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Salman Khan is a name today which gives the guarantee of box office blockbuster, we fondly call him Bhai and today the superstar turns 51. In his long successful career of 28 years, he has delivered many blockbusters, from the 1st major break Maine Pyar Kiya to this year’s mega hit Sultan his fans and followers loved him in almost every movie. His most memorable films are Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Maine Pyar Kiya, Dabangg, Bajrangi Bhaijaan to name a few but as far as the quality of films are concerned I always had issues from his work that doesn’t mean he has not worked in sound cinema. So on his birthday, I decided to pick out his 5 best films that cannot be missed.
1) Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
This Rajkumar Santoshi’s written and Directed cult classic is the most loved comedy film of all time along with Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1979 Golmaal in the history of Indian Cinema. The film was an urban mad comedy of errors, it has gained a cult following over the years and arguably the most watched movie on TV, smart phones, and home videos. The movie was remade in Tamil and Telugu this reflects the impact of the movie. Each dialogue and character of the movie are immensely likable and have terrific recall value. The chemistry of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan is still fresh in the minds of cine lovers and what to say about the iconic air fight scene of Salman and Sakti Kapoor, just too good. Without any doubt, this is Salman’s Best Film till date, if you’re a film buff then you have to love this classic.
2) Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Kabir Khan’s epic blockbuster proved the mettle of Salman Khan as an actor and also became one of the biggest hits of all time. This is by far Salman’s best performance that too with a good content, though I liked his performance in Tere Naam also but the film was not at all technically sound and pleasing.
With Bajrangi, Salman justified his superstar status as we expect quality films from every old horse (Khans) of Indian cinema. The lovable duo of Pawan and Munni is adorable and off course Chaand Nawab too, this is a film to watch with family and all credit goes to Kabir Khan who projected Superstar Bhai in the best way possible.
3) Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Sanjay Levels Bhansali’s technically sound love triangle based on a Bengali novel is one soulful love saga. If Salman as Sameer shines in the first half then Devgan’s intense subtlety does its job in the second. Aishwarya steals the show on screen while the cinematography and Bhansali’s technical team offscreen. This a great experience and certainly one of the best films of Salman’s career.
4) Khamoshi-The Musical (1996)
This another Sanjay Leela Bhansali film was a superb musical offbeat art piece where Nana Patekar and Manisha Koirala delivered stunning performances and Salman was used as the entertaining refreshment and he justified it with his star presence, good looks, and sexy leather jackets. It had beautiful music too but was a box office failure but ended up being a critically acclaimed classic, if you haven’t seen it yet then watch now.
5) Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Salman Khan has got maximum success in the action masala genre off late but all of his films are far from being even average, only one action adventure spy love tale stands out that is Ek That Tiger again directed by Kabir Khan though his performance in Dabangg is far far better as Chulbul Pandey than this one but again the film was a Bhojpuri look alike. In Salman’s most successful genre only Ek That Tiger deserves to be on the list. The movie was technically brilliant, nicely shot, slick and stylish. And was a massive hit too, it was a satisfying watch if not more.
We wish to see him doing some more good films in future and definitely, his next Tubelight is looking very promising. I with my entire GD team wish the superstar a very happy birthday.