Religion in *My Name Is Khan*

When I was searching for some interesting reviews of My Name Is Khan, I found a comprehensive review, including our thinking of religions reflected in the movie. It is expressed “how people jump to conclusions about a religion without even thinking that each religion has its long history, sacred values and much more.”

My Name Is Khan also delves deeper into the psychology of the Muslims who feel being targeted unnecessarily in the US after the 9/11 events and even they strongly condemn the attacks; they have practically no control over the spread of false propaganda about their religion. Islam is respectfully depicted with its values and the story shows how a marriage (Rizvan and Mandira’s one) between a Hindu and a Muslim is possible. In addition, the writers bravely accommodate specific scenes showing how to find acceptance socially in a country where there is a wrong perception about one’s own religion, which is being targeted rigorously by the media and a certain section of the population. They are filmed with so much realism, that some viewers might find themselves in certain of these situations.

My Name Is Khan also explicitly shows how people jump to conclusions about a religion without even thinking that each religion has its long history, sacred values and much more. In a much broader context and frank manner, Karan Johar tackles taboo issues such as, after the September 11 events, people decide to engage socially or professionally with you depending on your name and religious views.

For more reviews in detail, you may visit PlanetBollywood.com.

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