PG-13 | | Drama
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.
Shahrukh's character was compared to Dustin Hoffman's character in "Rain Man" and Tom Hanks' character in "Forrest Gump".
Fund Raiser Receptionist:
For dinner with the president is $500 you know?
Rizwan Khan: That's... that's $500
Fund Raiser Receptionist: What church are you from?
Rizwan Khan: Church? Church?
Fund Raiser Receptionist: This is a Christian's only event.
Rizwan Khan: But... but it says it's a fund raiser for the draught in Africa.
Fund Raiser Receptionist: For Christian's honey.
Rizwan Khan: Honey, honey ...
After Rizwan encounters Dr. Faisal Rehman at the mosque around August 2008, he uses a phone booth to call Zakir and Hasina. Although phone booths have become increasingly rare in North America due to the popularity of cell phones, they did not cease to exist until after 2013.
The international director's cut (edited by Alan Edward Bell), which premiered at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on April 24, 2010 and was released in the United States on May 7, deletes approximately 35 minutes of footage, including most of the Wilhelmina, Georgia subplot.
Hindi, Urdu, English
£936,454 (UK) (12 February 2010)
$4,018,695 (USA) (2 May 2010)
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