The initial reviews of My Name Is Khan from those who managed to watch it, is out. The film has been loved by folks from the industry, most critics weren’t invited to the premiere.
Here are some of the initial reactions
Farhan Akhtar (director): MNIK is an amazing film. Full power to Karan, Shahrukh, Kajol, Ravi K Chandran (DOP), Deepa Bhatia (editor) and the rest! Outstanding! – Shahrukh’s best performance till date. Karan’s best film. What else can you ask for? – Kajol is very good as always, reached in and plucked my heart out in some moments…. but SRK blows you away. MUST WATCH!
Preity Zinta : Jut saw My Name Is Khan and it is MINDBLOWING ! Everyone who has a heart should watch it .. Again and Again and Again ! Am so proud of SRK ! – Karan Johar has shown his superiority as a director ! I am so proud of him ! My name is Zinta and I have loved the film – Kajol is also amazing in the film ! Its SRK’s role that is really tough though and he deserves a standing ovation :-)
Sonam Kapoor : Saw mnik, loved the purity of khan and the intentions of the film. its a tear jerker with a message of love and hope. Power to kjo!
Arjun Rampal : A brave and powerful film. Proud of them (Karan, SRK and MNIK team).
Any negatives reviews, you may ask. Yes, there is one from Sagarika Ghose- a popular CNN IBN journalist and wife of one of India’s most respected journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. Here is what she had to say about the film on twitter.
- Just came back from special screening of MINK–after all the hype, sorry the movie just didn’t work for me.
- Love shahrukh, total solidarity on ss, but his performance in MINK fell badly short, made autism look comical, as if he was sending it up.
- Why could the same film not have been set in India: muslim-as-terrorist dilemma equally potent here..MINK totally american film
- MNIK too contrived, not real, tackily made ..Three Idiots far far better
- On Kajol : she bounced around perkily and wept well, but not a big deal. am afraid..
- I love shahrukh, think he has great energy and is very good looking, but his acting in MNIK is most disappointing..
- In my view a movie entitled MNIK should be raw, gut wrenching, in your face–this was neither here nor there..