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Top 5 Must Watch Aamir Khan Movies

Born on 14 March 1965, Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan, more often known as Aamir Khan, is an actor, director, producer, writer, singer, and talk-show host. Aamir Khan first appeared in movies as a child actor in Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) was a start to his full-time acting career.

With his career spanning more than 30 years, Aamir has set himself as one of India’s most popular and significant actors. His multiple movies have topped the highest-grossing Indian movie list during their time in theatres.

Aamir Khan has won numerous awards for his performance and his work in movies. Also, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2010. The Government of China also gave him an honorary title in 2017.

Here are the top 5 Aamir Khan movies that you must watch:

  • Dangal (2016)

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Box office collection: ₹2,024 crore

Movie stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra, Suhani Bhatnagar, Aparshakti Khurana, and Girish Kulkarni

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Dangal is a biographical sports drama film in the Hindi language that premiered in India on 23 December 2016. The movie is based on the real-life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters.

The movie’s plot goes as, despite social stigmas, Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan), a former wrestler, trains his daughters (Geeta and Babita) for the Commonwealth Games in the hopes of fulfilling his ambition of earning a gold medal for his country.

The movie won numerous awards and was a commercial hit becoming the highest-grossing Indian film of all time, and stills hold that record.

  • PK (2014)

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Box office collection: estimated at ₹854 crore

Movie stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, and Saurabh Shukla

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

PK is a comedic drama Indian film from 2014. It has been co-produced under the Rajkumar Hirani Films and Vinod Chopra Films by Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

PK, released on 19 December 2014, was the first Bollywood movie whose shooting was done in Belgium.

The film centers on an innocent alien who comes to Earth on a research mission, but his spaceship’s remote control has been stolen after his arrival to the planet. He befriends Jaggu, a heartbroken television journalist. In his quest to take back the remote, he experiences the diversity and variation of different things on the planet and questions some of their beliefs and superstitions.

After being in theatres, the movie emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of all time and currently ranks fifth.

  • 3 idiots (2009)

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Box office collection: 460 crore

Movie stars: Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, and Omi Vaidya

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film produced by Vinod Chopra Films. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone.

Released on 25th December 2009, the movie follows the friendship of Farhan (R. Madhavan), Raju (Sharman Joshi), and Rancho (Aamir Khan) while they study at Imperial College of Engineering (ICE) and their challenges and hurdles as they go through while completing their engineering. The movie starts with a reminder of a college bet between the three friends and Chatur (Omi Vaidya) and then runs parallel between the current and college days.

The film was remade in Tamil in 2012 and Mexican in 2017.

  • Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Director: Aamir Khan

Box office collection: 89.12 crores

Movie stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma, Sachet Engineer, and Tanay Chheda

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Released on 21 December 2007, Taare Zameen Par is Hindi drama film. The movie was the directional debut of Aamir Khan.

The film delves into the life and imagination of Ishaan ‘Inu’ Nandkishore Awasthi (Darsheel Safary), an 8-year-old kid with dyslexia (reading disorder). Even though he excels in painting, his low academic performance forces his parents to send him to a boarding school since they are unaware of his issues and believe that he is fabricating reasons not to study. Ram Shankar Nikumbh, an art teacher at the boarding schools, feels he has dyslexia and works with him to realize his full potential.

  • Lagaan (2001)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Box office collection: 65.97 crore

Movie stars: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, and Paul Blackthorne

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Lagaan is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language epic musical sports film that was distributed abroad as Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. The film was Aamir Khan Productions’ first project, and it was shot in villages surrounding Bhuj. The film was released on June 15, 2001.

The film is set in 1893, during the late Victorian period of the British Raj in India. The plot centers around a modest village in Central India, whose citizens are burdened by high taxes and several years of drought. They find themselves in an unusual predicament when an arrogant British army officer dares them to a game of cricket to escape paying the taxes they owe. The story revolves around this circumstance, as the villagers face the daunting challenge of learning a game that is foreign to them and playing for a result that will determine the fate of their community. Lagaan has gained tremendous critical praise and honors both in India and overseas.

The Perfectionist of Bollywood is true by his name given by the fans. One such instance of his determination and passion is his body transformation in the movie Dangal. First, he gained 22-25 kilos for the role and then went from weighing 96 kgs to 68kgs for a scene of couple minutes in the movie. Some of his other movies that you can watch are Secret Superstar (2017), Ghajini (2008), Fanaa (2006), Raja Hindustani (1996), Sarfarosh (1999). Aamir Khan can be next seen in his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha.

Edited by Prakriti Arora

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