Birthday Special: Aamir Khan's MOST popular dialogues
As Aamir Khan turns 49 on March 14, we look at some of his most popular dialogues over the years.
Aamir Khan has a way with words.
Whether he’s proposing to his ladylove on screen, selling a can of Coke or guilt tripping us into waking up early on a Sunday morning to catch his social chat show, Satymev Jayate, there’s simply no ignoring the star of record-breaking blockbusters like Ghajini, 3 Idiots and Dhoom 3.
Bollywood’s most reliable celebrity turns 49 on March 14. And we’re celebrating the occasion by listing 15 of his most memorable movie lines. Don’t forget to share your favourites in the message board below.
'Circus-wala hoon, sirf aankhon ko nahi maut ko dhoka dete hoon. Roz.'
Aamir Khan checkmates his unsuspecting opponent during Dhoom 3’s pre-climatic twist with smug logic that’s hard to beat, especially when the guy at the receiving end happens to be Abhishek Bachchan.
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Image: Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3
'Yeh jo apna dil haina bada darpok hai yaar. Isko bewakoof bana ke rakho. Life mein kitni bhi badi problem ho usko bolo, Koi baat nahi chachu sabkuch theek thaak hai. All iz well, All izz well.'
Aamir, Bollywood favourite go-to guy for gyaan seldom disappoints. A certain Chatur Ramalingam may not agree.
Image: Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots
Dil Chahta Hai
'Usne teri khuddari ko lalkaara hai, yaar. Kya kar raha hai? Mard ban. Be a man!'
That quip on his renowned perfection in the final scene is most cheeky.
Still, the spontaneous evil with which he incites Saif Ali Khan to take charge of his dominating girlfriend in one of Dil Chahta Hai’s most laugh-out-loud scenes is unprecedented.
Image: Aamir Khan in Dil Chahta Hai
'Yeh mere ghar ka mamla hai. Nahi yeh mere mulk ka mamla hai.'
Unlike his brooding, discreet cop in Talaash, Sarfarosh sees Aamir’s no-nonsense, deeply patriotic side that doesn’t hold back from speaking the truth to colleague or criminal.
Image: Aamir Khan in Sarfarosh
'Sarat manjur hai.'
The most crucial aspect of Lagaan is accepting the challenge.
All eyes in the frame as well as of the camera focus on Aamir Khan as he takes a long pause before resolving to take on the British rulers in a game of cricket to free the village from wretched taxes.
Image: Aamir Khan in Lagaan
Andaz Apna Apna
'Aap daani hain, gyaani hain, antaryaami hain, bahut bade swami hain, shaktimaan hain, budhimaan hain balke main toh yeh kehta hoon ki aap purush hi nahi Mahapurush hain. Mahapurush. Mahapurush.'
In a comic classic overflowing with iconic lines, Aamir Khan has no trouble nabbing some to his credit. And second to Teja’s Mark, Mahapurush is the one that’s part of our collective pop culture consciousness.
Image: Shakti Kapoor, Aamir and Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna
Andaz Apna Apna
'Do dost ek pyaale se chai peeyenge, isse dosti badhti hai.'
There is no way this feature can move further without including one more hilarious gem from Rajkumar Santoshi’s madly loved creation. Aamir tricking Salman into paying the tab with his dosti fundas is another one of AAA’s most funny moments.
Image: Aamir and Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna
Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
'Haan. Lekin ismein mera koi kasoor nahi, mera bhi screw dheela hai.'
Anupam Kher gets to say the best lines in this remake of It Happened One Night but Aamir doesn’t have it too bad either.
Unmoved by the harsh criticism of his spoilt daughter (Pooja Bhatt), Kher presses for a reply over whether Aamir is in love with her or not. The latter finally relents and blames it on his quirky temperament.
Image: Aamir Khan in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
'Apun public hai. Kisi ko bhi gira sakta hai.'
While his demand for a fan in a centrally air-conditioned five-star restaurant is undoubtedly droll, the punch line comes from the waiter.
So we are going with the one where Aamir, playing a tapori who sells movie tickets in black, flaunts the supremacy of the discerning public with this 10 on 10 retort.
Image: Aamir Khan in Rangeela
Taare Zameen Par
'Khayal karna bahut zaroori hai Mr Awasthi, ismein ilaaj ki Shakti hai, ek marham hai jis se dard mitt-ta hai.'
There’s a lot to learn about sensitivity and parenting from Aamir’s art teacher delivery in Taare Zameen Par. Here, imparts some heartfelt gyaan over the importance of demonstrative compassion.
Image: Aamir Khan in Taare Zameen Par
Rang De Basanti
'Zindagi jeene ke do hi tareeqe hote hain. Ek jo ho raha hai, hone do, bardasht karte jao. Ya phir jimmedaari uthao usse badalne ki.'
The actor makes a pithy commentary on apathy from a radio show in the last moments of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s volatile, effective and influential climax.
Image: Aamir Khan Rang De Basanti
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
'You are nothing but a bloody gold digger.'
Aamir Khan is charm personified in the coming of age caper about school, racing and romantic rivalry.
Yet, his most intense side pops up when he discovers the haughty side of Pooja Bedi who was more than happy to cosy up till she believed he was 'Thapar ka beta.'
Image: Aamir Khan in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
Akele Hum Akele Tum
'Main yeh nahi jaanta ke yeh kahan likha hai ke ek aurat mard se zyada pyaar de sakti hai, k eek maa apne bachche ko baap se zyada pyaar karti hai?'
Mansoor Khan’s Akele Hum Akele Tum may take obvious inspiration from Kramer Vs Kramer’s child custody battle.
The heart-breaking vulnerability Aamir and Manisha render it during the courtroom scenes, however, is entirely of their own making.
Image: Aamir Khan in Akele Hum Akele Tum
'Tere dil mein meri saanson ko panaah mil jaaye. Tere ishq mein meri jaan fanaa ho jaaye.'
As the gooey shayari-spewing loverboy of Zooni (Kajol), Aamir doles out one verse after another before doing a disappearing act in Kunal Kohli’s farfetched mix of romance and terrorism.
Image: Aamir Khan in Fanaa
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
'Humare liye college ka yeh aakhri din hai. Aur main jaanta hoon ke aanewale zindagi ke liye sabhi ne kuch na kuch soch rakha hai. Lekin maine apne liye kuch nahi socha hai. Aur aaj, aaj mujhe baar baar yehi khayal aa raha hai.'
The opening speech, which leads into QSQT’s chartbuster song Papa Kehte Hain is no less famous. 'No, really, I mean it.'
Image: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak