An Indian Muslim man with Asperger’s syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. A story about hope, faith and an untiring drive to stand by what is right, Rizwan Khan takes us with him as he tries to fight hate with a simple message,
“My name is Khan. And I am not a terrorist.”
Jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment and distributed by FOX Star Entertainment, this movie pierces deep into the heart as we come face to face with our own prejudices that we harbor based on religion, appearance and cultural backgrounds. The movie talks about breaking down these stereotypes being the need of the hour and about entire humanity standing strong and undivided against those groups of people who use religion to spread terror.
This film brought together the golden trio of Karan Johar, Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan’s chemistry with Kajol is legendary. Combined with the sensitivities of director Karan Johar, the story grips you right from the start, as Rizwan’s mother explains to the young, impressionable boy the profound truth, “There are only 2 types of human beings in this world. Good human beings who do good deeds, and bad human beings who do bad deeds. That’s the only thing that differentiates people.”
This is the message that Rizwan carries with him throughout his life. Though it may seem like an oversimplification of reality, this is the message that is the need of the hour even today.
One of SRK’s best performances till date, Karan Johar brings out the beautiful phases that occur in between a couple when tragedy strikes. Shah Rukh Khan as Rizwan Khan tells us that faith can indeed move mountains, that hope can make the impossible come true, and that love does indeed win over hate.
When we look at this masterpiece, we really hope that this team can come together again soon for another such beauty. Karan Johar, if you are listening, please make something happen again. We fans are waiting!!!