8 Aamir Khan Films You Can Skip

Aamir has made a lot of great movies. And a lot of not great, but still fun, movies. And then there are the others. Just so he doesn’t get too cocky about himself, let me list out some of the ones that you can avoid.

As I said on my last post, this isn’t meant to say that there is nothing you can enjoy in these films, or that no one could possibly like them. But if you have recently found Indian films/Aamir Khan, these are the movies to watch absolutely last, and only if you really really want to. Not first.

Love Love Love

After Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Aamir got thrown into a lot of young romance films. And some of them were worse than others. This is your standard poor boy-rich girl romance (way more common than the rich boy-poor girl), with a surprisingly large amount of violence among the older generation. Mostly it is just confusing, and also dull.

Tum Mere Ho

Not ashamed to say, I have watched this movie multiple times. It’s definitely not dull. It’s also definitely not good. Plot is ridiculous, special effects are ridiculous, romance is ridiculous, songs are repetitive. Even the costuming is ugly! But boy is it entertaining, with all the black magic and snake charming and so on. I still wouldn’t recommend it to people though, you really have to have cranked through a whoooooooole bunch of Aamir films first, and then you will be able to appreciate it.

Deewana Mujhse Nahin

The other, forgotten, time that Aamir and Madhuri co-starred! The songs are lame, the plot makes minimal sense, and also kind of encourages stalking? And Madhuri’s hair is surprisingly unflattering. Really, no reason to watch it.

Parampara

Best part about this movie? Saying the title! “Parampara” is one of those words that is just fun to say. The rest of the movie, not so much fun. Old people playing young, young people playing stupid, Anupam Kher playing a gypsy, it’s none of it good. One of Yash Chopra’s rare miss-steps.

Ishq

This is perhaps the strangest film Aamir has ever been in. Horror movie spoof, disco song interrupted by attempted slash murder, blatent rip-off of American pop song, it has everything! And it is all thrown together in the most ridiculous illogical way possible. Including an attempted suicide from Kajol (oh yeah, she’s in this too) that somehow goes from tragic to unintentionally hilarious.

Mela

The movie that changed Aamir’s career for ever! By stopping it dead. He produced this whole big ridiculous thing in order to launch his younger brother, it failed, failed big time, and Aamir had to reassess and start taking roles in movies like Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai. Also, it’s why Twinkle married Akshay, she said she’d marry him if her career ended, and Mela was such a big flop, it made her give up acting.

Mangal Panday: The Rising

Oh…..this! Another one of those big ambitious films that Aamir makes and then gets super surprised/depressed when they fail. A big historical film with big historical ambition that somehow ended up just kind of boring. Too much talky-talky, not enough action, and way too much explicit explanation of history we all already know.

PK

This is a recent one, and was a big record breaking hit when it came out, but does anyone really talk about it any more? The message is a bit mushy, Aamir’s character is almost nothing but tics, and putting him opposite Anushka is just insanity, the height/age difference is way too much.

Okay, now you can all yell at me!!!! What did I leave off? What did I include that doesn’t really deserve to be included?

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8 thoughts on “8 Aamir Khan Films You Can Skip

    • Which is a bad sign for the movie as a whole! If you can be distracted from it by lips.

      On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 5:37 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  1. I was a bit surprised to find PK here, but hey, you are right about it. I really enjoyed it while watching, I even found it kind of moving – but I never felt like rewatching it.

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    • Exactly! I missed the first ten minutes in theaters and thought “oh, I will definitely want to watch it again, I’ll catch the opening on the second watch. And, nope! Never felt like seeing it again.

      On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 7:59 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. I was convinced you’d have Thugs of Hindostan on this list. 😆 Given Aamir’s history of going away and reinventing himself after the big flops, I wonder what his next move will be?

    PK wasn’t very good but the pairing with Anushka didn’t make me cringe (other than the wig and lips, wtf) because he had a crush on her but there was never any real romance between them. He was kind of like a puppy following her around.

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    • I considered Thugs, but we don’t know how history will treat it yet. PK I liked better than Thugs in theaters, and then I immediately completely forgot about it and so did everyone else, based on how little it is talked about. Give it two years, and Thugs may make this list. Or the “other Aamir movies worth watching” list!

      On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 4:26 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  3. Surprised to see PK on here because I liked it when I watched it ! It did have an important message in my opinion, but I can see where ur coming from :/

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