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

A 2010 Indian film starring ThoseTwoActors, Creator/ShahRukhKhan and Creator/{{Kajol}}.

Born in India, Rizwan is diagnosed from an early age as having UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome. 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.

Nothing to do with that [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness other movie with this movie's title as a line of dialogue]].
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!!This film contains examples of:
* AccidentalMurder:[[spoiler:Sam's death at the hands of the bullies]].
* 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 UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome was the discovery that the color yellow is this for him.
* TheBully: Leads to the death of [[spoiler: Sameer]].
* BullyBrutality: The bullies [[spoiler:torture Sameer]] with a soccer ball and [[spoiler:accidentally kill him]].
* 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.]]
* TheComicallySerious: Rizwan is too literal-minded and too serious that he becomes funny.
* DeathOfAChild:[[spoiler:Sameer dies at the hands of bullies. Mama Jenny's son dies in the disaster.]]
* 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.
* 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, the guilt becomes too much for him to bear]].
* KidsAreCruel: Especially to Sameer when they find out his father is Muslim. This [[TruthInTelevision did happen]]: this is in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when anti-Muslim sentiment got to a particularly nasty level.
* LiteralMinded: Due to his UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome, Rizwan takes jokes and hyperboles at face value.
* MistakenForTerrorist: Throughout the course of the film. [[spoiler:Really gets Played for Drama when he gets sent to the equivalent of Guantanamo Bay]]
* MrFixit: Rizwan has the ability to fix almost anything. He uses that talent to earn some money.
* 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 literally that he becomes deadpan.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Some muslims led by Dr. Fehman inside a Mosque decide to become aggresive after the mistreatment as terrorists they have received, but Rizwan tries to dissuade them. Rizwan denounces Dr. Fehman to the FBI.
* 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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