Most of us, who are young mothers today, have either swooned over or, atleast discussed and debated his styles, screen presence and dialogue delivery, when he was in his 30s and 40s. Well, there are no prizes to guess that we are talking about Shahrukh Khan!
Most of us would have had a walk down memory lane of how we either watched his movies in our teenage with a secret crush in our hearts or made up a story at home to watch his movie in the theatre. Most of the songs of Shahrukh movies are also the timeless classic material, isn't it (even if musicians may not always feel so)?
Let's spend some time reliving our younger years through some of his movies:
Released in 1995, it stands out as one of the most popular romantic classics ever portrayed on Indian Cinema – Struck a chord with the-then-adolescent romantic at heart, as it re-instills the fact that if you truly love someone, you will get him/her if you follow the right path. The protagonist hero (Shahrukh), interestingly wins over his would-be-father-in law, through sustained humour, wits and in the end, plain righteousness! Don't you all remember 'Bade bade desho me aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain'?
Released in 1993, this movie was trendsetting in the sense that the protagonists were dusky-skinned and also marked Kajol-Shahrukh as a successful pair on the silver screen. Shahrukh also pulled off the role of a camouflaged villain pretty well and the movie resonates in our minds through the song 'Kaali kaali aankhein'.
Released in 1997, this movie is the one that makes you believe in love and that destiny will lead you to your chosen one, irrespective of what you may choose to do. The softness of its music, intensity of love, craziness of emotions, the perfect light and colour balance, including the costumes of the protagonists made it just the right movie to devour in that era. 'Dil to paagal hai' says it all, our hearts really know no reason when in love.
Released in 1994, Shahrukh received a lot of critical appreciation for his performance which was different from the then tagged images of a bad boy, cool dude, mushy lover or anywhere in between. He had a rawness in this movie which was appealing. He walks in, walks out, makes mistakes and yet falls in love.
Though a bit of a dark movie, Shahrukh received his share of accolades through this movie released in 1993, even while playing an intense, psycho character in love. You might still find the song 'Jadoo teri nazar' melodious if you have either sang, heard or been sung to.
Released in 1998, Mani Ratnam got the best out of Shahrukh's ability to portray an intense emotion - either for love of the woman, or the country. The song Chhaiyya, Chhaiya could get us moving even right now, isn't it?