Remembering Irrfan Khan: Here're the speculator films of the late iconic actor!
Irrfan Khan has worked in Hindi cinema as well as British and American films. He has done supporting roles in the Hollywood films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015), and Inferno (2016). For his renowned acting, the actor was described by Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian as 'a distinguished and charismatic star in Hindi and English-language movies whose hardworking career was an enormously valuable bridge between South Asian and Hollywood cinema.' But unfortunately, the actor died after a two-year-long battle with a neuroendocrine tumor. So, today on the first death anniversary, let's have a look at the top speculator films of the late iconic actor.
Critically praised for its screenplay, performances, humor and overall simplicity, Pika was among Irrfan Khan's those movies which worked at the box office and also won the hearts of critics as well. Starring Deepika Padukone as the titular protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, the film is a perfect watch.
Irrfan Khan starrer Talvar follows the investigation of a case from three different perspectives in which her parents are either guilty or innocent of the murder charges by the police investigation, the first Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe and an investigation by a different CBI team. The film was critically acclaimed and was praised by the audience as well. So if you are an Irrfan Khan fan then do watch Talvar.
Directed by Mira Nair and based on the novel by the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake stars Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn, and Sahira Nair. The film received positive reviews from American critics, Irrfan Khan as Ashoke Ganguli played his role of the first-generation immigrants from the East Indian state of West Bengal beautifully. The Namesake is one of the memorable films of his career and a landmark one as after that, Hollywood recognized the actor's worth.
Life of Pi
Life of Pi was an adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, Irrfan Khan played the character of adult Pi. The storyline revolves around an Indian man named Pi Patel, telling a novelist about his life story, and how at 16 he survives a shipwreck and is adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
Hindi Medium is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Saket Chaudhary. The film features Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in the lead roles, with Deepak Dobriyal and Dishita Sehgal in supporting roles. Set in Delhi, the plot centers on a couple's struggle to get their daughter admitted to a prestigious English-medium school in order to rise in society. The film was a success at the box office and one of the most memorable films of Irrfan Khan.
Paan Singh Tomar
Irrfan Khan played the role of Paan Singh Tomar in the biographical film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. The film was about the eponymous athlete who was a soldier in the Indian Army and won a gold medal at the Indian National Games but was forced to become a rebel against the system. Irrfan Khan plays the title role, with Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the supporting cast.
Hindi adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth and follows the story of Miyan Maqbool concerning events and characterization. The film did not perform remarkably at the box office but won international acclaim for Irrfan Khan.
Qissa has a great impact on the audience's mind as its theme was focused on the desire of a Sikh man towards having a son to continue the family lineage. Irrfan Khan brilliantly played the role of Umber Singh and gained immense recognition for his character. It's a masterpiece that lovers of parallel cinema would thoroughly enjoy. This unconventional and heart-breaking folk tale captures human emotions, unlike any other Indian film.
Directed by Ritesh Batra, The Lunchbox stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. Lunchbox received widespread critical acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. The film was a well-told old-fashioned romance that gracefully unknots the trials, tribulations, fears and hopes of everyday people sans the glamour that the city of Mumbai has become synonymous with.
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