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The Best Nandita Das Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 500 votes 107 voters 14.9k views

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

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

Items on this list include Deveeri and Azhagi.

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  • 1
    Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
    46
    16

    Released1996

    Directed byDeepa Mehta

    Fire is a 1996 Indian-Canadian romantic drama film written and directed by Deepa Mehta and starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy; it is...  more
  • 2
    Aamir Khan, Gulshan Grover
    34
    6

    Released1998

    Directed byDeepa Mehta

    Earth is a 1998 Indian period drama film directed by Deepa Mehta. It is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India,. Earth is the second installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It was preceded...  more
  • 3
    Rahul Bose, Thilakan
    30
    10

    Released2007

    Directed bySantosh Sivan

    Before the Rains is a 2007 Indian-British period drama film directed by Santosh Sivan. The film is adapted from a story from the 2001 anthology Israeli film Asphalt Zahov. It was filmed on location...  more
  • 4
    Gulshan Grover, Nandita Das
    33
    19

    Released2000

    Directed byJag Mundhra, Jagmohan Anand

    Bawandar is a 2000 Indian film, based on the true story of Bhanwari Devi, a rape victim from Rajasthan, India. The film depicts the personal trauma, public humiliation and legal injustice that...  more
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  • 5
    Amitabh Bachchan, Shreeram Lagoo
    21
    6

    Released1981

    Directed byPrakash Mehra

    Laawaris is a blockbuster Bollywood drama film released in 1981 directed by Prakash Mehra. The film became known for its hit song "Mere Angene Mein, Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai" rendered twice: the first...  more
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  • 6
    Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon
    16
    2

    Released2001

    Directed byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    Aks is a 2001 Indian Hindi supernatural thriller film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra....  more
  • 7
    Mammootty, Sukumari
    14
    2

    Released2004

    Directed bySumathy Ram

    Wishwa Thulasi is a 2004 film directed by Sumathy Ram. The film is in Tamil, with English subtitles. This film's score and soundtrack were composed by Ilayaraaja and M. S. Viswanathan. It was well...  more
  • 8
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Robbie Coltrane
    16
    6

    Released2006

    Directed byJag Mundhra

    Provoked is a 2006 British film, directed by Jag Mundhra. It stars Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Nandita Das and Steve McFadden. The film is loosely based on the...  more
  • 9
    Anupam Kher, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
    14
    4

    Released1998

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa is an Indian feature film that deals with the life of a woman who loses her son, a Naxalite, to the violence that is a result of his adopted ideology. The film is directed by...  more
  • 10
    Jagathy Sreekumar, Kavya Madhavan
    12
    2

    Released2007

    Directed byAdoor Gopalakrishnan

    Naalu Pennungal is a 2007 Malayalam film produced and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan based on four short stories written by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai. The film stars Padmapriya, Geethu Mohandas,...  more
  • 11
    Nandita Das, Saikumar
    12
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byV. K. Prakash

    Punaradhivasam is a Malayalam movie by V. K. Prakash starring Nandita Das and Manoj K. Jayan released in the year 2000. This movie received the awards for National Film Award for Best Feature Film in...  more
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  • 12
    Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das
    12
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    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 women,...  more
  • 13
    Nandita Das, Soumitra Chatterjee
    10
    2

    Released2006

    Directed bySuman Ghosh

    Podokkhep is a 2006 Bengali film by Suman Ghosh....  more
  • 14
    Vivek, Nandita Das
    10
    2

    Released2002

    Directed byThangar Bachan

    Azhagi is a Tamil romantic drama film directed by Thangar Bachchan. The film is critically acclaimed and stars Parthiban, Nandita Das and Devayani. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by...  more
  • 15
    Anupam Kher, Nandita Das
    6
    0

    Released2003

    Directed byKP SASI

    Ek Alag Mausam is 2003 Hindi language movie directed by K.P.Sasi and starring Nandita Das, Anupam Kher, Renuka Shahane, Rajit Kapur, Arundathi Nag, Sreelatha and Sally Whittaker....  more
  • 16
    Sachin Khedekar, Sanjay Dutt
    10
    4

    Released2002

    Directed byMahesh Manjrekar

    Pitaah is a 2002 drama film directed by Mahesh Manjrekar....  more
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  • 17
    Nandita Das, Nagesh Kukunoor
    8
    2

    Released1999

    Directed byNagesh Kukunoor

    Rockford is a 1999 coming-of-age film directed by Nagesh Kukunoor....  more
  • 18
    Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose
    6
    0

    Released2010

    Directed byOnir

    "I AM is about issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. Unravelling and exploring these tribulations, the film unfolds many a tale of individuals struggling to find their identity,...  more
  • 19
    Nandita Das, Purab Kohli
    6
    0

    Released2003

    Directed byRaja Menon

    Bas Yun Hi is a 2003 comedy musical romance film written by Raja Menon, Pratap Raju and directed by Raja Menon....
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  • 20
    Irrfan Khan, Rahul Dev
    4
    0

    Released2003

    Directed byPadam Kumar

    Supari is a Hindi action film, released in 2003, directed and produced by Padam Kumar and mostly shot in Canada, in and around Toronto, Niagara on the lake and Niagara Falls, ON by Roger Nair for...  more
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  • 21
    Prakash Raj, Siddharth
    9
    4

    Released2002

    Directed byMani Ratnam

    Kannathil Muthamittal is a 2002 Tamil drama film directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. It features P. S. Keerthana, Madhavan and Simran in the leading roles with Nandita Das, J. D. Chakravarthy,...  more
  • 22
    Om Puri, Nandita Das
    4
    0

    Released2003

    Directed byN. Chandra

    Kagaar: Life on the Edge is a 2003 drama crime fiction film written by Sujit Sen and directed by N. Chandra....
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  • 23
    Nandita Das, Surekha Sikri
    4
    2

    Released1998

    Directed bySuma Josson

    The Day of Birth is a 1998 film directed by Suma Josson....
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  • 24
    Rahul Bose, Nandita Das
    9
    4

    Released2003

    Directed byAnant Balani

    Ek Din 24 Ghante is a 2003 Bollywood thriller film directed and written by Anant Balani and starring Rahul Bose and Nandita Das. The film premiered on 7 November 2003. Director Anant Balani died...  more
  • 25
    Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan
    4
    5

    Released2012

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    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....  more
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