the performances, be it Indian or American actors, in MNIK are of the earnest variety. Only there are so many of them that some like an exceptionally radiant Soniya Jehan, the characteristically intense Arif Zakaria, the usually affable Sumeet Raghavan and Vinay Pathak [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=vinay+pathak) ] or a hyper Navneet Nishan (filling the Karan Johar's recurring Dumb Dolly stereotype following Archana Puran Singh [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=archana+puran+singh) ], Lillete Dubey, Delnaaz Paul) are reduced to props or blink and miss cameos.
What primarily doesn't work for me here is the man behind Khan. SRK delivers an inconsistent, half-convincing performance, which is a tricky mix of laboured, strained and spontaneous. It's adventurous of him to sign on the part of a patient of Asperger's syndrome that's a radical departure from what he's done previously but the final product isn't awe-inspiring at all.
The nature of his character is such that he's expected to stay stiff, bemused as far as displaying emotions go whereas the dialogues do him little justice. More often than not, the lines he speaks, and there are too many of them, sound like a read out aloud session of quotable quotes from the Holy Quran, Einstein or his super sharp Ammi.
He fares superbly when he is only gesticulating. Like the scene where his indignant younger brother (Jimmy Shergill [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=jimmy+shergill) ] is restricted to a frown) smacks the table to convey his irritation, Khan too responds with a spontaneous bang. It's subtle but effective nevertheless.
Such restrain, sadly, is demonstrated on sporadic occasions what with Johar so intent on spelling out everything that goes on in Khan's mind. The verbose nature of the script doesn't leave much scope for gestures. Although the image of Khan standing on a deserted highway with a sign board that reads 'Repair almost everything' is true to the soul of this film. Even if it's the only one of its kind.
Rediff Rating: http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/rating31.gif

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:52 AM
Some excerpts from a rediff review by Sukanya Verma

Khan's photogenic journey has a clear-cut agenda but Johar is so intent on making him a messiah that the film enters preaching mode.Moreover the Bollywood tone of this sub-plot is particularly tacky thanks to its exaggerated show of humanity. That's always been one of Johar's steady shortcomings, his penchant for excess. The only time it does some good is when Kajol reaches a point of breakdown. The camera lingers on her shattered expression, bewilderment and raw rage as she goes through a nightmarish experience while her autistic other half tries to comfort her with detached concern. It's a complex frame to be in but Kajol makes it all credible. She's so genuine and hard-hitting; you secretly wish MNIK was told from her perspective. What an actress!

I hate sukanya verma... Where is raja sen? I'm almost sure he'll come up with a 2.5 star review but still he is unbiased..

critic
12th February 2010, 11:57 AM
I hate sukanya verma... Where is raja sen? I'm almost sure he'll come up with a 2.5 star review but still he is unbiased..

Hmm. Common yaar. Raja Sen for an SRk movie. Most Rediff posters know how much bashing he has got for his alleged bias towards SRK. Thats why may be he is keeping a low for now. But pretty soon he should be out with his review and it should be a 4/5 of even 4.5 for sure. If its 3 or even 2.5, it will be a shock!!

Antony Moses
12th February 2010, 12:01 PM
Hmm. Common yaar. Raja Sen for an SRk movie. Most Rediff posters know how much bashing he has got for his alleged bias towards SRK. Thats why may be he is keeping a low for now. But pretty soon he should be out with his review and it should be a 4/5 of even 4.5 for sure. If its 3 or even 2.5, it will be a shock!!
haha sure.. pity that guy but wasn't he the one who was lavishing praise on KANK?

The guy is a wacko...

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:05 PM
Hmm. Common yaar. Raja Sen for an SRk movie. Most Rediff posters know how much bashing he has got for his alleged bias towards SRK. Thats why may be he is keeping a low for now. But pretty soon he should be out with his review and it should be a 4/5 of even 4.5 for sure. If its 3 or even 2.5, it will be a shock!!
Huh? Which SRK film did he rate so high?



haha sure.. pity that guy but wasn't he the one who was lavishing praise on KANK?

The guy is a wacko...
mment
(http://in.rediff.com/movies/2006/aug/11kank.htm#write) I feel older. A showing of Karan Johar's [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=karan+johar) ] mammoth 22-reel Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=kabhi+alvida+naa+kehna) ] has left me unbelievably exhausted. I walk out of the hall feeling my cheeks for stubble, wondering if my clothes are suddenly dated and my hair's grey. For this is no ordinary 3.5-hour film. It is a saga that stretches on and on -- imagine, if you will, a Balaji Telefilms [ Get Quote (http://portfolio.rediff.com/quotes/balaji+telefilms+ltd) ] soap running for several seasons, time leaps and all. Yes, I've lost a sizeable chunk of my life, and you will too.


Is this what u call a positive review?

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:07 PM
Hmm. Common yaar. Raja Sen for an SRk movie. Most Rediff posters know how much bashing he has got for his alleged bias towards SRK. Thats why may be he is keeping a low for now. But pretty soon he should be out with his review and it should be a 4/5 of even 4.5 for sure. If its 3 or even 2.5, it will be a shock!!
And about sukanya verma.. She had absolutely no issues whatsoever with aamir's potrayal of Anterograde amnesia..?

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:30 PM
NEW DELHI: Mutliplex owneres on Friday decided not to release Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'My Name Is Khan' in Gujarat, owing to protests by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists in Ahmedabad and Jamnagar. ( Watch Video )

Gujarat police have arrested dozens of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists in Ahmedabad.

The release of 'My Name Is Khan' is already on hold in Maharashtra due to protests by Shiv Sena. Multiplex owners in Mumbai are meeting on Friday to take a call on the release of MNIK.

Shiv Sena has threatened to disrupt the screening of 'MNIK' in Maharashtra. Sena is demanding an apology from Shah Rukh Khan over his comments favouring inclusion of Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League.

However, the Bollywood actor has refused to withdraw his comments.

In his latest tweet, Shah Rukh has said he has the "courage of conviction" by his side and his words were "without ill will" to anyone.

According to TV reports, some theatres in Jabalpur have also decided not to host screening MNIK.
Gujarat multiplex owners don't release 'My Name Is Khan' - India - The Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Gujarat-multiplex-owners-start-screening-of-My-Name-Is-Khan/articleshow/5563668.cms)

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:30 PM
MNIK not to be released in Jabalpur, Madhya pradesh :(

chunakuttan
12th February 2010, 12:39 PM
There is something which makes stars and superstars..something really special about their personalities I have felt..
When you get to know them from close,there is that auro of class and charm and charisma around them..
always..with each one of them
SRK however good or bad an actor he is must be some real special man from that close..
I think there is something very spiritual about him...hopefully will get to check it out sometime..


SRK is not a great actor, but his romantic scenes are awasome.....better than any other......

or we can take eg. of Rajni....how he is maintaining the position even in other parts of the world......... they are beyond the normal actors.....

double chankan
12th February 2010, 12:39 PM
There is something which makes stars and superstars..something really special about their personalities I have felt..
When you get to know them from close,there is that auro of class and charm and charisma around them..
always..with each one of them
SRK however good or bad an actor he is must be some real special man from that close..
I think there is something very spiritual about him...hopefully will get to check it out sometime..


perfect explanation why jaada raju is a self hyped star, and will never be a super star!!!! :punk::punk:

double chankan
12th February 2010, 12:45 PM
Dinos SMS

Superb First half.... SRKs best till date,, no doubt!!!!! :pranthan::pranthan:

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 12:46 PM
Hahahaha Mnik pala sthalathum nirthi... best kanna best...

Swandham rajyathe tharamthaazhthi oruthanum ivide kidannu vilayadanda...

Fontu
12th February 2010, 12:47 PM
Dinos SMS

Superb First half.... SRKs best till date,, no doubt!!!!! :pranthan::pranthan:
:photo: :photo: :photo: :kudi:

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 12:47 PM
Raja Sen reviews anno Harikutta reliable... hahaha... i really pity you... that guy raja sen wakes up and washes his face with SRK's ***... ayal anno best reviewer...

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 12:49 PM
Dinos SMS

Superb First half.... SRKs best till date,, no doubt!!!!! :pranthan::pranthan:

SRK's best ennu parayumbol Madhu Warrier'inde worst innu thaazhaye varu...

Another flop from kong

Maharajav
12th February 2010, 12:50 PM
Dinos SMS

Superb First half.... SRKs best till date,, no doubt!!!!! :pranthan::pranthan:
:ayyo::pranthan:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:53 PM
Raja Sen reviews anno Harikutta reliable... hahaha... i really pity you... that guy raja sen wakes up and washes his face with SRK's ***... ayal anno best reviewer...
And pls let me knw why is that? And according to you who's the most reliable reviewer..?? Sukanya verma?

Sootran
12th February 2010, 12:55 PM
Dinos SMS

Superb First half.... SRKs best till date,, no doubt!!!!! :pranthan::pranthan:

:sureshgopi: :sureshgopi: :sureshgopi: :sureshgopi:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:55 PM
SRK's best ennu parayumbol Madhu Warrier'inde worst innu thaazhaye varu...

Another flop from kong
Soma type reply alladhe onnum parayanille? :roll:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:56 PM
Hahahaha Mnik pala sthalathum nirthi... best kanna best...

Swandham rajyathe tharamthaazhthi oruthanum ivide kidannu vilayadanda...
Swantham raajyathe tharam thazhthiyenno? :x

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 12:57 PM
Dinos SMS

Superb First half.... SRKs best till date,, no doubt!!!!! :pranthan::pranthan:
:kayyadi:

Fontu
12th February 2010, 12:57 PM
Swantham raajyathe tharam thazhthiyenno? :x

lathepo..?:alochana:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 12:57 PM
Soma type reply alladhe onnum parayanille? :roll:

:nallatha:

mariachi annan somanu shishyapedunnathu nallathayirikkum. thara downrdingil avanu kurachoode experiencum varietiyum undu .

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 12:59 PM
And pls let me knw why is that? And according to you who's the most reliable reviewer..?? Sukanya verma?


Raja Sen oru SRK bhakthan annu adhu thane karyam... check his reviews of other star movies... u will find out...

Pinne the only reliable reviewer?? There is no such thing... every reviewer has certain likes and dislikes... if your likes match that persons then you will feel that he is good...

All popular media reviews are PAID reviews... so if they are paid well they give more stars... even if the movie is bad they highlight only the good parts... If they are not paid they will highlight the bad parts... athre ullu...

So I trust only some friends who give the correct opinion...

Sootran
12th February 2010, 01:00 PM
lathepo..?:alochana:

shahrukhkhante veettile world mappil pakistante keezhe aanu india . athano prashnam ?

@mariachi.

Fanship kondulla ishtakuravu aanel angane kanikku , allathe athinte vairagyam teerkkan desheeyathayum mattum koottu pidikkathe .By doing this you yourself are showing disrespect to the nation .

He is as much Indian as you are ..

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 01:03 PM
:nallatha:

mariachi annan somanu shishyapedunnathu nallathayirikkum. thara downrdingil avanu kurachoode experiencum varietiyum undu .

Adhe ee thendi khan'de karyathil njan Soma'ne kallum tharayannu... karanam avan cheydhadhu chettatharam annu... Swandham IPL team'il avan Pakistanigale eduthilla enittu avan vannu parayunadho? Nammal edukanamaayirunnu ennu?? Avande personal business interest ulla team Pakisthanigale edukathadinnu bakki Indians ine endinna kuttam parayunadhu??

Avan cheydha echitharathinnu nammude Rajyathinne endinna kuttam parayunadhu?? India Govt aayirunno IPL auction'il alkare select cheydhadhu???

Enittu avande integrity pollum pol*A*mone

Fontu
12th February 2010, 01:03 PM
shahrukhkhante veettile world mappil pakistante keezhe aanu india . athano prashnam ?

:photo: :photo: :photo: ithavana angeru enthayalum kulungiyilla..vere arelum ayirunnel ipo apology kondu Indiaye moodiyene..

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 01:04 PM
Raja Sen oru SRK bhakthan annu adhu thane karyam... check his reviews of other star movies... u will find out...


Sure.. The best he gave for an SRK movie was 3.5 stars - for chakde.. Bakkiyellam 2-2.5 rangeil aanu..

Bean
12th February 2010, 01:04 PM
Pinne the only reliable reviewer?? There is no such thing... every reviewer has certain likes and dislikes... if your likes match that persons then you will feel that he is good...

All popular media reviews are PAID reviews... so if they are paid well they give more stars... even if the movie is bad they highlight only the good parts... If they are not paid they will highlight the bad parts... athre ullu...

So I trust only some friends who give the correct opinion...

100% True..

critic
12th February 2010, 01:05 PM
[QUOTE=El Mariachi;367571]
Pinne the only reliable reviewer?? There is no such thing... every reviewer has certain likes and dislikes... if your likes match that persons then you will feel that he is good...QUOTE]

Can't agree more with this. Everyone shud find their fav reviewer who matches his/her taste. Then that wud be the best reviewer for him/her coz tastes and likings differ. :)

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 01:06 PM
Adhe ee thendi khan'de karyathil njan Soma'ne kallum tharayannu... karanam avan cheydhadhu chettatharam annu... Swandham IPL team'il avan Pakistanigale eduthilla enittu avan vannu parayunadho? Nammal edukanamaayirunnu ennu?? Avande personal business interest ulla team Pakisthanigale edukathadinnu bakki Indians ine endinna kuttam parayunadhu??

Avan cheydha echitharathinnu nammude Rajyathinne endinna kuttam parayunadhu?? India Govt aayirunno IPL auction'il alkare select cheydhadhu???

Enittu avande integrity pollum pol*A*mone

Ee issueil aamirinde comment kettayirunno? :roll:

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 01:07 PM
shahrukhkhante veettile world mappil pakistante keezhe aanu india . athano prashnam ?

@mariachi.

Fanship kondulla ishtakuravu aanel angane kanikku , allathe athinte vairagyam teerkkan desheeyathayum mattum koottu pidikkathe .By doing this you yourself are showing disrespect to the nation .

He is as much Indian as you are ..



He is not... PERIOD... When he can bring the image of the nation down for something he did personally then what Indian he is...

He could have told "I was wrong in not picking Paki's"... Coz he had a chance to pick them and chose not to...

Then when he realized that he wanted Paki's to watch his movie he decided to blame it on INDIA humiliating Paki cricketers... adhanno rajya sneham... venda ende vaayi nalla pacha theriya varunne

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 01:07 PM
All popular media reviews are PAID reviews... so if they are paid well they give more stars... even if the movie is bad they highlight only the good parts... If they are not paid they will highlight the bad parts... athre ullu...
Idhinodu yojikkan vayya..

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 01:08 PM
He is not... PERIOD... When he can bring the image of the nation down for something he did personally then what Indian he is...

He could have told "I was wrong in not picking Paki's"... Coz he had a chance to pick them and chose not to...

Then when he realized that he wanted Paki's to watch his movie he decided to blame it on INDIA humiliating Paki cricketers... adhanno rajya sneham... venda ende vaayi nalla pacha theriya varunne

Idhine patti innale Pakistan Cricket Playersine IPL kalikkan anuvadikkano ? - Snehasallapam (http://www.snehasallapam.com/malayalam-movie-discussions/1588-pakistan-cricket-playersine-ipl-kalikkan-anuvadikkano.html) threadil rdiscussion nadannirunnu.. pls read it..

Sootran
12th February 2010, 01:09 PM
Adhe ee thendi khan'de karyathil njan Soma'ne kallum tharayannu... karanam avan cheydhadhu chettatharam annu... Swandham IPL team'il avan Pakistanigale eduthilla enittu avan vannu parayunadho? Nammal edukanamaayirunnu ennu?? Avande personal business interest ulla team Pakisthanigale edukathadinnu bakki Indians ine endinna kuttam parayunadhu??

Avan cheydha echitharathinnu nammude Rajyathinne endinna kuttam parayunadhu?? India Govt aayirunno IPL auction'il alkare select cheydhadhu???

Enittu avande integrity pollum pol*A*mone

I see that you are just being blind with hatred that you can't speak or think reasonably. Furthermore you are just being proud about this immature acts.

No more talks on this issue Bro .

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 01:10 PM
I see that you are just being blind with hatred that you can't speak or think reasonably. Furthermore you are just being proud about this immature acts.

No more talks on this issue Bro .
+1...... Period....

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 01:11 PM
Ee issueil aamirinde comment kettayirunno? :roll:

Aamir can form his own opinion... but I have my clear view on this one... and SRK is the culprit in this...

Nick Nack
12th February 2010, 01:13 PM
I see that you are just being blind with hatred that you can't speak or think reasonably. Furthermore you are just being proud about this immature acts.

No more talks on this issue Bro .

Endonnu blind... njan paranja point innu utharam muttumbol BLIND HATRED ennoke paranju mungikko... njan paranjadhil endha thettu??

WHY DIDNT HE PICK A PAKI IN HIS TEAM?

WHY DID HE TELL WE HUMILIATED PAKI PLAYERS? Did we pick the teams???

Utharam parayanam Mr.Soothran... illengill tholvi samadhichu VA MOODI irunolanam

sertzui
12th February 2010, 01:36 PM
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http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/11mnik5.jpgThere was a time when air travel seemed like the next best thing after Disneyworld. Today, I don't know what it is about airports but they are just so creepy.
Perhaps it's the intimidating nature of a security check which makes it one of the most daunting five minutes of a passenger's life. It's for your own safety, they argue. It feels offensive and discriminatory, you say.
But then like Khan says, time in the modern world is now demarcated as pre and post 9/11 where panic is just a button away and paranoia is second nature. Those who've been at the receiving end of these 'singling out' experiences nurse an understandable resentment. Those who haven't dismiss it as standard procedure whilst secretly thanking their stars.
All this while these thoughts play in mind as I watch Rizwan Khan (played by Shah Rukh Khan [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=shah+rukh+khan) ]) frisked in a hostile fashion by a bunch of suspicious airport authorities at the San Francisco International Airport after a lady in the queue of South East Asian origins hears him chanting an Islamic prayer.
To top it all, he's on his way to Washington D.C. to meet the President of United States. Could he be more threatening? Karan Johar's [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=karan+johar) ] latest drama, My Name is Khan is a well-meant but flawed exercise in telling us he's not.
The film quite simply says A). There are only two kinds of people in the world -- good and bad. B) Not every Muslim is a terrorist. C) Cell phone kills bees. Okay, the last one not so much.
Doesn't sound anything like a Karan Johar movie does it? Come to think of it, his last effort, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehnaa, too, tried to break away from the comfort candy he's usually associated with. Weird, though.
A young filmmaker like him (he's only 37), who's only directed four movies shouldn't have any fixed image to live up to. And while I welcome his decision to make diverse cinema, I do not think My Name is Khan lives up to its entire potential.
Considering the genre, it's not too much to expect MNIK to convey the sensitivity of Sparsh or the clarity of Taare Zameen Par [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=taare+zameen+par) ]. MNIK doesn't wear the simplicity of either. It's like comparing a flute to a violin.
Enormous in its goals and large scale in sentimentality, Shibani Bathija's ambitious script aims to pass the illusion of greatness by constructing Khan as some kind of an icon and epic, a Forrest Gump-inspired character. Like Tom Hanks [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=tom+hanks) ], he takes the lesson of goodness to heart and shares a similar level of relationship with his mother (Zarina Wahab plays the optimistic mother with grace and gusto).
The basic purpose his Asperger's Syndrome state serves the story is to remind the extent of pragmatism and cynicism we have given into as opposed to his perceivably naïve 'good wins over evil under all circumstances' stance. When he employs this approach to hang out with the people in his new home in America or woo the plucky lady at the salon (Kajol [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=kajol) ]), it's inspiring. But Bathija's theory of idealism is blown up with such excessive melodrama thereafter; it gets to the point of being stagy and implausible.
Having said that, MNIK is not a bad film by any stretch. In fact it's quite terrific, except only in fragments. And that is a big downer.
Let's start with the good stuff. The idea is to portray the romance between Khan and Mandira as larger-than-life as possible. Needless to say, SRK [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=srk) ] and Kajol's legendary chemistry is at play, sans the K Jo staple -- song and dance.
Though Rahul and Anjali have grown up, the sparkle of mischief and passion in their camaraderie hasn't lost any of its original lustre. Indeed, their magic reaches its peak in the sunrise-in-San Francisco (Johar cleverly incorporates SF tourism through their courtship, which involves a bet to discover unseen facets of the city) proposal scene. Her impulses, his shyness, it's a brilliant moment and ecstatic celebration of celluloid romance.
Though it's only after the unlikely duo -- she a single mom and Khan with his unconventional demeanor get married that important issues crop up. If intimacy is handled with humour (read SRK waving a copy of 'Intercourse for Dummies'), their Hindu-Muslim marriage accommodates both the religions and the way of life they propagate with modern-day tolerance and consideration.
But then a post 9/11 tragedy changes Mandira's outlook about her choices, compelling Khan to make a trip across America to meet the President to tell him what he's been telling us in the film's promo, 'My Name is Khan. And I'm not a terrorist.'
Khan's photogenic journey (Easily one of Ravi K Chandran's most superlative works) has a clear-cut agenda but Johar is so intent on making him a messiah that the film enters preaching mode. Either he's rescuing a hurricane-afflicted village in Georgia or leaking the whereabouts of an undercover Jihadi outfit to the FBI.
When his selfless acts are brought to the notice of two intern reporters (an underutilized Arjun Mathur [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=arjun+mathur) ] and Sugandha Garg [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=sugandha+garg) ]) and an influential TV host (Parvin Dabas plays the charismatic media man with conviction), the twain kick start a Pro-Khan propaganda, which leads to reactions like 'My Name is Jitesh. And I am not a terrorist' and 'I am proud to be a computer hack.' What follows is over-the-top, cheesy and at times even comical.
Also, the Hindi to English communication is handled with much awkwardness. Initially, dialogues in English are translated in Hindi as well. Later, a voice-over in Hindi does the needful. His interactions with an African-American community are the most affected of the lot.
Moreover the Bollywood tone of this sub-plot is particularly tacky thanks to its exaggerated show of humanity. That's always been one of Johar's steady shortcomings, his penchant for excess. The only time it does some good is when Kajol reaches a point of breakdown. The camera lingers on her shattered expression, bewilderment and raw rage as she goes through a nightmarish experience while her autistic other half tries to comfort her with detached concern. It's a complex frame to be in but Kajol makes it all credible. She's so genuine and hard-hitting; you secretly wish MNIK was told from her perspective. What an actress!
http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/11mnik4.jpgMost of the performances, be it Indian or American actors, in MNIK are of the earnest variety. Only there are so many of them that some like an exceptionally radiant Soniya Jehan, the characteristically intense Arif Zakaria, the usually affable Sumeet Raghavan and Vinay Pathak [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=vinay+pathak) ] or a hyper Navneet Nishan (filling the Karan Johar's recurring Dumb Dolly stereotype following Archana Puran Singh [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=archana+puran+singh) ], Lillete Dubey, Delnaaz Paul) are reduced to props or blink and miss cameos.
What primarily doesn't work for me here is the man behind Khan. SRK delivers an inconsistent, half-convincing performance, which is a tricky mix of laboured, strained and spontaneous. It's adventurous of him to sign on the part of a patient of Asperger's syndrome that's a radical departure from what he's done previously but the final product isn't awe-inspiring at all.
The nature of his character is such that he's expected to stay stiff, bemused as far as displaying emotions go whereas the dialogues do him little justice. More often than not, the lines he speaks, and there are too many of them, sound like a read out aloud session of quotable quotes from the Holy Quran, Einstein or his super sharp Ammi.
He fares superbly when he is only gesticulating. Like the scene where his indignant younger brother (Jimmy Shergill [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=jimmy+shergill) ] is restricted to a frown) smacks the table to convey his irritation, Khan too responds with a spontaneous bang. It's subtle but effective nevertheless.
Such restrain, sadly, is demonstrated on sporadic occasions what with Johar so intent on spelling out everything that goes on in Khan's mind. The verbose nature of the script doesn't leave much scope for gestures. Although the image of Khan standing on a deserted highway with a sign board that reads 'Repair almost everything' is true to the soul of this film. Even if it's the only one of its kind.
Rediff Rating: http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/rating31.gif

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 01:40 PM
repost..

sertzui
12th February 2010, 01:41 PM
Sorry Kandilla, Bhudimutt ilenkil modinodu paranju angu remove cheithere..



repost..

Sootran
12th February 2010, 01:58 PM
How's the chicken?' asks the hostess.

'It's not very good,' says Rizvan Khan truthfully. There's laughter, because the answer is truthful, yet innocent of malice -- Rizvan, the Asperger's Syndrome-afflicted protagonist of Karan Johar's [ Images ] My Name Is Khan is incapable of lies or malice -- and a tense situation is defused.

This is also what the movie is about -- a tale about a man who is 'different' and how the lives of those around him are affected because of his 'difference.'

Those of you who have seen the trailers, and most of you haven't, will know this is a love story between Shah Rukh Khan [ Images ] (Rizvan) and Kajol [ Images ] (Mandira), that the destruction of New York's Twin Towers impacts their relationship and that Rizvan has an overpowering need to meet and tell the president of the United States that his name is Khan and he is not a terrorist.

That, essentially, is the 'plot' of the film, and I won't tell you more, because you might otherwise feel like posting some not-very-complimentary messages to me on the message board below. :)

But here's what I will tell you.

My Name Is Khan is a true Bollywood product -- it makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it even makes you shake your head at the occasional 'Bollywood' touches director Karan Johar just can't seem to resist (he could have, for example, avoided the pre-interval pan shot to the Koran; the message would have come through just as effectively).

It takes you though parts of America that Bollywood has not explored before -- Georgia, for instance, gets quite a bit of footage -- and uses American characters not showcased by mainstream Bollywood earlier -- Mamma Jenny and funny hair Joel, take a bow.

The film, like all Karan Johar products, is beautifully cinematographed (director of photography Ravi K Chandran). The difference this time is it is not the typically bright coloured, candy floss flavours that permeates Karan's films.

If there is one quibble, it would be the fact that Karan Johar could have made effective use of the talented bunch of actors who make cameo appearances.

Good actors, even in cameo roles, make an impact -- as we have seen in many films recently. In My Name Is Khan, they are unfortunately wasted. Anyone, for example, could have played the roles Vinay Pathak [ Images ] or Sumeet Raghavan did. Praveen Dabas, in fact, was miscast -- Sumeet Raghavan would have been much more effective in the same role.

The lead pair, however, is clearly well-cast; Shah Rukh and Kajol share a superb chemistry that highlights all their films, and is an important part of My Name Is Khan.

There are three films in which I have really liked Shah Rukh Khan (yes, I do like him otherwise too, SRKisms and all, because he can make you smile) -- Saathiya [ Images ], Swades [ Images ] and Chak De! India [ Images ]. To that, I'd add My Name Is Khan.

I've never met anyone afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome, so I can't say with certainty that Shah Rukh has portrayed the condition correctly. But he is believable and makes you like and feel sympathy for Rizvan at the right moments. It's the first time in the star's 18-year-long career (his first film was Deewana in 1992) that he has essayed such a character. He's not the chocolate hero, he's not beating up the bad guys, he's not trying to look good or entertain you as Shah Rukh Khan. And it works!

Kajol is, as usual, superb. Mandira's laughter, her determination, her joie de vivre, her grief, her anger -- Kajol brings it all to life. And, if I may say so, Kajol, no one runs up a hill dressed in a night suit, wearing floppy slippers, with no make-up on, as well as you do.

Others, too, do well -- Sonya Jehan is very beautiful and portrays her part with great sympathy and, hopefully, we will get to see more of this talented actress.

Tanay Chheda (Taare Zameen Par [ Images ], Slumdog Millionaire [ Images ]) is clearly very talented and does an excellent job as the young Rizvan.

Arjan Aulja, you were excellent. I wish I could talk more about what you did, but it would give the plot away.

Let's end this review with the climax -- it's a tad filmi, and there were some bits that I thought were a slight stretch of the imagination. But hey, this is a Karan Johar film and everyone likes a happy ending!

Rediff Rating:

4/5
Review: SRK, Kajol ace in MNIK: Rediff.com Movies (http://movies.rediff.com/report/2010/feb/11/review-my-name-is-khan.htm)

critic
12th February 2010, 01:59 PM
Multiplex owners met this morning at Fun Cinemas in suburban Andheri where it was decided that each multiplex chain will open one of its properties in Mumbai to screen the film and see how it goes, a source told PTI.
Interestingly, the first show at Fun Republic, in Andheri, is already housefull.
However, most of the single screens have decided not to release the movie

Mr.Cool
12th February 2010, 02:01 PM
For a change :)

My Name is Khan: Gimmicky, average cinema | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters (http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2010/02/11/my-name-is-khan-gimmicky-average-cinema/)

starlord
12th February 2010, 02:02 PM
pVxMugkr1zY
:heart::heart::rock::rock:

Mr.Cool
12th February 2010, 02:03 PM
IBN Headlines: SRK wins, Sena loses... Mumabi watches MNIK :kayyadi:

critic
12th February 2010, 02:06 PM
SRK Wins Sena Looses - 2 full house shows of MNIK in Mumbai - CNN IBN

Mr.Cool
12th February 2010, 03:16 PM
My Name Is Khan Opens To Bumper Response



My Name Is Khan has opened to a bumper response in India. Multiplexes across the country are recording phenomenal collections with major multiplexes being 100% for the first two shows. Wave Ludhiana, Fun Chandigarh, Wave Noida, Inox Kolkata, PVR Bangalore and Fun Bangalore amongst others have seen full houses in the morning for the first two shows.


http://www.boxofficeindia.com/npages.php?page=shownews&articleid=1509&nCat=news

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 04:48 PM
sunny_raj009:srk a good actor or great entertainer
Rajeev Masand: with swades, chak de and now mnik he's proved he's reminded us that he's not just an entertainer, but a good actor too. would be nice if he gave us more such instances...

nupur:hi rajeev! i think u have the best job in the world. what do u think about srk as an actor, and which according to u is his best performance to date?
Rajeev Masand: thank u, it is indeed a dream job. i think his best performance to date is swades.

Vijen:SRK in Chak De or SRK in MNIK?
Rajeev Masand: tough question, but im going to say MNIK bec it was the more difficult performance.

sanjay:Do you think whether this movie can impress the viewers in the western countries?
Rajeev Masand: the theme is definitely one that could resonate with audiences everywhere.


Sagar:Rajeev, what is the prospects of the movie? Is it going to sustain over the weekdays?
Rajeev Masand: im not a trade expert so prob not the best person to answer that. but i think the buzz is immense.


pawan rai:karan of K3g or karan of MNIK?
Rajeev Masand: i think it's exciting that he's surprising us with his every film. each one may not be a success, but at least he's making different kinds of films. imagine if he hadnt made KANK and MNIK, you couldnt really ask KKHH or K3G bec those are of the same family. at least he's inspiring a discussion.

Pearlean5:omg iv been reading ur reviews for so long now. i almost always feel the same way abt a film like u do. so while watching mnik i told my friend ' i cant wait to see how rajeev masand shreds the film. its soooo bad' but turns out u like it :( i know everybody has their own opinion about a film.. but i really din expect u to like it.. wish karan johar would stick to the story he actually wants to tell and not try and put in elements that please the 'overseas audience'.
Rajeev Masand: i dont think it's a bad film. i dont think it's the greatest film either. but you cannot deny the sincerity of its intention and execution, and also the remarkable central performance by srk. i do feel there are some gaping issues with the film which i will point out in my review, but on the whole i wasnt unhappy with it. i dont know if there are elements squeezed in to please an overseas audience. i think the theme of this film is one that will resonate with audiences everywhere.


sreelekha:what was the first thing in ur mind after watching it?
Rajeev Masand: i was very pleasantly surprised by SRK who i had suspected would ham through the role. he hasnt.

trishul:in the movie hall,everyone looked bewildered,lots of them gave a standing ovation,some just did not know how to react ,i felt the moovie was intense and heavyy?wat did u think
Rajeev Masand: i think it's a good film with an imp message and it certainly leaves you feeling very emotional. but i think much of the reaction you are witnessing in the cinema also has to do with the fact that just being able to go and see the film in a cinema today is a success! given the political climate outside....

Praneeth:Is this going to set a new, higher benchmark for Indian directors and producers?
Rajeev Masand: It's not an earth-shatteringly brilliant film that will change the course of INdian cinema. Any film must be judged and viewed from the point of how much progress its director/writer/cast has made. What i mean is that it's definitely an interesting experiment from Karan Johar who isnt usually associated with these kind of films. So power to him for that and hopefully he will continue to take important risks. If the film succeeds, perhaps it will inspire other filmmakers to stick their necks out.

sarat:Do u think anyone other than Sharukh Khan in Bollywood can do justice to the tole of Rizwaan Khan?
Rajeev Masand: These kind of questions are hard to answer. Who knows? There are so many good actors who could have played the role well. It would have been a different performance from SRK's. I think that since SRK has played it so well, let's not bother thinking how another actor might have done it differntly :-)

krupakar:By the way you are responding to the questions.. you are going to give 3.5 or 4 rating for sure... isn't it? :):)
Rajeev Masand: Smart alec :-) To be honest I dont know myself. I like to finish writing my review and then give the rating so that the rating corresponds with how i feel abt the film. And im still writing my review, believe it or not.

Maaney:Everyone is all about Shahrukh. A Q for Kajols performance! Was it the best of her career??
Rajeev Masand: Kajol is exceptional in the film. The thing is, SRK's is the author-backed showy performance (and he's very good). Hers is the silently supportive one. But she's one natural actress who doesnt need loud, showy scenes to showcase her talent - although she does have one major breakdown scene in MNIK which she performs remarkably.

Abhijeet G C:Kurbaan and MNIK.. from the same production house.. How similar, how different??
Rajeev Masand: Very different films. This one's clearly better. A much more emotional story, and to be fair, this film is not really about terrorism. It's a love story, the story of man with a message.

Anubha Singh:How do you rate SRK and Kajol's pairing and was the impact same as it was in DDLj and their other movies?
Rajeev Masand: theyre very good together. they seem to have to not even try to establish a chemistry, they are just so convincing the moment they're together on screen. i think it's nice how their on-screen pairing has evolved over the years. you would think it would be hard to find roles for them romantically to top DDLJ and KKHH, but it's interesting how Karan Johar has found these mature yet complex roles to cast them in together again.

Nikhil Gupta:AB in Paa or SRK in MNIK?
Rajeev Masand: wow. tough one. very tough one. both very good. i dont think i can say... one was a physical transformation. the other is a new kind of performance. i dont know. im going to have to pass. sorry. which one did you prefer?

Nikhil Gupta:Till what extent do you think people will draw parallels between SRK in MNIK and Dustin Hoffman in The Rainman
Rajeev Masand: the parallels are inevitable. how many films does Bollywood make about autistic characters? very few. as a result, the comparisons to Rainman and Forrest Gump are inevitable. However I think SRK has played Rizwan as so endearing that the comparisons dont seem justified in the end.

gaurav:How doy you rate Shahrukh's role in the movie
Rajeev Masand: i'd count this as one of SRK's better performances. He's extremely endearing as Rizwan and he plays it all heart. The film is anchored by SRK's centrepiece performance and he doesnt disappoint.

B.H.Harsh:Somehow, I felt Karan Johar overdid the final 20-30 minutes in terms of both writing and direction. Otherwise, MNIK is an out-and-out SRK show reel.. precisely!
Rajeev Masand: i do agree that the pre-climax portion in hurricane-hit Georgia seems "over-written". the film could have done without that.

Harshal:Hi Rajeev, I'm in Germany and will be going to Berlin tomorrow to catch the screening of My Name Is Khan, Unfortunately I could not get the tickets for tonights premire. Do you think it is worth the travel (frm Hamburg) and spending a big amount for this movie. would really appreciate your advice. Another thing, are you covering the "Berlinale" ? Rajeev Masand: Unfortunately I'm not covering the Berlinale, but I would recommend that you see it bec it's a well-made film with an imp message and it's all done in a simplistic manner. it's definitely an engaging film with two wonderful performances at its heart.

Utkarsh:How do you rate MNIK ? The critic fraternity has rated this movie very high so far..
Rajeev Masand: its an honest and noble film made with sincerity and passion. it's over sentimental at times and that's it's only undoing i feel. my rating - for that you have to watch Now Showing on CNN-IBN at 10.30pm.

Amandeep Chandna:How much the movie is inspired from Forrest Gump?
Rajeev Masand: The extraordinary journey that Rizwan Khan embarks on, definitely seems inspired from Forrest Gump. What MNIK has that's original, however, is a warm love story that drives this impossible journey.

http://features.ibnlive.in.com/chat/view/340.html

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 05:11 PM
Mainstream masala told with relative restraint, takes many steps forward. Held well in place by a leading man in impressive form.
Rajasen on twitter :):

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 05:41 PM
ente 3 pediswapnangal aanu reviews from masand, rajasen, and dinodanser...3 perum paranju best performance from SRK after swadesh..

:I am the Happy :kayyadi::kayyadi::kayyadi:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 06:12 PM
U.K.:

MY NAME IS KHAN previewed last night [Thursday] with an incredible [approx.] £ 123,000 from 89 sites. The film opened 4th in the market place, behind AVATAR, THE WOLFMAN previews and INVICTUS.

AUSTRALIA:

On its opening day, MY NAME IS KHAN grossed an impressive Aus. $ 39,000. The movie is ranked #11 in the market. According to Fox, this is 107% of 3 IDIOTS Thursday B.O.

NEW ZEALAND & FIJI:

MY NAME IS KHAN collected, on its opening day, NZD $ 13,627. It ranked #7 at the box-office. It may be noted that Bollywood films traditionally open on a Friday.

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trad...tures/108.html (http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/special_features/108.html)

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 06:13 PM
Humungous -- that's the right word to describe the initial response to MY NAME IS KHAN. The film had a deafening start at practically every centre, with practically every multiplex generating 100% collections, while single screens in mass-dominated centres opened to a 70% - 80% response, which is very, very good.

At a major theatre in Delhi, the audiences heralded the arrival of the film with band-bajaa and by bursting crackers. Outside a theatre in Patna, a moviegoer distributed roses to cinegoers who had come to watch the film.

The reviews from critics who matter are already out [every reviewer has praised the film to the skies] and the audience feedback is overwhelming. In fact, at several places, there has been a mad scramble to book the tickets and the film is expected to set theatre, city and district records at most centres.

In Mumbai, the multiplexes had decided to open shows at one property each. Hence, the multiplexes didn't perform the morning shows, but commenced screening from 12 noon onwards. The screenings began at Fun Republic [Andheri], Inox [Nariman Point], PVR [Goregaon], Fame [Malad], Big [Wadala] and Cinemax [Kandivali]. The multiplexes have now started screening the film at other properties.

Despite the Mumbai release getting affected, the film should have a solid, record-breaking Friday, in terms of box-office numbers.

Box Office Update :B.O. update: 'M.N.I.K.' opens to a deafening response! (http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/boxoffice_update/index.html)

Sootran
12th February 2010, 06:17 PM
:vedi: :vedi: :vedi: :vedi:

king khan Rocksssssssssssss the nation

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 06:18 PM
:vedi: :vedi: :vedi: :vedi:

king khan Rocksssssssssssss the nation

international khan:Yahoo:

Sree
12th February 2010, 06:22 PM
best performance from SRK after swadesh..




ithu trailor kandappole thonniyatha ....resultum angane aavathirunnaa mathi :read:

Sree
12th February 2010, 06:24 PM
Humungous -- that's the right word to describe the initial response to MY NAME IS KHAN. The film had a deafening start at practically every centre, with practically every multiplex generating 100% collections, while single screens in mass-dominated centres opened to a 70% - 80% response, which is very, very good.

At a major theatre in Delhi, the audiences heralded the arrival of the film with band-bajaa and by bursting crackers. Outside a theatre in Patna, a moviegoer distributed roses to cinegoers who had come to watch the film.

The reviews from critics who matter are already out [every reviewer has praised the film to the skies] and the audience feedback is overwhelming. In fact, at several places, there has been a mad scramble to book the tickets and the film is expected to set theatre, city and district records at most centres.

In Mumbai, the multiplexes had decided to open shows at one property each. Hence, the multiplexes didn't perform the morning shows, but commenced screening from 12 noon onwards. The screenings began at Fun Republic [Andheri], Inox [Nariman Point], PVR [Goregaon], Fame [Malad], Big [Wadala] and Cinemax [Kandivali]. The multiplexes have now started screening the film at other properties.

Despite the Mumbai release getting affected, the film should have a solid, record-breaking Friday, in terms of box-office numbers.

Box Office Update :B.O. update: 'M.N.I.K.' opens to a deafening response! (http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/boxoffice_update/index.html)


cheetha vili kettu controversy undaakkiyeduthathinu phalam kandu alle :rockit:

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 06:29 PM
ithu trailor kandappole thonniyatha ....resultum angane aavathirunnaa mathi :read:

enikku urappundaayirunnilla...ithu alpam difficult aaya character alle? alpam pizhachaal, thani koora aavum......athaayirunnu ente pedi..

ithu hit aakum....:sathan:

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 06:32 PM
MUmbai, nagpur okke pala theaterukalum Sivasesa aakramichu....pathetic....

Stephen Ronald
12th February 2010, 06:57 PM
international khan:Yahoo:

SRK :Yahoo: :Yahoo: :Yahoo:

pappadam
12th February 2010, 06:59 PM
sharukh khan mappu paranju.
Areyengilum thante prasthavana vedhanipichu engil kshamikkanamennu sharukh.:rock:

Kshamaapanam aradakarodu mathramaanennum shivaseenayodallennum sharukh :kidilam:

Mallik Bhai
12th February 2010, 07:02 PM
ente 3 pediswapnangal aanu reviews from masand, rajasen, and dinodanser...3 perum paranju best performance from SRK after swadesh..

:I am the Happy :kayyadi::kayyadi::kayyadi:
:padachone::padachone::padachone:

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 07:03 PM
sharukh khan mappu paranju.
Areyengilum thante prasthavana vedhanipichu engil kshamikkanamennu sharukh.:rock:

Kshamaapanam aradakarodu mathramaanennum shivaseenayodallennum sharukh :kidilam:

Sivasenayodu SRK maappoum koppum onnum paranjilla...prekshakarodu maathram aanu maappu paranjathu:kidilam::kidilam:

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 07:05 PM
:padachone::padachone::padachone:
:lol::lol::lol:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 07:09 PM
MUmbai, nagpur okke pala theaterukalum Sivasesa aakramichu....pathetic....

SRK paranjathu publicity stunt aanu polum. ivanmar kanikkunna stunt enthinu vendy ullathanu ennu ethu kochu kunjinum manasilakum.

tirike adhikaram pidikkam ennu avarkku polum vyamohamilla. MNS nte swadheenavum koody kandappol chumma keri kalikkuva shappanmar.

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 07:11 PM
SRK paranjathu publicity stunt aanu polum. ivanmar kanikkunna stunt enthinu vendy ullathanu ennu ethu kochu kunjinum manasilakum.

tirike adhikaram pidikkam ennu avarkku polum vyamohamilla. MNS nte swadheenavum koody kandappol chumma keri kalikkuva shappanmar.

Pinnalla....:venda::venda:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 07:20 PM
We know his name. Each and every one of us. He's been the country's de facto Superstar -- a position which inevitably brings its share of can't-act brickbats, the kind Brad and Tom still face with every release -- for nearly two decades, and if there's one thing every mouth in the country knows, it's how to say his name. (Most of us have even got the epiglottis-sourced pronunciation right, it's not that hard. As you read this, a new batch of freshly seduced Americans are trying to get the kkhh going, guaranteed.) What we don't know -- or choose to forget -- about the man proud to call himself King is the fact that he can occasionally surprise us, pull the rug out from under our jaded feet, amuse us as only a performer gifted with glorious inconsistence can. Again, he does.
In this latest film, Shah Rukh [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=shah+rukh) ] is cast in a showy part -- that of autistic superhero capable of anything, living flawlessly and forever in god-mode -- and the actor, repeating his lines over and over to convey his Asperger's Syndrome, charms us almost by rote. Disability isn't the hardest thing to convey about this character, his innate good is, and Khan does marvellously at this, showing us extreme humanity through extreme histrionic restraint. Unreality through realism, so to speak.
My Name Is Khan is an impressive film, without question. It's also Bollywood mainstream, an overlong film revelling in cliche and cinematic punchlines, but director Karan Johar [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=karan+johar) ] shows admirable control through most of the proceedings, particularly in the first half. There is crowdpleasing constantly, but there is a fine balance struck, the filmmaker clearly compelled to see through this product with more sincerity than his last few productions.
The first half of the film, showing us a hapless Rizwan Khan being mistreated by airport security, cuts back to his story, that of an autistic child (a fine Tanay Chheda) being told by his mother (Zarina Wahab, a heartwarming casting decision) that people in this world are either good or bad: all stick figures are alike, and it all depends on whether they choose to hold the baton or the lollipop.
http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/12mnik2.jpgAfter she passes, Khan carries on. To America -- where he's told he has Asperger's Syndrome, and quickly memorises the symptoms -- and, to love. It is an improbable love story between the unlikely door-to-door salesman and the hairdresser, but Khan's persistence carries the day, despite the cinematic tropes and the too-easy start to the romance. It works only because by now, you're rooting for the man.
Kajol [ Images (http://search.rediff.com/imgsrch/default.php?MT=kajol) ] plays Mandira, the love of his life. Her character is a wishy-washy one, forcing the actress to exaggerate both glee and glum. She comes across as a bit too shrill in the happy bits, a bit too forced in the saddest ones, but there's no denying their now legendary chemistry. Kajol looks at Khan as if she wants him in every way possible, and this shows in every glance she throws at him, however cursory. And Khan, traditionally her cocky, defiantly take-charge lover, in this film looks away and giggles, covering his face awkwardly -- it's immensely hard to not warm up to Rizwan.
The film starts off with significant moderation, skirting away from heavy background score cues and demonstrating wonderful economy in telling Khan's backstory. Post-intermission, though, there simply doesn't seem to be enough of a tale to tell. Absolved of intrigue, the story unspools sporadically and ends up a fair bit too long. Yet My Name Is Khan does far more good than it does bad, a mainstream film taking more than a few steps in the right direction.
And so, after grand but workably operatic tragedy, we see Khan taken in by a kindly black woman with a heart of gold, and him single-handedly bailing out (literally) a tiny village in Georgia where cows outnumber humans, three to one. We see the birth of an icon, and while this is markedly simplistic an arc for a protagonist to traverse, the man himself sells it rather well.
http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/12mnik3.jpgDespite what the promos will have you believe, this isn't a tale about autism or even about religion. All that is backdrop, albeit important backdrop. This is a Hindi film about a hero in mad, obsessive love with his heroine and doing anything he can to win her back, and we all know Mr K can do those. Also, about backdrop, it's wonderfully refreshing to see Karan give context to the locale, to see Shah Rukh gape in awe at the sheer size of San Francisco instead of taking to its streets in song.
The very mention of autism has already caused people to bring up Dustin Hoffman's work in Rainman, a childish and naive comparison considering Hoffman plays a highly gifted autistic savant while Khan is just a good man, in love, who happens to have Asperger's Syndrome and fear the colour yellow. I repeat, the Good is the hard bit. The film is a lot closer to Forrest Gump, in terms of one simple man's naive journey, but Khan's performance is anything but derivative.
Reference points aside, My Name Is Khan is a film that will have the galleries cheering and making sure there aren't many dry eyes in the house. The applause will ring wild and while many might complain that Johar has simply ditched old movie cliches for more American ones, none can argue that the segue seems surprisingly seamless.
Karan Johar's finally made his first grown-up film, and made it well. It could have been the stuff of much more, but let us leave that for another day. This is a film that will inspire, make aware, make happy. And for now, let us celebrate how the man whose name is on the marquee just proved why he deserves that crown he so often boasts of.
Rediff Rating: http://im.rediff.com/movies/2010/feb/rating3half1.gif


Raja Sen reviews My Name is Khan: Rediff.com Movies (http://movies.rediff.com/report/2010/feb/12/review-mnik.htm)

pappadam
12th February 2010, 07:22 PM
Sivasenayodu SRK maappoum koppum onnum paranjilla...prekshakarodu maathram aanu maappu paranjathu:kidilam::kidilam:


Athu tahnneyelle koppe njaanum paranjathu:wonder:

Mallik Bhai
12th February 2010, 07:23 PM
thread owner evide...eppozhum tension adichu nadappaayirunnallo...padam irangiya divasam aale kaanaanilla! title/subtitle okke updateoooo harikutts/mods....endhonn fansedei neenga?

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 07:26 PM
thread owner evide...eppozhum tension adichu nadappaayirunnallo...padam irangiya divasam aale kaanaanilla! title/subtitle okke updateoooo harikutts/mods....endhonn fansedei neenga?
Thorappan krrishi aanu idhinte owner :vchiri:
Mods pls edit the title : My name is Khan - Open to Rave reviews :kayyadi:

Mallik Bhai
12th February 2010, 07:28 PM
Thorappan krrishi aanu idhinte owner :vchiri:
Mods pls edit the title : My name is Khan - Open to Rave reviews :kayyadi:
FIRST BLOCKBUSTER OF 2010 ennu thanne aayikkotte..no doubt!:DJ:

Sootran
12th February 2010, 07:28 PM
FIRST BLOCKBUSTER OF 2010 ennu thanne aayikkotte..no doubt!:DJ:

kurachu divasam koode waitam..

Mallik Bhai
12th February 2010, 07:29 PM
kurachu divasam koode waitam..
as u like it mr. moderator!

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 07:31 PM
FIRST BLOCKBUSTER OF 2010 ennu thanne aayikkotte..no doubt!:DJ:


kurachu divasam koode waitam..
Ellam modinte ishtam.. Huge opening ennu ittoode? :roll:

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 07:31 PM
watch Indiavision Vote and talk now.....

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 07:32 PM
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Sootran
12th February 2010, 07:32 PM
Ellam modinte ishtam.. Huge opening ennu ittoode? :roll:

huge opening ennakkam. allathe dinoyude vakku kettu blockbuster pravachicha pinne vettil aakum. pandu angel john super hit aakum ennu pravachicha partiya

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 07:33 PM
sajiyetta remove that link...
watch it here..
Indiavision The real Kerala News Channel (http://www.indiavisionnewslive.com/)

Mallik Bhai
12th February 2010, 07:34 PM
huge opening ennakkam. allathe dinoyude vakku kettu blockbuster pravachicha pinne vettil aakum. pandu angel john super hit aakum ennu pravachicha partiya
idheppa sambhavichu!:unsure::unsure::p

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 07:52 PM
SRK's wife Gauri defies Sena, goes to watch MNIK
NDTV Correspondent, Friday February 12, 2010, Mumbai

On Friday evening, Shah Rukh Khan's wife, Gauri, went to Cinemax cinema in Versova to watch My Name is Khan.

Gauri said "at times like this, peace is very important." She added that "everyone should go watch the film" and that "Shah Rukh is very happy that the film has released."

After a jittery morning, cinemas in Mumbai began screening the film despite the Shiv Sena's threats to disrupt the film unless Khan apologizes for his comments on Pakistani cricketers. By the afternoon, the movie was sold out at most cinemas.

Khan is in Berlin but tweeted his thanks and love to his fans, saying "you are all rock stars."

http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/srks_...watch_mnik.php (http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/srks_wife_gauri_defies_sena_goes_to_watch_mnik.php )

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 08:07 PM
SRK fans celebrate the release of MNIK and stand against Shiv Sena in Kolkata: http://www.ndtv.com/news/videos/vide...php?id=1200961 (http://www.ndtv.com/news/videos/video_player.php?id=1200961)

Fontu
12th February 2010, 08:39 PM
idheppa sambhavichu!:unsure::unsure::p
ente sms annan ivide updateyittundavum...:sick: :sick:

nettooran
12th February 2010, 08:41 PM
SRK fans celebrate the release of MNIK and stand against Shiv Sena in Kolkata: http://www.ndtv.com/news/videos/vide...php?id=1200961 (http://www.ndtv.com/news/videos/video_player.php?id=1200961)
:gdance::gdance::gdance:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 08:42 PM
ente sms annan ivide updateyittundavum...:sick: :sick:
:lock:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 09:57 PM
view MY NAME IS KHAN videos



view MY NAME IS KHAN videos

Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder, and people with it therefore show significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.

The exact cause is unknown, although research supports the likelihood of a genetic basis; brain imaging techniques have not identified a clear common pathology. There is no single treatment, and the effectiveness of particular interventions is supported by only limited data. Intervention is aimed at improving symptoms and function. The mainstay of management is behavioral therapy, focusing on specific deficits to address poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness.
(source: wikipedia)

Viewed on the basis of the evaluation of Asperger Syndrome, Karan Johar has hit the nail on the head. He has handled Rizvan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) with maturity. To top it, he has used the intelligence of Rizvan to home in on a very touchy topic and has succeeded. Islam is not about Jihad, it is about love and Rizvan in his own locked-in world unlocks the hate within from those around him. Many with Asperger Syndrome also get violent, but Rizvan freaks when he sees the colour yellow and cannot stand loud noise.

Shah Rukh Khan has done a complete study of this syndrome and has delivered a terrific performance from frame one. Kajol, I dare say, is the Queen of Bollywood. All this talk of this heroine being the No.1 or No 2 is just mumbo jumbo when you see this talent explode on screen. Just natural. Pure bliss. We need to see more of you on screen, Kajol.






download MY NAME IS KHAN wallpapers



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Karan Johar is known for his tearjerkers and he sticks to his format this time, too. But he also addresses an important issue, one that is tearing the world apart.

His handling of scenes is very mature and real. The interaction between young Rizvan with his mother (Zarina Wahab) and his younger brother Zakir is poignant. Zarina's obsessive focus on Rizwan drives Zakir to the wall. The crack is easy to see; his hatred for his brother easy to accept. Rizvan, in one touching moment tells his brother that at least he is able to express his sadness through tears... as for him, it's a frustrating process all bottled within.

Wanting to live his mother's dreams to lead a normal life, Rizvan leaves for America to live with his brother and wife. There, he assists his brother in selling his beauty products and meets Mandira (Kajol), already married with a six-year-old son. Their romance, which leads to marriage, is very well captured. She is a Hindu. He a Muslim. She adopts his surname and then 9/11 happens which radically changes the way the world sees Muslims, especially Americans. Tragedy strikes this happy family and Rizvan is on a journey travelling across the US to meet the president to tell him, 'My name is Khan, and I'm not a terrorist.' It is this obsessive or repetitive routine, which is the central theme of the film. He does meet the President and manages to change the views of many along the way.

Karan and SRK have done what they had to for the viewers and peace at large; but in the real world, can love actually be given a chance? A beautiful movie with a beautiful message not to forget powerful performances from the jodi that stormed the screens13 years ago with DDLJ.

Jimmy Sheirgill is once again proving to be a powerhouse performer. Soniya Jehan and Tannay Cheddha as the young Rizvan are fabulous. Zarina Wahab captivates with her emotions for both her sons. Yuvaan Makaar as Kajol's son is a confident actor.

Go watch it. Karan has crafted a beautiful film, while SRK has authored a marketing strategy that will be hard for even Aamir Khan to beat!

Rating - 3.5/5

My Name Is Khan movie review : glamsham.com (http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/12-my-name-is-khan-movie-review-021006.asp)

kuttappan
12th February 2010, 10:57 PM
MNIKinu free ayi tons of publicity!!!

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 10:58 PM
MNIKinu free ayi tons of publicity!!!
appo shivasena varuthiya nashtangal okke aaru nikathum :freak:

nettooran
12th February 2010, 11:21 PM
My Name Is Khan Is Unstoppable On Day One



Friday 12th February 2010 21.00 IST

Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network



My Name Is Khan has is unstoppable on day one at the box office. The film has had certain groups trying to stop the release and make it hard for exhibitors to give it a release with the threat of vandalism of their properties looming. But the public has come out in full support for the film wherever it was being screened.



There have been reports of trouble in Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Sangli and a few other incidents at other places but this has not stopped the public coming out in droves to show support for the film and Shahrukh Khan. Multiplexes in the North which is far from the trouble has seen phenomenal collections with 100% collections in Delhi NCR, Chandigarh and Ludhiana. South and West Bengal has also witnessed humungous collections especially Bangalore.




My Name Is Khan is a film which is aimed mainly at urban and overseas audience but even single screens have seen very big response around the 80% mark. The aim of the activists against the film was probably to make it a show a no-show but the opposite has happened and the controversy has helped the film tremendously and even at places where a big opening was not expected, My Name Is Khan has managed to attract big crowds.

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:25 PM
padam kandu..ishtappettu..kure naalikalku sesham srkyude performance sherikkum aswadichu..kajol equally did well..karachil scene kidilan aaki kajol..direction perfect..2nd halfile chila scenes kathi aayi thonni..but all negligible..overall a very good film

kuttappan
12th February 2010, 11:26 PM
appo shivasena varuthiya nashtangal okke aaru nikathum :freak:

athu thaane nikannolum. MNIK has taken a huge opening. ini mumbaiyil release akumbol veendum koodum. overseas:thozhi:

ippol ella big bollywood moviesinum und immathiri contriversy. last year ghajini release avo illayo ennu pedichu irunnu. ennittu enthayi. OSOkyu undayirunnu entho. fanaa timeil gujaratil kalapam.

its becoming a little obvious...

kuttappan
12th February 2010, 11:28 PM
padam kandu..ishtappettu..kure naalikalku sesham srkyude performance sherikkum aswadichu..kajol equally did well..karachil scene kidilan aaki kajol..direction perfect..2nd halfile chila scenes kathi aayi thonni..but all negligible..overall a very good film
review plz.
"kajol kidilan" ennathinodu njan yogikyunnilla. but her emo scenes wer good.

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:30 PM
review plz.
"kajol kidilan" ennathinodu njan yogikyunnilla. but her emo scenes wer good.

njan review ezhutharillaaa
kajol kidilan thanne..aa karayunna scene vere aarayalum kooval kittyene..marvelous

lol
12th February 2010, 11:31 PM
I Respecttttttttttttttt SRK as a professional !!!

kuttappan
12th February 2010, 11:32 PM
njan review ezhutharillaaa
kajol kidilan thanne..aa karayunna scene vere aarayalum kooval kittyene..marvelous
second halfil kathiyayi thonniya scenes etha? dont say if its sum suspense.

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 11:32 PM
I Respecttttttttttttttt SRK as a professional !!!

:kudi::kudi::call:

kuttappan
12th February 2010, 11:33 PM
I Respecttttttttttttttt SRK as a professional !!!
lol

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:33 PM
padam indiayil thanne chitjreekarikkamayirunnu ennu oru abhiprayam koodi undu..angine eduthirunnel kooduthal effective aayene

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:34 PM
second halfil kathiyayi thonniya scenes etha? dont say if its sum suspense.
presidentum..pinne aa vellappokkam scenil ellarum koodi ketti perukki porunnathum..but all negligible

~Saji~
12th February 2010, 11:34 PM
njan review ezhutharillaaa
kajol kidilan thanne..aa karayunna scene vere aarayalum kooval kittyene..marvelous

Kajol :kayyadi:

review idaatha kannettan:vikalangan:

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:37 PM
Kajol :kayyadi:

review idaatha kannettan:vikalangan:
njan pothuve review ezhtharilla :fubar:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:46 PM
padam kandu..ishtappettu..kure naalikalku sesham srkyude performance sherikkum aswadichu..kajol equally did well..karachil scene kidilan aaki kajol..direction perfect..2nd halfile chila scenes kathi aayi thonni..but all negligible..overall a very good film
Anandhashru :karachil:
Kannettanistheonlysuperstar :salute:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:48 PM
padam indiayil thanne chitjreekarikkamayirunnu ennu oru abhiprayam koodi undu..angine eduthirunnel kooduthal effective aayene
Ee vadathodu yojippilla..
9/11 backgroundil muslimsinu neridendi varunna problems appo engane potray cheyyum?

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:49 PM
Anandhashru :karachil:
Kannettanistheonlysuperstar :salute:
happy aayodey.. ??
-ve aayi angane onnum thonnila..1st half aanu kooduthal ishtapettathu..kajol kalyanam kazhikkam ennu parayumbo srkyude oru chammal expression undu..kikkdu..:kollaam::kollaam::kollaam:

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:50 PM
Ee vadathodu yojippilla..
9/11 backgroundil muslimsinu neridendi varunna problems appo engane potray cheyyum?
indiayiule muslims anubhavikkuna yathana chithreekarichirunennkil kooduthal effective aayene ennanu uddeshichathu..nee padam kanda??

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:52 PM
happy aayodey.. ??
-ve aayi angane onnum thonnila..1st half aanu kooduthal ishtapettathu..kajol kalyanam kazhikkam ennu parayumbo srkyude oru chammal expression undu..kikkdu..:kollaam::kollaam::kollaam:
:Yahoo::Yahoo::Yahoo:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:53 PM
indiayiule muslims anubhavikkuna yathana chithreekarichirunennkil kooduthal effective aayene ennanu uddeshichathu..nee padam kanda??
Indiayile muslims anubhavikkunna yathanakal aayal padathinu global appeal undavilla.. Idhu indian and western audiencesinu orupole appealing ayerikkum.. :peace:
Padam kandilla..

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:54 PM
Indiayile muslims anubhavikkunna yathanakal aayal padathinu global appeal undavilla.. Idhu indian and western audiencesinu orupole appealing ayerikkum.. :peace:
Padam kandilla..
western audience koppa padam kaanan pone....hindi padam should be appealing more for indians..angane aayirunnel padam kooduthal effective aayene..nee padam kaanu appo manasilakum

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:55 PM
harikkutta appo innale paranja smirnoff eppo tharum??:):

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:56 PM
kitesinte trailor kanichu..oru indian desperado manakkunnu

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:58 PM
western audience koppa padam kaanan pone....hindi padam should be appealing more for indians..angane aayirunnel padam kooduthal effective aayene..nee padam kaanu appo manasilakum
Hmm :rockit:

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:58 PM
harikkutta appo innale paranja smirnoff eppo tharum??:):
Escapeeeee 8-[

Hari Kuttan
12th February 2010, 11:59 PM
kitesinte trailor kanichu..oru indian desperado manakkunnu
Indian desperado :nocomments: Flop avan anu chance :scratch:

Kannettan
12th February 2010, 11:59 PM
Escapeeeee 8-[
:yudham::yudham::yudham::yudham::yudham::yudham:

Kannettan
13th February 2010, 12:01 AM
Indian desperado :nocomments: Flop avan anu chance :scratch:
kure thundu scene okke undu..story of betreyal enno matto oru captionum kanichu..kure car chase scenum car marinju veezhunna scenum okke traileril undarnu

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:05 AM
kure thundu scene okke undu..story of betreyal enno matto oru captionum kanichu..kure car chase scenum car marinju veezhunna scenum okke traileril undarnu
Hmm.. Thundu and big budget padathinu vina akum.. Pinne padathinu oru hype illa.. And above all rakesh roshante kai kadathalum :theri:

Kannettan
13th February 2010, 12:08 AM
Hmm.. Thundu and big budget padathinu vina akum.. Pinne padathinu oru hype illa.. And above all rakesh roshante kai kadathalum :theri:
rakesh roshan allle producer..anurag basuvinte last padam ethayirunu??

kuttappan
13th February 2010, 12:20 AM
presidentum..pinne aa vellappokkam scenil ellarum koodi ketti perukki porunnathum..but all negligible

president scenil oru kooval kitti. but i liked d scene..

nettooran
13th February 2010, 12:37 AM
I Respecttttttttttttttt SRK as a professional !!!
:ennekollu::ennekollu::ennekollu:

~Saji~
13th February 2010, 12:39 AM
kitesinte trailor kanichu..oru indian desperado manakkunnu

Ithu hit avaan chance undu saadhaarana gathiyil...pakshe after krish, Hindi cinema bhayankaramaayi developed aayi...realistic movies aalukal ishtappedunnu..Athukondu ariyilla..

nettooran
13th February 2010, 12:43 AM
Ithu hit avaan chance undu saadhaarana gathiyil...pakshe after krish, Hindi cinema bhayankaramaayi developed aayi...realistic movies aalukal ishtappedunnu..Athukondu ariyilla..
Hindiyilum Tamililum oke aalukal kooduthal realisticum lalithavum aaya cinemakal ishtapettu thudangi...
athe samayam Malayalathil ippol nere thirichaanu ....
Koothara Allu vum , Pichakkaran Vijayum , Thalayum thudayum okke aanu ivide ippol hot..

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:44 AM
rakesh roshan allle producer..anurag basuvinte last padam ethayirunu??
Yes.. Anurag basuvinte last padam life in a metro.. :gdance:
Rakesh roshan idapettal padam kulamakum.. And anurag basu had sum issues wid him i think..

Agnes
13th February 2010, 12:44 AM
athe samayam Malayalathil ippol nere thirichaanu ....
Koothara Allu vum , Pichakkaran Vijayum , Thalayum thudayum okke aanu ivide ippol hot..
:ayye::ayye::ayye::ayye:

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:45 AM
Hindiyilum Tamililum oke aalukal kooduthal realisticum lalithavum aaya cinemakal ishtapettu thudangi...
athe samayam Malayalathil ippol nere thirichaanu ....
Koothara Allu vum , Pichakkaran Vijayum , Thalayum thudayum okke aanu ivide ippol hot..
:ennekollu: :ennekollu:

~Saji~
13th February 2010, 12:45 AM
Hindiyilum Tamililum oke aalukal kooduthal realisticum lalithavum aaya cinemakal ishtapettu thudangi...
athe samayam Malayalathil ippol nere thirichaanu ....
Koothara Allu vum , Pichakkaran Vijayum , Thalayum thudayum okke aanu ivide ippol hot..

Sathyam....allenkil nalaam kida comedikal.

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:49 AM
MNIK is inherently sincere

In an early voice-over in director Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan, Shah Rukh Khan's character Rizwan says his mother loved him unconditionally from the moment he was born, never disappointed or embarrassed of his autism. It's hard not to feel the same kind of unconditional love for Rizwan when you're sitting there in your seat, listening to him as he innocently offers to repair the air-conditioner in a high-security US prison where he is being held and tortured by a suspicious FBI who cannot understand why he's determined to meet the US President.

Rizwan Khan has Asperger's Syndrome since birth; he has a problem expressing emotions, he rejects physical intimacy, he's bothered by crowded spaces and loud noise, and he's disturbed by the sight of anything yellow. Other than that, he's quite smart actually. He can repair faulty home appliances and crack word puzzles in an instant. What he cannot mend is his wife's broken heart, when 9/11 delivers a personal blow.

My Name Is Khan is an inherently sincere, yet unabashedly sentimental story of Rizwan Khan and his Forrest Gumpish journey across America to meet the US President so he can tell him that every Muslim is not a terrorist.

The film's message of religious tolerance and global secularism is an important one, but hardly new. Johar's occasionally naïve script places a series of seemingly impossible hurdles in the way of Rizwan, that he overcomes with sheer good-heartedness and love. Like the clunky portion where he returns to a hurricane-hit small-town in Georgia and inspires a community rebuilding effort.

The director sacrifices subtlety and goes all-guns-blazing to emotionally seduce you. Rizwan's romance with Hindu single-mom Mandira (played by Kajol) and his bond with her son provide the anchor points in a film that tends to overwhelm you with convenient touches.

My Name Is Khan has Johar's typical cheesy flourishes, like the moment when a church choir sings We Shall Overcome and Rizwan breaks into Hum Honge Kamyab. However, for the most part, the director makes a departure from his bubblegum themes.

At roughly two hours and forty minutes, the film is a tad long and packs in every possible plot point that might elicit an emotional response. There are encounters with fundamentalists, the stirring of a nationwide humanitarian campaign, even montage moments of hate crimes against innocent Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11.

But My Name Is Khan steams ahead confidently, propelled by the chemistry of its leads. Johar is on rock-solid ground when he's exploring the relationship between Rizwan and Mandira, investing the film with its finest moments. Watch how Shah Rukh and Kajol virtually bounce off each other in the Tere naina song, and the innocent cheekiness of that post-wedding bedroom scene when they finally discuss what they must get down to doing.

In a striking performance that's right up there alongside Swades and Chak De India, Shah Rukh Khan is endearing and restrained and makes it very hard for you not to lose your heart to him. He never turns the Aspergers-afflicted Rizwan into a caricature, using his peculiarities to warm up to you instead. Notice how he repeats his lines over and over again, or jumps in to correct someone when they've mispronounced his name, or how he hides his face and blushes when Mandira asks him to marry her.

Bringing emotional depth to what is essentially Rizwan's story, Kajol is immensely likeable as Mandira, using her eyes to convey volumes, topping the performance off with a powerful breakdown scene that literally puts her through the wringer.

In all fairness, My Name Is Khan benefits considerably from inspired casting. Zarina Wahab is heart-warming as Rizwan's mother, and Soniya Jehan exudes a quiet grace in the role of his supportive sister-in-law. A thumbs-up also for Tanay Chheda who plays the young Rizwan with remarkable consistency.

The film shamelessly tugs at your heartstrings and on more than one occasion wallops you to weep. Aided by solid camerawork, tight editing and a layered story, Johar crafts an engaging, stirring saga that is earnest and noble. With this message movie in the mainstream format, the director takes a step in the right direction.

I'm going with three-and-a-half out of five for Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan. Watch it for its star who doesn't miss a beat.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/masands-r.../110054-8.html (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/masands-review-mnik-is-inherently-sincere/110054-8.html)

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:50 AM
Review: SRK delivers a breakthrough performance in ‘My Name Is Khan’

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Despite all the political hype and hoopla surrounding Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘My Name Is Khan’, the movie comes out as a clear winner! Shah Rukh has delivered a very convincing and a power-packed performance, something that he was desperately seeking after BO duds like ‘Billu’ and ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.’ SRK not only proves his acting prowess in the flick, but also shows that he is much beyond the mushy romantic flicks that he is often associated with. Starring Shah Rukh, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill and Zarina Wahab, Karan Johar’s ‘My Name Is Khan’ is an emotionally charged film that grapples with the burning issues of religion and humanity.

‘MNIK’ is the story of Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh), who battles with Asperger’s syndrome. This milder form of autism damages Rizwan’s socializing skills and leaves him with eccentric behavioral patterns – he can’t stand yellow colour, loud sounds and hugs. Yet, despite all his eccentricities, Rizwan finds love and family with Mandira (Kajol).

Unfortunately, post 9/11, the Rizwan-Mandira relationship gets apart and Rizwan sets on a grand journey across America, to tell the American President that his name is Khan and he is not a terrorist.

Starting in a flashback mode, the scenes of Rizwan’s childhood are quite moving. The Rizwan- Mandira romance is a bit mushy. Nevertheless, helmed by KJo and supported by ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran and editor Deepa Bhatia, ‘My Name Is Khan’ is a beautiful film that effortlessly coalesces personal and political believes of its central protagonist Rizwan.

The story moves on a brisk pace in the first half; yet, the second half slackens a bit both literally and figuratively. Yet, despite all this, Rizwan emerges as a clear winner who not only manages to shout down a hate-breeding Muslim doctor but also and saves the citizens of flood-hit small town of New Orleans.

Undeniably, Rizwan is the essence of ‘My Name Is Khan.’ In Rizwan, Shah Rukh gives a stellar, heartfelt and endearing performance. And yes, the SRK-Kajol chemistry still works wonders!

‘MNIK’ is a must watch film. A treat for Shah Rukh-Kajol fans!

Ratings: Four cheers for this one.

Source: Review: SRK delivers a breakthrough performance in ?My Name Is Khan? (http://spicezee.zeenews.com/articles/story53683.htm)

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:51 AM
My Name is Khan…and I am not a terrorist. It is these very straight forward words that define the pivotal moments of human emotion that are captured by director Karan Johar in “My Name is Khan”. That expectations are high for this film, is an understatement, as Karan Johar is currently at the top of the Bollywood directorial ladder. The same can be said of his two lead actors, Shah Rukh Khan as Rizwan and Kajol as Mandira. The film is a love story set against the canvas of loss that fuels the fires of our darkest dreams and deepest emotions. It is also a smart and intellectual commentary on how religion can be abused and how it can be dangerously fatal to stereotype someone whose background happens to match the few individuals who terrorize the rest of the world.

The story itself begins with Rizwan stopped at the airport by security who profile him as a would be terrorist simply because he is reciting religious verses while waiting on line to board his flight. The uncomfortable humiliation of being thoroughly searched when one is innocent is shown through the autistic eyes of the lead character. It’s within these first few minutes that we find out that Rizwan is on a mission to meet the president of the United States, the only problem is that a world of lost love, bigotry, and fear is threatening to get in the way, and will have to be overcome.

The film’s narrative moves backwards as we are shown Rizwan’s tender upbringing by his mother (in a sensitive performance by Zarina Wahab) wherein we learn that he doesn’t like to be hugged, is unable to express his emotions fully, is smarter than the people around him, doesn’t like loud noises, and doesn’t understand the hatred that is caused by the fire of religion. A couple of years later, his younger brother (the good one), comes to America and gets married, sponsoring Rizwan and bringing him over to America after their mother dies (as he explains, “She died because her heart was too big”). Rizwan’s innocence and inability to lie allows him to work for his brother as a door to door beauty salon product salesman. It is this job that brings him face to face with the woman he falls in love with, Mandira (Kajol). He is a Muslim autistic man, and she is a Hindu single mother. Two people who come from completely different worlds, bridged together by the purity of the lead character’s love. They laugh, they share beautiful moments together, and get married, but happily ever after is tough to hold onto when the tragedy of the terrorist attack of 9/11 brings them into the reality of a harsh world.

The rest of the film focuses on the tragedy of stereotyping Muslim’s as terrorists, the loss of one’s heart, and the burning fire of a quest to regain the trust between Rizwan and Mandira. Oh and along the way, viewers are taken on a roadtrip with Rizwan on a journey straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting (watch out for Vinay Pathak in an amusing cameo). A tale of heartbreak and triumph that starts in San Francisco and ends in Georgia, with a couple of presidents thrown in for good measure.

Scenes to watch out for: Kajol’s anguish upon losing her son will haunt you long after you have left the theater. Shah Rukh Khan’s innocent child like behavior as he faces Kajol’s anger towards him. The excellent scene that showcases the differences of how the Quran is interpreted.

"My Name is Khan" is a lyrical poem that takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride of emotions, some of which are very difficult to face for anyone, let alone for Shah Rukh Khan’s lead character Rizwan. There’s no doubt about it that Shah Rukh Khan is the powerful emotive force that drives this film ever so forward to its conclusion. His portrayal of the autistic lead (suffering from Asperger’s syndrome) is sensitive, innocent and never becomes a caricature as so often occurs in Bollywood films that focus on a disabled person. He stays in character throughout the film, always maintaining the nervous mannerisms of an autistic person. One can feel that he has put his heart into this role, and never once do we see him shifting into that all too familiar SRK pattern of acting. Yes, the character at first seems like an amalgam of Dustin Hoffman’s character in the “Rain Man” or Tom Hanks in “Forest Gump”, but as the movie unfolds, Rizwan , the character, comes alive as a unique character with a unique voice. Little touches like Shah Rukh Khan not looking directly into another’s eyes, tugging on his hair during stressful moments, the tilting of his head and the innocence conveyed in his walk, all add to the actor’s well rounded portrayal.

Matching him step for step is Kajol. Their chemistry is palpable, and mesmerizing. They have both come a long way from “Baazigar” to “Karan Arjun” to “Dilwale Dulhania Layjayenge” to “Kabhie Kushi Kabhie Gham” to “My Name is Khan”. She is without a doubt, one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen. Her natural grace and charm and ability to convey extreme happiness and (later in the film) extreme sadness hit the viewer with a force that can move the most hardened of hearts. Her character, Mandira, is not a bitter single mom struggling to survive, but rather a vibrant woman full of hope for the future, both for herself and for her son Samir. You believe in the two lead’s characters, and that’s what sets this film apart from the rest.

The story and screenplay by Shibani Bathija for the most part, holds together very well. The sign of a good writer is they she/he is able to juggle the various threads of the plot and give each character the room to breathe within the confines of a story that leads to a satisfying conclusion. She is able to pull this off with her detailed screenplay realistic dialogues (with co-writer Niranjan Iyengar). There are no filmi or cringe worthy moments. The entire film is kept grounded by the screenplay that is firmly held in reality’s grip.


Of course, none of this would work in the hands of a less capable director, but what struck me most is how much Karan Johar has matured throughout the years. It’s refreshing to see the composition of his shots, and the amount of detail that is in every scene. There are several powerful scenes that are captured in shots that focus on the actors performances. Instead of simply fading into the background, the direction in itself is almost the third star of the film. In his notes on the film, Karan Johar has stated that the film really stretched him “beyond” a form and process of storytelling” that he had been comfortable with earlier. To that, I would say, that the director has been steadfastly moving away in recent years from the standard romantic comedy fare that he began with, resulting in his most honest film yet.

Shanker, Ehsaan and Loy provide the songs (highlights are “Sajda” and “Noor E Khuda”) and background music. Johar wisely drops the flashy musical numbers, instead letting the music play upon the often times fragility of the emotions being expressed on screen. The songs have a spiritual connotation and have lyrical depth (by Niranjan Iyengar). Their background score is supportive and non-intrusive resulting in some memorable instrumental interludes. Special mention should be made about Bombay Dub Orchestra’s strings…as the sound of those violins convey the struggle of the lead character very well. Farah Khan choreographs appropriately. The camera work by P.S. Manushandan captures the world around us in a magical manner with frames that are colored with natural hues.

People have called this a crossover film. I tend to think that this is a film that touches on basic universal emotional themes. You may be one religion or another, from this country or that, hate or love one another, but at our heart we are and always will be human. Remember, and say it along with Rizwan (Shah Rukh Khan), “My Name is Khan…and I am not a terrorist”. By the end of the film you'll understand the complexity of human emotion in those words and you’ll leave the theater feeling like you’ve just seen a film that matters.

Source: http://www.planetbollywood.com/displ...=f021110100212 (http://www.planetbollywood.com/displayReview.php?id=f021110100212)

nettooran
13th February 2010, 12:51 AM
Sathyam....allenkil nalaam kida comedikal.
njangalude tharavaadinaduthu Paalu karakkan varunna daamodaran Pillayude athe style aanu ee Thalayude ee neenda Krithaavu ..Daamodaran chettane paavam aarum gounichilla....ivideyokke aa krithaavu superhumanly stlylish aanennokke aanu aalukal thatti vidunnathu.....

kure alakkatha Pazhanthuniyum shawl pole kazhuthil chutti shirtinte buttonum azhichu manja Banionum kaanichaanu aa Vijay enna koothara style kaanikkunnathu....enthokke kaananam..:evil::evil::evil:

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:52 AM
Ironies are never rare. A movie that preaches tolerance suffers from one of the worst protests of recent times for no fault of its own. While the producers and everyone related to the film hope that it gets a peaceful release, maybe all that is needed is to show this film to the protestors. ‘My Name is Khan’ is a film with an inherent goodness and a strong message in itself which makes it a must-watch for everyone.

‘My Name is Khan’ is not a film to spread awareness on autism as did ‘Taare Zameen Par’ on dyslexia. Rather, the story becomes possible because the protagonist happens to be suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. The whole premise of the film is set on the fact that the protagonist takes the word of mouth as it comes, without delving too deep into what it may mean in figurative sense. And when Rizwan Khan’s (Shah Rukh Khan) wife Mandira (Kajol) asks him to go to the President of the US to give him a message, he takes it too literally. It becomes the most important agenda in his life to tell the US President that, “My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist”. The film is basically about his epic journey weaved into which is the rest of the story in flashbacks to explain the reason as to why he behaves in the way he does and why he undertook the expedition in the first place.

In an effort to make a movie with a distinct message, Karan Johar moves out of his regular tearjerker mode. He, along with his co-writer Shibani Bathija, manages to breathe life into Rizwan’s character and Shah Rukh on his part adds his magic to bring out one of the best performances we have seen from him. Right from giving a history to the character to the way it behaves, everything has been done very well. And Shah Rukh plays on with his own added nuances. So strong are these that the film could ride single-handedly on Rizwan’s shoulders and make you fall in love with him.

However, in writing the character the writers seem to have got so involved that the screenplay suffers. In the first half the movie fails to keep you interested except the scenes where Rizwan and Mandira are together. The love story in fact is one of the strongest parts of the film. The second half of the film is stronger and gets you emotionally involved. However, the excitement eases out towards the end as Rizwan’s journey draws to a conclusion, making the last 15 minutes weak. That’s when the film starts seeming long. The dialogues work beautifully though.

On the technical front the movie is as good as any movie you get to see in India or even abroad. The cinematography tells a story and editing makes it sleek. Shankar Ehsaan and Loy have come up with another winning album.

On the scale of performances, Shah Rukh has keen competition from Kajol as she plays someone who has lost her loved ones to hatred. While these two are the only major characters, the others who play smaller characters like Jimmy Shergill, Soniya Jehan and Zarina Wahab also make their presence felt.

Overall, ‘MNIK’ is not the strongest screenplay to have been made into a film. But the message and the performances make it a movie you should really not miss. It’s not a ‘Kurbaan’ or ‘New York’ where the protagonist is out to teach a lesson by fighting back. This one carries the message of peace in a Gandhi like fashion, almost turning Rizwan into a new age icon. Get inspired!

Source: http://www.aol.in/bollywood-story/my...-review/789134 (http://www.aol.in/bollywood-story/my-name-is-khan-movie-review/789134)

Agnes
13th February 2010, 12:53 AM
hehe .. nettoooran chiipichu kollum

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:54 AM
njangalude tharavaadinaduthu Paalu karakkan varunna daamodaran Pillayude athe style aanu ee Thalayude ee neenda Krithaavu ..Daamodaran chettane paavam aarum gounichilla....ivideyokke aa krithaavu superhumanly stlylish aanennokke aanu aalukal thatti vidunnathu.....

kure alakkatha Pazhanthuniyum shawl pole kazhuthil chutti shirtinte buttonum azhichu manja Banionum kaanichaanu aa Vijay enna koothara style kaanikkunnathu....enthokke kaananam..:evil::evil::evil:
:ennekollu::ennekollu::ennekollu:

nettooran
13th February 2010, 12:56 AM
hehe .. nettoooran chiipichu kollum
:tongue::tongue::tongue::tongue:

~Saji~
13th February 2010, 01:00 AM
:ennekollu::ennekollu::ennekollu:

surajv
13th February 2010, 03:04 AM
He is not... PERIOD... When he can bring the image of the nation down for something he did personally then what Indian he is...

He could have told "I was wrong in not picking Paki's"... Coz he had a chance to pick them and chose not to...

Then when he realized that he wanted Paki's to watch his movie he decided to blame it on INDIA humiliating Paki cricketers... adhanno rajya sneham... venda ende vaayi nalla pacha theriya varunne


Endonnu blind... njan paranja point innu utharam muttumbol BLIND HATRED ennoke paranju mungikko... njan paranjadhil endha thettu??

WHY DIDNT HE PICK A PAKI IN HIS TEAM?

WHY DID HE TELL WE HUMILIATED PAKI PLAYERS? Did we pick the teams???

Utharam parayanam Mr.Soothran... illengill tholvi samadhichu VA MOODI irunolanam

Cant agree more.. Always wondered how he can fool so many people..

Recent examples.

1. IPL controversy .. Pak cricketers-ne select cheyyathathine patti..he could have selected them and he didnt..

2. Immigration-u pulliye second level check nadathiyathine patti.. As if it is a huge problem.. He made an international controversy to promote his movie then..

3. All nonsense talk now to create some uproar in the country. So many people are fighting for him and against him.. Meanwhile he is laughing all the way to the bank..as all these were means to generate publicity for his film..

How much I hate that moron:lee:

~Saji~
13th February 2010, 03:11 AM
Cant agree more.. Always wondered how he can fool so many people..

Recent examples.

1. IPL controversy .. Pak cricketers-ne select cheyyathathine patti..he could have selected them and he didnt..

2. Immigration-u pulliye second level check nadathiyathine patti.. As if it is a huge problem.. He made an international controversy to promote his movie then..

3. All nonsense talk now to create some uproar in the country. So many people are fighting for him and against him.. Meanwhile he is laughing all the way to the bank..as all these were means to generate publicity for his film..

How much I hate that moron:lee:


Pinne ellaa publicity stund alle?? first day theateril varunnavare thallunna Sivasenaye inger kaasukoduthu vachathaayirikkum...


Pinne backy nadanmaar avare patti adikoodunnathu hridayabhaarathode alle kaanunnathu..onnu ponam maashe....

kuttappan
13th February 2010, 08:44 AM
Pinne ellaa publicity stund alle?? first day theateril varunnavare thallunna Sivasenaye inger kaasukoduthu vachathaayirikkum...


Pinne backy nadanmaar avare patti adikoodunnathu hridayabhaarathode alle kaanunnathu..onnu ponam maashe....
SRK udheshichathu publicity stunt thanne. kurachu koodi poyi ennu mathram. is SRK dumb enough 2 make such comments and deviate from d promotion? no. he is a marketing genius. he publicise d movie abroad. made that detaining in US airport a big issue. never concentrated on indian audience and finally created this contriversy himself. do u think mumbai theatres wil stay closed and no one wil watch d movie?
never...
shiva sena idhil apparavum cheythittund. mumbaiyil terrorist attack vere undayi. ennuvechu mumbaiyil arum purathu irangi nadakkunnille?

double chankan
13th February 2010, 09:37 AM
njan pothuve review ezhtharilla :fubar:
orkut review copy paste cheyyaruth enna stand okke ullathalle..
nammude membersinde matram mathi ennum..

ithokke aanu kuzhappam.. nammude members padam kaanum, pakshe review ezhuthanel aanayum ambariyum taalapoliyum aayi chennu kaalu pidikanam.. :puke: :puke:

kuttappan
13th February 2010, 09:38 AM
Review: My Name Is Khan remains on the fringes of great cinema

Aniruddha Guha
Friday, February 12, 2010 11:45 IST

film: My Name Is Khan (U/A)
Director: Karan Johar
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Zarina Wahab, and others
Rating: ***


The other day, I managed to catch bits of Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (KANK) on TV — the first time since I saw the film when it released in 2006 — and remembered how disappointed I had been after watching it. It’s not like it was a bad movie or anything of the sort, but given its interesting plot, it failed to rise above the multi-starrer entertainer it ended up being.
Four years later, KANK director Karan Johar’s latest film, My Name Is Khan (MNIK), suffers from a similar problem. It has everything a director needs to execute a grand vision — an interesting plot (Shibani Kashyap gets story/screenplay credit), good actors, excellent production values (art direction, locations etc), and is technically superior (Ravi K Chandran’s cinematography is a treat). And it’s fairly entertaining, too.
But, sadly, MNIK ends up somewhere between a film with a larger statement that strikes you with its honesty and a film with the typical trappings you would find in what is annoyingly referred to as a ‘Bollywood’ film.
MNIK is quite good, but not the great piece of cinema it could have been.
Rizvan ‘Shah Rukh’ Khan suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder which makes it difficult for people to interact socially, and comes to live with his younger brother (Shergill) in the US after their mother dies.
Here, he meets hairstylist Mandira (Kajol), a free-spirited woman who lives with her six-year old son, Sam, from a failed marriage. While Rizvan falls in love with Mandira, she too grows fond of the good-natured Rizvan. An unlikely romance later, Mandira gets married to Rizvan.
The perfect existence of the Khans gets disrupted, howevrer, after the September 11 attack on the twin towers in New York City. Sam gets involved in a tussle with a few college ruffians who beat him up because his second name is Khan.
Sam dies of his injuries and a shattered Mandira blames Rizvan for his death. "He died only because his name was Khan,” yells Mandira and asks Rizvan to leave her. Rizvan tries to assure Mandira that things would get better, but she tells him that as long as he remains a Khan, he would be looked upon as a terrorist, even if he persuaded the US president otherwise.
Rizvan sets out on a journey that takes him from one US state to another, following the movements of president George W Bush, for whom he has a message: “My name is Khan, and I’m not a terrorist.”
The film makes an important point. Not all Muslims can be typecast as jihadis — something that is not entirely novel, but is still valid. A two-hour-long intense drama with well-crafted, emotional sequences (which MNIK has in plenty, actually) would have driven the point home.
Instead, the film combines elements of a love story with a message-oriented theme and ends up being what can now be referred to as a ‘Johar’. At 2 hours 45 minutes, it’s a bit long, and certain sequences in the first half are welcome only because they give you opportunities for quick toilet breaks.
The love story between Mandira and Rizvan, pre-interval, is likeable in places but makes it that much longer for the film to settle into its groove. Once that happens, however, MNIK is a compelling watch.
The scene showing Sam’s tussle with the bullies, and what follows, grabs your attention and sets up a dramatic second half. Certain sequences tug at your heartstrings and the film moves you and leaves you feeling satiated in the end.
What adds to the enjoyment is the performance of the real-life Khan. Shah Rukh, as someone suffering from a disorder, gets the character just right. His body language and expressions are fabulous. Some may find his way of talking monotonous, but Shah Rukh inculcates that aspect in his character well enough for you to stop minding it after a while.
No Karan Johar-directed film would be complete without a Shah Rukh Khan monologue. Be prepared to be bombarded with a few here, too. Thankfully, though, Khan nails it every single time.
Kajol is the perfect foil to Khan, as she has always been, but how you wish she wasn’t the bubbly, ‘cute’, loud woman she has already played in previous Johar films. In scenes requiring her to display emotional and intense histrionics though, she is at home. Watching the two performers in their element together after a long time will be cherished by fans of films the duo appeared in through the 1990s.
With the two dominating the proceedings, the other actors — Shergill, Sonia Jehan, Arjun Mathur, Parveen Dabbas, and others — are left with little to do. Zarina Wahab, in a cameo as Rizvan’s mother, is a welcome addition to the long list of ‘mummies’ in our films, while the child actor playing Sam is quite good.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music is strictly functional, ‘Noor-e-Khuda’ being the only song that stays with you.
For Karan Johar, the film is another step in the direction he has been charting since KANK and with his recent productions — of giving audiences their fill of escapism, but finding a way to experiment within the minimum space his entertainers allow him. He may not be there yet, but in MNIK, Johar shows sparks of the brilliance he displayed with his first cinematic effort, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which remains a personal favourite from the director’s stable.
Hopefully, he will better even that soon. C’mon KJo, let’s have a sappy romantic comedy — melodrama, music, family values, et al — next. Others can worry about social issues.

kuttappan
13th February 2010, 09:46 AM
Review : My Name Is Khan


Anupama Chopra, Consulting Editor, Films, NDTV
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab.
Music: Shanka, Ehsaan, Loy Director: Karan Johar
Producer: Gauri Khan/Hiroo Johar Writer: Karan Johar/Shibani Bathija
Lyricist: Niranjan Iyengar Choreographer: Farah Khan

My Name is Khan is a film made with sincerity and sweat, ambition and conviction. It grapples with the most urgent and fraught issue facing humanity: religion. It features a striking performance by Shah Rukh Khan.

It has some scenes that will bruise you. Yet despite all this, My Name is Khan never becomes the empowering, inspiring Forest Gump-like epic. Mainly because the connective tissue tying it together is deeply flawed and in places, embarrassingly naive.

Khan is the story of Rizwan Khan, played by Shah Rukh, who has Asperger’s syndrome. This milder form of autism impairs Rizwan’s social communication skills and gives him some decidedly odd behavior patterns – he can’t stand loud sounds or the colour yellow.

He rotates stones obsessively and can barely bring himself to hug someone. Rizwan is far from crazy but he definitely moves to the beat of a different drummer. Despite this he finds love and a family with Mandira, played by Kajol.

But post 9/11, their happy home falls apart and Rizwan embarks on a grand odyssey across America so that he can tell the American president that his name is Khan but he is not a terrorist.

My Name is Khan is on firm footing as long as director Karan Johar stays with emotional drama. He opens the film skillfully with airport security searching Rizwan and then moves into flashback.

The scenes of Rizwan’s childhood are some of the strongest in the film. Zarina Wahab returns after years to give a lovely, nuanced performance as Rizwan’s mother. But the film’s delicate rhythm wobbles when we shift to San Francisco and into love story mode.

The first shaky sign is the entry of Navneet Nishan who seems like she has stepped in from some other, louder film.

The romance between Rizwan and Mandira is too designed and mawkish.

Kajol, struggling with a thin character, mostly veers between being hyper and cute.

Still, Karan, working with an ace technical team including cinematographer Ravi K Chandran and editor Deepa Bhatia, crafts some beautiful images and poignant sequences but the film loses balance irreparably as it moves into political mode.

The second half scrambles madly both literally and figuratively. Rizwan, obviously superman in another life, manages to shout down a hate-mongering Muslim doctor, have him arrested by the FBI, get arrested himself and in a ridiculous pre-climactic sequence, save the citizens of a small town when floods hit Georgia.

Writer Shibani Bhatija squeezes in so much that by the end of two hours and forty minutes, even if Rizwan isn’t exhausted, you are.

Rizwan is undeniably the best thing about My Name is Khan. Shah Rukh’s performance has little subtlety about it – for that watch Hugh Dancy doing Asperger’s in Adam – but it is heartfelt, endearing and more controlled than anything he’s ever done before. Watch him in a lovely scene in which Kajol accepts his proposal or how he restrains his tears so that his eyes brim but never well over.

I recommend that you see Khan for him. The film itself is too uneven to give us the emotional high we were waiting for.

Krrish
13th February 2010, 09:47 AM
Ee threadinte title edit cheytho???????

kuttappan
13th February 2010, 11:00 AM
100 pages:party:

Krrish
13th February 2010, 11:31 AM
Rab neku shesham ente adutha BB aano ee padam???????

kuttoos
13th February 2010, 11:59 AM
Ee threadinte title edit cheytho???????
cheyyano:chekuthan:

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:15 PM
I was so happy to see this glowing review from the main newspaper in California, The Los Angeles Times which is a paper read daily by most everyone in Hollywood film industry. I was triple happy to see the reviewer is their main head reviewer for 30 years Kevin Thomas who rarely reviews foreign films

February 13, 2010
MOVIE REVIEW
'My Name Is Khan'
The story of an Indian man who moves to America and is belatedly diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome is an engaging, well-acted film.

By Kevin Thomas
The Los Angeles Times

Karan Johar's "My Name Is Khan" is a sweeping epic in the melodramatic Bollywood manner yet emerges as a potent, engaging and timely entertainment. Shahrukh Khan stars as Rizwan Khan, whose Asperger's syndrome goes undiagnosed until the death of his loving mother sends him off to San Francisco to live with his younger brother, whose psychologist wife makes the diagnosis.

Having been raised with affection and sensitivity, Khan, who is well-educated and exceptionally intelligent, is already high-functioning. Ultra-sensitive to noise, he may be petrified by the clanging of a cable car bell until he understands what it is, and his ability to express emotion may be muted, but it turns out that he's a surprisingly successful salesman for the Indian herbal beauty products company for which his brother is an executive. He feels compelled to tell the truth no matter what, and his candor in regard to what his line of cosmetics can and cannot do amusingly beguiles the beautiful Mandira (Kajol), who owns and operates a busy beauty salon. Pretty soon, the shyly handsome Khan has won the heart of Mandira, a single mother with a small son -- and a bad marriage in her past.

When a client who lives in a small town outside San Francisco offers to put up the money to open a salon in that community Mandira accepts, and soon the new family is living the suburban American dream -- until Sept. 11. Mandira is a Hindu, Khan is a Muslim, and at this point the film evolves from the story of a man with Asperger's learning to live a successful, happy life to that of a man who embarks, in the wake of tragedy and violence, on an odyssey to declare to President Obama, "I am a Muslim and I am not a terrorist."

"My Name Is Khan" is a potent, energetic heart-tugger and Khan and Kajol, major Bollywood stars, are highly appealing and equal to the demand of their emotion-charged roles.

http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/l...0,185981.story (http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/la-et-khan13-2010feb13,0,185981.story)
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kuttoos
13th February 2010, 12:16 PM
^^ athu kollalo :)

Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:17 PM
Bottom Line: Shah Rukh Khan comes to America (although in a Bollywood film) and shows why he is an Indian mega-star.

BERLIN -- The thing about some Bollywood superstars is that they are actually fine actors as well as charismatic performers. So it's not surprising in "My Name Is Khan" to see Bollywood mega-star Shah Rukh Khan -- he's light-years beyond a mere superstar in Hindi cinema's cosmology -- challenge himself to expand his acting range and possibly his international fan base. In convincing fashion, he plays an Indian in America battling the double whammy of living with Asperger's Syndrome and as a Muslim man in the post-9/11 world.

The film is getting released in India, North America and many other territories Feb. 12, but its North American distributor, Fox Searchlight, adopted the puzzling strategy of playing the film out of competition here at the Berlinale but refusing to screen it to U.S. press ahead of its release. With Shah Rukh Khan as your star, you can get away with this since worldwide grosses for his films tend toward the stratosphere. But it's a pity that the non-Indian press are discouraged from shouting out the news about a film that delves compellingly into Americans' anti-Muslim hysteria.

True, the film veers into melodrama and contrivances in the second half. Yet its director/co-writer Karan Johar is, here and in other films, trying to bring fresh ideas to Hindi commercial cinema with a little less masala and a dash more reality to its fantasy stories.

Johar, Khan and co-star Kajol, who all worked on Johar's smash hit "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" (1998), reunite on this much more serious project that finds Khan as a man with a disability who nevertheless wins people over through a loving personality that peeks through his emotional shortcomings. For the first half, the film plays a dicey game of skirting sentimentality without ever quite crossing that line into pure hokum.

Khan is Rizvan Khan, who is on the road in a quest to meet the president of the U.S. to deliver this message: "My Name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist." In flashbacks beginning with his early life in India, where a doting mother helped nurture and give strength to a child (played well by Tanay Chheda) suffering from a form of autism, the film recounts its hero's journey up to this point.

A younger brother, who never felt as appreciated since he was a normal boy, emigrated to San Francisco and achieved success. Upon their mother's death, his older brother joins him but the two never really adjust to one another.

Against all odds -- which more or less is the theme of most Bollywood stories -- he woos and wins the love of a beautiful single mom (Kajol). Only one problem: She is Hindu. The brother cuts him off, but Khan basks in the love of his new bride and her young son.

Then Sept. 11 happens. The film pictures Americans as unable to tell the differences between Muslims and Hindus or Arabs and Indians. Which is not exactly wrong, when it comes to certain redneck elements, but locating these hatreds in left-leaning San Francisco demonstrates a certain lack of comprehension on the filmmakers' part as well. Perhaps they just liked the idea of cable cars in their movie.

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So a somewhat predictable tragedy tears the new family apart. Worse, Khan's wife blames him of all people, an exasperating plot turn that lessens her as a character and makes no sense at any level.

The movie then become a pilgrimage of redemption where the hero must fulfill his wife's demand to tell the country and the U.S. president that even though his name is Muslim he is not a terrorist. This has a certain Capra-esque quality so it might have worked, but the linchpin to his redemption seems to be a poor rural and black county set in the Deep South that defies any credibility whatsoever. These are also the only sequences that clearly take place on a soundstage set. Everything here screams: Fake!

Nevertheless, the film and especially Khan hold on to their integrity through conviction and warmheartedness. Without any gimmickry, Khan captures the nervous ticks and emotional barriers that an afflicted individual must battle against daily. It's a showy performance but in the right kind of way.

The production seems to grow bigger as the movie progresses as Khan's odyssey must include a Guantanamo-like imprisonment and a hurricane. Even Barack Obama (Christopher B. Duncan) puts in an appearance.

This is a movie not built for subtlety, but it does tackle a subject American movies have mostly avoided -- that of racial profiling and the plight of Muslim-Americans. It also allows Shah Rukh Khan to display his talent to an even wider audience. It's well worth the 162-minute journey.

Venue: Berlin International Film Festival -- out of competition
(Fox Searchlight)
Production companies: Fox Star Studios and Fox Searchlight present a Dharma Prods. and Red Chillies Entertainment Prods.
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, Tanay Chheda
Director: Karan Johar
Screenwriters: Karan Johar, Shibani Bathija
Producers: Hiroo Yash Johar, Gauri Khan
Director of photography: Ravi K. Chandran
Production designer: Sharmishta Roy
Music: Shankar, Ehsaan Loy, Manish Malhotra, Shiraz Siddique
Costume designer: Shanoo Sharma
Editor: Deepa Bhatia
Rated PG-13, 162 minutes

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...04067686.story (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/my-name-is-khan-film-review-1004067686.story)
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Hari Kuttan
13th February 2010, 12:19 PM
^^ athu kollalo :)
:banana::banana::banana:

kuttappan
13th February 2010, 12:19 PM
I was so happy to see this glowing review from the main newspaper in California, The Los Angeles Times which is a paper read daily by most everyone in Hollywood film industry. I was triple happy to see the reviewer is their main head reviewer for 30 years Kevin Thomas who rarely reviews foreign films

February 13, 2010
MOVIE REVIEW
'My Name Is Khan'
The story of an Indian man who moves to America and is belatedly diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome is an engaging, well-acted film.

By Kevin Thomas
The Los Angeles Times

Karan Johar's "My Name Is Khan" is a sweeping epic in the melodramatic Bollywood manner yet emerges as a potent, engaging and timely entertainment. Shahrukh Khan stars as Rizwan Khan, whose Asperger's syndrome goes undiagnosed until the death of his loving mother sends him off to San Francisco to live with his younger brother, whose psychologist wife makes the diagnosis.

Having been raised with affection and sensitivity, Khan, who is well-educated and exceptionally intelligent, is already high-functioning. Ultra-sensitive to noise, he may be petrified by the clanging of a cable car bell until he understands what it is, and his ability to express emotion may be muted, but it turns out that he's a surprisingly successful salesman for the Indian herbal beauty products company for which his brother is an executive. He feels compelled to tell the truth no matter what, and his candor in regard to what his line of cosmetics can and cannot do amusingly beguiles the beautiful Mandira (Kajol), who owns and operates a busy beauty salon. Pretty soon, the shyly handsome Khan has won the heart of Mandira, a single mother with a small son -- and a bad marriage in her past.

When a client who lives in a small town outside San Francisco offers to put up the money to open a salon in that community Mandira accepts, and soon the new family is living the suburban American dream -- until Sept. 11. Mandira is a Hindu, Khan is a Muslim, and at this point the film evolves from the story of a man with Asperger's learning to live a successful, happy life to that of a man who embarks, in the wake of tragedy and violence, on an odyssey to declare to President Obama, "I am a Muslim and I am not a terrorist."

"My Name Is Khan" is a potent, energetic heart-tugger and Khan and Kajol, major Bollywood stars, are highly appealing and equal to the demand of their emotion-charged roles.

http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/l...0,185981.story (http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/la-et-khan13-2010feb13,0,185981.story)
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ithu paid review ayirikkum..:valiya_chiri: