5 Irrfan Khan Movies That Touched Our Souls

Remembering the 53-year-old actor as the world mourns his demise.

5 Irrfan Khan Movies That Touched Our Souls
Irrfan Khan

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away yesterday, April 29, leaving his fans across the globe devastated. The actor died after a colon infection following his two-year-long battle with neuroendocrine tumour.

The Talvar actor leaves behind a legacy as he was renowned for his craft not just in the Hindi film industry but Hollywood too. Khan has worked in international hits, such as, Jurrasic World, Inferno and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Through his profound acting and humble demeanor, Khan has touched many hearts, even of those who had never met him but only saw him on the silver screen.

Here is a list of five of his soul-touching performances that will remain in our hearts for time to come:

1. Maqbool

Released in 2003, Vishal Bhardwaj directed movie Maqbool gave us one of Khan’s finest performances to date. Khan played the role of an underworld don's henchman named ‘Maqbool’, who falls in love with his boss’ mistress, played by veteran actor Tabu.  

2. The Namesake

Essaying the role of Bengali immigrant parents, who recently moved to the US, Khan alongside Tabu does a remarkable job in showing the struggles of a father adjusting to a life in a new country.

Khan’s character Ashoke was critically acclaimed and won him the Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor.

3. Life of Pi

The actor may be known for his acting prowess in many films, but his role as Pi Patel in the internationally acclaimed movie Life of Pi is one that is close to many.

On the news of his passing, fans shared the famous quote from the movies that was released in 2012.

“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.”

4. The Lunch Box

Directed by Ritesh Batra, The Lunch Box saw Khan portray the role of a middle-class man stuck in the rut of work life, until one day he mistakenly receives someone else’s tiffin with a letter in it.

Khan’s nuanced acting as Saajan Fernandes won him the Asian Film Award for Best Actor and the Star Guild Award for Star Verdict of The Year in 2014.

5. Paan Singh Tomar

There is no role that Khan could not ace. Every character he portrayed on-screen has been loved by all and so was Paan Singh Tomar.

His portrayal of a national athlete turned dacoit won him the National Film Award for Best Actor.

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