Aamir Khan is live a adviser yet once more in his future movie Secret Superstar, we cannot help but speculate what if we too had a direct like him.
Ek deen yeh sub kuch nahi rahega. Sub aapni aapni gali nikal jaayenge. … Wahi duniya de jhameley. Naukri dhoondo, paise kamaao, ghar basaao, life di ishaarno pe nachdey jaao. College dee gate de is taraf ham life ko nachaate hain, te dujji taraf life humko nachaati hai…”
If you belong to the part of populace who have watch “Rang De Basanti”, you would know that DJ was almost certainly one of the most well-written “mentor-friend” characters we have ever come across in Hindi movies. Just the sheer relatability of Aamir Khan’s vocabulary in the movie is sufficient to make you origin for the personality all along. And that is the reason DJ from Rang De Basanti still lives, breathe in every urban youngster’s/college-goer heart… 11 long years after we bid farewell to DJ and his gang. Except, maybe we never fairly did.
RANG DE BASANTI
It was DJ who was the glue in the crowd of youngsters we saw in that Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra movie. The slightly crazy friend who can go to any length for his pals. The friend who know when to back you and when to scold you. Who does not require to say it out noisy that he will be with you till your last breathing, literally, in Rang De Basanti.
Tim lak-lak te tim lak-lak.
Aamir Khan has display a knack of creation movies with an fundamental, or over-arching at times, social communication. The majority of his movies post “Lagaan” have made us fall in love with his characters just for the reason that the wrap in activity gyaan that they contain gifted us. Take Lagaan, for example. We saw Bhuvan the farmer declare open revolt against the British, their system of extort lagaan from the villagers in that small hamlet of Champanagar. Bhuvan took on the character of teaching his member villagers the firangi game of cricket, we saw the outcome at the end of Lagaan. Not only did he administer to get the tiguna-lagaan waive off and his efforts took Lagaan to the “Oscars” too. Well, with plenty help from manager Ashutosh Gowarikar and the remaining team of Lagaan.
DIL CHAHTA HAI
Then came Dil Chahta Hai. Aakash with his goatee had all of ’em girls lessening cranium over heels in love with him. Steered along by Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, Aamir played yet another character that imprinted a place for itself in the mindscape of the nation. A bildungsroman, “Dil Chahta Hai” show the development of a naughty college kid Aakash with his “aaj-Pooja-toh-kal-koi-dooja” mantra, falling in love one day and falling out of love the other, to the Aakash inspired by the Sisyphian cycle of work-home-tanhaayi in distant Australia. Aakash loved his friends, left them thoroughly disappointed, fought with them and came back to repair the out of order hearts. Aamir the mentor-friend save the day again. Would you say no to a buddy like Aakash?
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR
We saw Aamir as an out and out adviser in Taare Zameen Par, the man whose Midas feel distorted the life of 8 years old “Ishaan Awasthi”. All of us who have had to face hard times in school days, a harsh parent at home and all our heart went out to Ishaan. We were all left wish we too had a educator like “Nikumbh” in our life. Aamir work his way to our hearts with “Taare Zameen Par”, leaving us with a astound sized lump in our throats. Aamir in Taare Zameen Par gave the nation a teacher to look up to and a adviser to wish for and also a friend to bend forward on.
What Aamir achieve with Taare Zameen Par was a relook at India’s teaching system. From helping depiction the flaw in the way student are treat in our schools, Aamir enthused to colleges in 3 Idiots. He play the memorable Rancho in 3 Idiots. Yet once more, he was a buddy that you wish you had in your life. He doesn’t hit an eyelid when he has to steal a question paper from ‘Virus’s’ office in the middle of the night for a friend but will not steal a peek at it because he believe in making it on his own. If Rancho would have ask any of us to take a train to knowledge, a la “Millimetre”, none of us would have required to let go of that moksha. Rancho helped turn in the region of the lives of not just his friends Farhan and Raju but even the principal of his university, Viru Shahastrabuddhe. And of course, who can not remember the Phunsuk Wangdu-named curse on Chatur!
In 2014 the PK wa released, Aamir lean-to his garments but left India’s billions-worth godmen industry bare, naked. The alien PK taught us all the meaning of rationality, show us how to query blind faith, chased a bahurupi through the lane of Delhi, albeit with dire penalty in the form of complaint and protest. But what PK the movie, Aamir did with the movie is left a part of people in the nation very uncomfortable. On the one hand when we had audience lap up PK like a plate of hot jalebis, on the other hand we had godmen up in weapons against it. Despite all of that, PK still is in the middle of the biggest blockbusters India has formed… even China would agreed.
And to previous year’s Dangal.
Mhare chhoriya chhoro se kam hai ke? is a question that shake our collective principles when a grey haired vessel bellied Aamir ask it. Dangal recognized the journey of the godawfully strict priest who pressed his daughters to obtain home the indefinable “gold” in wrestle, a man’s sport. Aamir the mentor, Aamir the father, complete sure Dangal was written in movie history as one of India’s premium movies. And that is not even captivating into account the kind of achievement the movie achieve at the box office. As of today, Dangal is the uppermost gross Indian movie ever.
Now we have him in “Secret Supersta”r. Wand firmly in hand, Aamir the magician mentor is prepared to have us dance to his attraction all over again.