Aamir Khan Productions completed 16 years yesterday and we couldn’t help but reminisce the beautiful journey that the production house traced. The film company was started by Aamir Khan in order to produce Lagaan who had no buyers at that time, after which Bollywood witnessed some of the best movies in history under the banner.
AKP is one of the most successful production houses of the nation, and probably the only one with not a single flop. In the 16 years of its journey the company has come a long way.
Here’s a list of the mind blowing flicks the production house brought to the audiences.
Lagaan was the first film under AKP banner. The 2001 film went on to be India’s official nomination for the Oscars in that year. The epic sports drama based on the British era not only received critical acclamation but is also one of the most successful films in Bollywood. The story of Lagaan is synonymous to patriotism, as the film essays the fight of villagers against the British rulers on tax payment which was settled by a cricket match.
2. Taare Zameen par
The 2007 film was an emotionally driven story with a very strong message. The unconventional film marks the directorial debut of Aamir Khan. Aamir took a backseat to let Darsheel bask in the glory and limelight in the film, making Ishaan Awasthi the star of the film. The movie explores the imagination of an 8 year old dyslexic kid, who is misunderstood by the society. The film has given us a gem in the form of the song, Maa which is symbolic in its emotional stature. Taare Zameen par gave a hard hitting message to the audiences which is deeply etched in the heart of the audiences.
3. Jaane Tu ya Jaane na
Jaane tu ya jaane na was a 2008 romantic drama that carved a place for itself in the clustered romantic genre. The film was very true to its genre and did not get into the cliche market.The film with its simple story and extra ordinary execution is one of the most loved romantic flicks among the youth. The film showcases a group of friends, which resonated with the audiences. The imperfectly perfect love story stands to be one of the sweetest stories in Bollywood. The romantic drama on the basis of its content, defeated the much highly touted and marketed film at that time, Love story 2050.
4. Peepli Live
The 2010 satirical comedy was a story that explored the topic of ‘farmers suicide’ and the media and political response that follows. The story of the film was very unconventional and way ahead of its time. Despite of being ahead of its time, the film received rave reviews and won hearts. The film received critical acclamation from all quarters. the world wide appreciated film, marked another success for the Aamir Khan Productions.
5. Dhobi Ghat
Dhobi Ghat was a film that was an ode to the city of dreams Mumbai. Kiran Rao debuted with this film as a director. It was the first time Aamir went gray for a film and accepted aging in his movie. The film captured the emotions and beauty of the city to portray it on the celluloid. The film stood for the true hues and tint of the emotion called Mumbai. The makers very well understood its market and target a limited section of the society, and received its assessment well. The art film with a dark theme, garnered critical appreciation and world wide praises.
6. Delhi Belly
Delhi Belly was a black comedy. The film was a very different genre as compared to the kind of films AKP earlier made. The film with its humorous confusion has left a mark on the audiences. The comedy movie gave some of the most memorable songs to the nation. Delhi Belly not only was loved by the audiences but also was a success at the box office. Not only the film, but also the marketing of the film was very unconventional, wherein the Aamir himself advised the audiences to not watch the film, if they sensitive towards the content due to its dark humor.
7. Talaash: The answers lies within
Talaash was a psychological horror thriller which explored a very unusual story. The uniqueness of the movie was appreciated by the audiences, the movie was one of the highest grossing films of 2012. Talaash featuring Aamir, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee yet again banked on the emotions of the audiences making it successful at the box office.
Dangal is one of the best movies the Indian film industry has ever witnessed. The record breaking film is one of the highest earning films ever. The biographical film earned appreciation not only in India but also the world. The sports drama showcasing the relationship between a father and his daughters and explores the journey of the three. The film is an iconic hit and a precedent for coming age movies.
Aamir Khan productions has been one of the most entertaining production houses of the industry. The upcoming project of the production house is titled Secret Superstar and is expected to release by the end of this year.