Movies for Appreciating Shah Rukh Khan

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1.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
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A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise. (189 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
“ One of his first big hits, SRK plays a fast talking teenager who is nonetheless very concerned for the honor and family of the girl with whom he falls in love. ” - RRHowell41
 
2.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
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During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali. (177 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
“ A romance spread over time, as our hero's wife dies young but leaves a series of letters for her young daughter to read on her birthdays. ” - RRHowell41
 
3.
Mohabbatein (2000)
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At a prestigious university, three lovelorn pupils defy their strict principal with the help of their new music teacher. (216 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
“ SRK as a charismatic violin teacher who comes to bring love into a boarding school where romance and frivolity are strictly forbidden. ” - RRHowell41
 
4.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
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Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan... (210 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
“ The story of a family torn apart and then reunited. SRK plays the older son. ” - RRHowell41
 
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Devdas (2002)
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After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain. (185 mins.)
“ My least favorite of these movies, because it is so painful to watch SRK playing a tragic character, who realizes his love too late, and is trapped in a web of hopelessness. ” - RRHowell41
 
6.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
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Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her. (186 mins.)
Director: Nikhil Advani
“ An unusual twist on a love triangle. Beautiful and special story. ” - RRHowell41
 
7.
Veer-Zaara (2004)
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The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries... (192 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
“ One of my favorite romantic movies. It seems like it is going to be another sappy romance with lovely songs and technicolor vistas--and then it catapaults you into another world. And then, yes, it does turn into a romance with gorgeous pictures of India, and beautifully choreographed dance numbers. But the interplay of duty and love makes this a very different movie. ” - RRHowell41
 
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Swades (2004)
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A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. (210 mins.)
“ SRK as a NASA engineer, who comes back to India to locate his childhood nanny, his second mother. And learns, perhaps, that it is really India who is his second mother. ” - RRHowell41
 
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Main Hoon Na (2004)
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An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother. (179 mins.)
Director: Farah Khan
“ SRK is a military man who gets sent back to school on a military mission as a clandestine body guard and on a personal mission to reunite his father's family. This is a spoof, but it is a lovely one. ” - RRHowell41
 
10.
Paheli (2005)
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A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman. (140 mins.)
Director: Amol Palekar
“ A fairy tale of love. ” - RRHowell41
 
12.
Chak de! India (2007)
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A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
“ SRK as coach of a women's field hockey team. ” - RRHowell41
 
13.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
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A middle-aged man who lost his love for life rediscovers it by assuming a new identity in order to rekindle the romantic spark in his marriage. (167 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
“ An older and somewhat staid man winds up marrying a young and vibrantly beautiful girl. Can the marriage blossom into a romance? ” - RRHowell41
 
14.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
“ ...And I am not a terrorist. Khan is a man with Asperger's Syndrome, who happens to be a Muslim. 9-11 affects his family in unforeseen ways, and he winds up on a journey to meet the president of the United States and tell him that he is not a terrorist. ” - RRHowell41