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Salman's 50 whistle-worthy moments!

By Sukanya Verma
Last updated on: December 21, 2015 12:47 IST
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Bollywood's blockbuster machine Salman Khan's presence is greeted with whistles and euphoria every time he appears on the silver screen.

Salman KhanWhen he swaggers into the frame.  *Wolf whistle*

When he mouths a crusty one-liner that'll shut everyone. *Wolf whistle*

When he takes off his shirts and flaunts that rippling torso. *Wolf whistle*

When he gazes into the heroine's eyes and pledges undying love. *Wolf whistle*

It could only be Salman Khan, Bollywood's bonafide superstar and blockbuster machine whose presence is greeted with whistles and euphoria every time he appears on the silver screen.

As we celebrate Salman's 50th birthday on December 27, we recall 50 of his whistle-worthy moments.

Don't forget to share your favourites on the message board below. 



Image: Salman Khan in Wanted

When he talks about commitment, commitment, commitment.

Read the review here 



Image: Salman Khan in Kick

When he recklessly tosses his bicycle and struts past the railway track right in front of a fast-moving train.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


Maine Pyaar Kiya

Image: Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in Maine Pyar Kiya

When he gifts Bhagyashree a 'Friend' cap and shares this awesome philosophy, 'Dosti ka ek usool hai madam -- no sorry, no thank you.'


Maine Pyar Kiya

Image: Salman Khan in Maine Pyar Kiya

When his Prem breaks a bitter, rebuking Alok Nath with his determined spirit to win him over by earning another five thousand bucks and this assurance that the notes won't be soggy and torn this time.



Image: Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan in Saajan

When he gives up ladylove Madhuri Dixit for best friend Sanjay Dutt and walks away with the audience's sympathy in Saajan's farfetched final scene.


Andaz Apna Apna

Image: Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna

When he has the last laugh over crafty Aamir Khan in the contest to woo a super wealthy Raveena.

Read the review here


Andaz Apna Apna

Image: Shakti Kapoor and Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna

When Salman 'Ooimaa' Khan duels with Crimemaster Gogo by simply thrusting his pelvis.


Karan Arjun

Image: Salman Khan in Karan Arjun

When he fights to lose but changes his mind mid way and beats the bejesus out of his cocky opponent inside a wrestling ring.


Karan Arjun

Image: Salman Khan and Aashif Sheikh in Karan Arjun

When divine intervention strikes and he screams his lungs out to instinctively safeguard his brother he was bashing up only seconds ago -- Bhaag Arjun Bhaag!


Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya

Image: Salman Khan in Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya

When he rocks the screen, sexy and shirtless in torn jeans, strumming an electric guitar to O-o-jaane jaana.



Image: Salman Khan in Dabangg

When maverick cop Chulbul Pandey flaunts his rock star personality in his trademark sunglasses.

Read the review here



Image: Salman Khan in Dabangg

And when he unleashes his Hulk temper and his shirt rips on cue to reveal his brawny torso.



Image: Salman Khan sings for Hero

When the charismatic Hero appears in the closing credits crooning the title song for Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty's lacklustre debut.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Image: Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit  in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

When he confesses to Madhuri Dixit 'Aaj kal humein aapki koi baat buri nahi lagti' post their Didi tera devar deewana teasing session.


Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Image: Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

When he tells Madhuri about Tuffy the wonder-Pomeranian's (also the one who eventually reunites them) best trait -- he never bites. He only loves.


Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Image: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Salman Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

When he reunites his pehla pyaar Anjali (Kajol) with her pehla pyaar Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) as part of his magnanimous gesture on their shaadi day.

Read the review here


Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Image: Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

When Munni utters her first word 'Mama' and a joyous Salman runs towards her to embrace amidst a crowd of euphoric Indians and Pakistanis on either side of the border.  

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega

Image: Salman Khan in Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega

When a super sexy Salman flaunts his toned physique in a skimpy wardrobe of shorts and sarongs living out the ultimate male fantasy in Ek garam chai ki pyaali ho.

 Read the review here



Image: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Mahima Choudhury and Salman Khan in Bhagban

When he comes to Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini's rescue, gifts them a swanky new car and proves to be more of a dedicated son than their actual albeit selfish offspring.

Read the review here


Dabangg 2

Image: Salman Khan and Deepak Dobriyal in Dabangg 2

Where he breaks Genda's (Deepak Dobriyal) neck in one quick move after listening to the latter chatter away.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma



Image: Salman Khan in Judwaa

When sweet Salman comes in contact with shaana Salman while emptying out their bladders in a droll faceoff of the David Dhawan comedy.



Image: Salman Khan in Judwaa

When shaana Salman coolly walks away from a badly bruised Mukesh Rishi (also shaana Salman's doing), playing Rishi's flute to further add salt on the latter's injury.


Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Image: Salman Khan in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

When he makes his singing debut on the family dinner table and impresses everyone, including his Guru, through his vocal expertise. 

Read the review here


Khamoshi: A Musical

Image: Salman Khan in Khamoshi: A Musical

When he serenades Manisha Koirala in the local church with candles, flowers and this melodious declaration -- Jaana suno hum tumpe marte hain.



Image: Salman Khan and Revathy in Love

When he pleads 'Wapas aa jao, Maggi' (the girl, not the noodle) to return from the dead and she miraculously obliges.


Hum Saath-Saath Hai

Image: Reema Lagoo and Salman Khan in Hum Saath-Saath Hai

When he gently shames his mother for discriminating between her own blood and kind stepson Mohinish Bahl.  

Read the review here


Ek Tha Tiger

Image: Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger

When he halts a moving train in Dublin by, believe it or faint, a mere blazer.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


Ek Tha Tiger

Image: Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger

When he leaps from a fast speed bike onto a mid-air chopper.

Read the review here


Patthar Ke Phool

Image: Salman Khan and Raveena Tandon in Patthar Ke Phool

When he pays a lively tribute to Bollywood classics, including Sholay co-written by his dad Salim Khan, alongside ravishing Raveena Tandon in the catchy chartbuster, Kabhi tu chhalia lagta hai.



Image: Salman Khan and Randeep Hooda in Kick

When he breaks into a madcap version of Divya Bharti's Saat Samundar dance to bait Randeep Hooda's hunting police officer in Kick.



Image: Salman Khan in Salaam-E-Ishq

When he marches into London landmarks like Trafalgar Square and St Paul's Cathedral with an army of colourful extras in a dulha's attire to court his dulhania Priyanka Chopra in Tainu leke.

Read the review here


Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

Image: Salman Khan in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

When he demonstrates his now trademark towel move to assert how Ek baar jo jaaye jawani phir na aaye.

Read the review here



Image: Salman Khan in Bodyguard

When he bobs his rippling muscles to showcase to underscore his merit in and as Bodyguard against a song of the same name.

Read the review here



Image: Salman Khan in Bodyguard

When he withstands crazy levels of water pressure on his bare, bulky torso and beats the baddie into pulp.



Image: Salman Khan in Jaan-E-Mann

When he auditions for a diaper commercial and comes across as heartfelt instead of phony, justifying Preity Zinta's change of heart in Jaan-E-Mann's climax.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


No Entry

Image: Salman Khan in No Entry

When Salman steals the thunder from a bevy of bikini-clad beauties grabbing eyeballs in his 'ultra short' shorts like only he can in No Entry.

Read the review here



Image: Salman Khan and Govinda in Partner

When still shirtless, Salman practises the dude gait with podgy Govinda in Partner and both generate whistles for totally different reasons.

Read the review here


Hello Brother

Image: Salman Khan in Hello Brother

When Salman makes his singing debut, gyrating in bubble-gum pink jeans to Chandi ki daal par sone ka mor.

Read the review here



Image: Salman Khan in Baaghi

When a skinny but sizzling Sallu nimbly moves to Tap tap tapori in Baaghi where he receives 'idea' credit.



Image: Salman Khan in Veer

When he simply shows up in a warrior's armour atop a sturdy horse all set to take on an army in the otherwise excruciatingly bad Veer. 

Read the review here


Jai Ho

Image: Salman Khan and Mukul Dev in Veer

When he roars into Mukul Dev's ear to warn him against ruffling the common man's feathers in the well intentioned but poorly executed Jai Ho.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Suknaya Verma


Janam Samjha Karo

Image: Salman Khan and Urmila Matondkar in Janam Samjha Karo

When he burns the dance floor in Anu Malik's voice with scorching Urmila Matondkar for company in Janam Samjha Karo.

Read the review here


Deewana Mastana

Image: Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Salman Khan in Deewana Mastana

When he drops a bombshell on Juhi Chawla's ardent admirers -- Bunnu (Govinda) and Raj (Anil Kapoor) by walking away with the girl in Deewana Mastana's hilarious climatic twist.

Read the review here



Image: Salman Khan and Asin in Ready

When he performs an inane pocket move in sync with the beats of Ready chartbuster Dhinka chika dhinka chika.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Preeti Arora


Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge

Image: Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor in Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge

When a gallant Salman, shirtless for the nth time, lifts the slender Karisma Kapoor in his arms and recreates a Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 'romance in Swiss Alps' moment for its poor replica Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge.

Read the review here


Phata Poster Nikla Hero

Image: Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Illeana D'cruz in Phata Poster Nikla Hero

When Salman mocks his legal controversies on discovering a cop hot on his heels, who turns out to be his greatest fan (Shahid Kapoor) for Phata Poster Nikhla Hero's delightful cameo.

Read the review here


Tere Naam

Image: Salman Khan in Tere Naam

When the audience gets the first glimpse of his badass Radhe Bhaiya sporting floppy hair and blowing cigarette smoke.

Read the review here


Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai

Image: Salman Khan and Aditya Narayan in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai

When Salman's bratty rich boy decides to embrace daddyhood or a precocious reminder of his erstwhile wild lifestyle -- Aditya Narayan.

Read the review here


Biwi No 1

Image: Salman Khan and Sushmita Sen in Biwi No 1

When he frolics gleefully around the leggy Sushmita Sen to Chunari chunari in a manner so fun, the audience conveniently forgets (and forgives) he's engaged in an extramarital affair.

Read the review here


Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya

Image: Salman Khan in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya

When he doles out what he calls the precursor of the Gangnam style step to motion Just chill, chill, just chill.

Read the review here

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