Saif Ali Khan is one such actor who has not shied away from experimenting with roles and characters in his films. He has dared to take up films which a superstar or front row actor will not even think of. He has experimented with many shades of being an actor and has not gotten scared of taking up bold films. Yet, he remains the most underrated actor of our times. He has portrayed unconventional roles with ease and panache! His new film “Kaalakaandi” is one such example. The film’s trailer showed us the face of how crazy Saif can get if you want him to be. With many unconventional roles and risky choices we get to you the films where he actually broke stereotypes and gave us amazing characters.
1- Dil Chahta Hai
3 best friends, the craziest of the lot is Sameer (played by Saif Ali Khan). He is a genial, well-meaning, desperately romantic, but confused guy who is prone to romantic infatuations and believes to have found true love whenever he gets attracted to a girl. Dil Chahta Hai became the cult buddy movie of Bollywood.
2- Ek Hasina Thi
In this crime thriller, Saif plays the role of a charming and mysterious businessman who fancies a normal working girl (played by Urmila Matondkar). Their whirlwind romance turns sour when the girl falls in the trap of underworld crimes of Saif’s character. This movie showed us the grey shade of Saif. Sriram Raghavan is a master of thriller cinema and he did show his talent in this outstanding tale of vengeance.
3- Being Cyrus
It’s an English language black comedy-thriller film. Saif plays the protagoniost. The film is directed by Homi Adajania. The film revolves around a parsi family and gets involved in theier business. He falls in love with an older woman who very cunningly embroils him into her devious plan. It’s a must watch for all dark comedy lovers.
This movie is shot with the backdrop of Calcutta in 1962. It’s a love story of Lalita (Vidya Balan) and Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan). But there comes some trouble in their love story with the incoming of another man played by Sanjay Dutt. The film is an adaptation of the 1914 novel of the same name. It’s a story of feud between 2 families and the love story of the kids of that family. Saif’s method acting in this film is very inspiring.
The film is adapted from Shakespeare’s Othello. It starred Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Saif plays the antagonist, Langda Tyagi. It was such a well written character that Saif’s acting skills will take you by surprise! Saif made the role look tailor made for him with the uncouth abuse-laden dialogues of Langda Tyagi and his crazy actions. He will make you detest his character instantly. That was his impact!
The movie is based on the reservation system of India and is directed by Prakash Jha. The film also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Manoj Bajpayee. Saif plays the role of a low-caste teacher, who is rejected in interviews for being low caste. The movie deals with all the politics that take place in the name of caste.
Can you name any actor who would agree for a movie where the actress steals the limelight? I guess not! Cocktail is a complete Deepika film! It is an endearing story of love and friendship. I am sure it was a big gamble for Saif to portray this character. Was one of the best romantic comedies of 2012.
8- Go Goa Gone
The first of its kind Indian Cinema! It is a Hindi Zombie comedy film where Saif played the role of a fake Russian mafia. The film was also produced by Saif. The film revolved around 2 friends played by Kunal Khemu and Vir Das and their flat mate Anand Tiwari. They are bored of their life and get fired from their jobs. They plan a trip to Goa and get involved in rave parties. Where a secret kind of drug is sold, after taking the drug people become zombie. The film was hilarious and is a must watch!
9- Happy Ending
Happy Ending is a story of a confused writer who goes on the search of inspiration for his next story and falls in love with a best seller author who doesn’t believe in love. The writer’s character has been played by Saif Ali Khan. The interesting thing about the movie is Saif’s alter ego, who is a bearded man and keeps playing guitar.
This film is the first time Saif played the role of a father. Chef Roshan Kalra(Saif Ali Khan) sets out to find the true source of happiness and reignite his passion for food while being more present in his son’s life. It’s a heart warming film which shows the various colors of human emotions. Saif did justice to his role.
Saif Ali Khan is the Nawab of Pataudi and Nawab of Bhopal. He is married to Kareena Kapoor Khan. Saif is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood but doesn’t get the limelight he deserves. With the list of films above, now you can see for yourself how versatile Saif is!