Irrfan Khan’s death has left the cinephiles all around the world teary-eyed. From his work in Bollywood to Hollywood, the legendary actor reigned through the characters that he played during his career. It goes without saying that Irrfan Khan films were simply impeccable and his performance phenomenal.
So, let’s have a look at 15 films that we’ll remember Irrfan Khan for!
In this Indian comedy drama film he shared the screen with Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. Khan played the role of a driver who has to encounter this annoying father-daughter squabble during a road trip.
2. Hindi Medium
Hindi medium is a feel good comedy that sheds light on the social issue of educational institutions. It serves as a critique on the application process of elite schools. Khan lead the film alongside Pakistani actor Saba Qamar.
3. The Lunchbox
Lunchbox is a simple story in which Khan as a widowed accountant gets into an epistolary affair with a housewife. The classic Bollywood film goes down as one of the best in which Khan ever appeared.
4. Slumdog Millionaire
In 2008, the acclaimed actor teamed up with Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire and played the role of a police inspector. It is a British crime drama film and an adaption of the novel Q&A by Indian author Vikas Swarup.
5. The Namesake
The Namesake is based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel that goes with the same title. Irrfan co-starred with Hollywood actor Kal Penn in the English film. The plot revolves around immigrant Bengali parents who are trying to adjust to the new life in America.
6. Life Of Pi
In Life of Pie Irfan played the character of adult Pi Patel. It is an adventure drama film in which a young man forms an unexpected connection with a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Irrfan Khan gave a special appearance in the crime drama film, Haider. The plot of the movie is loosely based around Shakespeare’s Hamlet and hence, it highlights family politics in the time of militancy.
8. Life In A Metro
Khan played Monty in the romantic musical drama film named Metro. The film highlights the need for love and meaning in an otherwise busy life.
9. Paan Singh Tomar
Irrfan Khan played the role of Paan Singh Tomar who was a celebrated Indian athlete, soldier and a rebel!
The film was Bhardwaj’s adaptation of another famous Shakespeare tragedy i.e. Macbeth.
11. The Warrior
In The Warrior that was set in feudal Rajhistan, Irrfan played the the role of a combatant who attempts to give up the sword.
Qissa is an unconventional Punjabi film the story of which revolves around a Sikh man’s (played by Irrfan Khan) desire of having a son.
Talvar is a thriller about the 2008 double murder case in Noida. Irrfan played the role of a chief investigating officer in the movie.
14. Angrezi Medium
The sequel of the film Hindi Medium is the last film ever we’ll get to see with Khan in it.
15. Salaam Bombay
Khan’s debut movie was released way back in 1988. He played the role of a ‘letter writer’ in the film that was titled Salaam Bombay. It was nominated for best foreign language film at the Oscars.
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