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From 'Maqbool' to 'Life of Pi', here's a list of Irrfan Khan's impeccable performances

Updated : 2020-04-29 15:38:29

Showcasing an impeccable range of performances, Sahibzade Irfan Ali Khan (changed to Irrfan Khan) time and again gave us memorable characters, each one more unique than the other. Today, the versatile actor, who was struggling with his health for a long time, breathed his last in Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai, owing to a colon infection. The National Film awardee battled neuroendocrine tumour for several months and had returned to Mumbai some months ago after being treated in London. From 'Haasil' to 'Hindi Medium', his filmography speaks itself. Here are some of his memorable performances.

Maqbool is a 2003 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and starring Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Masumeh Makhija in an adaptation of the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. Maqbool received universal critical acclaim . Rediff described the film as
Maqbool is a 2003 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and starring Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Masumeh Makhija in an adaptation of the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. Maqbool received universal critical acclaim . Rediff described the film as "a visual gallery that is an intelligent blend of dark, tragic overtones and comic, satirical undertones". (Image Source: Kaleidoscope Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.)
The Namesake is a 2006 English-language drama film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sooni Taraporevala based on the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. It starred Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn and Sahira Nair. The film received favorable reviews from critics. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 82 out of 100, based on 33 reviews, indicating
The Namesake is a 2006 English-language drama film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sooni Taraporevala based on the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. It starred Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn and Sahira Nair. The film received favorable reviews from critics. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 82 out of 100, based on 33 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim." (Image Source: Fox SearchLight Pictures)
Life in a... Metro is a 2007 Indian musical drama film co-produced, written and directed by Anurag Basu, and set in Mumbai. It featured an ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Shilpa Shetty, Shiney Ahuja, Kay Kay Menon, Kangana Ranaut, Sharman Joshi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Irrfan Khan. The film was critically acclaimed for its story and screenplay. The general plot and a number of characters are based on two classic films, The Apartment and Brief Encounter. (Image Source: Wikipedia)
Life in a... Metro is a 2007 Indian musical drama film co-produced, written and directed by Anurag Basu, and set in Mumbai. It featured an ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Shilpa Shetty, Shiney Ahuja, Kay Kay Menon, Kangana Ranaut, Sharman Joshi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Irrfan Khan. The film was critically acclaimed for its story and screenplay. The general plot and a number of characters are based on two classic films, The Apartment and Brief Encounter. (Image Source: Wikipedia)
Paan Singh Tomar is a 2012 Indian biographical film based on the true story of the athlete of the same name. The film is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Irrfan Khan in this film played the title role, with Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the supporting cast. Made on a shoestring budget of ₹45 million (US$630,000), Paan Singh Tomar premiered at the 2010 British Film Institute London Film Festival. The film was released domestically on March 2 2012 to critical acclaim and emerged as a superhit at the box-office, with a domestic net of ₹201.80 million (US$2.8 million). The film won the Best Feature Film and Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012. (Image Source: UTV Motion Pictures)
Paan Singh Tomar is a 2012 Indian biographical film based on the true story of the athlete of the same name. The film is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Irrfan Khan in this film played the title role, with Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the supporting cast. Made on a shoestring budget of ₹45 million (US$630,000), Paan Singh Tomar premiered at the 2010 British Film Institute London Film Festival. The film was released domestically on March 2 2012 to critical acclaim and emerged as a superhit at the box-office, with a domestic net of ₹201.80 million (US$2.8 million). The film won the Best Feature Film and Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012. (Image Source: UTV Motion Pictures)
Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's adapted screenplay starred Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, Adil Hussain, and Gérard Depardieu. Life of Pi emerged as a critical and commercial success, earning over US$609 million worldwide. It was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards which included the Best Picture – Drama and the Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. At the 85th Academy Awards it had eleven nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won four (the most for the show) including Best Director for Ang Lee. (Image Source: 20th Century Fox)
Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's adapted screenplay starred Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, Adil Hussain, and Gérard Depardieu. Life of Pi emerged as a critical and commercial success, earning over US$609 million worldwide. It was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards which included the Best Picture – Drama and the Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. At the 85th Academy Awards it had eleven nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won four (the most for the show) including Best Director for Ang Lee. (Image Source: 20th Century Fox)
The Lunchbox is a 2013 Indian epistolary romantic film written and directed by Ritesh Batra. It starred Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The film was screened at International Critics' Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and later won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award also known as Grand Rail d'Or. The film was a box-office success. It was Irrfan Khan's highest-grossing Hindi film, up until it was surpassed by Hindi Medium (2017). The Lunchbox was nominated in the British Academy Film Awards 2015. (Image Source: Sony Pictures Classics)
The Lunchbox is a 2013 Indian epistolary romantic film written and directed by Ritesh Batra. It starred Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The film was screened at International Critics' Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and later won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award also known as Grand Rail d'Or. The film was a box-office success. It was Irrfan Khan's highest-grossing Hindi film, up until it was surpassed by Hindi Medium (2017). The Lunchbox was nominated in the British Academy Film Awards 2015. (Image Source: Sony Pictures Classics)
Piku is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by N. P. Singh, Ronnie Lahiri and Sneha Rajani. It stars Deepika Padukone as the titular protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. On January 11, 2016, the film was nominated for Best Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards, as well as other categories. Padukone won her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress, and Bachchan received his record setting fourth National Film Award for Best Actor at the 63rd National Film Awards and his record setting third Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance. (Image Source: Yash Raj Films)
Piku is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by N. P. Singh, Ronnie Lahiri and Sneha Rajani. It stars Deepika Padukone as the titular protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. On January 11, 2016, the film was nominated for Best Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards, as well as other categories. Padukone won her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress, and Bachchan received his record setting fourth National Film Award for Best Actor at the 63rd National Film Awards and his record setting third Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance. (Image Source: Yash Raj Films)
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