A gem of the Bollywood industry, his craft is what truly defines Aamir Khan. You might be wondering after reading the title of this blog, which movie that he ever makes or acts in, is not his best? Our thoughts exactly!
Aamir Khan, with the roles he chooses or the movies that he makes, shows truly that he is the master of his craft. Be it Akash Malhotra from Dil Chahta Hai, Surjan Singh Shekhawat in Talaash, DJ in Rang De Basanti or Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal, he never ceases to amaze the audience with his versatility.
While all of his movies are amazing to watch, there are some best Aamir Khan movies that you can watch repeatedly and never get tired of. On the occasion of his birthday, we have compiled a list of the top 10 Aamir Khan movies that are a must-watch.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - 1992
Director: Mansoor Khan
When Bollywood was all about making romantic movies, Aamir Khan did something out of the box and featured in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, a coming-of-age sports drama. The movie that featured the iconic romantic song ‘Pehla Nasha,’ is undoubtedly one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies and fun to watch even today. It shed light on teenage romance, school rivalry and brotherly relationships.
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Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke - 1993
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Along with his portrayal of a struggling businessman, Aamir Khan also co-wrote the screenplay of his rom-com. One of the best Aamir Khan movies, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke saw Aamir Khan playing guardian to three children along with being a businessman. The series of comic events that follow will leave you in splits for sure.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, here.
Andaz Apna Apna - 1994
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Aamir showed his versatility as an actor with this role in Andaz Apna Apna. One of the best Aamir Khan movies, it became a cult favourite with its dialogues, cast performances and slapstick humour. Aamir Khan along with Salman Khan, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor delivered every punchline with perfection in Andaz Apna Apna. Though it didn’t do wonders at the box office when it released, it can be rightly termed as one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies today with its high viewership on TV and OTT platforms. If you are looking for a movie that makes you laugh out loud, we highly recommend Aamir Khan’s Andaz Apna Apna, in which he proves what a ‘Mahapurush’ he is of acting.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, Andaz Apna Apna, here.
Sarfarosh - 1999
Director: John Matthew Matthan
Aamir Khan’s portrayal of a no-nonsense police officer for one of his finest written characters, ACP Rathore, was phenomenal. Sarfarosh is one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies, where his acting skills were on full display. An exceptional cop-drama of Bollywood, it showcased the inner workings of the ISI. As opposed to the popular macho image of the cops portrayed in Bollywood movies, Aamir Khan, in Sarfarosh, did it brilliantly while donning oversized loose shirts and captured the audience completely with his acting.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, Sarfarosh, here.
Dil Chahta Hai - 2001
Director: Farhan Akhtar
One of the best Aamir Khan movies, Dil Chahta Hai, made road trips a trend amongst youngsters and Goa a tourist destination. It revolutionised the Indian cinema with its direction, costume designing and dialogues. Much ahead of its time, the critics and distributors were doubtful whether the audience would accept such an ‘urban’ story of Dil Chahta Hai. But surprisingly, it was much-loved by the audience and went on to become one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, Dil Chahta Hai, here.
Lagaan - 2001
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
The director Ashutosh Gowariker built the whole fictional village of Champaner in a remote village of Gujarat for one of the best Aamir Khan movies, Lagaan. A period movie about a cricket match for freeing the villagers from agricultural tax, it truly portrayed the turmoils and difficulties of farmers during that time. Lagaan also showcased the simple and uncomplex village life to the point. The adrenaline rush that we, as the audience, experienced during the cricket match between the villagers and the Britishers felt all too real. Each character in the movie had their own quirks, but Aamir Khan with his portrayal of the revolutionary and rebel Bhuvan made him an immortal character. With a running time of more than 4 hours, Lagaan never had a dull moment, making it one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, Lagaan, here.
Rang De Basanti - 2006
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
One of the best Aamir Khan movies, Rang De Basanti, was a movie like no other; it still is today. It bagged the National Film Award for the Best Film with its unconventional storyline and brilliant multi-star cast. Rang De Basanti portrayed patriotism in contemporary times and showcased that even today with the Britishers gone, freedom still evades us. The theme of the movie is still relevant today, making it one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies. Apart from its hard-hitting storyline, Rang De Basanti featured some upbeat numbers that are popular even today.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, Rang De Basanti, here.
Taare Zameen Par - 2007
Director: Aamir Khan, Amol Gupte
Though not under the spotlight himself, Aamir Khan shone in his role as an art teacher in Taare Zameen Par. One of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies, it narrates the story of a dyslexic kid who is labelled as lazy, notorious and stubborn. Taare Zameen Par marked Aamir Khan’s directorial debut in the Bollywood industry. In a brave move for an actor of his calibre and status, he sidestepped as the central protagonist in the story worth telling. Definitely one of the best Aamir Khan movies, it will make you laugh out loud and touch your heart at the same time.
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3 Idiots - 2009
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Could any of us have imagined a 44-year-old actor playing the role of an engineering student? Absolutely not! But once again, Aamir Khan did what no other actor could and played the role of a college student in 3 Idiots. One of the best Aamir Khan movies, it presented the audience with the struggles, ups and downs and difficulties faced by engineering students. Supporting him in 3 Idiots, were actors Sharman Joshi and R. Madhavan, who were as convincing as Aamir Khan in the role of college students. Comedy yet emotional, 3 Idiots is without a doubt one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, 3 Idiots, here.
Dangal - 2016
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
When talking about the best Aamir Khan movies, it is hard to miss Dangal on the list. When actors his age were busy romancing actresses half their age, Aamir Khan set himself apart with his portrayal of an overweight, ageing father to four daughters, who is determined to transform them into successful wrestlers. And he did so with sheer perfection and brilliance. Definitely one of Aamir Khan’s superhit movies, Dangal showed that there is absolutely no role and character the perfectionist can’t portray.
Watch the trailer of one of the top 10 Aamir Khan Movies, Dangal, here.https://youtu.be/x_7YlGv9u1g