September 8, 2010

Film Pick: My Name Is Khan

Like Forrest Gump and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, My Name Is Khan takes a look at love, life and societal complication through the eyes of someone who doesn't share the common perspective.

Rizvan Khan, who lives with a form of autism, finds love and acceptance in the United States after years of living with isolation and misunderstanding in India. The events of September 11, 2001 alters that happiness in a tragic way, and sets Rizvan on a path to prove himself all over again.

The Bollywood flick is lengthy and sometimes sentimental, but it allows the audience to see American culture from the viewpoint of an individual with a unique perspective.

It's perhaps the most truthful flick I've seen this year.