Friday, 26 February 2010

Watching My Name is Khan with My Parents

Life is now back to normal in my household. Mum and Dad have been staying over with me for two weeks, and we did many things and went to places together. So last Monday I sent them to LCCT in the morning before off to the office for me. It was kinda sad seeing them leaving, but I guess it's a good thing too, to get my life back to the old routine.

Anyway, amongst those things that we did together was going to a cinema to watch a Hindi movie, My Name is Khan. Mum and Dad are Hindi movie fans back when they were young, and I thought it'd be a nice thing to treat them to a movie.

And here's the trailer

At first when I told Mum, she said "Ehh taknakla..mana ada orang tua pegi tengok wayang??" but I went and bought the ticket anyway for last Sunday's afternoon show at Cineleisure, which thankfully is only five minutes away from home.

Anyway, my Dad, always the sport that he is, immediately agreed. I myself am not really a Hindi movie fan, but the pairing of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol is always explosive, and both talents are sure to draw fans to the cinema.

Anyway here's a bit of info about the movie:

Theirs was a storybook romance told against the shadow of a great American city, until a series of life-changing events threatened more than just their own happiness. Imagine what happens when a single act from a determined man seeking forgiveness and love lost can do to inspire the hearts and minds of a wounded nation. In MY NAME IS KHAN, Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol Devgan inhabit the most challenging roles of their careers. Rizvan Khan is an honorable Muslim man from India, living with Asperger’s Syndrome, who falls unconditionally for the beautiful Mandira, a Hindu single mother living out her version of the global dream of success. Yet, when an unspeakable act of cowardice tears their family apart, Khan selflessly embarks on a powerful journey through a contemporary America that is as complex as the terrain of the human heart. He innocently becomes that most unlikely act of defiance, one of peace and compassion. He provides a sobering reality that touches the lives of every person he crosses. In the name of the woman he loves, a curious stranger will introduce himself to the world simply by saying, “My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.”

Truly, after leaving the cinema hall, I did not regret taking Mum and Dad to watch this movie. Even if they were not around, I would still want to watch it because it was an unconventional Bollywood movie, devoid of the usual sing-and-dance tradition that is known in Hindi movie, and which is just purely artistic cinema experience at its best.

Without a doubt, this is SRK's best performance of date, and Kajol, as usual, is his most perfect cinematic partner. The kind of chemistry you see between them in their previous movies is as strong as ever. And watching it with my parents makes it even a better experience for me.

So go watch it if you can, it's message is global, it's heartwarming, and it's simple. This movie makes you laugh and it makes you cry. I'd definitely go find the DVD once it's out;)

Hikkss.....Tak sangka I can give such rave reviews on a Hindi movie kann...?

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