Sahabzaade Irrfan Ali Khan aka Irrfan.
The Khan, who is a global star already, dropped the Khan off his name when he entered the film industry. As he wanted people to know him by his name and not by his surname. And, ever since then he has delivered exceptional performances one after the other and it is next to impossible to choose which one has been his best role, so far.
Here are 20 of his best roles.
1. Not only did he ace the negative role and bag a Filmfare award for it, but Irrfan acted so convincingly that he made people hate him.
2. One of my personal favourite roles of Irrfan. Ah! That romance between Maqbool and Nimmi.
3. His role of Pakistani Police Chief got him great reviews.
4. Wasn’t the screaming-the-hearts-out strategy a total hit?
5. He left an indelible mark with this film.
6. Small but a pivotal role, Irrfan showed everyone how impactful can his short cameo be.
7. By this film, we were so used to seeing Irrfan as an inspector.
8. He must’ve died in the end, but at least he got the girl’s heart.
9. Oh! The intensity in his eyes, whenever he looked at Sussanna was wallah!
10. It is touted to be one of his best roles and we can’t debate that fact.
11. He’s probably one of the first actors to be Hollywood-bound regularly. And, made his character roles epic.
12. You can’t help but wow at his dialogue delivery and the way he controls his facial expressions.
13. He proved again, how effortlessly he acts and delivers powerfully.
14. The sweetest love story ever. And, you have to agree that you, too, fell for Saajan.
15. He came, he delivered and he conquered. His screen-time was limited but it touched everyone’s rooh.
16. The cute Bengali he spoke and the amazing acting skills he put up, made ‘Piku’ what it is. Without Irrfan, it just wouldn’t have been the same.
17. Not only was he looking suave, but also looking extremely convincing in his portrayal of Mr Masrani in the ‘JW’. Amirite?
18. The thriller got more thrilling because Irrfan made it so with his fine acting.
19. Not only Tom Hanks, but the film’s director Ron Howard just couldn’t stop raving about Irrfan.
20. Yet again, he proved how fantastic an actor he is.
Just when you think you’ve seen the best from Irrfan, he comes with another scintillating performance that blows your mind. Agreed?
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