Originally posted by PainfullyFun
Originally posted by Skepblun
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SRK was spontaneous in Darr, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. Aamir was fine initially (JJWS, Rangeela) but became quite laboured in later years. Even now, just compare his performance in 3I to his performance in DCH and see how he appears "acting" in 3I but is better in DCH. Most critics agree that SRK has come to ham over the years while Aamir has become too methodical and is losing his spontaneity.
It reflected in their screen presence also. SRK was more easy and chilled out (though he's become a caricature of late). Aamir increasingly began to look self conscious over the years.
I agree that he was top notch in Darr...But there have been movies like Duplicate which I could watch only for 15 minutes cause of his bad acting only..Even in some scenes in KKHH he has overacted imo..He maybe spontaneous but still not a very great actor imo.
Yeah Aamir doesnt appear as natural as he used to ..But then in my opinion only he could play Rancho's character from 3 idiots...Forget the other two Khans even the young actors like Ranbir couldnt be as convincing as him if they played Phunsuk Wangdu's character.
Agree. But Aamir also has films like Mela, first half of Ishq where his acting is unbearable or OTT (early 90s flops are also craps). Some people can't tolerate Raja Hindustani either (world knows he was given award to challenge his allegations against awards whereas his performance was critically panned). SRK has been unbearable in many films as well.
3 Idiots itself is an iconic film and in such films you can't find anything replaceable. Objectively Aamir's performance was not natural. He did appear like he was trying too hard. Just as DDLJ is iconic and we assume no one can be better Raj whereas honestly, SRK's performance was not without its share of flaws.
Those who lapped up Barfi can't imagine an Aamir or any other Khan pulling it off as good as Ranbir did.
In Aamir's case many times people merge good film with good acting.
As an actor Aamir has mostly lacked aura and screen presence to totally overshadow others and relied on solid scripts or better characters. He was offered Akshaye's role in DCH but he got Farhan to give him Akash (even as Farhan wasn't convinced) which was a more entertaining, glamorous, fun character compared to subdued Sid.
Even in AAA, some people feel he "overshadowed" Salman simply because he took up a smarter character. In reality, Salman's performance was equally good and true to his character.
Aamir's acting is not bad, it's just that effort shows, which shouldn't.