Irfan Khan, a gem of Indian Cinema, passed away on 29th April 2020 after battling a long with Tumour.
He left behind a rich cinematic legacy that is difficult to beat. From delivering power pack performances in Bollywood Blockbusters to Oscar Winners to Hollywood Hits, he stole love from everyone across the globe. He was awarded Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award, in 2011.
10 Must-Watch Movies Of Late Actor Irfan Khan:
1. Maqbool (2003)
Maqbool is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Irfan portrays the role of a henchman for a Mumbai underworld don. He falls in love which changes the series of events. This crime drama is a must-watch.
2. Life in a Metro (2007)
The movie has an ensemble cast. The lives of nine characters living in a metro city, Mumbai, changes when they cross paths with each other. Irfan played the role of a sweet yet flawed, cute guy with some sense of humor.
3. The Warrior (2001)
The Warrior is directed by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia. Irfan in the lead plays the character of a cold-blooded soldier. He has a change of heart owing to some reasons. This spiritual journey of hiss wins accolades for the film. It was awarded the BAFTA award for Best British film.
4. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
Paan Singh Tomar, a celebrated athlete who won medals at the national level is forced to take a shady path. He becomes a dacoit when his mother was killed and the police’s action in vain. It is based on a true story. Irfan won a National Award for his marvelous acting.
5. Slumdog Millionaire (2009)
It’s a British movie about a teenager from Mumbai slums who won a game show and became a millionaire. Irfan played a police character who interrogated that young boy how did he manage to know all the answers. Danny Boyle, the director of the film, regarded Irfan’s performance as “beautiful to watch”.
6. Life of Pi (2012)
In the movie, Irfan narrates the story of his teen days when he had a near-death experience in a lifeboat that was in the middle of nowhere. His odds of survival on almost no food, tough weather conditions, and some unwelcomed guest makes it interesting. The narration of the actor added depth to the story.
7. The Lunchbox (2013)
It is a beautiful Indian romantic movie in which Irfan plays the role of a widower. One day he ends up with the lunchbox that wasn’t meant to be his. Besides, tasty food, the box contained notes from a woman. The story picks up stream with two chatting through those notes. The movie was nominated for BAFTA awards.
8. Talvar (2015)
This thriller drama is based on a real double murder case that aroused a lot of media stir. Khan played the role of a cynical investigator tries to discover the truth. The movie will let you mind travel through different perspectives of this murder case.
9. Piku (2015)
Piku is a light-hearted movie about a girl who joins her father on a trip to her home town. The journey is big where Piku fights with her father on trivial matters. The driver also becomes part of their conversation. Irfan plays the driver and he shared the screen with Deepika Padukone (Piku) and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan (Piku’s father).
10. Hindi Medium (2017)
In this comedy-drama, Irfan (Raj) and his wife Mita (Saba) wish to get their daughter enrolled in an elite English school. But the social standing and other challenges block their way. He promised her daughter that he will do anything for her. Irfan’s acting is much appreciable in this movie.
Irfan Khan will always remain in our hearts.
What an exemplary actor!