A collective HUH? From my blog readers. "My name is Khan"?, "bollywood"? whatchutalking bout Doc?
Chris and I saw the movie "My name is Khan" last night, and wouldn't you know the Washington Post had an article about it in the Sunday edition:
So if you haven't guessed without reading the article it is an Indian movie, it was subtitled but some portions were in English.
In my opinion the movie portrayed the U.S.A. in a bad light, just about every stereotypical bad American was in the movie.
But the "Forrest Gump" connections, I wasn't sure, but the more I thought about it, absolutely. So here I go:
MNIK = My name is Khan FG = Forrest Gump
FG = Forrest has a special gift, running
MNIK = Khan has a special gift, repairing things
FG = Meets the President
MNIK = Khan meets the President
FG = Life is like a box of chocolates
MNIK = My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist
FG = Has a personal mission, goes cross country.
MNIK = Has a personal mission, goes cross country
FG = Life changes because of a hurricane
MNIK = More or less, life changes because of a hurricane
FG = Forrest calls his Mom, Momma and his wanna be girlfriends name is Jenny
MNIK = Character named Momma Jenny
FG = Wins the Medal of Honor
MNIK = Momma Jenny's son dies in the Iraq war and is awarded the Medal of Honor (They don't say this but it is displayed with his picture)
FG = Ends up in Georgia
MNIK = Khan ends up in Georgia
There are probably a few more connections that I can't think of right now, I'll add them later as I think about it.