It has been over two years since we lost the gem of cinema and theatre – Irrfan Khan. The actor’s untimely demise in 2020 has left us in tears.
While maintaining his status of an extraordinary actor predominantly in Hindi films, Khan also nailed a couple of hit works in Hollywood movies.
He is known as one of the finest actors in Hindi cinema. In his three-decade-old acting career, Irrfan left a mark in the industry and earned him numerous accolades for his versatile performance.
The actor made sure that each role he played was different from the other.
On Irrfan Khan’s 55th birth anniversary, from The Warrior to Angrezi Medium, we have covered the six best movies of the versatile actor.
‘The Warrior’ is directed by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia in 2001. Khan played the role of Lafcadia. He is a warrior in feudal Rajasthan who attempts to give up the sword. His incredible performance garnered the film a ton of accolades. For all the ‘Irrfan Khan fans’ this is a must-watch movie.
Life in a Metro
The man who is a natural-born talent proved it again. Directed by Anurag Basu, the 2007 movie was a layered narrative revolving around human relationships.
Irrfan Khan portrayed the role of Monty. His character of being sweet with an adorable sense of humor inspired fans to watch it again and again.
Paan Singh Tomar
The movie is about an athlete who wins gold medals at the Indian National Games seven times in a row. Later, when his mother is murdered, he was forced to become a dacoit. This film is truly inspiring and was brought to life by the legendary actor.
Directed by Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire’s storyline had a backdrop of Mumbai’s Juhu slums. He played the role of a police inspector in the film.
Irrfan Khan’s Slumdog Millionaire bagged The Best Motion Picture award at 81st Academy Awards in 2009. It was the moment that gave goosebumps to every Indian.
It’s not easy to steal the limelight in a scene that has Amitabh Bachchan in as your co-star. But when it comes to Irrfan Khan it seems cakewalk. Even though the titular roles were played by Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan, Irfan’s straight-faced humor and sarcasm left an everlasting remark.
The last theatrical release before his death, Angrezi medium will remain a special film in Bollywood in the film touched upon several social issues.
Following a prolonged battle with cancer, the actor left a legacy of evergreen movies for his fans. His last releasing film ‘Murder At Teesri Manzil 302’, comes after a long 14-year wait. If you are a true fan of him, this film will undoubtedly make you nostalgic for the late Irrfan Khan
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