Happy birthday Shah Rukh Khan: Top roles we love King Khan in
Sat Nov 02 2013, 08:48 hrs
Love him hate him – Shah Rukh Khan will always try and woo you with what he is best at – entertainment. On his 48th birthday we bring to you a few of the best roles from his endless performances over the years.
Deewana (1992): Now in retrospect we can say that 'Deewana' set the stage for Shah Rukh's romantic hero antics. And needless to add, Shah Rukh was at his charming best in his debut film. The film was also one of the highest grosser of that year.
Baazigar (1993): If you haven't seen Shah Rukh's 'Baazigar', then you have missed King Khan at his conniving best. But in the end he manages to extract sympathy as he dies in the lap of his mother whom he had avenged.
Kabhie Haan Kabhie Naa (1993): In Shah Rukh Khan's own words 'Kabhie Haan Kabhie Naa' was his best film and his favourite too. However the film did not fare well at the Box Office, 'Kabhie Haan Kabhie Naa' was a critically acclaimed.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995): One of Bollywood's biggest blockbuster and eternal love story 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' is believed to have revived SRK's sinking career. With 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge', SRK became an instant trendsetter - be it his dialogue delivery, his style of talking, the guitar everything. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge's Raj and Simran even went on to be many lovers' inspiration.
Yes Boss (1997): 'Yes Boss' comes to our notice for Shah Rukh Khan's sheer acting skills that made him truly adorable.
Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997): Shah Rukh Khan played Rahul and shared one of his best onscreen chemistry with Madhuri Dixit.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998): Shah Rukh the college stud and Shah Rukh the doting father – 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' had two very different shades of SRK and he excelled in both. Karan Johar's directorial debut 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' also gave us many unforgivable dialogues and dramatic antics. Plus the hit jodi of Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan.
Devdas (2002): Shah Rukh Khan stepped into the shoes of one of Indian cinema's finest actor Dilip Kumar with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Devdas'. While some still believe that SRK could not match up to Dilip Kumar's stature in the film, we believe that Shah Rukh deserves kuddos for a role well acted when not compared.
Veer Zaara (2004): Yet another love story that reminded why we love Shah Rukh Khan. Backed with phenomenal music and an unmatched love story Shah Rukh added his charm to bring about one the best love stories by Bollywood.
Swades (2004): At that time 'Swades' set an entirely new image for SRK. Overnight Shah Rukh Khan was transformed from the superstar he was (and he is) to a common man. Dressed up as simple as you can imagine him, Shah Rukh won over his critics with his flawless acting.
Paheli (2005): Shah Rukh Khan has experimented with genres and 'Paheli' here is an example worth mentioning. Although the film bombed at Box Office, 'Paheli' was a hit abroad and received critical acclaim. In fact 'Paheli was also the official Indian entry for the Academy Awards that year.
Don (2006): In 'Don' and 'Don 2' (2011) Shah Rukh Khan impresses with an attitude to kill for. Many ardent Amitabh Bachchan fans believed that Shah Rukh Khan could never pull off the 'Don'. However in his own way Shah Rukh reinvented the role to suit his persona.
Chak De! India (2007): Shah Rukh Khan's fans believe that 'Chak De! India' will always be SRK's high point. And we dare not disagree! Director Shimit Amin, extracted finest expressions and acting skills from the superstar as the tainted righteous hockey player.
My Name is Khan (2010): Yet another fine film by Shah Rukh Khan, 'My Name is Khan' broke many records and was where Shah Rukh broke away from his romantic lover boy mantle for the role of a man with Apsergers syndrome based in post 9/11 US.