Monday, November 26, 2007

Chak De - Impressions on Shah Rukh Khan

As I was watching Chak De in a Volvo Bus while on my way back from Mumbai to Pune, I suddenly realized how well Shah Rukh Khan acted in the movie. For the second time (after Swades) he did not let the SRK persona overcome the protagonist he was playing. It led me to believe that this man is so smart he knows that his mass market appeal lies in being SRK in all his movies however once in a while he essays a character role to silence his detractors who think he cannot act. One can't help but be in awe of him.

Please share your opinion on this post in the comments section.


  1. Why only Swades? He has done more than well and lived the character in many other movies too!
    Take for instance Mein hoon na (pardon his stammering habit) and Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge! Did i forget his latest accoalde in OSO?? Naah!

    He dances well too.

  2. I think anyone who gets to the very top in Bollywood (SRK, Amitabh or Dilip Kumar) always knows the pulse of the 'aaa junta'. Among super-stars, I wouldn't rate SRK very high. Of course he can act (Swades, Chak De), but not in the Amitabh or Dilip Kumar calibre. That said, I don't think he really wants to be known as a serious actor; he gives his fan what they want.

  3. Yup! Exactly two movies in recent times: Chak De and Swades. I sort of liked in in his initial movies where he played different, anti-hero roles.

  4. u r damn right

    the 3 movies in which he acted till date - DDLJ (also the Yash Raj overseas factor), Swades (he was class), Chak De (momentary)
    but dunno why is he such a huge money fetcher?

  5. Because he is simply such a huge entertainer!!


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