The Best Nanda Movies

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List of the best Nanda movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Nanda'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 Nanda movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Nanda movies will be at the top of the list. Nanda has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Nanda movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Nanda films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like Jab Jab Phool Khile and Kanoon.

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

Nanda was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar and Yash Chopra.

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  • Teen Devian

    Teen Devian

    Dev Anand, Simi Garewal, Jankidas Mehra
    8 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Amarjeet Shukla
    Teen Devian is a 1965 Bollywood film directed by Amarjeet starring Dev Anand. Filmed in black and white as well as colour, the movie tells the story of a poet who falls in love with three different women. The music was composed by S. D. Burman.
  • Ittefaq
    Rajesh Khanna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar
    13 votes
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Yash Chopra
    Ittefaq is a 1969 Hindi movie produced by B. R. Chopra and directed by his brother Yash Chopra. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Nanda, Bindu, Madan Puri, Iftekhar and has music by Salil Choudhury. The film became a "semi-hit" at the box office. It is a remake of the British film Signpost to Murder starring Joanne Woodward. It was one of the first Bollywood movies that did not have any singing or dancing in it.
  • Jab Jab Phool Khile
    Shashi Kapoor, Agha, Nanda
    12 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Suraj Prakash
    Jab Jab Phool Khile is a 1965 Indian Hindi movie. It stars Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. The story is of a poor boy who is a boatman in Kashmir and falls in love with a rich tourist. The film became a "blockbuster" at the box office. The songs by music composing duo Kalyanji Anandji assisted by then little-known Laxmikant Pyarelal are highlights of the film. The film was screened in Algeria's cinema halls every two days for a couple of years; there was, in fact, public demand for it. Shashi Kapoor was one of the most successful Indian actors in North African countries like Algeria, Morocco and Libya. In the souks of Marrakesh, even today some of the older shopkeepers will give you a discount if you are from the land of Shashi Kapoor.
  • Gumnaam
    Mehmood Ali, Madan Puri, Pran
    15 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Raja Nawathe
    Gumnaam is a 1965 Indian suspense thriller film directed by Raja Nawathe, starring Manoj Kumar, Nanda, Pran, Helen and Mehmood. The film is an adaptation of the book And then there were none by Agatha Christie. The film became a box office hit. The music for the film was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. The film came to wider attention in the Western World when its opening song "Jaan Pehechan Ho" was in the opening credits of Ghost World and in the 2011 commercial "The Date" for Heineken. It is sung by Bollywood legend Mohammed Rafi, although he is not the man depicted onscreen. The main dancer is Laxmi Chhaya. The group "Ted Lyons and his Cubs" playing the song can also be seen in 1964 film Jaanwar playing "Dekho Ab To" and Tasveer, Love Marriage, Bedaag, Shehnai, and Mere Sanam, also featuring dancer Oscar Unger. The psychedelic choreography was by Herman Benjamin, who is also singing the song onscreen.

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  • The Train
    Rajesh Khanna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar
    10 votes
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Ravikant Nagaich
    The Train is a suspense movie starring Rajesh Khanna and Nanda. The film did "above average" business at the box office. Khanna stars as Police Inspector Shyam Kumar who sets out to solve a series of murders which have all taken place on a train. Complicating the situation are his girlfriend Neeta, who has been acting mysteriously ever since she began her new job, and hotel dancer Miss Lily, who needs to seduce the good police inspector but may find that she loses her heart instead.This movie was co-produced by Rajendra Kumar and it was Nanda who suggested Rajendra to cast Rajesh Khanna in the main lead. It is the remake of the Tamil movie 'Neelagiri Express' released in 1968 starring actor Jaishankar in famous C.I.D.Shankar role, which was also the remake of the Malayalam movie Cochin Express released in 1967 starring Prem Nazir.
  • Akashdeep
    Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Mehmood Ali
    9 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Phani Majumdar
    Akashdeep is a 1965 Hindi film directed by Phani Majumdar. The film stars Dharmendra, Mehmood, Ashok Kumar, Nanda and Nimmi. The film's music was composed by Chitragupta in notable songs like Dil Ka Diya Jala Ke Gaya and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.