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Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital because of colon infection however, today he breathed his last.
Irrfan Khan was known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films and Hollywood. Film critics, contemporaries and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting.
Marked his screen debut in 1988 with the Academy Award nominated Salaam Bombay!, Khan received the Padma Shri (2011), India’s fourth highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.
A man with deep set eyes, thickest lower lids known to mankind and simmering intensity was biding his time patiently. And then; it happened in a way no one could have ever imagined.
Here are some top movies of Irrfan Khan.
Irrfan played Ashwin Kumar, a character based on Arun Kumar who became in-charge of the case when it was handed over to the CBI. Ashwin takes it up while undergoing a personal turmoil, investigates it right from scratch and gets consumed in the process. Irrfan not only perfectly displayed the frustration and helplessness an officer experiences when he uncovers absurd incompetency and inappropriate procedure, he also made it increasingly tangible for his audience. He keeps us at the edge of our seats and soon enough we join him in the investigation, examining suspects, decrypting the motive, drawing and weighing conclusions.
Life in a Metro (2007)
Irrfan Khan plays a 35 year old man (38 in reality) seeking a bride through matrimonial sites and familial connections. Konkona happens to be one of the many girls he meets in the process. And rest is as funny as it gets. All the conversations between these two evoke genuine laughter.
Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2014)
The film is set during the times of partition and Irrfan plays Umber Singh, a father with a male-child-obsession. When the family gets blessed with yet another girl, his obsession clouds his sanity and he assumes with his mind, body and soul that finally, he has a son who will continue his lineage.
Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011)
This is an impeccable film in caper genre. Sudhir Mishra – one of the finest directors – chose Irrfan to play Arun, an astute Chartered Accountant and a hopeless romantic rendered helpless due to matters of heart. Its ironical that Irrfan’s name always conjures up an image of a serious character artiste while in reality, he has breathed life to enviable comic performances as well – Yeh Saali Zindagi being a case in point.
The Lunchbox (2013)
Irrfan Khan played Saajan Fernandez, a middle-aged, loyal and efficient government official who falls in love over a series of delicious lunchboxes and accompanying letters. He savours the dishes like a gourmet but never forgets to let the audience in on the aroma. Gradually, he creates an equation with us and before long we become pro at correctly guessing the contents of the letters as well as the lunchbox just by looking at his face. Stellar performance.
Irrfan Khan played the character of Maqbool in the film by the same name and sent the audience into a trance with his exceptional performance.
Playing the simple man stuck between the daughter and the father in the film Piku, Irrfan melted many hearts with his charisma.