As the world celebrates Shahrukh Khan’s birthday today, we take a trip down the memory lane with the superstar’s best movies. Though Shahrukh Khan’s age maybe 55 years in actuality, he still has the charm and exuberance of a 25-year old.
The star began his career with hit TV series such as Fauji and Circus before taking over the silver screen. Since then he has regaled audiences with a series of hit films from action to comedy to romance. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Shah Rukh Khan movies.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)
One of the most iconic films of Indian cinema, DDLJ is undoubtedly among the most popular Shahrukh khan movies ever released. The film dominated the screens in India and received huge international success and acclaim. Since its release, the film has also acquired the title of the longest-running film in Indian cinema, by completing its 25-year run at the Maratha Mandir in Mumbai. This film is Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut and is the quintessential romantic story of a man willing to go to several lengths to win his lady love and her family’s approval. Filled with romance, drama, bouts of humour and melodious music, this film is a must-watch on the superstar’s birthday.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
If you find yourself feeling stuck in a rut or bored with life, be sure to check out this movie for a fresh perspective on life. The actor has given us several memorable films but none that capture the meaning of life so beautifully, making it the perfect film to watch on Shahrukh Khan’s birthday. The film is an emotional roller-coaster that evokes emotions of love, heartbreak, and fun while also encouraging people to look at the bigger picture in life. So often we let the small issues of daily life take up too much room in our minds and heart, taking our focus away from the grandiosity of life. Put on this movie to help reorient your thoughts, but be sure to keep a box of tissues accessible.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Undoubtedly among the most well-known Shahrukh khan movies, this movie is predominantly a family saga. With the likes of Indian superstars such as Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan also in the film, it was bound to be spectacular and it didn’t disappoint. The film revolves around a prominent and wealthy family and the dynamics that change when the older son (SRK) falls in love with a woman (Kajol) from a not-so-rich background. What follows is everyone doing what they believe to be right until they are forced to evaluate if they were, in fact, wrong. A wonderful cast and great music further enhance the experience of this film.
Dil To Pagal Hai
This is another film in the list of the best Shah Rukh Khan movies and with good reason. The film portrays SRK at his romantic best and is the originator of the famous dialogue – ‘Rahul, naam toh suna hoga’. The film is about a dance troupe directed by SRK, starring Karisma in the lead. An accident requires SRK to look for another dance lead which leads to several changes including finding love. The movie made waves as it brought together two of Indian cinema’s finest dancers, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Karisma Kapoor, in some of the finest choreography Bollywood has seen. Amidst music, dance and laughter, the movie also showcases the dynamics of love and friendship beautifully.
Main Hoon Na
Indian Defence Forces are among the best in the world and the film Main Hoon Na certainly paid homage to our brave veterans in a wonderful manner. The movie was Farah Khan’s directorial debut and saw SRK in the role of an Indian Army Major. However, instead of being an out-and-out war film, the movie revolved around the youthfulness of college students, family dynamics and a father’s creative attempt at keeping his daughter safe from terrorists. Shah Rukh Khan entertains fans with his phenomenal action scenes along with bits of humour and romance for a fun time.
One of Bollywood’s most mature and well-made films, Dear Zindagi gave SRK a whole new look. From the King of college and young romance, SRK was transformed into the role of a mature adult and psychologist. The film centres around the actor and how he helps his patient (Alia Bhatt), a young girl in her 20s, rethink her perspective on life. At a time when mental health concerns were still faced with a lot of taboo, this film went a long way in helping people understand the reality of mental health and break away from common myths. Aided with lovely dialogue, picturesque scenery and wonderful music, this film is a must-watch for everyone.