Amidst the political and communal hoots, ‘My Name I s Khan’ is gearing to launch in the Valentine’s week with the evergreen romantic pair of the Bollywood. Anoop Sankaran lays out the optimistic highlights of those who behind this Bollywood buzz which is going to rock the theaters, shortly.
Controversies and gossips are always ‘necessary evils’ at least for the film industry is concerned. There had been such sequels in our ‘not so short’ histories as proof. ‘My Name is Khan’ is going to be the latest there. Not only the tinseldom but the whole India, and a lot other Hindi speaking terrains predicts the same.
Those behind the MNIK are confident that as soon as the flick hit the screen, all the other mess would be in oblivion, since none other than the ever green pair of the bollywood, Sharukh Khan – Kajol, is romancing on the screen once again. They are pairing after a loooong 8 years, after the ever hits, DDLJ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Yes, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Kham’ had all the needed ‘K’s, still it never tethered to the agape audience. In fact, they have been waiting to see the duo flaunt once again on the screen.
Besides, the very Karan Johar himself assures ‘some unique romantic scenes unlike in other movies’ in ‘My Name is Khan’. Karan seems to be least bothered of the scuffles and pep-talks about the screening of the movie.
But MNIK is going through a storm, really. Still Karan says that it is not an issue based film but an emotional based one and a human drama about a couple.
The film ‘My Name is Khan’ tells the Hindu-Muslim issue in a very sensitive way, as never before from the mainstream bollywood. The mindset of the whole world has been changed, after the frequent terrorist attacks around the globe, since its start. Whether it is Taliban or Al –Quieda, there will be someone among the terrorist, a Muslim. No one tells this aloud, though aware of it better. This can be akin to a like saying as ‘All terrorists are Muslims, but not all Muslims are terrorists’. So, to deal with a Hindu-Muslim issue, everyone will have a second thought before the launch. (After the release of ‘Bombay’, remember, what all things happened to ManiRatnam).
At this juncture, when narrating a story based on a Hindu-Muslim issue, Karan Johar also would have thought of it. But what actually conveys through the film ‘My Name is Khan’ is a solid truth that makes the base of all the human stuff – the ultimate victory of love and humanity over the evils. It is picturesquely brought to the screen and made our Farah Khan and John Abraham compete for the tissue papers, while watching the preview.
Farah told the media after the preview: ‘Karan has moved away from his traditional style and made a very touching film.” The film has a lot of tender moments, touching deep heart, and thus bringing out the truth passed the acid test.
‘My name is Khan’ has a Karan Johar touch all through, but it never tangled in to his obsessions for the break neck plies of dance mess. Of course, it is sensitive, emotional and musical like any Karan Johar movie, but audience never expect another ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehana’ now, after his repeated confessions through the channels as ‘ MNIK will be different’.
The movie has a world shaking incident as a back drop. Compiled with the sweet melodies like ‘noor-e-khuda’, rendered by Shankar Mahadevan, Adnan Sami and Shreya Ghoshal, backed by the ‘unique’ romancing of the Khan-Kajol pair, every one is looking forward for another block buster hit after the rocking ‘Three Idiots’.
When Shiv Sena nudged for a riot against Sharukh’ s remark on Pakistani players, all of us expected something muddy around the tinseldom. Nothing happened except Sharukh’s emotional comment to the press as ‘I felt very disturbed when my daughter asked me whether we have to leave India?” Sharukh Khan inculcates that he is a Mumbikar at the same time an Indian. He never emphasized that he is a Muslim. Somehow, at present in the real and reel life he is a Muslim and Khan. Certain segments are always waiting for a hubbub through which they can do over simply. We hear some dissonances from Bandra like that. Let all Indians pray for the good.
Anyway, we may not hear the song from ‘My Name Is Khan’ in a discotheque sometimes. Instead we would hear it after switching all the lights off, detained to some aloofness. It has been long we heard such a substance from bollywood. The same Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy team that composed for ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Keahna’ is ‘attuned’ once again for the ‘My Name Is Khan’.
The distribution strategy of the film is also very unique and new to the industry, as it is being released in a two-level way to the major centers first and some other new centers in the whole world exclusively for the bollywood explorers, next.
An ever super hit is gearing up for the Valentine’s week with the evergreen romantic pair of the Hindi screen, rowing through the mess of hues and cries. But we can hope for the best as it is always do when the ‘K’ repeats as King Khan, Karan and Kajol along with an unprecedented buzz. Shiv Sena renews threat… security forces at alert…media ready to take a start- camera- Yes.. the stage is set ready for the King’s solemn march!!!