MNIK is a bold and right-into-your-face answer to the world’s new found fascination for rare genetic disorders. Of course, Aamir Khan remains a pioneer in this field and others are mere followers. The Indian Populace has been afflicted with so many diseases from time immemorial, that Asperger’s Syndrome remains a drop in the ocean; and the same thing goes for Dyslexia and Progeria. But MNIK is not about the general Indian populace; it is about the next generation NRIs who may get afflicted with such diseases and thus this movie can act as a remedial guide for them in near future.

I would be quite candid here. I didn’t like MNIK. It was not that it didn’t contain comedy; It was not that it was a sentimental bullshit; It was not that actors didn’t perform well. The only thing which remains an itching point for me is the whole goddamn storyline. When you are making a movie based on real-world issues and characters, try to make it seem real. Instead, MNIK tried too hard to be both imaginative and realistic and thereby landed in the no-mans land i.e. the grey area between Reality and Illusion.

A rendezvous with a person suffering from Asperger’s syndrome would convince you of the fact that these very people have disproportionate amounts of socio-psychological disorders, such that they are isolated, withdrawn; they cannot freely mix with the society. Forget about communicating properly; forget about selling beauty solutions; forget about hatred towards yellow color. It seems Karan Johar mixed many syndromes together to carve out his own version ofAsperger’s and SRK was projected as an autistic savant who could memorize anything and everything. The storyline drove me mad. The first half of the movie contains mild, emotional as well as comic and feel-good moments; but the second half is a drag which deliberately tries to implode that sentimental bomb inside you. If you watch MNIKcarefully, first half and second half seem to be two different films which is eventually woven into one movie.

So, why does Rizwan Khan hate Yellow color? If he does so, then I wonder if “he gets fits while he shits”.

Can Rizwan Khan replace Edward Cullen (of “Twilight” fame)? Yes. Seems like if it’s vampire syndrome in America then it has to be Asperger’s in India.

Will Asperger’s be the new bandi-wooing mantra? Yes. Even if you are not born with it, at the least you can act it. AndSRK will be more than happy to take a class on it (Well, we will not invite him in IIM A for a guest lecture)

I have nothing against SRK here. His performance was exemplary and noteworthy. Kajol was a mess and her messiness was augmented beyond proportions, thanks to the defective storyline/screenplay. And one thing I still don’t understand: “Why do American people acting in Indian movies seem so stupid and out-of-context?”. Karan Johar tried to include many “Shocking” moments in the film, but he failed miserably; The “Death of the child” was a stupid moment; The “Stabbing” was an asinine shot; Kajol’s immature and rash act/reaction (on the football field) just after “Death of the child” was preposterous. (If you may have noticed, “Stupid”, “Asinine” and “Preposterous” are synonyms).  The director didn’t give any other character that much time  to develop deeply except Rizwan Khan so that we could understand why he/she is doing the things he/she is doing.  And in all that commotion, the connection was lost; sentiments didn’t flow; ridicule and angry outbursts ensued; and MNIK succumbed to my criticizing review.

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