Saahabzaade Irrfan Ali Khan, born on January 6, 1966 passed away on April 29 in Mumbai, fighting colon cancer. The silent expression hero left his lasting impressions not only in Bollywood but also in Hollywood and British Films.
Here’s a list of 7 of his finest movies (though it hard to pick 7) I am planning to watch over the weekend to enjoy some of his finest work and remind myself of his greatness in front of a camera.
- Life Of Pie – I love this one because Mr. Khan narrates how he survived a deadly situation at sea with a Bengal Tiger as his only partner. It is an internationally acclaimed movie which set a milestone.
2. Piku – Mr. Khan shared screen with the Great Amitabh Bachchan and gorgeous Deepika Padukone, these three legends worked together and made Piku a mega hit. The story is about a nagging Bengali father and his daughter’s road trip journey where Mr. Khan plays a role of a cab driver. Enjoy this light hearted movie with a couple of amazing life lessons.
3. The Lunchbox – Mr. Khan just stole the hearts of the audiences by his natural acting in this movie. He played a role of widower who fell in a special relationship with a housewife. The special relationship was made via letters inside a lunchbox which was wrongly delivered to him by a lunchbox service company.
4. Paan Singh Tomar – This critically acclaimed movie was a breakthrough in Mr. Khan’s professional life. The story is about an athlete becoming a feared dacoit due to tough circumstances of his mother’s murder and the inability of the police force to bring justice.
5. The Namesake – Having lived in the US, I could somewhat relate to this movie. The story revolves around how Indian Parents try to cope and adjust to the new world in NewYork, USA after relocating from India.
6. Maqbool – This movie directed by Vishal Bhardwaj is based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This movie is filled with extreme talent including Mr.Khan, Pankaj Kapoor, Tabu, late Om Puri ji and Naseeruddin Shah.
7. Jurassic World – A story about the genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, who manages to escape and goes on a killing spree. Mr. Khan played the role of the owner of the park, and won the hearts worldwide.
I can’t stop writing about Mr. Khan’s extraordinary and exceptional contribution of acting into the film industry. Movies like Talvar (2015), Saheb Biwi aur Gangster (2013), The Warrior (2001), Life in a Metro (2007), Billu (2009), Jurassic World 4 will love forever with us.
“In the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye” – Irrfan Khan from the movie Life of Pie.
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