25 Farhan Akhtar Movies That Are Among Finest Works in Bollywood

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Lakshita Gaur

Nov 30, 2020|7 min read


Movies are an integral part of our life. Whether it is for our entertainment or to learn something new, movies never fail to impress us. Living in India, we all have become die-hard Bollywood fans and are always ready to watch the best Bollywood movies.

Well, Farhan Akhtar has never failed to provide the movies which have made Bollywood proud. He works as a perfectionist in any field he works, whether it is direction, production, acting, writing, or singing Akhtar has always worked as a hard-working individual, perfecting his skills in every possible way.

Here we bring to you the list of 25 Farhan Akhtar movies which made Bollywood proud-

1) Dil Chahta Hai (2001) - Director, Producer, Writer

One of the most successful Farhan Akhtar movies is surely Dil Chahta Hai. This was Farhan’s Debut movie as a Director. He even produced and wrote the beloved storyline which made the audience drool over the movie for years! 

The film won the National Award for the Best Hindi Feature Film and is a must-watch for every generation.

2) Lakshya (2004) - Director

This Farhan Akhtar movie saw him as the director and is set in the background of the Kargil War with the story of Lt. Karan Shergill. The movie was praised all over India, and Farhan proved that he is a successful Director who brings stories of values for the new generation!

3) Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006) - Director, Producer, Writer, Lyricist

This movie witnessed Farhan Akhtar in different roles such as a Director, Producer, writer, and Lyricist. The movie was a remake of the 1978 movie by the same name. Farhan’s approach towards the movie was well appreciated as he tried to blend it with modern times. 

This move of Farhan made the movie a big hit and kept the viewers engaged for several days.

4) Rock On (2008) - Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback Singer

This movie was produced by Farhan Akhtar, but the thing which makes the movie special is that this movie alarmed the viewers to welcome a talented actor to Bollywood that was Farhan Akhtar. The movie was a big hit among the masses and was loved especially by the youth of the country. 

The movie won 7 Filmfare awards and was even nominated for the Best Hindi Film Award. The actor even sang songs as a playback singer and unleashed his talent of singing before everyone! Till date, it is one of the finest Farhan Akhtar movies.

5) Luck by Chance (2009) - Actor, Producer

This Farhan Akhtar movie witnessed him as a Producer and the male protagonist of the movie. The story was based on a struggling actor in Mumbai, and how he struggles to rise to stardom leaving all other stars behind while balancing his personal life as well.

6) Karthik Calling Karthik (2010) - Actor, Producer

A psychological-thriller which witnesses Farhan Akhtar as a Producer and an actor, and even featured Deepika Padukone as the female lead. The story was based on a boy named Karthik who was troubled by an incident from his past and was not able to get over it. 

To prepare for the role, Farhan isolated himself at his home and even learned to solve the Rubik’s cube which was to be done for the character in the movie!

7) Game (2011) - Producer

This movie was produced by Farhan Akhtar and starred a wholesome cast consisting of talented actors like Abhishek Bacchan, Kangana Ranaut, and Boman Irani in lead roles. The movie is an action-thriller movie and was similar to Agatha Christie's and then there were none.

8) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) - Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback Singer

This popular Bollywood Movie is one of the most loved and most-watched movies of all time. The movie starred Farhan Akhtar, Hritik Roshan, Abhay Deol, and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. Farhan even worked as a producer, writer, and playback singer in the movie. 

The movie shared some serious life goals and was enough to prove that life is not only about becoming successful and having money in the bank, it is also about living it to the fullest and having no regrets in the decisions you take! 

Needless to say, it is one of the most successful Farhan Akhtar movies of all time.

9) Don 2 - The King is Back (2011) - Director, Producer, Writer

This movie is directed by Farhan Akhtar and is the sequel of the 2006 movie, Don. The film received praise from the critics and received various accolades including Best Director Award For Farhan Akhtar, and Best Actor Award for Shah Rukh Khan.

10) Fukrey (2013) - Producer

This youth centered movie was loved by the youth and was produced by Farhan Akhtar. In the movie, he gave chances to new talent, and that made the movies successful and one of the most talked-about movies in the past!

11) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) - Actor

This was one of the most successful ventures of Farhan Akhtar’s filmography. The movie starred Farhan Akhtar in the lead role who played the character of “Milkha Singh” also known as the “The Flying Sikh of India”. 

The movie was based on a true story and highlighted the hardships faced by Mr.Singh to build an athletic career. The fact that amazed everyone was that Mr. Akhtar charged only 1 rupee for the entire movie!

12) Shaadi ke Side Effects (2014) - Actor, Playback Singer

This Farhan Akhtar Movie was a sequel to the 2006 movie “Pyaar ke Side effects” starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan in lead roles. The movie was about a married young couple and the comical events that take place when the female lead gets pregnant.

13) Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) - Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback Singer

We witnessed Mr. Akhtar multitasking in this movie as well. Be it producing the movie, writing it down, singing songs for the movie, or playing his character to utmost perfection. Farhan left everyone astonished with his wonderful performance in this movie and proved to be a hard-working individual.

14) Wazir (2016) - Actor

This Farhan Akhtar movie made us witness Farhan as a talented actor. The movie even starred Amitabh Bachchan and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles and was highly appreciated by the masses for the performance of the cast and the twisted plot.

15) Baar Baar Dekho (2016) - Producer

This Farhan Akhtar produced movie starred Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. It was a science fiction romantic film which was inspired by the movie “Click”. The film was nominated for several awards and was appreciated by the masses for trying something different.

16) Rock On 2 (2016) - Actor, Producer, Writer, Playback singer

This Farhan Akhtar movie witnesses Akhtar as a perfectionist in every task he does. Whether it is acting, writing, singing, or producing the movie. The movie was applauded by critics and the audience and even received 4.5 stars out of 5. 

The script of the movie was said to be one of the most engaging sequels of the current times as the movie was a sequel to the movie “Rock On”.

17) Raees (2017) - Producer

This Farhan Akhtar produced movie starred Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role and became one of the highest grossers of the year. The movie received positive reviews from the viewers and was regarded as a successful venture.

The movie was nominated in 5 categories in the Filmfare Awards.

18) Daddy (2017) - Actor

This movie witnessed Farhan play a character loosely based on “Dawood Ibrahim”. The movie even starred Arjun Rampal in the lead role. A crime-thriller which won many hearts and was critically acclaimed for its gripping storyline and the performances by the cast of the movie.

19) Lucknow Central (2017) - Actor

This 2017 movie had an ensemble cast consisting of Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, and Gippy Grewal in lead roles. The movies narrated the story of some prisoners and how their life changed when the female protagonist asks them to be a part of a music band! 

This film is another one from the treasure of Farhan Akhtar movies with a great background score.

20) Fukrey Returns (2017) - Producer

This Farhan Akhtar movie was the sequel to the 2013 movie “Fukrey” and starred Pulkit Samrat, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, and Richa Chadda in lead roles. The movie made us witness a comical ride involving a treasure hunt, some criminals, and politicians with some love stories running in the background.

21) Gold (2018) - Producer

It is a historical sports drama movie produced by Farhan Akhtar and starring Akshay Kumar, and Amit Sadh in the lead roles. The movie narrates the journey of India’s first National Hockey team to win the first medal in the 1948 Summer Olympics. The movie was a success at the box-office and was appreciated by the masses.

22) Gully Boy (2019) - Producer

This Farhan Akhtar produced movie starred Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, and Siddhant Chaturvedi in lead roles. The movie was loosely inspired by the lives of rappers Divine and Naezy and makes us witness the story of a street rapper who rose to fame with his talent and determination. 

The movie won several awards and was one of the most talked-about movies in the past.

23) The Fakir of Venice (2019) - Actor

This Farhan Akhtar Movie premiered on the opening night of the 2009 Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles but was released in the theaters of India 10 years later!! The music of the movie was composed by A R Rahman, and starred Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor, and Kamal Sidhu in lead roles. 

The movie received positive reviews for its catchy storyline and the brilliant performances of the actors.

24) The Sky is Pink (2019) - Actor

This Farhan Akhtar movie was inspired by a true story of “Aisha Chaudhary” and starred Priyanka Chopra, Rohit Saraf, Zaira Wasim alongside Akhtar in the lead roles. Aisha Chaudhary was diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency and pulmonary fibrosis. 

The movie narrates the turns in the relationship of their parents that takes place due to the illness of their daughter. The movie was a success at the box office and received positive acclaims. It is noted among the most celebrated Farhan Akhtar movies.

25) Toofan (2020) - Producer, Actor

This Farhan Akhtar produced movie is yet to be released and will witness Farhan as a national Level Boxer in this biographical sports drama movie, directed by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra.

The Farhan Akhtar movies listed above are some of the best movies ever made. Whether it is a fun movie night with friends, or you want some motivation to complete your tasks and excel ahead in life. These Farhan Akhtar movies are there to help you and will never disappoint you!

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Lakshita Gaur

A Learner, who loves to weave what she sees around her in stories. Perhaps, writing makes me feel like a free bird with no Boundaries over my thoughts and helps me express my Silence in the best ways possible.



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