Best Irrfan Khan Movies: Actor Irrfan Khan is not there among us but he is always remembered for his memorable performance and distinct style of acting. He had a career spanning more 30 years during which he has done some memorable roles which were not only empowering in nature but broke notions around toxic masculinity. He portrayed roles of men who acted as a pillar of support in the lives of the women around him.
Here is a list of some of his best roles.
Yogi (Qarib Qarib Singlle)
Qarib Qarib Singlle is not a usual love story. It features Parvathy and Irrfan Khan. The female protagonist is shown to be a confident and independent girl who has a stable job and a good social life but grapples with her feelings that she needs to let go of to make peace with her husband’s death. Irrfan Khan acts as an aid in Parvathy’s pursuit of rediscovering herself.
Ashoke Ganguli (The Namesake)
The Namesake, directed by Mira Nair, saw Irrfan played the role of Ashoke. He was a a first-generation Bengali US immigrant. He was shown as a strict father and a loving husband. The movie showed how he helped his new bride get accustomed to the ways of a new country. Not only this, he looks after his firstborn when his wife is pregnant for the second time which in turn, deepens his relationship with his wife.
Saajan Fernandes (The Lunchbox)
The Lunchbox is an unconventional love story. Ila is a married young woman and a mother of a child while Saajan is a widower close to retirement. The story gets interesting when the female protagonist starts sending delectable meals in the lunchbox to her husband. These would, however, end up on Saajan’s desk. This triggers a conversation through letters between the two and which ends up in a strong bond. Saajan lends support to Ila when she discovers that her husband is cheating on her. He also motivates her to move on in life.
Champak (Angrezi Medium)
The film Angezi Medium that also stars Radhika Madan highlights the strong bond that Champak shared with his daughter. It has been Champak’s daughter ardent wish to study abroad ever since she was a little girl. Being a doting father, he leaves no stone unturned to help his daughter realise his dream. In the process, the realisation that his daughter is now a grown up and can take look after herself dawns upon him.
Rana Chaudhary (Piku)
The film Piku is about an independent daughter and her relationship with her old father. Irrfan Khan portrays the character of Rana Chaudhary, owner of a taxi business and has a pivotal role in bringing the father-daughter duo closer. He also encourages Piku, played by Deepika Padukone, to overcome her inhibitions. In a scene, he can be seen telling Piku that she should learn to drive a car since that liberates a woman.
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