A syndrome has to be adopted as a catalyst to strike balance with the existing trend of cinema. Karan Johar has followed this suit and done justice. In his latest venture, the King Khan is his mouthpiece, who is laid up with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism that virually dismembers the man from the common-run despite his outstanding faculty. Rijwan Khan comes all the way to the USA, becomes a salesman of cosmetic products. He happens to come across Mandira in a parlour. She develops bent for him, mainly because of his bizarre candidness. Mandira who has a son by her ex-husband marries Rizwan.But the catastrophe of 11/9 brings about topsy-turvy to their life. Communal ill-feelings jeopardise the smooth-sail of the Muslim community in the USA. Meanwhile. Sam, Kajol's son is ruthlessly looked down upon by his best friend in the school. In a moot, he is severly injured by some American rowdies that results in his death in the hospital.Medical reports reveal, the victim's death is owing to lethal blows, supposingly delivered from racial or communal despise. Resultantly, the grief-stricken mother develops an ungoverned wrath against her husband Rizwan whose last name "Khan" might have been the crux of the calamity.She with blunt diractness, blames her husband. Her wild challenge, " Can you tell the President of the USA that your name is Khan and you are not a terrorist?" Here, she abandons him. But, now on Rizwan's only implied shibboleth becomes "My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist".
The husband and wife are separated. And a new journey sets forth. At a time when the bereaved mother is fighting for justice politically, Rizawan is fighting spiritually. This diverse moves are the most essential asset of the story-line. It is the humane in Rizwan that makes him rather bohemiann, from state to the other. His brief sojourn in Georgea with the poor Negro family is noteworthy. Rizwan comes to meet The President, and in the maddened multitude his loud entreaty "My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist" makes him earmarked and he is held by the FBI. Any way, after ordeal in the solitary confinement, he is at large. Meanwhile, he has been specified by media that run after him. His advent at the hurricane-hit district as a saviour, though over-tonned,needed for climactic growth. Rizwan is widely highlighted for his yeoman's services. In fact, the quintessence of the Islam has been brought to light through Rizwan. His fathomless love for his lost son is read by his wife. Meanwhile, he is stabbed by an orthodox. In the hospital, Rizwan and Mandira re-unite. It is in the final scene, the newly elected Black President meet Rizwan and himself pronounces, "you are Khan and you are not a terrorist"( The scene is highly melo-dramatic, and Karan Johar has emptied his utmost tearjerker materials).
Sha-ruk-Khan has done the best job of his career so far. His acting, sometimes reminds us Dustin Hoffman in "Rain-Man". Some awards are guranteed for him. His counterpart Kajol is brilliant. To express emotions physionomically, she is unparrelal. Karan Johar has done his best. Each scene is well-designed, and in no other film he has laboured so much as in this. The songs composed by Shankar-Eshan-Loy trio are in match with the sequences, The Sufi flavours in two numbers give vent to the delicate conviction of the Protagonist. Dialogues are well-written. The length of the film could have been sliced by shedding extra-calories.The film as a whole has a message and there are small episodes which convey good deal of messages, as a river has her tributeries.