Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are the synonyms of success and the epitome of Hindi cinema. They have ruled the Bollywood industry and still making big at the box office every time they appear on the big screens. While there were always ups and downs in their career, their charm from the hearts of the fans have never vanished.
Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir have given some of the most iconic films in the history of Indian cinema. All three of them enjoys the cult following, they have their die heart followers who can do anything just to take a glimpse of their favourite actor.
Everyone always talks about the hits and the flops of the three Khans but what are their most underrated movies? Films that weren’t blockbusters or flops, but in between? Well, I am going to spare some light on those films that still have the cult following but didn’t get the love they deserved.
Salman Khan debuted in Bollywood with Biwi Ho Toh Aisi in 1988. Since then there was no turning back for the superstar. He had given us some of the most amazing films. Films that made some huge numbers at the box office. However, one of my personal favourite is his 1991 released film titled, Love.
Directed by Suresh Krissna, starring Salman Khan and Revathi the film was a love story as the title itself suggests. It was a remake of the Telugu film Prema. While the move did not earn that much numbers, it has always been one of the most iconic romantic films of 90s. Especially the romantic song “Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya” made it to every ones’ playlist back then. Even now the song is a superhit.
Ram Jaane 1995:
Shah Rukh Khan is known as the ‘King Of Romance’. The actor has taught us the meaning of love from his films. I have literally grown up crushing over him. After successfully completing more than two and a half decades in Bollywood, it is evident that SRK is irreplaceable in our hearts and will remain so forever. Well, it was not a bed of roses for King Khan in the industry, he too had some downs but one film that should have got the recognition that it deserved was the 1995 released ‘Ram Jaane’.
Directed by Rajiv Mehra, the story of a kid who becomes a gangster, who is an orphan and doesn’t know his name. He ends up calling himself Ram Jaane (God knows). The film also starred Juhi Chawla. While at that time heroes portraying negative roles were considered as uncool SRK proved them wrong. This was the fourth time Shah Rukh Khan played a negative role after Baazigar, Darr and Anjaam. Songs of the film like Chori Chori O Gori and Bum Chiki Chiki Bum still makers our feet move.
Akele Hum Akele Tum 1995:
Aamir Khan is known as Mr Perfectionist in the industry and he had been one of the most charming actors of the industry. He never restricted himself from doing something this is his talent that made him the shining star in Bollywood. From Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Raja Hindustani, Rang De Basanti to Dangal, 3 Idiots and PK, Aamir has proved that he can rule Bollywood with his immense talent.
Akele Hum Akele Tum was released in 1995 and even though people didn’t receive it as it should be, this film has made a special place in the hearts of Aamir’s fans. The film also had Manisha Koirala as the female lead. Aamir, who is an aspiring playback singer in the film meets an ambitious classical singer Manisha Koirala in a training. The film taught us the value of love and respect. I personally love the songs of the film including Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar and Akele Hum Akele Tum.
All in all, these are my favourite film of the Khans (Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan) which deserved a lot more attention than they got.