In this retrospective, we take a look at some of Shah Rukh Khan’s most iconic films that you must watch before catching his latest release, Pathan. From romantic dramas to family dramas, these films showcase the range of Shah Rukh Khan’s acting skills and his ability to play a variety of roles. Join us as we dive into the films that have made Shah Rukh Khan one of the most beloved actors in the Indian film industry.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) – This romantic-drama film is considered to be one of the greatest Bollywood films of all time. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles and was directed by Aditya Chopra. The film tells the story of a young couple who fall in love while on a European vacation and their journey to convince their parents to accept their relationship. The film was a commercial success and ran in theaters for over 20 years, becoming the longest-running Indian film in the history of Indian cinema.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) – This romantic-comedy film directed by Karan Johar and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji was a huge commercial success and was the highest-grossing Indian film of the year. The film tells the story of college friends who reunite after 8 years and the love triangle that ensues. The film’s iconic dialogues, memorable performances, and chart-topping music made it a cult classic.
Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) – This musical-romantic drama film was directed by Yash Chopra and starred Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. The film tells the story of a dance troupe leader who falls in love with one of his dancers. The film’s iconic dance sequences, memorable performances, and chart-topping music made it a critical and commercial success.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) – This family-drama film was directed by Karan Johar and starred a star-studded cast including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, and Hrithik Roshan. The film tells the story of a wealthy Indian family and the conflicts that arise when their eldest son falls in love with a girl from a lower socio-economic background. The film’s memorable performances, iconic dialogues, and chart-topping music made it a commercial success.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) – This romantic-drama film was directed by Nikkhil Advani and starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. The film tells the story of a terminally ill man who helps bring together two estranged lovers. The film’s emotional performances, chart-topping music and its message of living life to the fullest made it a commercial and critical success.