He has got a great face and great physic. He is considered to be one of the most good-looking and most successful actors of Bollywood. He also has a great heart and known for his charity and benevolence. And yet he has gone to jail and created many controversies and eventually came to be known as the “Bad Boy of Bollywood.” Yes readers, I am talking about none other than Salman Khan. In this post, I am going to write about top ten movies in Salman Khan’s career. Here goes the first one.
Maine Pyar Kiya:
In fact, I think Salman Khan is one of the luckiest actors in Bollywood for he tasted success with his first major movie Maine Pyar Kiya. It was released in 1989. Maine Pyar Kiya was the biggest hit of the year and established Salman Khan in Bollywood. For his performance in the movie, Salman Khan received nomination in the Best Actor category and won Filmfare in the Best Male Debut category. Along with Salman Khan, the film stars Bhagyashree, who also became very famous over-night. This was the first movie of Salman Khan and director Sooraj R. Barjatya. Together they gave lots of good movies to the audience.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
In 1994 Salman Khan and Sooraj R. Barjatya paired up once more and gave one of the most successful movies in Bollywood; Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!. Starring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit the story of the movie has been adopted from Nadiya Ke Paar which was also produced earlier in 1982. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! collected $24.44 million dollar all over the world and became the biggest hit of Bollywood that year and one of the biggest hit movies ever. The movie won Filmfare awards in five categories and National awards for being the most successful film of the year. The movie runs for two hundred minutes that is more than three hours. The songs of the film also become very popular.
Karan Arjun was released in 1995. This movie is significant in many ways. Karan Arjun stars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan two of the major stars of Bollywood in lead roles and Hrithik Roshan, who later become another major top Bollywood actor, also worked as an assistant director in this movie. The movie is based on death and reincarnation. Karan and Arjun portrayed respectively by Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were killed in a conspiracy and later reborn as Ajay and Vijay. The movie shows how the two brothers reunite with their mother and avenges their father’s death. The movie also stars Mamta Kulkarni and Kajol and it had great songs and overall Karan Arjun was complete entertainer.
Khamoshi: The Musical:
Khamoshi: The Musical is another great movie of Salman Khan. It was released in 1996. Just like Sooraj R. Barjatya, this movie introduced another talented director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Sanjay and Salman became best friends. Although Khamoshi: The Musical was not a commercial success, it received critical acclaimed and proved that Salman Khan was not just an actor for commercial movies. Khamoshi: The Musical stars Salman Khan and Manisha Koirala in lead roles. Annie (Manisha Koirala) is a Christian girl born and brought up in Goa and she falls in love with a Hindu boy named Raj (Salman Khan). However, Annie’s parents do not accept this relationship. The movie shows how the family unites again.
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya:
The year 1998 was a major year in Salman Khan’s career. I this year, he starred in four hit movies including Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. PKTDK is the first movie of Salman Khan and Kajol. Salman Khan’s two brothers- Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan were also involved in this movie. Sohail Khan written and directed it and Arbaaz Khan played a supporting role. PKTDK was a romantic comedy. Muskaan (Kajol) is an orphan girl living with her elder brother Vishal (Arbaaz Khan) and uncle Dharmendra. For higher studies, she goes to a university in Mumbai and there she meets Suraj (Salman Khan) spoilt son of a rich man. The two eventually falls in love. When Vishal came to know about their relationship he becomes very angry. The movie then show how Suraj won the heart of Muskaan’s family.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai:
Another success of 1998, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai stars Shah Rukh and Salman Khan. It was the directorial debut of Karan Johar. Salman Khan played a supporting character but his performance was widely praised and he bagged Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of the highest grossing movies of Bollywood of all time. It collected $8.15 million in India and went to make a life time collection of $18.64 million. Rahul Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan), Anjali Sharma (Kajol), and Tina (Rani Mukherji) study in the same college. Rahul and Anjali are very good friends and Anjali secretly loves Rahul. Rahul is in love with Tina and they get married. While Anjali was engaged to Aman (Salman Khan), she accidentally came across Rahul and their love rekindled.
In 1999 Salman Khan starred in Biwi No.1 opposite Karishma Kapoor and Sushmita Sen. It was directed by David Dhawan. A remake of Tamil movie Saathi Leelavathi, Biwi No.1 was the biggest hit of 1999. Prem (Salman Khan) was a successful businessman with a happy family. He has a beautiful wife named Pooja (Karisma Kapoor) and two children. But however, he gets involved in an extra marital affair with an aspiring model named Rupali (Sushmita Sen). This eventually leads to the separation of Prem and Pooja and the movie then shows how Prem realizes his mistakes and returns to Pooja. The movie was not liked by the critics but it became commercial success with a box office collection of $25.34 million and also one of the major hit movies in Salman Khan’s career.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam:
The year 1999 was also memorable to Bollywood movie goers for another movie, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The story of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is based on Bengali novel Na Hanyate written by Maitreyi Devi. The movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s on screen romance charmed the audience and they became one of the most famous onscreen couples of Bollywood. Nandini (Aishwarya Rai) is the daughter of a classical music maestro Pandit Darbar. Sameer (Salman Khan) comes from
to study music to Pandit Darbar. Eventually he becomes close with Darbar’s
family and falls in love with Nandini. When Nandini’s father comes to know of
their relationship he tells Samir to leave his house and not to see Nandini
anymore. Nandini was married to Vanraj (Ajay Devgan). The movie then shows what
happened to these three people.
Hum Saath-Saath Hain:
Another successful movie of Salman Khan directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya. Among others there were Karisma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Mohnish Behl and Mahesh Thakur. Vivek (Mohnish Behl), Prem (Salman Khan), and Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) are three brothers and they have one sister Sangeeta (Neelam Kothari). They belong to a wealthy family and there is great love between the brothers. The movie shows how the relationship of the brothers was tested and how they remain united. Like Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, this was also a very lengthy movie running for more than three hours and had several songs that became very popular. Hum Saath-Saath Hain became a commercial success. Although it was a multi-starrer movie, Salman Khan’s performance was appreciated.
In 2003, Salman gave another hit movie Tere Naam. Directed by Satish Kaushik, Tere Naam is a remake of Tamil film Sethu, which was released in 1999. South Indian screen writer Bala, who wrote script of the original movie, also wrote the script of Tere Naam. Salman was highly praised for his performance in the movie and it received nominations for twenty-four awards and won four of them. Radhe Mohan (Salman Khan) is an ex-college boy who falls in love with Nirjala (Bhoomika Chawla) a traditional Brahmin girl. Initially, Nirjala rejects his proposal, but ends up loving him. The movie had an excellent opening weekend and collected $3.53 million. It became the eleventh highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2003. For her performance, Bhoomika Chawla received Zee Cine Award in Best Female Debut category.