Oscar Buzz for Karan Johar & Shahrukh Khan’s “My Name Is Khan”?

My Name Is Khan

My Name Is Khan

Fancy seeing Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar and Kajol at this year’s Oscars? It certainly is possible, now that “My Name is Khan” has found its way on the Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 83rd Academy Awards.

Johar’s political romance, chronicling the impact of 9/11 on the Muslim community in the United States, rocked the overseas box office last February. With its name on the official list of eligibility, the film could easily lend itself to a number of nominations — not limited to Best Foreign Picture due to its distribution by global production house, FOX Star Entertainment.

“MNIK”, as it is popularly referred to, marked Johar’s fourth film as a director. He previously delivered the immensely successful “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (1998) and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” (2001), and while his third outing “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” (2006) could not match the popular prowess of its predecessors, many critics regarded the adultery-based drama as Johar’s best work. In addition to being Johar and Khan’s his fourth consecutive film together, MNIK also reunited the off-screen best friends with Kajol, who starred in Johar’s first two films but turned down the role in Kabhi Alvida… that would later go to Rani Mukherjee.

It was just under two years ago that “Slumdog Millionaire”, also under FOX, swept every award show in town. Moreover, the film won an astonishing eight of its 10 Oscar nods, including Best Picture and Best Director. Incidentally, it was Khan who presented Slumdog Millionaire alongside Freida Pinto at the Golden Globes that year.

Nonetheless, while it became the highest grossing Hindi film in overseas box office history, MNIK has lacked the widespread appeal that ended in Slumdog’s 2009 Oscar triumph. Reviews back home in India were largely favorable, but those from Hollywood’s top critics and the foreign press were mixed to positive, with some unable to identify with the inclusion of what they called “over-the-top Bollywood elements” in an otherwise serious plot.

The outcome notwithstanding, the mere presence of MNIK in a list of Oscar hopefuls should be enough to do any South Asian proud.

“My Name Is Khan” International Version, Theatrical Trailer:

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Do you think “My Name Is Khan” is Oscar worthy? Tell us below!

  • Ahsan Ali Bangash

    Shah Rukh Khan k ilawa dosra koi b nahi jo boolywood k liye oscar la sake………Koi Shak

    • Anas

      naaa… bhai…srk rocks…

  • nadia siddiqui

    i hope they pick this film, it really deserves to be in the running! hugeeee karan joher fan ;-)

  • Seema

    Shahrukh the only Person who have a capability to do this.

  • kunal jhawari

    mannn…i tell u…shahrukh khans MNIK deserves an oscar nomination….brilliant movie wid a serious triggering plot…..

  • Sadat khan

    shah rukh and karan..go for the glory u may win……and bring oscar in the land of south asia……………..best of luck…….pls pick the film

  • Abdullah khan

    I m so excited when i heard that my name is khan will nominate for oscar,i m sure shahrukh will prove himself again that is only who can do it.love u srk

  • haptork

    SRk RuLes

  • http://privategoogleShahrukh nooreen durrani

    SRK AND KJO have done the job to the perfection ,they deserve all the praise for their good work. GOOD LUCK

  • dinesh

    i would love SRK to win oscar for this movie.. i’ve neva seen such acting.. mindblowing. very emotional

  • Maalika Jameel

    Sure hope—-MNIK gets Chosen for the Oscar’s. Super film—My hot Favorites
    SRK Karan J and Kajol—–U 3 are the best for me.All the best.

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  • Tripti Pulger

    I pray to GOD that MNIK win the Oscar because SRK is at his best in the movie. Shah Rukh rules and Shah Rukh rocks.

  • http://yahoo.com imran malik

    MNIK deserve the oscar one of the best movie of the history ……cant describe in words……..GO SRK GO win the oscar wish u very very best of luck

  • Swatantra

    Yeah i rely feel dat SRK Wil able to sweep al awards…
    Hope SRk`s stardom bag him a Oscar..

  • Mehedi Hasan

    3/4 nomination to milega hi milega…..best foreign lanuage movie+best actor+best music in a motion picture+best background music- ka nomination to deserve karta hai…..SRK rooooooooookz

  • awaiz

    insha allah mnik will get the first indian oscar.and i hope it will do it….

  • http://Orkut.com Shaurya maingi

    Mnik will be a oscar award movie .shah rukh rocks

  • http://Orkut.com Shaurya maingi

    Srk king khan

  • joe

    amen ya rab shahrukh and his friend will sweep oscars ya rab ameen inshaallah

  • Debjani Nandy

    MNIK should get OSCAR. SRK also deserves OSCAR.

  • Debjani Nandy

    shahrukh khan`s MNIK deserves oscar nominations….brilliant movie…..

  • http://romance.com Abdul HAfeez

    There is no doubt abut it SRK comes wth Oscar award in 2011 as best actor and best movie He is the Love bhai not boy

  • Shaikh Manerul Islam

    Srk rock to gave some extraordinary act in mnik. Wish he should get osker n film fare award . Good luck n i also wishing Ra1 will break all record

  • alam

    i think srk deserve this award no doubt

  • http://yagho.com Ashu

    srk ki movie mnik ko jarur oscar milega chate kisi bhi category me al the best srk king of bollywood

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  • pamir

    off bit movie…awesome background score..good storyline..best and tough performance by srk..now hope for the best..we are just waiting for pride.

  • http://facebook iolanda Inocencia

    I like SAM in my name is Khan

  • Rahman

    this movie definetly deserves an oscar.infact it must get an oscar.omg.this movie is bad to the bone.i couldn’t help crying.this the real thing.this movie definetly deserves an oscar,not even one,a million.

  • hkdragonfly

    Shahrukh Khan Definitely deserves an Oscar for his performance. Outstanding movie with so many facets of humanity.

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