Aamir Khan has never ceased to amaze his fans. And sure enough, his Christmas bash “Dangal”, is the top eye catcher of this Christmas Season. Aamir Khan’s movies always have astounding and momentous plots with fabulous actors deeply woven into an intricate sequence. The sheer dedication and hard work of all the actors, the producers and the directors along with the epoch-making story is what earns it great respect, more money and a huge mass of fans and audience. Here are the top 5 Unforgettable Aamir Khan movies that has touched all our hearts and forced all of us to get out of our comfort zones and think about the sensitive issues highlighted in the movies.
Rajkumar Hirani’s 2009 blockbuster “3 idiots” is a satire on the pedagogical education sector of India. The movie is about three engineering students studying at the prestigious “Imperial College of Engineering” and their endeavours as they struggle to figure out their careers and life, fighting against the dictatorial college director – Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhe #Virus. The movie incorporates the use of slapstick comedy and humour to touch the hearts of its audience and manages to mix entertainment with education. It highlights the problems with the education system of India, the mentality of students and teachers and ridicules the rote form of learning. The audience laughs while forced to ponder upon the sensitive issues highlighted. The movie urges its audience to break free from the stereotypes and become independent. No matter how many times you watch this movie, it never seems to get old.
Rand De Basanti
Directed by Rakeyesh Omprakash Mehra, “Rand De Basanti” is a 2006 mock satire on the highly breeding corruption in India under the surface calm of tranquillity. The movie follows the lives of 6 young souls who are very cool and do not think that India has any future. Their life changes when a British girl persuades them to act in her self-financed documentaries on Indian Freedom Fighters. The movie reflects the impervious and nonchalance attitude of India’s youth and how it is responsible for the prevailing injustices and corruption. The movie forces its audience to reflect back on their thoughts and views with respect to this country and urges them to stop sitting idle and keep whining about how the system is unfair. The movie asks us to call the shots by acknowledging our responsibilities as the citizen of India. The movie is ruled by pastoral echoes which reminds us to treasure and cherish the freedom which we enjoy today, for which we owe our ancestors who shed their blood and lost their lives fighting for our land.
Taare Zameen Par
“Taare Zameen Par” is another blockbuster movie of 2007 which has taught us many things that we took for granted and highlights the issues which we were totally oblivious too. Produced and directed by Aamir Khan himself, this movie is also a satire on the education system of India while highlighting the mentality and problems with Indian upbringing of children, adult subjugation of children and the obvious lack of comprehensive communication between the two. The movie follows the story of an 8-year old dyslexic child, Ishaan, as he struggles to step down his foot and sustain in the ever-increasing competition of the world. Ishaan is caught between his inabilities to follow into the footsteps of his highly successful and rank holder brother and fulfilling the expectations of his parents. The movie is a form of eye opener to the Indian parents asking them to rethink their ways of upbringing children, improving their communications and urging them to see every child as unique and beautiful and nurture them delicately.
Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Lagaan” is a 2001 Indian epic sports drama film. The movie echoes the trials and tribulations of the era when India was under British Raj. It reflects the British fascination with Cricket in the Victorian period and their obsession with the game. A British officer challenges a group of exploited farmers forced to play a game of cricket, something which they have no idea about, in order to avoid paying taxes. The movie brings out the plight of the Indian farmers and their fragile nature as they depend on rains for their produce and to pay the heavy taxes levied upon them. The movie manages to mock the British pride and obsession with their civility, culture and sports and predicts the eventual outcome of independence from this dictatorial rule in 1947. This movie is for all those who are scared to try something which they have never done before and a reminder that we can achieve anything as long as we are determined and have the guts to never give up.
“Dangal” is a 2016 biographical movie based on the famous Indian amateur wrestler, Mahavir Singh Phogat. The movie directed by Nitesh Tiwari, follows the life and tribulations of this wrestler as he endeavours to train his two daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become the best grappler in the world. Geeta Phogat is India’s first female wrestler to win a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, while her sister won the silver. The movie released on 23rd December, 2016 and has earned 30 crores in just two days and is still scoring high.
Go ahead and enjoy this blockbuster movie. It’s the best way to celebrate Christmas and welcome New Year. Look for a theater or INOX the nearest to your place at Cinemas in Raipur and book your tickets now! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!