Actors come and go but legends last a lifetime. That describes Shah Rukh Khan better than any other statement, we think. His name is synonymous with romance and through the decades, Shah Rukh has earned a spot as the Badshah of Bollywood for his body of work, talent and steadfast devotion from generations of fans. You may know Shah Rukh for his splashy island home in Dubai or passion for his craft but it all began in 1992 with Deewana. His performance started an incredible journey, which has led him to be the superstar he is today. As King Khan turns a year older today, here are five reasons why you should revisit the star's debut film Deewana.
1. The Bewitching Story With A Twist
Although built on the eternal Bollywood theme of love, the film showcases an unconventional dynamic. The movie is a classic love triangle between a popstar Ravi, Kajal and Raja. The story begins with an intense romance between Ravi and his partner Kajal, who are married. Ravi's jealous uncle gets him killed and leaves Kajal crushed. The plot takes a twist with the start of a new love story and even a resurrection that follows.
2. The Magnificent Acting Performances
The entire ensemble cast has given outstanding performances. The legendary Rishi Kapoor has performed admirably. Shah Rukh Khan with his first major film role proved he would be there for the long haul, as he has been. He portrayed skills with admirable and compelling expressions and delivery. Divya Bharti shines as the movie's heart and soul.
3. The Nostalgic Music
Nadeem Shravan's music is fantastic. From Teri Ummeed Tera Intezaar to Sochenge Tumhe Pyar, every song is a treat for the audience. These melodious songs feature the voices of legendary singers like Saadhana Sargam, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, and Vinod Rathod. They take us back to a time when music in films was of a completely different era.
4. The Complete Package
The film is the perfect blend of dialogues, background music, thrills and action, cinematography, and art direction. It appeals to the audience in a different way because it takes place on the verge of transitioning from the eighties into the nineties in terms of aesthetics. Full of corny, cliche scenes with 90s flair, it still packs a punch.
5. Shah Rukh Khan, Of Course
Shah Rukh Khan established his reign from day one. For a debutant, his performance was beyond admirable. With his undeniably youthful charm and dreamy eyes, he became the heartthrob of the nation. Undoubtedly, SRK is the king of romance and delivers a standout act in the film.
Shah Rukh Khan's debut film Deewana will air on Sony MAX 2 on November 2, 2022 at 9pm.