Irrfan Khan has been on a roll of late, and he’s done it purely by focusing on his brand of cinema, which has, in turn, appealed to a sizeable section of the audience that likes to mix their mainstream entertainers with unconventional, thoughtful cinema. Whether it be a Piku, Talvar, Madaari, or hindi Medium, the actor has been making fantastic choices of late, and we’re not even getting into his other stellar international projects.
Right from his first major role in 2003’s Haasil to his recent projects, Irrfan has always treaded the unfrequented path with astounding results, proving that the audience is open to all kinds of cinema provided it’s packaged in an entertaining fashion. And he’s all set to continue the same winning streak with his next release, Qarib Qarib Single, in which he plays a rustic yet charismatic elderly single man, who’s paired opposite the Mollywood sensation, Parvathy in her Bollywood debut.
The trailer has already garnered more than 10 million views, which is amazing for a non-mainstream movie, showing yet again the kind of loyal fan base Irrfan has built through his solid body of work over the years. Of course, part of the praise also has to go to the film’s Director, Tanuja Chandra, for the refreshing, realistic way the film appears to be fashioned in as also Parvathy, for her unassuming yet charming screen presence.
Irrfan Khan has truly broken several industry norms and is now a bona-fide star, in spite of acquiring stardom only in his late 40s. It’s testimony to the fact that belief, perseverance, hard work, talent, and smart choices will always pay off.
Qarib Qarib Single is produced by Zee Studios and releases on 10th November 2017.
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