The Best Girish Karnad Movies  

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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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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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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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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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Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan, Hema Malini
Hey Ram is a 2000 Indian 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 the ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Girish Karnad
The Churning is a 1976 film directed by Shyam Benegal.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.