Irrfan Khan was one of the most gifted actors in Bollywood. He always stood out for his unmatched acting talent, his offbeat choices, and his unusual career trajectory. Even though he is not with us anymore. His movies have left quite a mark on Hindi cinema. Here is looking at some of his best works that everyone should watch or re-watch :
In this 2003 movie, Irrfan Khan teamed up with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj to create this masterpiece. Irrfan proved his metal in this movie while working along with stalwarts like Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah, and Om Puri. Maqbool is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
The Namesake by Mira Nair was a 2007 film that touched many hearts. Ashima and Ashoke, immigrant Bengali parents, try to adjust to life in America, while Gogol, their son, tries to find his identity and choose between the two worlds. Irrfan was phenomenal in this movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are in for a treat!
Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Talvar’, which was inspired by the Aarushi Talwar murder case, had Irrfan playing the investigating officer who is determined to get to the bottom of the case. The way he does justice to every character he plays is truly worth praising.
Irrfan Khan stole the show as a widower Saajan Fernandes in this movie. He stuck an unusual epistolary friendship with a housewife, Ila. In the movie, Irrfan expressed every emotion beautifully through his eyes. The film, upon its release in 2013, won acclaim from the world over and was a favorite at many international film festivals.
Irrfan played the role of Rana Chaudhary, an impatient but good-hearted businessman who runs a fleet of taxis in this lovely comedy. Irrfan displayed his flair for comedy in the Shoojit Sircar-directed movie. His fun banter with Amitabh Bachchan’s Bhashkor was among the many highlights of the feel-good film. His relationship with Deepika in the movie was also one of a kind thing.
Hindi Medium is a feel-good comedy with a healthy dose of social commentary. This Irrfan Khan movie was a laugh riot from the start. It had some moments where you could not stop yourself from laughing, though the end did have a very deep and meaningful message.