8 Times Irrfan Khan proved he is 'The Man Of Substance'

From earning an accidental scholarship for National School of Drama to being part of Academy Award movies like Life Of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire, Irrfan is definitely a class apart. So here are 8 Bollywood movies of Irrfan Khan which prove he is the king of layered performances!

8 Times Irrfan Khan proved he is 'The Man Of Substance' 8 Times Irrfan Khan proved he is 'The Man Of Substance' Source : Press

We will have to sit down with a dictionary as we simply run out of words when asked to describe the tremendous talent that Irrfan Khan is. A self-made star in the literal sense is undoubtedly one of the finest actors not only in Bollywood but in Hollywood too.
From earning an accidental scholarship for National School of Drama to being part of Academy Award movies like Life Of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire, Irrfan is definitely a class apart. So here are 8 Bollywood movies of Irrfan Khan which prove he is the king of layered performances!

Maqbool - A role talented actor Manoj Bajapyee was desperate to play, Irrfan Khan's performance in Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool was one of his finest. Playing a lead in the movie which was flooded with stalwarts like Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah, and Om Puri, Irrfan was able to stand out and was never masked under the halo of the seasoned actors.

Maqbool

Haasil - One cannot imagine anyone playing the role of Ranvijay Singh in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Haasil. Irrfan was convincing in his portrayal of a friend, philosopher, and guide who turns into a murderer, abductor and an unpredictable ticking time bomb.

Haasil

The Namesake - The Namesake had Irrfan essaying the role of a Bengali MIT graduate who later becomes a professor. Irrfan submerged himself in the role of Ashoke so much that he was able to portray the mannerisms, fears, and characteristics with great finesse. Both, Tabu and Irrfan were spot-on in their portal of the Bengali couple who migrate to the US but struggle to fit in.

The Namesake

Paan Singh Tomar - The movie faced a lot of problems in production which delayed it released. It was finally released in 2012 and the movie just blew the audiences away. Playing the role of a steeplechase runner who eventually resorts to arms to get revenge from the corrupt system, Irrfan Khan was absolutely amazing as Paan Singh Tomar. The actor went through a complete physical transformation and became Paan Singh in entirety!

Paan Singh Tomar

The Lunchbox - Irrfan Khan's acting in The Lunchbox will make you believe that how much can an actor excel when all that the role demands are sitting in your office chair looking at a lunch box. Irrfan's natural and effortless portrayal of a middle-aged, loyal and efficient government official will make you fall in love with him.

The Lunchbox

Talvar - Based on the controversial case of Arushi Talvar, Irrfan played the role of Arun Kumar, a CBI officer who takes over the case. Irrfan Khan's stellar acting skills and Meghna Gulzar gripping direction, Talvar makes for a film that you should definitely not miss out on.

Talvar

Hindi Medium - Although Hindi Medium is categorized as an all-out family entertainer, it came with a very strong message by showcasing the sorry state of the education system in our country. Irrfan plays the role of a middle-class parent who wants his daughter to have the best possible education. Irrfan Khan's comic timing in the film was spot on and he went on to prove once again that he can pull off just about anything on-screen.

Hindi Medium