I did this for Shahrukh already, and I found it fascinating! To look at the broad sweep of a 25+ career and see where were the low periods and the high periods and the genre experiments and everything, and also where the industry was going in each era, the changes in the production houses and directors and co-stars, and all kinds of juicy things. Aamir seems like he should be similarly fascinating. Plus, thanks to his perfectionist style, far fewer films! I should be able to knock this out in two parts. Three at the most
This is not an insult to all the many many Hindi film comedy classics that are not on this list! It is just an acknowledgement that humor is a really hard thing to translate, there’s social humor and language humor and all kinds of things that just don’t cross over. But, in my experience, these films for whatever reason do translate well.
Happy Aamir Day! No reason besides my being swamped at work and needing to fall back on reruns. And also wanting to pull together an Aamir index to go with my Shahrukh and Hrithik and Salman indexes. So, today you get a bunch of Aamir reviews I wrote and posted already being reposted! Fun fun fun!
I finally watched Andaz Apna Apna! Well, re-watched it. Which is supposed to be the best way to see it, when you’ve already watched it once for all the big plot points, and are ready to come back and just watch it for the jokes.