The Aamir Khan of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar will always be the relatable underdog

Written by Sampada Sharma
| New Delhi |
Published: March 14, 2018 10:00 am

Aamir Khan’s Sanjay was quite an anomaly when one compares it to the heroes of the 90s.

Years before Aamir Khan earned himself the name of Mr Perfectionist and was still carving a space for himself in Hindi cinema, there was a film that celebrated the extraordinary courage of a seemingly ordinary teenager.

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is the story of the rivalry between two schools. The Rajputs represent the elite and Model School represents the working class. Sanjay Lal, played by Aamir Khan, lives without a care in the world. He chills with his friends in ‘borrowed cars’, tries to smoke without getting caught and aims to impress the girls from Queens college. In all fairness, his life is as ordinary as it could get. With no family money to fall back on and no…

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