Some Of The Most Memorable Roles Played By Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is one of the most accomplished actors in Bollywood. He started young in the glamour industry with Yash Chopra’s Parampara in 1993. Over the years, he gave the audience many big hits and soon came to be known as the chocolate boy of Bollywood.
Initially, Saif Ali Khan generally portrayed the role of a young, sophisticated and rich spoilt brat, but as the years progressed he broadened his horizons and started experimenting with different roles and characters. Starting from Ek Hasina Thi in 2004 to Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior in 2020, Saif Ali Khan honed his art of acting and gave the audience some memorable and offbeat characters.
On the occasion of Saif Ali Khan’s birthday, let us have a look at some of the most memorable characters portrayed by him-
Ek Hasina Thi - 2004
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Saif Ali Khan’s first role as the villain and the actor showcased that he can do every type of role. Ek Hasina Tha is one of the most engaging Saif Ali Khan movies. The actor was a little apprehensive in portraying a villain on screen, but it turned out to be one of his most memorable roles. Saif Ali Khan garnered a lot of praise for his portrayal of a cunning and ruthless gangster in Ek Hasina Thi.
Watch the trailer of one of the best movies of Saif Ali Khan, Ek Hasina Thi:
Being Cyrus - 2005
Director: Homi Adajania
Saif Ali Khan’s first English movie, Being Cryus, is unlike any other movie he has been a part of. With deceit as its foundation, it is one of the best movies of Saif Ali Khan. In Being Cyrus, Saif Ali Khan plays the role of an aspiring sculptor with an ulterior motive and hidden agendas that are unknown until the very end of the movie. And when the secret is revealed, it will leave everyone shocked and staggered.
Watch the trailer of one of the most unique Saif Ali Khan movies, Being Cyrus:
Omkara - 2006
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
When talking about some of the most offbeat roles played by Saif Ali Khan, Omkara’s Langda Tyagi tops the list. An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello, Omkara successfully broke the chocolate boy image developed by the actor through his previous movies. It is one of the most gripping Saif Ali Khan movies and the role of Langda Tyagi played by the actor is embedded in everyone’s minds for years to come. Though Langda Tyagi was not the main character, he stole the show and overshadowed the other characters.
Watch the trailer of the best movies of Saif Ali Khan, Omkara:
Go Goa Gone - 2013
Directors: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K
Who would have thought that once a chocolate boy, Saif Ali Khan, would absolutely slay in the role of Russian mafioso slash zombie slayer? Released in 2013, Go Goa Gone is the first Indian zombie movie and one of the most adventurous Saif Ali Khan movies. The all-blonde back-combed mafia-inspired look donned by the actor raised many eyebrows. Initially, Saif Ali Khan was himself sceptical of the look but trusted the creative knowledge of the directors and gave it a go. He even gained weight, learnt to speak Russian and got tattoos painted on his body to ace the role.
Watch the trailer of one of the best movies of Saif Ali Khan, Go Goa Gone:
Kaalakaandi - 2018
Director: Akshat Verma
Saif Ali Khan was a hoot to watch in Kaalakaandi. As a terminally ill cancer patient, he sets to fulfil his bucket list and the events that follow are humorous as well as sensitive. One of the most eccentric Saif Ali Khan movies, Kaalakandi is not for everyone but has enough spice and drama for those in the mood to watch an out-of-the-box Bollywood movie. In one sequence of the movie, Saif Ali Khan donned a look that left the audience speechless and flabbergasted.
Watch the trailer of one of the best movies of Saif Ali Khan, Kaalakaandi:
Laal Kaptaan - 2019
Director: Navdeep Singh
Saif Ali Khan’s role as Naga Sadhu a.k.a. Gossain in Laal Kaptaan grabbed the eyeballs of many. Almost unidentifiable, the actor can be seen sporting an intense look with long hair, dramatic kohl-rimmed eyes and a bandana on the head. Laal Kaptaan is definitely one of the most unique characters and best movies of Saif Ali Khan. Upon disclosure of the character, the audience drew comparisons and similarities with the Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow.
Watch the trailer of the offbeat Saif Ali Khan movies, Laal Kaptaan:
Sacred Games - 2018 to 2019
Directors: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Neeraj Ghaywan
A Netflix original that revolutionised the Indian web series scenario. Saif Ali Khan made his maiden digital appearance with this show and impressed everyone with his portrayal of Sartaj Singh. Saif Ali Khan yet again proved that he is a perfectionist as he gained some weight and muscles, worked on his accent, wore high-heeled shoes to ace the role and give the audience a memorable experience.
Watch the teaser of Sacred Games Season 1:
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior - 2020
Director: Om Raut
In Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Saif Ali Khan plays the role of the antagonist Udaybhan Singh Rathore. The release of the character poster had everyone talking about its similarities to that of Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow. Saif Ali Khan can be seen wearing black armour and a flowing cape in the poster and sits gripping a sword. One of the best movies of Saif Ali Khan, it was the second in which Saif Ali Khan played the villain and gave the character his all.
Watch the trailer of one of the greatest Saif Ali Khan movies, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior: