Farhan Akhtar, often credited with the tutelage of changing the face of modern Indian cinema, his youthful vigilance and stance proved a welcome delight to the old heads ruling on the movie arena.
There’s nothing that this man cannot do, be it direction, acting, producing, playback singing and more. In fact, he stands as the one stop solution to all avenues related to movies.
We shall base our talks on his acting credentials for now with his directorial venture to come up next. We present you the top ten best movies of Farhan Akhtar of all time on our blog today. Devour upon the list.
10) Bombay Talkies (2013)
- An Indian anthology movie that was marked with the celebration of 100 years of Bollywood, this one featured four short stories and were directed by four different directors.
- The directors for the short movies were Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.
- The movie featured Farhan Akhtar in a cameo role
9) Luck by Chance (2009)
- A drama film by Zoya Akhtar, this one starred Farhan Akhtar and Konkona Sen Sharma in the leads.
- The movie had a supporting cast of Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Hrithik Roshan and more.
- The movie relates the story of a man who arrives in Mumbai to become a Bollywood Actor.
8) The Fakir of Venice (2015)
- A movie by Anand Surapur, this one is a black comedy-drama film.
- The movie is based on true story and features an Indian con man hired to find a fakir.
- The movie was completed in 2008 but couldn’t hit the screens at the time.
7) Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
- An Indian comedy-drama film, this one is directed by Zoya Akhtar.
- This one resembled the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family.
- The movie featured a wide assembled cast of Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Shefali Shah and more.
- The movie opened up to wide acclaim from the critic panel and grossed top bucks at the box office.
6) Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014)
- A romantic comedy film, this one was directed by Saket Chaudhary.
- The movie explored the afterlife of the marriage of a young couple and comic events attached to it.
- The movie had Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan play the leads.
- It opened up to positive reviews from the critics and earned good response on the box office circuit.
5) Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
- A Bollywood psychological thriller drama film, this one was directed by Vijay Lalwani.
- The movie featured Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone as the leads while Ram Kapoor and Shefali Shah played supporting cast.
- The movie sees Farhan Akhtar play the role of an introvert who can’t express himself.
- It opened up to a positive response from the critics. However, the movie was declared below average on the box office finance count.
4) Wazir (2016)
- Another crime thriller movie featuring Farhan Akhtar, this one had Amitabh Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari in the major roles.
- The movie was directed by Bejoy Nambiar.
- The movie tells the story of two unusual friends, one wheelchair bound played by Amitabh Bachchan and the other grief-stricken ATS officer, Farhan Akhtar.
3) Rock On!! (2008)
- This one is a rock musical drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
- The movie featured Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Prachi Desai and more.
- It was the debut movie of Farhan Akhtar and Prachi Desai on the Bollywood circuit.
- The movie featured the story of a 4-member rock band which goes through the trials and tribunals.
- A sequel titled Rock On is set to hit the screens in the upcoming year.
2) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
- A coming-of-age drama film, this one is directed by Zoya Akhtar and featured a wide assembled cast.
- The movie features Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin and more.
- The movie explores the different avenues of three childhood friends who set out on a bachelor trip to different parts of the world.
- A definitive must-watch for anyone out there.
1) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
- A sports biographical movie based on the life of The Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, this one was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
- The movie featured Farhan Akhtar, Divya Dutta, Yograj Singh, Prakash Raj and more in titular roles.
- The movie had Farhan Akhtar essay the role of Milkha Singh.
- The movie was a blockbuster and became a worldwide phenomenon.
It’s a testament to the skills of Farhan Akhtar, that he has made his mark on different avenues of cinema. We hope to see more of him in the coming days.