Shah Rukh Khan! Did your heart skip a beat just like ours? The name says it all. For us SRK is not just Shah Rukh Khan. He is Raj, Rahul and every possible epitome of romance who has taught us how to love endlessly and selflessly. With each of his films, he has mastered the art of spreading love.
Let’s begin with two historic years. 1965 – the year King Khan was born and 1992 – the year this living legend made his debut on the silver screen. His film career is a humongous assortment of romantic classics. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite SRK movies that rekindle romance in our heart every time we watch them.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
The bible of romantic buffs, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is without any doubt the most loved SRK movie of all times. Who can forget Raj flashing his dimples and saying, ”Agar ye tujhse pyar karti hai toh ye zarur palat kar dekhegi?” This epic romantic saga of SRK and Kajol left millions of hearts thumping the beat of SRK’s charm. SRK’s Raj was a rich spoiled brat whose sanskars stayed on point. The unconditional love of Raj and Simran became couple goals back then. The mesmerizing melodies of DDLJ are still remembered as one of the most romantic tunes of Hindi film music. DDLJ is going to remain the most cherished SRK movie forever.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
We will always remember Kuch Kuch Hota Hai‘s Rahul saying, “Hum ek baar jeete hai, ek baar marte hai, shaadi bhi ek baar hoti hai… aur pyar bhi ek baar hi hota hai.” Shah Rukh Khan made girls go weak in their knees. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is the story portraying friendship as the soul of love. The terrific ensemble cast of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Salman Khan in Karan Johar’s directorial debut became a cult classic and redefined friendship with endearing characters of Rahul and Anjali.
Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Dil To Pagal Hai is a gem given to the industry by the legendary Yash Chopra. Playful Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), graceful Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) and bubbly Nisha (Karisma Kapoor) are etched in our memories. Just like the film, the songs were iconic too. It was one of it’s kind with a young vibe to the concept and its treatment, and a background of musical stage plays. It was a simple story of complex emotions that went onto win hearts. How can we move ahead without mentioning the iconic dialogue of SRK, “Rahul, naam toh suna hi hoga.”
SRK’s blockbuster Mohabbatein was the story of love that lives on forever. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra came together to create this masterpiece. It was a musical romantic drama portraying the story of Raj Aryan Malhotra (Shah Rukh Khan), who wages his war for love pitted against the stern Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan). Wielding memories of Megha (Aishwarya Rai), he makes life easy for 6 other youngsters in the Gurukul. This cult movie established SRK as the ultimate God of love.
Veer Zaara is the story of love that knows no boundaries. SRK-Preity Zinta’s memorable love story shows how love is oblivious of man-made differences of religions, cultures, language and countries. Veer’s (Shah Rukh Khan) love was so pure that he was ready to make sacrifices and compromises for the sheer well being and happiness of Zaara. This selfless story of love set in the backdrop of Indo-Pak relations left us in tears and of course SRK looked like a dream as Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
In 2003, playing Aman Mathur, Shah Rukh Khan entered Naina Kapur’s (Preity Zinta) life and changed it forever. Director Nikhil Advani’s first film, Kal Ho Naa Ho was all heart. Despite suffering from terminal cancer, Aman taught Naina how to embrace love. SRK filled life into the character of Aman and brought cheer, laughter and tears. Enclosed in a tragic love story, the film was an emotional ride for the audience. SRK’s character was loved enormously and the movie became a blockbuster.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was a refreshing love story with SRK playing one of the most adorable characters of bollywood movies – Surinder Sahni. The film showed the journey of Suri and Taani and how they are put together by unforeseen circumstances. SRK as Suri gave us the most treatable character who was not conventionally handsome, but was a regular husband who just wants the best for his wife. We couldn’t help but see Rab in SRK’s Suri!
Chennai Express (2013)
In Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express, Shah Rukh Khan returned as Rahul. It was a fun-filled story of a forty year old bachelor who falls in love with the daughter of a local mafia in Tamil Nadu. It is a light-hearted journey of love wrapped in comedy in which Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) was willing to go against all odds to win Meena (Deepika Padukone). Chennai Express was a fresh take on romance giving us a DDLJ moment between SRK and Deepika.
Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
In Jab Harry Met Sejal, SRK played a charming tour guide. The movie was Harry and Sejal’s journey from Netherlands to Nur Mahal that treated us to the best of SRK in every frame. He was top-form in his impersonation of the Punjabi munda playing a friend, philosopher, lover and guide. Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal gave us the happy, silly, good-looking character of Harry who can also display intensity with a warm heart.
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