1. Madaari

Pakaoo Rating: 9.5/10

Platform: Zee5.

  • Why Stream?

What happens when a common man decides to become uncommon? Irrfan Khan’s work leaves a bold mark on the corruptive activities of the administration at every corner of the country.

  • Director: Nishikant Kamat
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
  • Cast: Irrfan Khan, Vishesh Bansal, Jimmy Shergill, Tushar Dalvi, Nitesh Pandey, Sadhil Kapoor
  • Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Theatre Release Year: 2016

2. Paan Singh Tomar

Pakaoo Rating: 9/10

Platform: Among the best Irrfan Khan Movies on Netflix

  • Why Stream?

When an honest and disciplined Army officer cum athlete decides to become a rebel and avenge his mother’s brutal murder, the face could have been none other than the artist of reality—Irrfan Khan.

  • Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
  • Genre: Drama, Sports, Thriller, Action
  • Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Vipin Sharma
  • Music: Abhishek Ray
  • Theatre Release Year: 2012

3. The Namesake

Pakaoo Rating: 9/10

Platform: Not available on any OTT platform. Pakaoo supports anti-piracy.

  • Why Stream?

Immigration is hazardous and strenuous—especially when it is unwanted. The film beautifully delineates the struggle of a married couple post immigration to West Bengal from East India.

  • Director: Mira Nair
  • Genre: Drama, Family, Adaptation
  • Cast: Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn, Zuleikha Robinson, Jacinda Barrett, Sebastian Roché, Sahira Nair, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Supriya Devi
  • Music: Nitin Sawhney
  • Theatre Release Year: 2007

4. The Lunchbox

Pakaoo Rating: 8.5/10

Platform: Among the best Irrfan Khan movies on Netflix

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Irrfan Khan
  • Why Stream?

Love can grow over food. But just through exchange of messages via lunchboxes? And this weird story gets the perfect touch of reality through its execution and of course Irrfan Khan’s acting skills.

  • Director: Ritesh Batra
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Music: Max Richter
  • Theatre Release Year: 2013

5. Maqbool

Pakaoo Rating: 8.5/10

Platform: Disney+Hotstar, Among the best Irrfan Khan movies online.

  • Why Stream?

What if Shakespeare’s one of the most famous plays Macbeth was based on the backdrop of the underworld life of Mumbai? Maqbool is surely the perfect answer to this question.

  • Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Cast: Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor
  • Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Theatre Release Year: 2003

6. Talvar

Pakaoo Rating: 8/10

Platform: Netflix, Disney+Hotstar

  • Why Stream?

Role of a police detective at high rank appears to be quite easy to play, but it actually has got certain factors in absence of which, the story can look extremely unrealistic. Irrfan Khan was undoubtedly the perfect choice for this character

  • Director: Meghna Gulzar
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
  • Cast: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi
  • Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Theatre Release Year: 2015

7. Piku

Pakaoo Rating: 8/10

Platform: Sony Liv, Google Movies and YouTube (On a rent of INR100)

  • Why Stream?

Family is all that matters. Over a rather unwaranteed road-trip, Piku comes closer to her grand father, a nagging old man. Their disparate views on life are eased out slowly with the help of their driver essayed by Irrfan Khan.

  • Director:  Soojit Sircar
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Jisshu Sengupta, Moushumi Chatterjee
  • Music: Anupam Roy
  • Theatre Release Year: 2015

8. Haider

Pakaoo Rating: 7.5/10

Platform: Netflix, Zee5

  • Why Stream?

With a background of extreme unrest during the insurgency in Kashmir, Irrfan played the character of Roohdar, who supported Haider throughout the entire story just like a perfect friend and companion.

  • Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller, Action, Romance, Crime
  • Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Narendra Jha
  • Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Theatre Release Year: 2014

9. Life in a Metro

Pakaoo Rating: 7.5/10

Platform: Among the best Irrfan Khan Movies on Netflix

  • Why Stream?

Metro cities are big—and so are their stories and their problems. Irrfan Khan plays one of those people whose real-life problems contribute to the story of this film.

  • Director: Anurag Basu
  • Genre: Drama, Musical, Comedy, Romance
  • Cast: Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Shilpa Shetty, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kangana Ranaut, Sharman Joshi, Shiney Ahuja
  • Music: Pritam
  • Theatre Release Year: 2007

10. Life of Pi

Pakaoo Rating: 7/10

Platform: Google Play

  • Why Stream?

Surviving a shipwreck at the age of 16 and that too in the Pacific Ocean will only seem to be a myth before watching this film. The film re-establishes the fact that “Truth is stranger than fiction”.

  • Director: Ang Lee
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Survival
  • Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu
  • Music: Mychael Danna
  • Theatre Release Year: 2012

Irrfan Khan’s last film was Angrezi Medium, Available on Disney +Hotstar.

RIP Irrfan Khan,

Always in awe of your Craft,

Team Pakaoo.

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