He makes an appearance once a year or so, but his most of his movies leave an everlasting impact.
Aamir Khan is among the best actors in Bollywood and probably in the world. He is meticulous, likes to be perfect and loves to change his appearances according to the needs of the role. He has won several awards for his work, but refrains from attending the award ceremonies to receive them.
Here is a look at some of his earlier works, which are worth revisiting…
Cast: Aamir Khan, Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Kapoor, Gajanan Bangera, Jagdeep
Director: Aditya Bhattacharya
Aamir is from a rich family and has turned 21. He is obsessed by an older woman Neeta (Pathak) who is ambushed and raped by gangsters, while Aamir watches on helplessly.
He swears revenge. There is a silent witness whom Aamir ropes in, as he searches for the killers. Thus, begins a killing spree and Aamir slowly gets sucked and gets obsessed with it. The film was critically acclaimed and has won National Awards.
1947: Earth (1999)
Cast: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Kitu Gidwani, Mala Sethna, Arif Zakaria, Shabana Azmi
Director: Deepa Mehta
Set in Lahore before and during the Partition, the story of a polio-affected wealthy young Parsi girl Lenny (Sethna) is narrated through her elder self (Shabana). The tension during that time form the backdrop and the family hopes to stay neutral.
Lenny is looked after by an ayah Shanta (Das) who grabs the attention of an ice candy man Dil Nawaz (Aamir) and a masseur Hassan (Khanna). All of them play in a park regularly as a unified group before the realities of the Partition hit them. This is first of Mehta’s trilogy which uses the names of elements, the second being Fire and the third Water. Aamir Khan is superb in the film, particularly towards the end.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
Cast: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Dalip Tahil, Alok Nath
Director: Mansoor Khan
Raj (Aamir) is a music lover who falls in love with with Rashmi (Chawla), but their families have become bitter enemies. The couple run away into the forest and live in a temple on the hills.
The couple never have it easy thanks to the families pursuing them relentlessly. They are ultimately found with tragic consequences. The film was a runaway hit and brought both Aamir and Chawla into the limelight. Its charm still remains over the years.
Cast: Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Saeed Jaffrey
Director: Indra Kumar
A small-time trader (Kher) dreams big and wants his son Raja (Aamir) to marry a rich girl so that they can live happily ever after. Unfortunately Raja comes across Madhu (Dixit) who is rich but arrogant and hates him.
She alleges rape by Raja which spoils his name. However, Raja takes his revenge by taking her to a lonely spot and almost molesting her. She falls in love with him naturally. But other factors come into play.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
Cast: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Julka, Pooja Bedi, Deepak Tijori, Mamik Singh
Director: Mansoor Khan
A cycle race becomes the focal point of a story of love, infatuation and revenge with a inter-college cycling competition as a background. Ratan (Singh) loses to Shekhar (Tijori) in one such event because his bike is inferior.
Ratan’s brother Sanju (Aamir) is carefree and gets infatuated with Devika (Bedi) who finally ditches him. He does not realise that it is Anjali (Julka) who really loves him. Then Sanju embarks on a revenge race with Shekhar.