Imtiaz Ali started his directorial career with arguably his best film – 2005’s Socha Na Tha starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. The film got delayed, was promoted poorly by its producers (Deols) and eventually sank without a trace at the box office. A few months later, the film garnered cult status when it was released on home video. Socha Na Tha went on to be one of the most rented movies of its time.
A couple of years later, Ali released his second film Jab We Met. The film opened poorly at the box office, but with positive reviews and incredibly good mouth-publicity, Shahid and Kareena Kapoor epic on-screen love story went on to be one of the most successful films of 2007. Songs like Tum Se Hi, Aaoge Jab Tum and several others continue to be popular on Radio. Kareena as Geet delivered the best performance of her career and swept all awards that year.
In 2009, Love Aaj Kal hit screens to rave reviews. The Saif Ali Khan – Deepika Padukone starrer opened well, but couldn’t really recreate the magic of Jab We Met.
Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor was making waves in the industry and Ali signed him to play a difficult character of Janardhan “Jordan” Jakhar. While Ranbir’s performance was hailed as one of the best ever, the film didn’t work for many.
His latest release Highway has opened to a decent response at the box office, but critical acclaim was missing this time around.
Which is Imtiaz Ali’s Best film? Vote now.
I have loved all his movies but “Jab we Met” is one of my all time fav.
Alok Nath Ranking for Imtiaz ali movies
Jab we met>Rockstar>Love Aaj Kal>Socha na tha> Highway
Except Socha Na Tha & Highway I have watched all of them. For me Jab We met is the best. I’ve never heard that Socha Na Tha was a good movie, until I read this article. Would love to watch it too.
jab we met&rockstar.I have no idea about SNT.
Imtiaz is certainly one of the best directors available today and is a guarantee that actors would perform good in his films. To me the ranking is Jab we met>Highway>socha na tha>love aajkal>rockstar
Jab We Met all the highway….
It is very tough to choose one film i like his all d films except socha na Tha cos i dint watched it
Those of you who haven’t watched Socha Na Tha, must watch it! One of Imtiaz’s best! Good music, heart-touching love story and great performances by the lead actors.
I wil go wid love aaj kal n rockstar
Jab we met was a very good movie no doubt.. but I couldnt connect much wid shahid’s character in the movie ..on the other hand watching lak n rockstar I thought saif n ranbir arent playing themselves but ‘me… ‘
@indicine socha na tha was a good movie.. But I think lak n rockstar r much better.
jab we met is the best. socha na tha is also very lovable movie.
Jab we met is the best
i haven’t seen love aaj kal, Highway & Socha naa tha yet.
So for me I loved Jab we met and this is still one of my fav movie & best from Shahid Kapoor.
while Rockstar was a forgettable one for me.
socha na tha is 2nd best after jab we met. to all who haven’t watched it please watch it. u all will love it. abhay deol awesome performance.
Rockstar>>>>> Socha Na Tha >= Love Aaj Kal > Jab We Met. haven’t watched Highway, though have high expectations.
BTW i have loved all 4 movies of IA.
I have liked all of them. For me, its –
1. Jab We Met
2. Socha Na Tha
5. Love Aaj Kal
Imtiaz ali’s film verdict
Love aaj kal super hit(2nd highest grosser)
jab we met hit(10th highest grosser)
rockstar semi hit
soch na tha flop.
Love aaj kal is the biggest hit of both saif n imtiaz where jab we met is cult film for both shahid n imtiaz
imtiaz is among india’s best director of all time.my fav is love aaj kal followed by rockstar,highway and soha na tha.but I didnt like jab we met
For me, Jab We Met is the best film of Imtiaz Ali till date. I still remember the songs of the film which were one of the most played on radio. Mauja hi Mauja, Nagada and tumse hi were chartbusters in Mauritius. And of course Kareena Kapoor did a fantastic job in the movie. She was excellent. Her career best performance is in Jab We Met. Had it released on a greater number of screens, the movie could have crossed the 100 crore mark with the outstanding word of mouth publicity that it enjoyed. From a Bollywood fan from Mauritius!
love aj kal was the best one and this movie made me fan of saif,deepika and imtiaz