Nobody has perfected the romantic genre as much as Shah Rukh Khan. Emotional, heart-touching dialogues also catapulted him to stardom, apart from his performances. They inspire, they make us sad, they give us confidence or they just simply add dimensions to our complicated emotions. SRK has a balm for all of this with his dialogues.
We begin with some of the best emotional dialogues of King Khan
“Kabhi Kabhi Jeetne ke Liye Kuch Haarna bhi Padta Hai. Aur Haar kar Jeetne Waale ko Baazigar Kehte Hain.” – Baazigar.
Yes, Shah Rukh played a role with impeccable grey shades. But, he set the screen on fire with his amazing performance. A revenge thriller, Ajay of Baazigar was not one to compromise, no matter how many hurdles he faces or how many lives he takes!
“Pyar Dosti hai. Agar Woh Meri Sabse
acchi dost nahi bann sakti, toh main use kabhi pyar kar hi nahi
sakta.......kyunki dosti bina toh pyar hota hi nahi....simple, Pyar Dosti hai.”
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
A simple definition of love, this dialogue touched everyone’s heart. And it made Anjali fall in love with Rahul while he was vying for Tina’s attention. Transcending between love and friendship, it is the motto of every person in friend-zone.
“Kehte Hain Agar Kisi Cheez ko Dil se Chaho, toh poori qayanat use tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jati hai.” – Om Shanti Om
Another inspirational gem from SRK, the dialogue is more or less a refrain from the famous book “The Secret”. Nevertheless, his character in the film moves towards becoming exactly what he wanted, albeit in a reincarnation.
Aaj ... aaj ek hasi aur baant lo ... aaj
ek dua aur maang lo ... aaj ek ansoon aur pee lo ... aaj ek zindagi aur jee lo
... aaj ek sapna aur dekh lo ... aaj ... kya pata, kal ho naa ho.” – Kal Ho Naa
A highly emotional film depicting the importance of seizing the moment and not letting it pass without making a difference, this was an emotional life lesson. It makes much more sense in this hyper-active world, more than a decade after the film’s release.
“Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta
hai ... hum toh peete hai ki yahan par baith sake, tumhe dekh sake, tumhe
bardaasht kar sake” – Devdas
A tag line for every alcoholic or alcohol-lover out there, this dialogue gave an essence to the tragic character brought alive in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus. And it did make us develop sympathy for Dev Babu and Chandramukhi.
“Jab Hum Khud ko Samajh Lete Hain na toh Koi Humare bare mein kya sochta hai, fark nahi padta.” – Dear Zindagi
A role starkly different than his previous ones, SRK nailed the role of Jahangir Khan, a psychiatrist who helps Kiara (Alia Bhatt) love herself. At a time when mental health has begun to take precedence, his dialogues from the movie helped us gain a perspective on how we view ourselves and deal with our past experiences.
“... kyun ki main jaanta hoon ki agar
yeh sattar minute is team ka har player apni zindagi ki sabse badiya hockey
khel gaya ... toh yeh sattar minute khuda bhi tumse vapas nahi maang sakta ...
toh jao, jao aur apne aap se, is zindagi se, apne khuda se aur har us insaan se
jisne tumhe tum par bharosa nahi kiya apne sattar minute cheen lo.” – Chak De
Shah Rukh was nobody but coach Kabir Khan in this epic sports movie which also tackled gender bias with nuance. This monologue before the final match is an inspirational gem of Shah Rukh Khan’s career.
“Dare hue log aksar alfazon ke peeche chupte hai.” – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
This was just a cameo of SRK in the movie. Yet he eloquently sums up human nature and unrequited love in this one scene itself. If this is not a testimony of his magic, what else is?