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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?