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My Name Is Khan

Postby raja » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:04 pm

We did discuss a bit about this in the "Sainik" thread but this is where it belongs.

I have not seen the movie yet. And am unlikely to see it in the near future.
Two of my nieces have seen it.
One of them hates SRK and Karan Johar anyway, so her opinion cannot be considered as objective. :-)
The other niece is neutral towards SRK. In fact she may actually like him a bit.
I asked her about the movie and she said "it was crap. The first half was OK, typical SRK, Kajol and all that. The second half was full of BS". Overall, not impressed.

Those of you who have seen the movie (or heard comments from people you know) , please provide your feedback here. Is it really such a good movie or just a lot of hype ?

My opinion - without seeing the movie (and being a reasonable SRK fan) - is :
3 Idiots became a MASSIVE hit. The biggest hit in the history of Indian cinema.
With so much money poured into MNIK - and SRK's reputation on the line, considering Aamir had hit the jackpot - it was necessary to hype up MNIK. Besides, not everybody in the Indian public shells out money that easily for 2 movies in a row. Many who have spent their money on 3 Idiots may not have seen MNIK if it had not been so much hyped up.

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby bharathh » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:08 pm

SRK has a huge following that will watch his movies with no regard as to whether it is a good movie or not. However after Billu Barber flopped big time, I'm guessing SRK did not want a repeat of that. To ensure that this movie ran well he gave it some much needed publicity.

That said I haven't watched this movie. Nor do I mean to... unless I'm on a flight, wherein I have nothing better to do and get to see it for free. Last time I traveled from India, I watched Kambhakt Ishq (terrible movie), Victory(decent), and, Rock On! (Awesome - watched it for the 3rd time or something).

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby asterix » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:49 pm

People suck for Bollywood movies shot in USA. So those who want to know more about USA, they watch these movies..

Raja bhai..The following spoof covers the moview MNIK and it's hype. People found the sppof better than the movie itself. Hope that'll help:

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2010/02/16 ... e-is-khan/

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby bharathh » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:54 pm

That guy's spoofs are hilarious

He has an excellent sense of humor.

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Postby timydamonkey » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:18 pm

I have seen this advertised here in the UK.

I am not sure whether I would like it. I feel uncomfortable watching anything about Asperger's, so I do not think it'd be a good idea for me to watch. It is the same with reading, really. I do not think it is generally realistically portrayed.

I do not know the actors in this though. From the comments, they are well known in India? Are they any good, or just supposed to be good looking (the two things cinema comes down to nowadays, often mutually exclusive! :D).

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby Ranjith » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:05 am

I like Andrew Symonds better than SRK...

Even when i saw its trailers i had predicted its going to crap.the hype was so obvious,SRK fans will dye to see him act along with Kajol so he made the best of tht too.
Many friends said the movie is crap but tnx to SRK's hype and many of his devotee fans the movie is a success all over.Many devotee friends in Facebook has their status as "MNIK is awsome" blah blah...no matter what crap SRK ditches out these ppl will hail it....oh did i mention there are several active groups with active members in FB promoting this movie of Osacrs?

btw i heard the story.......


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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby raja » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:08 am

timydamonkey wrote:I have seen this advertised here in the UK.

I am not sure whether I would like it. I feel uncomfortable watching anything about Asperger's, so I do not think it'd be a good idea for me to watch. It is the same with reading, really. I do not think it is generally realistically portrayed.

I do not know the actors in this though. From the comments, they are well known in India? Are they any good, or just supposed to be good looking (the two things cinema comes down to nowadays, often mutually exclusive! :D).


Chloe, this movie has been made by Karan Johar, one of India's most successful and commercially-minded film-makers.
The main actor, Shah Rukh Khan, is an icon in India (also the owner of IPL team , Kolkata Knight Riders, btw).
He is possibly one of the two most famous Indians in the world now (the other being Amitabh Bachchan).
He has churned out many big hits in the past with the main female lead in this movie, Kajol.

With all this, expectations from this movie were high (as is the case with almost every SRK / Karan Johar movie).

There was huge pre-release publicity for the movie in all sorts of forms. Including controversy when a regional party in India threatened to prevent showing of the movie in a certain state in India as a response for certain statements made by SRK.

Of course nothing sells better than controversy and a whole lot of people are now flocking to the theaters to "show their support" for SRK.
In all this, the content of the movie tends to recede into the background.

I have not seen the move. I believe, at the heart of the movie, it is about one man's attempt to talk to people (including the President of the US) and tell him that just because he is a Muslim, it does not mean he is a terrorist. He is discriminated against, in all sorts of ways and places - it is about his experiences. The disease is just another touch to add poignancy to the character. And, as a classic Indian thing to do, the movie apparently has breath-taking pictures of California coastline and all that.

I personally think - and I say this without seeing the movie, I must admit - it sounds extremely superficial.

There are different types of movies. Those that are meant purely for entertainment. They don't claim to have a message and if they do, you should not take this too seriously. Their main objective is to be an entertainer.

Then there are those that clearly are made with a message. In these movies, the message should be so realistically and strongly thrown at the audience that everything else becomes secondary. When you come out of the movie, it is the message that should stay in your mind.

I think film-makers should be clear about what type of movie they are making. If MNIK is supposed to be one with a message (and it does clearly look like that is what the movie is trying to do), there is no real need to have Californian coastline, is there ?

Ok, maybe I am just being sceptical.

And mind you, I actually like Shah Rukh Khan. :-)

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:21 am

I have not seen the movie, nor do I intend to. Would watch when it is telecast on TV maybe on ' Colours' 4 months down the line. I dont have spare money to spend on such movies.

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby raja » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:07 am

That spoof is JUST BRILLIANT !!!
I was laughing SO MUCH all the way !!!

And the comments - equally entertaining.

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby Ranjith » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:08 pm

Why do you ppl still watch Hindi movies? :D
i mean its so easy to understand if a hindi movie is good or not frm the trailers itself!when was the last time SRK and AB made a good movie?

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby Leo » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:46 am

I think if I tell my opinion about MNIK, it will be aginst your opinion.

This is the best movie of Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan combination. Their previous movies KKHH, KKKG and KANK was bogus. Compare with those 3 films, I think MNIK is better.

If it is compared with other movies than Karan Johar - Shahrukh Khan combination always sucks.

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Re: My Name Is Khan

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby raja » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:48 pm

Wow, this is a very interesting link, Asterix.
For years I have wanted to know about the actual box-office performance of movies and not just go by hype.

I expected Atithi... to be a flop. It was hyped up in TOI's review which said "it is getting very good word-of-mouth". Yeah, right !!!
My nieces saw it last week and said it was no great shakes. Another of those comedy movies that comes and goes.
Just goes to show that movie reviews, at least from the TOI, are just loads of rubbish nowadays.

As for MNIK, am not surprised. With this sort of storyline, it is hard to see how this movie could have become a hit. No wonder there was so much hard-selling and hype.
I want the TOI reviewer to read his/her review again now.

I will be following that box office link more in the future. Finally the box office tells us what the public felt about the movie. Can't depend on movie reviews anymore.

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby Leo » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:04 pm

I am little confused. This site is telling that MNIK is a hit. :confused:

www.boxofficeindia.com

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby asterix » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:54 am

Guj Police Finds MNIK Cine Ticket From Hizbul Militant

No matter if an Asperger’s Syndrome-afflicted Rizwan Khan goes on to actually help nab a terror mastermind during his self-vindication journey through the reels of My Name is Khan, the movie has found endorsement from an unlikely quarter: the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), reports The Indian Express.

Gujarat Anti Terror Squad (ATS) stumbled on this facty, while interrogating the HM’s alleged terror agent Bashir Ahmed Baba, suspected to have been scouting in Gujarat for impressionable recruits for terror training in HM facilities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the report said.

32-year-old Bashir, known in Kashmir as the Pepsi Bomber (for his alleged expertise in turning empty cans of soft drinks into explosive devices), had been asked by his HM handler in PoK , Bilal Shera, to use the movie as an indoctrination tool.

ATS sources say Bashir was specifically told to use the movie to propagate the idea that Muslim youth across the world were perennially facing humiliation and derision, and they need to come together for jihad.

Baba was nabbed on March 13 from Anand, while using the alleged cover of a medical camp trainer as he went about getting a network together to recruit young men for the HM.

Sources said the ATS recovered from Bashir a ticket for the Shah Rukh Khan movie at the Fun Republic Theatre in Ahmedabad and grilled him on it.

Bashir, the sources said, confessed that he had gone to see the movie as instructed by his boss in PoK, Bilal Shera. After watching the movie, he made a call to Bilal who asked him to describe its content and what he thought of it.

According to ATS sources, Bashir told Bilal that it was a “nice movie, Shahrukh Khan acted well.” Bilal snubbed him and told him that he was sent to watch the movie to realise how it conveyed that Muslims were being subjected to atrocities and discrimination all over the world. The handler asked Bashir to get as many young Muslims as possible to watch the movie and drive home the point.

ATS sources added that following his handler’s instructions, Bashir focussed on at least three specific areas in Ahmedabad _ Law Gardern, Lal Darwaza and Kankaria _ to take groups of young men to watch the movie. Sources also added that Bashir even had got pirated CDs of the movie made and handed them to some of them for distribution.

Gujarat ATS chief Ajay Tomar declined to discuss the issue, insisting it would hamper the ATS probe into Bashir’s links.

“I would not like to say anything on this, it will harm our investigation. We will let you know about this at an appropriate time,” he added. Tomar, however, added that the ATS had not found if the movie’s CDs were actually distributed.

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Postby timydamonkey » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:05 am

Ugh...

A grand case where missing the point could be dangerous, it seems.

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Postby Scotty » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:06 am

He is an ASS

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Postby Cevno » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:25 pm

Terrorist can manipulate any noble movie with a good message,to use it to further their benefit.

Nothing there in MNIK to be showing any sympathy towards a terrorist.
New york was worser in that respect,though both are based on true facts about US treatment of Muslim suspects.

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Postby Alishabc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:50 pm

really boring movie

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Postby Bollywood News » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:39 am

My Name is khan is one the best entertaining movies in the Bollywood history. It not only show about the personality of the diseased like one possesed by Shahruk khan but also about natitionality problems. Kajol is really wonderful with Sahrukkhan. We love your company. Thanks Kajol and Sahrukkhan.

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Postby roselina » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:43 am

Bollywood News wrote:My Name is khan is one the best entertaining movies in the Bollywood history. It not only show about the personality of the diseased like one possesed by Shahruk khan but also about natitionality problems. Kajol is really wonderful with Sahrukkhan. We love your company. Thanks Kajol and Sahrukkhan.


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I agree with you "My Name is Khan" is a very entertaining movie.....I also like this movie....
Kajol and sahruk khan done very good acting in this movie...............

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby shellydzouza » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:02 am

My Name is Khan is really good movie.Shahrukh Khan and Kajol both are superb in this movie.It is a block buster movie.I saw this movie in theater.

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby appypaddy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:19 am

I have seen My Name is Khan movie.My openion is Superp

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby prassu » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:25 pm

It's nice movie

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Re: My Name Is Khan

Postby scud » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:19 pm

prassu wrote:It's nice movie


True.
SR of 43 v SR of 54. Ha Ha Ha. Enough said!