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List of the best Girish Karnad movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Girish Karnad's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Girish Karnad movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Girish Karnad movies will be at the top of the list. Girish Karnad has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Girish Karnad movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Girish Karnad films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Girish Karnad role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Girish Karnad performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of films like Zamana and Jeevan Mukt.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Girish Karnad movies?" and "What are the greatest Girish Karnad roles of all time?"

Girish Karnad has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Anant Nag and Prakash Raj in terms of fame and success.

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Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. Pawan Kalyan, Paresh Rawal, Sonali Bendre Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. is a 2004 Telugu film which is a remake of Hindi blockbuster Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.. The film was directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee starring Chiranjeevi, Srikanth, Sonali ...more

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Pukar Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar 'Pukar' is a Hindi drama filmdirected by Rajkumar Santoshi and starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkar, Danny Denzongpa and Om Puri. The film was critically acclaimed but did only ...more

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Hey Ram Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan, Hema Malini Hey Ram is a 2000 Indian crime drama film simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi language. The film was written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan and he also starred as the protagonist in ...more

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Ratchagan Sushmita Sen, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Girish Karnad Ratchagan is a 1997 Tamil action film, produced by K. T. Kunjumon& Francis Joseph on J. R. S. Combines banner, directed by Praveen Gandhi. Starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Sushmita Sen in the ...more

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Dor Ayesha Takia, Girish Karnad, Shreyas Talpade Dor is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor that features Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade as the lead actors. It is a remake of the Malayalam film, ...more

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Gunaa Kamal Haasan, Girish Karnad, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Gunaa is a 1991 Tamil drama film directed by Santhana Bharathi and written by Sab John. The film stars Kamal Haasan, newcomer Roshini in lead roles with Rekha, S. P. Balasubramaniam, Girish ...more

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Chellamae Girish Karnad, Vishal Krishna, Vivek Chellamae is a 2004 Tamil film directed by Gandhi Krishna, who directed the critically acclaimed Nila Kaalam. The film stars Vishal, Reema Sen, Bharath, Bhanupriya and Vivek. The film's score ...more

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8 x 10 Tasveer Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore 8 x 10 Tasveer is a 2009 Bollywood murder-mystery psychological thriller film starring Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Takia Azmi. It is directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, and produced by Percept Picture ...more

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Minsara Kanavu Kajol, Prakash Raj, Nassar Minsara Kanavu is a 1997 Tamil romance film written and directed by Rajiv Menon. The film features Arvind Swamy, Prabhu Deva and Kajol in the lead roles, with Girish Karnad, S. P. ...more

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The Churning Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Girish Karnad The Churning is a 1976 film directed by Shyam Benegal.

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Boyfriend Girish Karnad, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vadivelu Kadhalan is a 1994 Tamil romantic thriller film written and directed by S. Shankar and produced by K. T. Kunjumon. The film stars Prabhu Deva and Nagma in the lead roles, while Raghuvaran, ...more

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Puli Shriya Saran, Pawan Kalyan, Nassar Puli is a 2010 Telugu action film written and directed by S. J. Surya, starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, with Nikeesha Patel, Manoj Bajpai, Charan Raj, Nassar, Jyothi Krishna, Bhrahmaji, ...more

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Antarnaad Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad Antarnaad was a 1991 Hindi film made by Shyam Benegal, based on the Swadhyay Movement by Pandurang Shastri Athavale.

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Nishant Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Shabana Azmi Nishant is a 1975 Hindi drama film directed by Shyam Benegal, based on an original screenplay by noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar, with dialogues by Satyadev Dubey. The film stars Shabana Azmi, ...more

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Iqbal Naseeruddin Shah, Kapil Dev, Girish Karnad Iqbal is a 2005 Indian sports drama film written by Vipul K Rawal; directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, and was produced by Subhash Ghai, under "Mukta Searchlight Films". The story follows a ...more

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Naan Adimai Illai Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Girish Karnad Nann Adimai Illai is a 1986 Indian Tamil drama film starring Rajinikanth and directed by Dwarakish. This was the last Tamil film for actress Sridevi who stopped acting in Tamil films to ...more

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Aashayein John Abraham, Girish Karnad, Farida Jalal Aashayein is a 2010 Hindi film written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, and produced by Percept Picture Company and T-Series. It stars John Abraham and Sonal Sehgal in the lead roles.

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Swami Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi Swami is a 1977 Hindi film directed by Basu Chatterjee and produced by Jaya Chakravarty. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Vikram, Girish Karnad, Utpal Dutt. Hema Malini and Dharmendra make a guest ...more

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Ek Tha Tiger Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan, Girish Karnad Ek Tha Tiger is a 2012 Indian Romantic action spy thriller film, directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. It stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and features ...more

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Aasha Hrithik Roshan, Girish Karnad, Jeetendra Aasha is a 1980 Hindi movie produced and directed by J. Om Prakash. The film stars Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Rameshwari, Girish Karnad, Bhagwan and Shakti Kapoor. The films music is by Laxmikant ...more

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China Gate Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri China Gate is a 1998 Bollywood film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It is a "humble tribute to the late Akira Kurosawa", crediting Seven Samurai as its inspiration and starred Samir ...more

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Dharma Chakram Brahmanandam, Girish Karnad, Srividya Dharma Chakram is a 1996 Tollywood film produced by D. Ramanaidu on Suresh Productions banner, directed by Suresh Krishna. Starring Venkatesh, Ramya Krishnan, Prema in lead roles and music ...more

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Aakrosh Shilpa Shetty, Sunil Shetty, Johnny Lever Aakrosh is a 1998 Bollywood action crime film directed by Lateef Binny starring Sunil Shetty and Shilpa Shetty. The FIlm was a Success at the Box Office

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Kodiesvaran Karisma Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Cochin Haneefa Kodiesvaran is a 2014 film directed by Nandakumar and produced by K.T. Kunjumon.

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Nehru: The Jewel of India Anupam Kher, Girish Karnad, Tanuja Nehru: The Jewel of India is a 1990 biographical film directed by Kiran Kumar.

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Apne Paraye Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad, Amol Palekar Apne Paraye is a 1980 drama film directed by Basu Chatterjee.

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Teri Kasam Girish Karnad, Nirupa Roy, Poonam Dhillon Teri Kasam: ; is 1982 Indian Bollywood movie directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar and starring Kumar Gaurav, Poonam Dhillon, Girish Karnad, Ranjeeta Kaur, Nirupa Roy. The story had been filmed ...more

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Dhanam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Girish Karnad Movies
Dhanam Girish Karnad, Kota Srinivas Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi Dhanam is a 2008 Tamil drama film written and directed by G. Shiva. The film stars Sangeetha, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi and Manobala. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by ...more

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Akarshan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Girish Karnad Movies
Akarshan Hrithik Roshan, Girish Karnad, Smita Patil Akarshan is a 1988 Bollywood romantic film directed and produced by Tanvir Ahmed.

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Chaitanya Akkineni Nagarjuna, Girish Karnad, Ravi Teja Chaitanya is a 1991 Telugu road movie, produced by Sathyam Babu on Sri Tirumalesa Productions banner, written and directed by Prathap K. Pothan. Starring Akkineni Nagarjuna, Gautami in lead ...more

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Jeevan Mukt Girish Karnad, Lakshmi, Parikshit Sahni Jeevan Mukt is a 1977 Bollywood film directed by Sudhendu Roy. This family drama stars Girish Karnad and Laxmi in the lead support from Parikshit Sahani, Vidya Sinha, Suresh Oberoi, Meena Roy, ...more

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Umbartha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Girish Karnad Movies
Umbartha Girish Karnad, Smita Patil, Ashalata Wabgaonkar Umbartha is a 1982 Marathi film produced by D. V. Rao and directed and coproduced by Dr. Jabbar Patel. The film is a story of a woman's dream to step outside her four walled home and bring ...more

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Samskara Girish Karnad, P. Lankesh, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy Samskara is a 1970 Kannada film written by U. R. Ananthamurthy, directed and produced by Pattabhirama Reddy. It is said to have been a path-breaking venture and is supposed to have pioneered the ...more

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The Prince Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Girish Karnad The Prince is a 1996 Malayalam film starring Mohanlal. It was Tamil director Suresh Krishna's debut in the Malayalam industry and his next venture after the Tamil blockbuster Baasha. After three ...more

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Aatank Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Kader Khan Aatank is a 1996 Bollywood film starring Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Ravi Kissen and Nafisa Ali. It is inspired by the Hollywood film Jaws as it has a sub-plot with a ...more

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Kempe Gowda Sudeep, Girish Karnad, Ragini Dwivedi Kempe Gowda is a 2011 Kannada action film starring Sudeep and Ragini Dwivedi in the lead roles. The film was directed by Sudeep and produced by Shankare Gowda. The film is a remake of the Tamil ...more

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Bayen Hath Ka Khel Rajesh Khanna, Girish Karnad, Pran Bayen Hath Ka Khel is a 1985 Hindi film directed by Vijay Kaul and produced by Khaliq Paria. Vijay Kaul debuted as a director with this film. This film has Rajesh Khanna in the lead opposite ...more

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Life Goes On Om Puri, Sharmila Tagore, Girish Karnad Life Goes On is a 2009 film by Sangeeta Datta. It shows how a Hindu family in Britain copes with the death of the wife and mother.

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Tiger Harischandra Prasad Brahmanandam, Girish Karnad, Ganesh Tiger Harischandra Prasad is a 2003 film directed by Samudra V.

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Ananda Bhairavi Girish Karnad, Kanchana, Rajesh Ananda Bhairavi is a 1983 bilingual film, simultaneously shot in Kannada and Telugu languages, directed by Jandhyala. It starred Girish Karnad, Malavika Sarkar, Rajesh Kumar and ...more

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Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Girish Karnad Movies
Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayi Girish Karnad, Lokesh, Vijaya Ragavendra Ganayogi Panchakshari Gavayi is 1995 a musical film directed by Chindodi Bangaresh. The film starred Girish Karnad and Lokesh as Ganayogi Panchakshari Gawai. It was based on the real life of ...more

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Cheluvi Girish Karnad, Sonali Kulkarni, Prashant Rao Cheluvi is a 1992 drama film directed by Girish Karnad.

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Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe Mithun Chakraborty, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe is a 1989 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Moreen Amjad, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Moon Moon Sen, Kalpana Iyer, Urmila Bhatt, Shakti Kapoor, Mazhar Khan, ...more

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Zamana Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri Zamana is a 1985 film starring Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon and Ranjeeta. Kulbhushan Karbanda, Girish Karnad, Avataar Gill, Mac Mohan, Satyen Kapu, Om Puri and Pillo Wadia form ...more

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Vamsha Vriksha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Girish Karnad Movies
Vamsha Vriksha Girish Karnad, Vishnuvardhan, Chandrashekhar Vamsha Vriksha, is a 1972 Indian Kannada-language film directed by B. V. Karanth and Girish Karnad, based on S. L. Bhyrappa's novel of the same name. The film won the National Film Awards for ...more