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Indian The Best Movies Directed by Shyam Benegal  

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List of all movies directed by Shyam Benegal ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Shyam Benegal are listed here and include movie posters and Shyam Benegal movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Shyam Benegal as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Shyam Benegal movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Shyam Benegal film is can be factored into this list.

From Shyam Benegal's studio films to Shyam Benegal's independent films, this Shyam Benegal filmography keeps tabs on all Shyam Benegal movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List includes Nishant, The Seedling, more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Shyam Benegal direct?” or “who is Shyam Benegal?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Shyam Benegal?” and “what's a good selection of good Shyam Benegal movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Shyam Benegal films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Shyam Benegal works.

All Shyam Benegal director credits are included. This list of every movie that Shyam Benegal has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Shyam Benegal movie is and which actors starred in the Shyam Benegal film.

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Shyam Benegal has had the pleasure of working with tremendous talent, including Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi.

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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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Mandi Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri Mandi is a 1983 Urdu movie starring Shabana Azmi. The film is a satirical comedy on politics and prostitution, and stars Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil. Based on a classic Urdu ...more

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Bhumika: The Role Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Smita Patil Bhumika is a 1977 Indian film directed by Shyam Benegal. The movie stars Smita Patil, Amol Palekar, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah and Amrish Puri. This film is broadly based on the ...more

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Kalyug Rekha, Amrish Puri, Om Puri Kalyug is a Hindi film made in 1981 and directed by Shyam Benegal. The film is known as a modern day version of an Indian epic Mahabharat depicted as an archetypal conflict between rival ...more

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The Seedling Shabana Azmi, Dalip Tahil, Anant Nag Ankur is an Indian colour film of 1974. It was the first feature film directed by Shyam Benegal and the debut of Indian actors Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag. Anant Nag was introduced in Ankur by ...more

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The Seventh Horse of the Sun Amrish Puri, Neena Gupta, Himani Shivpuri Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda is a 1992 Indian Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal and based on a novel of the same name by Dharmavir Bharati. It won the 1993 National Film Award for Best Feature Film ...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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Junoon Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Shashi Kapoor Junoon is a critically acclaimed and award-winning 1978 Indian Hindi language film produced by Shashi Kapoor and directed by Shyam Benegal. The film is based on Ruskin Bond's fictional novella, ...more

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Zubeidaa Rekha, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri Zubeidaa is a 2001 Indian film directed by Shyam Benegal and written by Khalid Mohammed. It stars Karisma Kapoor, Rekha, Manoj Bajpai, Surekha Sikri, Rajit Kapoor, Lillete Dubey, Amrish Puri, ...more

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Sardari Begum Amrish Puri, Kirron Kher, Rajit Kapur Sardari Begum is a 1996 Hindi movie directed by Shyam Benegal. The film stars Kiron Kher, Amrish Puri, Rajit Kapur and Rajeshwari Sachdev. The film's lead actress Kiron Kher won the 1997 ...more

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Trikal Naseeruddin Shah, Dalip Tahil, Kulbhushan Kharbanda Trikal is an Indian movie written and directed by Shyam Benegal, set in Goa during the early 1960s Period. The film starred yester years actress, Leela Naidu, in a comeback role after many ...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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Welcome to Sajjanpur Amrita Rao, Divya Dutta, Shreyas Talpade Welcome to Sajjanpur is a 2008 Hindi comedy film directed by Shyam Benegal and starring Shreyas Talpade and Amrita Rao in the lead roles. The film is by noted Parallel cinema director, Shyam ...more

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Mammo Farida Jalal, Himani Shivpuri, Rajit Kapur Mammo is a film by Shyam Benegal released in 1994. It stars Farida Jalal, Surekha Sikri, Amit Phalke and Rajit Kapur. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 1995. ...more

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Sachin Khedekar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajpal Yadav Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero is a 2004 film directed by Shyam Benegal and starring Sachin Khedekar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajit Kapur, Arif Zakaria, and Divya Dutta. The movie ...more

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Susman Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda Susman is a 1987 Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal. The film highlighted the struggle of rural handloom weavers in the wake of rapid industrialization. The film was selected for the Indian ...more

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Kondura Amrish Puri, Smita Patil, Anant Nag Kondura / Anugraham is a 1978 Indian bilingual film simultaneously directed by Shyam Benegal in Hindi and Telugu. The film is based on the novel by Marathi writer, Chintamani T. Khanolkar [चिं. ...more

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Well Done Abba Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sonali Kulkarni Well Done Abba is a 2009 political satire Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal, starring Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba and Sameer Dattani in pivotal roles. It is the remake of the 2007 Marathi ...more

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Arohan Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Victor Banerjee Arohan is 1982 Hindi film by Shyam Benegal, starring Victor Banerjee and Om Puri in the lead roles.

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Poet of Politics Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji Poet of Politics,is a Bengali language film set in Bangladesh. Poet of Politics is film based on the life of Bangladesh's founding leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Hari-Bhari: Fertility Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Rajit Kapur Hari-Bhari is 2000 Hindi film by Shyam Benegal, starring Shabana Azmi, Rajit Kapur, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Surekha Sikri and Nandita Das in lead roles. The film revolves around the story of five ...more

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Conflict Divya Dutta, Rajit Kapur, Raghubir Yadav Samar is an Indian feature film directed by Shyam Benegal. This movie is based on the book "Unheard Voices: Stories of Forgotten Lives" by Harsh Mander. It was produced by National ...more

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Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray is a 1985 biographical documentary film directed by Shyam Benegal.

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Pandit Nehru Pandit Nehru is a 1982 documentary film directed by Shyam Benegal.

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The Making of the Mahatma Rajit Kapur, Pallavi Joshi, Paul Slabolepszy The Making of the Mahatma is joint Indian - South African produced film, directed by Shyam Benegal, about the early life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi during his 21 years in South Africa. The ...more

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Pashu Palan

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Charandas Chor Smita Patil, Sunder, Habib Tanvir Charandas Chor is a 1975 children's film by noted director Shyam Benegal, based on the famous play by Habib Tanvir, which itself was an adaptation of a classical Rajasthani folktale by Vijaydan ...more