It has been a memorable journey from Parampara (1993) right till Jawani Jaaneman (2020) for Saif Ali Khan. An actor who was laughed for his looks in films like Yeh Dillagi And Main Khiladi Tu Anari has transformed over the years with the the roles he experimented and has come out success. As Saif Ali Khan turns 50 today, we foray into his filmography to check his unique choice of characters, making him an experimental actor.
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Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Saif Ali Khan’s career was going now where when not just his films not working at the box office but even the audience were not appreciating his performances. However, Saif Ali Khan stunned everyone as confused Sameer who brought down the house with hilarious act in Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai. I remember even when the friendship drama was turning out to be serious in the second half, audience awaited Sameer’s entry to bring in some comic relief. Dil Chahta Hai also gave Saif Ali Khan much needed break in his career.
Hum Tum (2004)
Saif Ali Khan tasted the first success as a solo hero with coming-of-age romantic drama in Kunal Kohli’s Hum Tum (2004). Critics were floored over by his amazing performance while audience adored his lovely pairing with Rani Mukerji in this Hollywood remake, When Harry Met Sally. Hum Tum was a special film as Saif Ali Khan won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. Not only Saif was outstanding in comedy scenes, he also showed that he could play the romantic parts with ease.
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Probably the best performance of his career, Saif Ali Khan nailed it with his role as Langda Tyaagi in Vishal Bharwaj’s Omkara. Omkara was a landmark film in Saif Ali Khan’s career for which he will be remembered forever.
One of the best films of 2008, Race had all the ingredients to make it an instant blockbuster – Solid performances, amazing direction, gripping storyline, brilliant songs and eye-catching locations. When Race 3, fans of the franchise were missing the super cool character of Ranvir Singh vehemently played by Saif Ali Khan.
Go Goa Gone (2013)
Go Goa Gone was loved by the audience right after its release on 10th May, 2013. The horror comedy, starring Saif Ali Khan, was the first Zombie film released in India which might not have clicked at the box office but became a cult comedy. Saif Ali Khan as Russian Borris actually “Keeled” with his funny act.
Sacred Games (2018)
After spates of flops, Saif Ali Khan bounced back with the hard-hitting crime web-series, Sacred Games, which got rave reviews for its engaging screenplay and riveting story line. Saif Ali Khan as a troubled Sartaj Singh was electrifying and even put on weight to get into the shape of character.
Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior (2020)
After Langda Tyaagi, Saif Ali Khan’s tryst with the evil character was leveraged in Om Raut’s Tanhaji as Udaybhan Singh Rathod. Despite Ajay Devgn playing the principal character of the warrior, Saif Ali Khan stood his ground and delivered a knock-out performance whom you would love to hate and yet cherish his performance.