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''"My name is Khan and and I am not a terrorist."''

A 2010 Indian film starring ThoseTwoActors, ShahrukhKhan and {{Kajol}}.

Born in India, Rizwan is diagnosed from an early age as having Asperger's Syndrome. His mother patiently takes care of him, teaches him right and wrong and finds a mentor willing to help him. Unfortunately, her attention spurs the jealousy of Rizwan's brother Zakir, who leaves India for the United States at 18, to create his own business. After their mother's death, Zakir helps Rizwan move to America, acquire the nationality and find a job. This is how Rizwan meets and falls in love with Mandira, a Punjabi hairdresser with a teen son named Sameer. After a ridiculously cute courtship, Rizwan and Mandira decide to get married - against their families' wishes, since he's Muslim and she's Hindu. Sameer and Rizwan become best friends, Mandira's dream of opening her own hair dressing salon comes true and they're all set to live happily ever after.

Then September 11 happens.
Then it gets worse.

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!!This film contains examples of:
* [[spoiler:AccidentalMurder]]:[[spoiler:Sam's death]].
* BarackObama: And how.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Rizwan ends up in the equivalent of Guantanamo Bay because Mandira tells him to tell the president he's not a terrorist]].
* BeigeProse: Rizwan's letter to Mandira.
* BetaCouple: Rizwan's brother, Zakir, and his wife.
* BilingualBonus: The African-American church that Rizwan ends in is called Church of Rock.
* BrownNote: Part of what led to Rizwan being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome was the discovery that the color yellow is this for him.
* TheBully: Leads to the death of [[spoiler: Sameer]]
* ChekhovsSkill: As a kid Rizwan figured out a way to get rid of flood water. [[spoiler:Guess who happens to come in handy when a nice lady who befriended him is stuck in a flood]]...
* CloserToEarth: Mandira is this for Rizwan until [[spoiler: her son is killed and she understandably flips out.]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Sam's killers are particularly nasty examples of this]].
* DisabilitySuperpower: Khan is extremely intelligent and fares exceptionally well with logic problems, which means he can fix almost anything.
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: At the beginning one of the police men detaining Khan jokes "Do you know where Osama is?"
* IdiotSavant: Rizwan.
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Yeah, averted. Twice, even.]]
* InnocentInaccurate: Rizwan's letters to Mandira, when [[spoiler: he is being detained for terrorism. An example would be the point where we see that the temperature in his cell is changed from extreme cold to extreme heat as a form of torture. Rizwan's letter, paraphrased: "This place is strange. Sometimes it's too cold, sometimes it's too hot. Maybe they're having problems with the air conditioning."]]
* KeepingSecretsSucks: Sam's best friend, Reece, who [[spoiler:is threatened by Sam's killers if he ever tells anyone about it. Eventually, however, [[TearJerker the guilt becomes too much for him to bear]]]].
* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim.
** TruthInTelevision: This is in the immediate aftermath of NineEleven, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.
* LifeImitatesArt: The movie starts with Rizwan being searched and detained for questioning in an airport because people mistake him for a terrorist. When he traveled to the US to promote the movie, Shahrukh Khan was... searched and detained for questioning in an airport because his name lit up a red signal for terrorism. Oops.
* MistakenForTerrorist: Throughout the course of the film.
** Even when he's screaming he's not a terrorist!
* PoliceAreUseless: As is the national defense department.
* ThePromise: Mandira tells Rizwan she'll marry him if he can find a place she hasn't seen in San Francisco.
* SiblingRivalry: Zakir is jealous of the attention Rizwan gets.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Khan is pronounced KAH-N with a guttural K.
* StraightMan: Played with as Rizwan takes almost everything so literaly that he becomes deadpan.
* TheWarOnTerror
* WellDoneSonGuy: Subverted somewhat with Zakir, who leaves for the United States as soon as he turns 18 in part to escape his family. Not completely as he sponsors Rizwan to come to the US.
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