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Irrfan Khan

From Hindi Medium to Piku: Irrfan Khan movies to watch with your family

April 29, 2020

Renowned Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who passed away at the age of 53 while battling colon infection had made his debut with the Academy Award nominated film Salaam Bombay! (1988). An enormous amount of talent, Khan was one of the very few actors who changed the way we see onscreen heroes. He deviated from the typical muscular, handsome hero, who could fight dozens of men for the heroine. Be it portraying the calm widower Saajan Fernandes from The Lunchbox, the prudent dad in Hindi Medium or the athlete-turned-rebel in Paan Singh Tomar, he proved his versatility as an actor in every movie he did.

Here’s a look at some of his best films which you can watch with your family:

The Lunchbox (2014)

Set in Mumbai, a mistake by a tiffin carrier service results in Ila’s (Nimrat Kaur) tiffin which she made for her husband, was delivered to Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan). This leads to unusual friendship between the two.

Angrezi Medium (2020)

Champak (Khan), an unassuming mithai shop owner and single father wants to fulfill his daughter’s dream to study in London. However, things take a turn and leads him and his family on a new quest which helps renew their relationship.

Hindi Medium (2017)

Raj (Khan) and Mita (Saba Qamar) wants to get their daughter educated from a reputed English medium school. When they learn that it was their background that was is holding her back, they ensure to do everything so as to send their daughter to the school.

Life of Pi (2012)

An adventure drama, Pi Patel narrates his life story about how he survived in a lifeboat, adrift in the middle of sea accompanied by a hyena and a Bengal tiger.

Paan Singh Tomar (2010)

Paan Singh Tomar, an athlete, wins gold medals at the Indian National Games seven times in a row but is forced to become a dacoit, when his mother is murdered and the police doesn’t take any action.

Jurassic World (2015)

A theme park showcasing genetically-engineered dinosaurs turns into a nightmare for its tourists, Khan plays Simon Masrani, the owner of Jurrasic World.

Piku (2015)

Khan portrays Rana Chaudhary, a taxi driver who is stuck between Piku (Deepika Padukone) and her ageing father Bhaskor Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) as they embark on a road trip from Delhi to Kolkata.

The Namesake (2006)

Based on the book by Jhumpa Lahiri, Ashima (Tabu) and Ashoke Ganguli (Khan), immigrant Bengali parents, try to adjust their life in America as their son Gogol (Kal Penn) tries to find his identity and choose between the two worlds.

Also read: Best movies of the 21st century to binge-watch with your family

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