Over the years, Shah Rukh Khan is no longer a name, it is a global phenomenon, a universal craze and a brand in itself. In and outside the country, people know Shah Rukh as the king of romance. People of all ages, nations, borders and ethnicities love his style and follow his movies ardently. “Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge" which has been running in Maratha Mandir for 25 years became a path-breaking film in Bollywood, marking a shift in romantic love stories. Thus, started a reverie of a series of blockbusters with Shah Rukh as the leading man.
When it comes to Shah Rukh Khan, everyone remembers Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kuch Kuch Hota, Mohabbatein, Dil Toh Pagal Hai and so on. But Shahrukh in his career has performed many unique roles: some projects were not as successful. Yet, form an important part of his legacy.
How many of these underrated Shahrukh movies have you seen:
Dil Se: Directed by Mani Ratnam, Dil Se explores the 7 stages of love as depicted in Arabic literature. The film is raw, dramatic and unique and unfurls like a theatre play. Shahrukh who plays Aman Mathur, falls passionately in love with a mysterious woman played by Manisha Koirala. This is coupled with an explosive musical score by Rahman. Shah Rukh delivers an honest performance. The film won 2 national awards for best cinematography and sound direction.
Swades We, the people: Swades directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar is a heartfelt film on nationalism in its true sense, accepting one’s roots and coming home. When Shahrukh says “Main nahi manta hamara desh duniya ka sabse mahaan desh hai; lekin yeh zaroor manta hoon; ki hum mein kabliyat hai, taqat hai, apne desh ko mahaan banane ki.”, one cannot help but feel moved. The film raises important questions on poverty, discrimination, and caste. The chemistry between Shahrukh and Gayatri Joshi is another reason to catch this hidden gem.
Yes Boss: Yes Boss is a complete entertainer, with Shahrukh Khan utterly convincing and adorable as the office sidekick to a grumpy boss. His genuine charm, imperfection and comic timing make this movie special. Not to forget, Shahrukh and Juhi are adorable together. Directed by Aziz Mirza, and music by Jatin Lalit, the film has given us gems like Ek Din Zindagi itni hogi haseen.
Pardes: Released in 1997, we all remember this movie from its iconic music like Ye Dil Deewana, Meri mehbooba, Dol dil mil rahe hain. The film may be melodramatic in moments, but Shahrukh Khan again steals the show. His eyes are enough to make the audience root for him.
Kabhi Haan, Kabhi Naa: Released in 1994, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa seems ahead of its time. Played to perfection by Shahrukh, Sunil is in most ways an anti-hero. He is confused, afraid, vulnerable and sometimes dishonest. Yet, one roots for this character for his humanness. The character and the climax of the film is a delight to watch. On various platforms, Shahrukh Khan himself has revealed that he considers this role as his best performance and the film as his favourite movie.
With these and many more gems, Sharukh Khan has proved himself a credible artist in many genres. CitySpidey wishes him a very happy birthday.
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