Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Name is KHAN

I did not know this movie existed - My Name is Khan - a Fox movie - 2010 - one of the greatest movies from "Bollywood" - yes Bollywood not Hollywood - a gem from the people of the land of India, but set in the most part in the USA. Two of  Bollywoods biggest stars - Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol are truly magnificent - just unbelievable acting. The setting is up to and after the horrific 9/11. It's a story that you could well believe could happen.
It has joy, lightness, love, simplicity, laughter, and sorrow and sadness that tares you apart (so if your like me better have kleenex ready).
The front cover says: A Remarkable Man, An Incredible Journey, A love Story For All Time.

The back cover says: "....this epic romance that proves true love knows no boundaries. Rizwan (Khan), an Indian man with a unique way of looking at the world, moves to San Francisco and meets a vivacious single mother named Mandira (Kajol). They form a special bond and fall in love against all odds, but fate and tragedy conspire to tear them apart. Then when Rizwan embarks on a remarkable journey across America to win back the love of his life."

I give this movie ***** stars - three thumbs up if I had three of them.  It is an epic - 161 minutes, but you'd never know it, captivating from start to finish.

What's another main lesson of this movie? There are two types of people in the world - the good and the bad. It matters not what religion you are, what ideology you hold, what political mind-set you have; two types of people in the world; either good doing good deeds; or bad doing bad deeds.

I was fortunate in my young life to have a mother that could sit and watch love story movies, and love being test by many problems that can come in life, but wins out in the end, and sit and cry, tears rolling down her cheek; so she taught me it was okay for a boy, a man, to cry also, and as a young kid going to a Bible School I had read many times "And Jesus wept."

So make sure you buy this movie, and have the kleenex handy.

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