Baradwaj Rangan (for Info only, not official)

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    ...This isn’t about his box-office clout, healthy enough for a star, yet nowhere near that of the other two Khans of his generation, Salman and Aamir. This is about where the actor is at this point, at some kind of crossroads. He’s too old to pull off the demented lover and Raj-Rahul routines that made him a superstar — even the mature variants of Raj and Rahul haven’t quite done the trick, as the modest returns of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Dilwale prove. But he hasn’t figured out what the alternative is. He’s trying to reinvent himself. But as what? He doesn’t seem to know. We don’t either. And that’s… interesting. Aamir Khan’s films have acquired the reputation of being better, classier, more wholesome in terms of an all-round cinematic experience. After his reinvention in 2001, with Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai, his films have become the equivalent of an Ambassador car. A tad old-fashioned, but in a good way. And sturdy. Reliable. Best for Indian conditions. Can accommodate the whole family. ...

    The Hindu on Feb. 4, 2017, 3:11 p.m.