Irrfan Khan best movies list – top box office hits
1. Salaam Bombay! – 1988
Salaam Bombay! Was directed by Mira Nair and co-starred Shafiq Syed, Tara lasrado, Anita Kanwar and Nana Patekar. Film was a critical and commercial successs earning $2,080,046 at box office. Film tells the story of children living on the streets of Bombay. Movie won National Film Award, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Cannes Film Festival Audience Award. Salaam Bombay! is listed in “The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made” of New York Times.
2. Kasoor – 2001
Kasoor was directed by Vikram Bhatt and co-starred Aftab Shivdasani, Lisa Ray, Divya Dutta and Apurva Agnihotri. Film was made with budget of INR50 million and earned INR150 million at box office. Film inspired from Hollywood movie Jagged Edge & Kannada film Antima Ghatta. Film tells the story of young journalist arrested for murder of his wife. He approaches a criminal lawyer and convinces her that he is innocent. She successfully wins the case and journalist is acquitted as innocent. But after the court order she comes to know that he is the real murderer and she decides to take the evidence to police station but journalist tries to kill her on the way. Film ends when she finally kills him in self defense.
3. Life in a… Metro – 2007
Life in a… Metro was directed by Anurag Basu and co-starred Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Shilpa Shetty, Kay Kay Menon and Shiney Ahuja. Film was a commercial hit and earned INR227.5 million at box office. Film tells the story of nine people living in Mumbai and it covers the stories nine people’s life, marriage, extramarital affairs, love etc.
4. The Namesake – 2007
The Namesake was directed by Mira Nair and co-starred Tabu, Kal Penn and Zuleikha Robinson. Film was made with budget of $9.5 million and earned $20 million at box office. Film tells the story of a couple living in USA and their American-born children. Their son is a teenager who has no bonding with Indian heritage, he is indifferent to Indian culture, he smokes pots and he doesn’t value the traditions of his parents. He visits India and really impressed by the customs and starts to like it better. After coming back to USA he falls in love with a girl of different culture.
5. Slumdog Millionaire – 2008
Slumdog Millionaire was directed by Danny Boyle and co-starred Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal and Anil Kapoor. Film was made with budget of $15 million and earned $377.9 million at box office. Film tells the story of young man from Mumbai slum who appears on Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Having no such decent education he exceeds the expectations of audiences and starts to think that he may be winning the game by cheating. He is a smart guy who remembers answers to each question by recalling from his own life events.
6. Acid Factory – 2009
Acid Factory was directed by Suparn Verma and co-starred Fardeen Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani and Dia Mirza. Film was a commercial hit and declared semi hit at box office. Film tells the story of group of men who lost their memory and right now facing the moral dilemma of right and wrong. Two of them were kidnapped by the rest of three but they found themselves in nowhere land without having the knowledge of who they are.
7. Billu – 2009
Billu was directed by Priyadarshan and co-starred Lara Dutta, Shah Rukh Khan, Om Puri and Rajpal Yadav. Film was made with budget of INR230 million and earned INR550 million at box office. Film tells the story of a poor barber who lives in a village with his wife and two children. One day Bollywood superstar visits his village for shooting and the event changes his life forever. He tells his family members that he knows the actor and he is very good friend of him. All villagers start to respect him for due to his friendship with superstar. But when he doesn’t introduce the star to his village head all people start to think that he is lying. But at the end super star accepts his friendship with him and reunite as friends.
8. New York – 2009
New York was directed by Kabir Khan and co-starred John Abraham, Katrina Kaif and Neil Mukesh. Film tells the story of INR45 crore and earned INR61.75 crore at box office. Film tells the story of a taxi driver who was arrested by the FBI and force him to spy on a friend whom FBI thinks to be a terrorist. He is married to her girl friend and have a son. Rest of the story is about terrorist attack on USA on 9/11 and the consequences.
9. Paan Singh Tomar – 2010
Paan Singh Tomar was directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and co-starred Mahi Gill, Vipin Sharma and Imran Hasnee. Film was made with budget of INR80 million and earned INR384 million at box office. Film tells the story of an Indian Army athlete Paan Singh Tomar who becomes a bandit because of forced circumstances. While in Army he participated in Indian National Games and won gold medal 7 years in a row. He retires from the army to settle in his village with his family. Rest of the story is about what happens to his life after retirement.
10. The Amazing Spider-Man – 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man was directed by Marc Webb and co-starred Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and Denis Leary. Film was made with budget of $230 million and earned $757.9 million at box office. Film tells the story of college student with Spider-Man powers and takes law into hands to deliver justice. His girl friend is the daughter of senior police officer and is chasing this mysterious spider man. There is a scientist who is making medical experiments on lizards and finally ended up with treating himself with an unprecedented medicine which gives him super powers. Rest of the story is about how spider man defeats the beast.
11. Life of Pi – 2012
Life of Pi was directed by Ang Lee and co-starred Suraj Sharma, Rafe Spall, Tabu and Adil Hussain. Film was made with budget of $120 million and earned $609 million at box office. Film tells the story of young son born in family of zoo keepers. One day when their family was shipping from India to Canada. They ship all the animals zoo into a big ship and start their journey but due to heavy rain their ship sinks and their son and a tiger survives. Rest of the story is about how the young boy and Bengal tiger named Richard Parker start their unique journey.
12. The Lunchbox – 2013
The Lunchbox was directed by Ritesh Batra and co-starred Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Film was made with budget of INR10 crore and earned INR67.47 crore at box office. Film tells the story of an accountant who lives in a apartment alone. There is another women who tries to make her husband happy by sending delicious food to him but by mistake food was delivered to this lonely accountant. Exchange of few letters make them good friends and rest of the story is what happens next.
13. Gunday – 2014
Gunday was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and co-starred Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Film was a commercial hit and earned INR1.20 billion at box office. Film tells the story of two friends who started their life working for a goon as guns smugglers. But one day a corrupt army officer wants the young boy for sex slavery, upon hearing this kids run away. They come to Calcutta and start their life working in a restaurant, rest of the story is about how they become biggest gangsters of Calcutta.
14. Haider – 2014
Haider was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and co-starred Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon. Film was made with budget of INR240 million and earned INR583 million at box office. Film tells the story of young poet searching for his father. It starts with Kashmir conflict and during the time of turbulence a doctor performs an operation on the leader of a pro-separatist group and enraged by this military raids his house and bombs. Rest of the story is about how the poet starts his journey and unexpected problems he faces.