Saif Ali Khan, with an acting career spanning over 25 years, has portrayed a wide variety of roles from a loyal affable friend in Dil Chahta Hai to a driven Mumbai police inspector in Sacred Games. In anticipation of his next release Baazaar, IMDb celebrates Saif Ali Khan’s top-rated movie fans help to rediscover the actor’s broad range of work.
1. Sacred Games
Saif Ali Khan won praises both by the audiences and by critics for his performance as Mumbai police inspector Sartaj Singh, who is forced into the spotlight after he is warned of the city being under threat. This is Saif Ali Khan’s first web series with an IMDb user rating of 9.0 Sacred Games stands at the top of the list.
A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.
2. Dil Chahta Hai
The cult classic film which has given Goa trip goals to every friend group featured Saif as Sameer who was the happy go lucky guy in search of purpose and love. With the IMDb rating of 8.2, Dil Chahta Hai stands second on the list.
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them – until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Vishal Bhardwaj directorial Omkara, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello, featured Saif as Langda Tyagi. Saif’s antagonistic role in the film garnered several praises. Omkara received 8.1 user rating.
A politically-minded enforcer’s misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’.
4. Kal Ho Na Ho
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Priety Zinta and Saif Ali Khan, this romantic drama was directed by Nikhil Advani. Saif’s performance as the kind, loyal best friend in this New York City love triangle earned him a Filmfare for the actor in the Best Supporting Role. Kal Ho Na Ho has 8.0 Rating on IMDb.
Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl’s life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina’s best friend who conceals his love for her.
Parineeta, an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1914 classic was directed by Pradeep. Saif was reportedly a great fit for the film where he, played the role of Shekhar, a son of a rich landlord in Bengal who falls in love with Lolita played by Vidya Balan. This musical romance drama has 7.3 IMDb rating.
The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.
6. Hum Tum
Saif Ali Khan switched to comedy in Hum Tum after Ek Haseena Thi and his role as a cartoonist in the rom-com won him praises and a National Award as Best Actor. With an IMDb User Rating of 7.0, Hum Tum stands sixth on the list.
A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other.
7. Go Goa Gone
Saif played Boris a Russian Vampire Slayer, who helped three friends escape a zombie apocalypse on an island in Goa. This role was the first of its kind in his career. His dialogue “I Keel Dead People” slays in this movie with a 6.6 IMDb rating.
A group of friends, just looking to have a good time at a rave party on a remote island in Goa, find out that the island is infested with Zombies.