Birthday special: 5 Farhan Akhtar films you just shouldn’t miss

Actor, musician, director, producer and singer, Farhan Akhtar has finessed each one of these titles. The birthday boy, who turns 46 today began his career in Bollywood by working as an assistant director in Lamhe. The Filmfare award winner has flourished in every field he’s entered.

So here’s a rundown of is films that celebrate the winning multiplayer he is.

Dil Chahta hai

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The 2001 romantic comedy was Akhtar’s first writing and directorial debut, and it smashed the ball out of the park. The film following the love lives of three best friends and their difference received international acclaim overturning Bollywood.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/OBAcYSSUf6o

Zindagi na milege dobara

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The tortured but happy go lucky artist and his ridiculous words like ‘Bagwati’ stole our hearts, no debate there. The commercially successful film won him 4 Filmfare awards.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/FJrpcDgC3zU


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The 2007 short film dealing with a family’s perception of a person suffering from AIDS/HIV. The film was part of an initiative, a series of four short films to dispel the negative attitudes people hold towards the disease.

Watch it here – https://youtu.be/2RZusGboAvk


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Directed by Akhtar the film is set in the fictionalized backdrop of the Kargil war following an aimless man as he finds purpose as an army officer.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/yI_aZuu9DaU


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Fun fact, Wazir was the first film where Amitabh Bachan and Farhan got to act alongside each other on-screen.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/gdwM7xKOph0

Bhag Milkha Bhag

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The world-wide super hit was the 21st film to gross $14 million and was well received by audience and critics alike.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/0nR9JS2WsNg

Rock on

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Not only did he act but Farhan also sang the scores for the film. The film portrays the friendship between four rock musicians- the ups and the downs, making it a must-watch.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/P7aJlKdHgWY

Karthik calling Karthik

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The psychological thriller tells the tale of an abused and unlucky in love office drone until he begins to receive calls, from himself.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/dIZ2OwW7HJU

Sky is Pink

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The heart-breaking melodrama unravels a family’s story of sacrifice and joy through the eyes of their dying teenage daughter. Get those tissues because we promise you that you will be sobbing quite a bit.

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/OnBN5b48HBc

(Contributed by Nikhita H.)


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