March 14th, this day holds a very special place in the hearts of his million fans all across the globe and as on this day our gifted legend turns 47, we on behalf Enzag take this opportunity to wish Aamir a very very Happy and Prosperous B’day. May you live long and continue to gift us with endless great cinematic moments.
The megastar is currently shooting for his most ambitious TV project Satyamev Jayate for which he has shut himself away from the world. However we expect the star to come out on 14th to greet the media and fans outside his home.
As we celebrate Aamir’s 47th B’day, we at enzag have decided to cherish the genius of this mega actor by picking a list of top 15 AK films out of the endless cult he has gifted us with. Now, I know it is practically impossible to choose just 10 films out of all the classics he has made, but this is just a random pick from the list of all mind blowing films he has made till date.
So without any further delay let me give you my top 15 Aamir Khan films.
- QSQT – (1988) this 1988 film is India’s most loved innocent love story that became a cult for its sad ending. The film gave birth to India’s 1st Khan Superstar who later with his unique thinking and talent became India 1st thinking Megastar. The pairing of Aamir-Juhi along with evergreen music of Anand-Milind made QSQT an absolute classic that continues to woo heart even after 23 years.
- Dil – (1990) Dil brought two of the budding superstars of 90’s Aamir & Madhuri together. The film became year’s biggest hit thanks to great music and a good story line. It had funny moments, the lead pair looked fresh and Anupam Kher’s role of a miser father was super fun to watch. Dil gave Aamir his much needed super hit after QSQT.
- Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar – (1992) saw Aamir turned into a school boy as he represented Model School in the interschool cycling competition. This was India’s 1st super successful sports film which continues to remain as popular as it was during its release. Personally my most favorite Aamir film, JJWS is one of his most loved films with a cult song Pehla Nasha which redefined love and romance. Aamir as Sanjay Lal was a treat to watch. Amazing.
- Andaaz Apna Apna – (1994) a mindless comedy which becameIndia’s most loved comic film. The film brought two of superstars Aamir & Salman together and rest is history. Not many of you know that this film was a box office disaster of 1994. A year later when released on DVD, it became a cult hit with having a record of the becoming a blockbuster on DVD and television. Both Salman & Aamir want a sequel but so far they have not come across the right script that does justice to the expectation. Hope it happens soon.
- Rangeela – (1995) one of Ram Gopal Verma’s best saw Aamir coming in a completely new avatar as Munna, a street smart tapori. He made this character so popular that the film became one of the best hits till date. It also made Urmila a house hold name. Rehman’s timeless music was a bonus.
- Akele Hum Akele Tum – (1995) a lovely film that never got its due at box office. Aamir’s character Rohit Kumar, a struggling singer was touched hearts right from initial reels. It is one film that captured the relationship of a father & son to perfection, making all of shed tears by the time we came out of theaters. The film though a failure at ticket window, became one of the most loved films on television and DVD.
- Ghulam – (1998) Vikram Bhat’s only mega hit film Ghulam became memorable for the song “ati kya khandala “sung nicely by the superstar himself. It also brought Rani Mukherjee into limelight and rest is history. The film had a good story line along with Vikram’s good direction. All in all a great action film that connects with audience even today.
- Sarfarosh – 1999 was a land mark year for Aamir as he acted in possibly one of his most popular films till date. A film on terrorism but with a realistic touch, this John Mathew film became synonymous with days like 15th August and 26th January. Many of his fans feel that his portrayal of ACP Rathor is his career best. A great film indeed.
- Lagaan – (2001) what more can be said about this cult blockbuster? 2001 saw Aamir turning into a producer with his magnum opus period drama set in British era. To make a film on cricket, to make a film on sync sound, everything was risky, but this is where Aamir is above his contemporaries. Lagans released and broke all records. It becameIndia’s official entry at the Oscar. Simply amazing.
- Dil Chahta Hai – (2001) a film that redefined the thought process of modern urban youth. Aamir as Aakash became a landmark role which almost every new actor of current era admires. The film came and swept all awards including the National award. My most favorite Aamir film, DCH is considered to be Farhan Akhtar’s most popular film. Fans can’t thank Farhan for making this brilliant film and they badly want a sequel to this 2001 blockbuster. Unfortunately Farhan doesn’t want to spoil the magic of DCH by making a sequel. We are sad!
- Rang De Basanti – (2006) possiblyIndia’s best patriotic film, RDB is one film that inspired youth in every way. Youth connected to freedom movement as much as they connected with Candle light marching. It is this film that made us take a stand for Jessica Lal case by walking around India Gate with candle in hand. No film can touch the magic of Rang De effect. It was truly a cinematic joy.
- Taare Zameen Par – (2007) a film that saw Aamir taking the director’s cap. He taught us to love children the way they are. The film redefined the concept of raising a child, with an underlined mention of the current education system inIndia with its loopholes. TZP was made on a small budget of 12 crore which made 116 crore at the box office, thus proving Khan’s Midas touch over his craft.
- Ghajini – (2008) an unusual Aamir film that became a monstrous hit at the ticket window. This was not a thinking intense film, something Aamir is known for. It was a massy film but high on content with a beautiful romantic track. Some may accuse it of being a copy ofHollywood flick Memento, but the film had a soul of its own which connected with public big time. Of course Aamir’s 8 packs was another attraction. The film collected over 200 crore at the box office.
- 3 idiots – (2009)India’s most successful film with an earning of over 300 crore, 3 idiots had everything going in its favor. Great story, lovely music and mind-blowing performances by all the actors, this Aamir starer came and took the box office by a storm. No film has made such mammoth business before and now only Aamir can break his own record with his next flick Talaash.
- Delhi Belly – (2011) a fun film that tickled our funny bones in a big way. Only Aamir can pull off a toilet humor in such a grand way. The film was funny, crisp with great music. Produced by Aamir, this is Imran’s biggest hit till date. Critics, fans every one loved the film. A small film that got a super hit tag thanks to Aamir khan’s huge brand name.
These are my top 15 Aamir films. Apart from these, he has given big hits like Raja Hindustani & Ishq, which unfortunately couldn’t not feature in my above list.
Aamir has changed the face of Indian cinema over the years and we expect many more milestones in years to come. 2012 will see him in the year’s most anticipated film Talaash so on behalf of all his fans, let me wish him all the luck and success on his 47th B’day.
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