10 Best Shahrukh Khan Movies That You Can’t Miss
The king of romance, Badshah of Bollywood; India’s heartthrob Shahrukh Khan has several designations to his name. From an ordinary middle-class man to making it big in the tinsel town, Shahrukh Khan has been an inspiration to several people. SRK, as he lovingly called, has maintained his throne for more than two decades. With his wits, charms, and spectacular performances, he has created a place for himself in all our hearts. Here are the 10 best Shahrukh Khan films that you can’t miss if you are an ardent fan.
A highly educated man, working abroad wakes up every morning with guilt. He is troubled by the thought of his fellow villagers suffering from water scarcity while he stays in comfort miles away: who else to play this challenging role other than Shahrukh Khan himself. One of the cult classics in Indian cinema, Swades wins our hearts with its compelling narrative and love for the nation. Shahrukh Khan, like always sways us with his impeccable performance.
2. Rab Ne Bana di Jodi
Before you judge, let me just say that yes, I know the film is illogical at best but it still manages to entertain us. Shahrukh Khan switches between the two characters with such ease and maintains an impressive comic timing. You can just watch the whole film for him. That’s how brilliant he is in the film. The songs are another highlight. They are a hit even after several years.
3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
DDLJ made what Sharukh Khan is today. He stole every hearts with his charming and cheeky performance. Kajol and Shahrukh Khan’s chemistry was widely appreciated and even after 25 years of the film, they are still an iconic on-screen couple that fans audience look up to. The dialogues, the scenes, the dresses… everything about the film is iconic. No honest Bollywood fan can ever miss out on this gem.
4. Dear Zindagi
Though the film was more about Kiara and her mental illness, Dr.Jug made the whole film the way it is. It is impossible to imagine someone other than Shahrukh Khan as Dr.Jug. Shahrukh plays a charming therapist in his mid-40s who helps Kiara overcome her childhood trauma. Unlike other therapists, Dr.Jug has a really casual and friendly approach in interacting with his patients and that is what makes him an instant crush.
5. My Name is Khan
To all those who doubt whether Shahrukh Khan can expand his scope beyond “romantic-hero”, go watch My Name is Khan to see his range as an actor. Rizwan Khan(Shahrukh Khan’s character) is an autistic Muslim Indian man who gets involved in certain crimes in San Fransisco. Again paired with his most lovable on-screen lady Kajol, Shahrukh delivers a spectacular performance and wins all our hearts. The level of perfection with which he plays his autistic character deserves a special mention.
The film adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1917 novel, Devdas is yet another cult classic in Indian cinema. Starring Aishwariya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and Shahrukh Khan, Devdas is about a young law graduate student who is eager to marry to his childhood sweetheart Paro(Aiswarya Rai). However, dissent from his family for the marriage forces him to seek refuge in alcohol and courtesan Chandramukhi(Madhuri Dixit). Shahrukh as always, does not fail to amuse us with his brilliant performance.
In Dil Se we witness rare and magical chemistry between Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala. Directed by Maniratnam, this romantic thriller is set in the backdrop of the insurgency in Northeast India. Aravind Sami rendered his voice for Shahrukh Khan in the Tamil dub of the film. Time and again, Shahrukh only proves that he is the best romantic hero in Indian cinema.
Shahrukh Khan’s breakthrough film, Bazzigar and established him as a leading commercial hero in Hindi cinema. He plays a young con man who is desperate to seek revenge for his family’s ramification. The film was a huge commercial success and also introduced us to the epic Shahrukh Khan-Kajol pair. Over the years the film has gained a cult classic status and is remembered for its popular dialogues, music, story and performances.
Shahrukh Khan and a villain? Yes, that happened in the film Darr. Shahrukh plays an obsessive stalker who gets mad in love. He is so obsessed with Kiran (Juhi Chawla) that he tries to shoot her fiancé Sunil (Sunny Deol). He plays the manic with perfection and went on to receive several accolades for his terrific performance. Remember people mimicking Shahrukh with his “kkkkk Kiran..”? It’s a reference to this film.
10. Chak De! India
With Chak De! India, Shahrukh Khan took a break from his romantic hero designation. He plays a coach to the women’s hockey team and is adamant to bring home the cup. Do not do the mistake of comparing him with Akshay Kumar’s “female-uplifter” roles. Kabir Khan (Shahrukh’s character) has his own shattered dreams and he is not here to ease the lives of the girls of the hockey team. He prepares them to work on themselves and motivates them to play as a team to win the prestigious World cup. The film has several goosebump moments and is by far one of the best sports dramas ever made in Bollywood.
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