5 Cult Classic Films To Celebrate Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan’s 55th Birthday

The most dependable Khan of Bollywood, Aamir Khan, celebrates his 55th birthday. On this occasion, we round up five of his best cinematic gems!

1. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak poster
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Versatility is synonymous with one of the greatest Khans of Bollywood, Aamir Khan. Also known as Mr. Perfectionist for his love for detailing, there aren’t any pair of shoes made the superstar cannot step into. Be it playing a die-hard romantic or a comedian or a true blue patriot or an honest police officer or an engineering student or an aged father – Aamir slipped under the skin of all of these characters and more with great ease.

On Aamir’s 55th birthday, we bring to you a collection of his cult classics to celebrate the day! Scroll to check out:
Aamir made his debut as a child artist in 1973 film Yaadon ki Baarat but he stepped up the ladder of success in 1988. It was the tragic romantic drama Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak opposite Juhi Chawla that cemented his position as an actor in the industry.
Did you know how Aamir promoted the film? Due to a limited budget, Aamir and Raj Zutshi would paste posters of QSQT on auto-rickshaws and buses. The then young Aamir would even introduce himself as the hero of the film while doing so.

2. Dil

Dil movie poster
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After the humongous success of QSQT, Aamir gave a string of super duper flops. Salvation was delivered in the form of a hit with Dil opposite Madhuri Dixit. The film featured foot-tapping numbers that became a rage, including Mujhe Neend Na Aaye, Khambe Jaisi Khadi Hai, Naa Jaane Kaha Dil Kho Gaya, and others.
Dil was a big blockbuster but ran into trouble for its music scene.

3. Raja Hindustani

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Packed with dreamy romance and evergreen music, Raja Hindustan remains one of the classic mush fests of the 90s. A love story between a taxi driver and a beautiful rich girl, the movie paired Aamir alongside Karisma Kapoor.
But did you know Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Juhi Chawla were offered Karisma’s part in the film too? Imagine either of them saying, “Raja, tum pagal ho, pagal!” *feels weird*

4. Mann

Mann movie poster
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Starring Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala, 1999 film Mann is recommended for hopeless romantics. Not many are aware that the movie was first offered to Khiladi Akshay Kumar, but aren’t we glad Aamir eventually did it?

Besides, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tabu and Nandita Das were also in the running for Priya’s role. Manisha ended up bagging it!

5. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar poster
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Aamir had predicted the fate of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is its production stage itself! “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar will be a cult film for ages,’ he had said then. And boy, ain’t that true? Besides Aamir, the movie starred Mamik Singh, Deven Bhojani, Ayesha Jhulka, Pooja Bedi and even ‘little Aamir,’ Imran Khan.

The shoot took a long time to complete and many actors had dropped out in the process. But eventually, when it released, it was a success!

Which of these classics is your favourite? Let us know in the comments box below.

Before we sign off, did you know Aamir was keen on doing the Munna Bhai series? Watch the actor’s full confession on ZEE5!