Celebs Pay Tribute To Irrfan Khan, And Our Pick Of His Finest Films To Watch On ZEE5

With condolences pouring from the entire film industry for Irrfan, you can pay homage to him by revisiting some of his best work like Haider & Madaari

Celebs pay tributes to Irrfan Khan

Remembering Irrfan Khan's journey as an actor
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When we return to theatres after this lockdown ends, there will be one major talent that will be sorely missed. Irrfan Khan’s death come as a shock to many and his aura of being a common man makes this feel like a personal loss too. Tributes have been pouring in from all over the industry for a friend and an inspiration. That fact that established legends like Amitabh Bachchan and young writers like Varun Grover both felt a deep sense of loss shows the kind of lasting impact Irrfan Khan left on the Indian Film Industry.

The tributes poured in from outside the film fraternity too.

It is said that no one is really gone till his stories are told, and retold by people who continue to live. Irrfan Khan gave us many unique stories to revisit and remember him by. Here’s a small attempt to remember him through his films and TV shows through which he lives on.

1. Banegi Apni Baat

Banegi Apni Baat poster
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Irrfan Khan started his career in early TV shows, one of which was Banegi Apni Baat on Zee TV. A lesser known fact about this show is that Irrfan not just acted but also directed a few episodes of this TV series, during which he demanded 11 re-writes from his wife and dialogue writer Sutapa Sikdar.

Watch an episode of Banegi Apni Baat here.

Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante

Deadline on ZEE5
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Before Irrfan Khan played the role of a righteous criminal in Madaari, he played the role of a kidnapper in Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante. This is another of his underrated films where he kidnaps the daughter of a doctor, not for the money, but to teach the doctor a lesson in ethics.

2. Right Yaaa Wrong

Right Yaaa Wrong on ZEE5
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Irrfan Khan starred in the highly underrated movie Right Yaaa Wrong alongside Sunny Deol and Konkona Sen Sharma. This story revolves around the friendship between two cops Ajay and Vinay. Ajay is accused of killing his wife and Vinay is asked to handle to take over the case without letting the friendship influence his decisions. Irrfan portrays this moral dilemma perfectly in this film.

3. Haider

Poster of Haider
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Irrfan Khan played a short but deeply impactful character of Roohdaar in Haider. His role will stay with you long after the movie, proved by the fact that we still remember it so vividly. Along with his role this movie in itself is a work of art.


Madaari on ZEE5
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Madaari from 2015 was another important role in Irrfan Khan’s long filmography. He portrayed the frustrations of a common man who lost his entire family because of corrupt and violent systems and sets out on a revenge path to change the system at whatever cost.

Qarib Qarib Singlle

Irrfan Khan's Qarib Qarib Singlle's poster
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Qarib Qarib Singlle is probably Irrfan Khan’s only all out Bollywood romantic comedy, but it is still a very offbeat story. In this film we see Irrfan, in a kind of role that was rarely offered to him in all his years in the Hindi Film industry, making this a must watch for any fans of his work.

Which is your favourite movie, scene, or memory of Irrfan Khan? Share it with us in the comments below. You can also watch the music videos from movies like Qarib Qarib Singlle and Piku, in this musical tribute to Irrfan Khan here.