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The Best Naseeruddin Shah Movies

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

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

This list includes Main Hoon Na, Mirch Masala and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Naseeruddin Shah movies?" and "What are the greatest Naseeruddin Shah roles of all time?"
  • Genelia D'Souza, Paresh Rawal
    5
    0

    Released2008

    Directed byAbbas Tyrewala

    Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na is a 2008 Indian romantic comedy film, written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The film stars Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza in pivotal roles. Produced by Mansoor Khan, Aamir  ...more
  • 2

    Pestonjee

    Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah
    5
    0

    Released1987

    Directed byVijaya Mehta

    Pestonjee is a 1987 Hindi drama film directed by Vijaya Mehta, starring Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, based on a story by film journalist B. K. Karanjia. At the 35th National Film  ...more
  • Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah
    41
    8

    Released2008

    Directed byNeeraj Pandey

    A Wednesday is a 2008 action drama thriller film written by Neeraj Pandey and directed by Neeraj Pandey.  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri
    36
    8

    Released1983

    Directed byKundan Shah

    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Kundan Shah and produced by NFDC. It is a dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business, and stars  ...more
  • Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah
    18
    3

    Released1981

    Directed byMuzaffar Ali

    Umrao Jaan is a 1981 Bollywood film, directed by Muzaffar Ali. It is based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada, written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa based on the famous Lucknow courtesan. The film starred  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi
    37
    10

    Released1983

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Masoom is a 1983 Indian drama film and directorial debut of critically acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. An adaptation of Man, Woman and Child, 1980 novel by Erich Segal. the film is a coming-of-age  ...more
  • Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah
    17
    4

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Matthew Matthan

    Sarfarosh is a 1999 Indian action drama film. It was produced, written and directed by John Matthew Matthan and starred Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre and Aamir Khan. John started working on  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Dalip Tahil
    7
    1

    Released1985

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    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
  • 9

    Electric Moon

    Naseeruddin Shah, Roshan Seth
    2
    0

    Released1992

    Directed byPradip Krishen

    Electric Moon is a 1992 Indian film directed by Pradip Krishen and written by Arundhati Roy. The film was produced by Grapevine Media for Channel 4 Television and Bobby Bedi's Kaleidoscope  ...more
  • 10

    Michael

    Naseeruddin Shah, Mahi Gill
    2
    0

    Released2011

    Directed byRibhu Dasgupta

    Michael is a 2011 drama thriller film written by Debaloy Bhattacharya, and Neel Guha based on the story by Ribhu Dasgupta, and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.  ...more
  • 11

    Bhopal Express

    Naseeruddin Shah, Zeenat Aman
    2
    0

    Released1999

    Directed byMahesh Mathai

    Bhopal Express is a 1999 drama film written Piyush Pandey and Prasoon Pandey, and directed by Mahesh Mathai.  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Madhur Jaffrey
    2
    0

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Kaplan

    Today's Special is a 2009 independent comedy film loosely inspired by Aasif Mandvi's play, Sakina's Restaurant. The film was directed by David Kaplan. The script was adapted by Aasif Mandvi and  ...more

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  • Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri
    16
    4

    Released1975

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    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
  • 14

    Omkara

    Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor
    13
    3

    Released2006

    Directed byVishal Bhardwaj

    In this adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello" set in India, half-caste bandit Omkara Shukla (Ajay Devgan) abducts his lady love, Dolly Mishra (Vivek Oberoi), from her family. Thanks to his
  • Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah
    10
    2

    Released1987

    Directed byKetan Mehta

    Mirch Masala is a 1987 Hindi film directed by Ketan Mehta. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil in the lead roles. On the centenary of Indian cinema in April 2013, Forbes included Smita Patel's  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri
    18
    5

    Released1981

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Baskhar (Naseeruddin Shah), a public defender, has been assigned to a case opposite the experienced and respected prosecutor Dushane (Smita Patil), his legal mentor and personal friend.  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey
    15
    4

    Released2001

    Directed byMira Nair

    The exuberant ensemble comedy unites a Punjabi family for the wedding of a family member. Relatives from all over the world descend on Delhi for the wedding ceremony. Universal in theme, the film  ...more

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  • Naseeruddin Shah, Kapil Dev
    15
    4

    Released2005

    Directed byNagesh Kukunoor

    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 cricket-obsessed  ...more
  • 19

    Katha

    Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval
    20
    6

    Released1983

    Directed bySai Paranjpye

    Katha is a 1983 Hindi film by Sai Paranjpye featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval in the main roles. The film is about the daily lives of people living in a Mumbai chawl. It was  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Iman Ali
    6
    1

    Released2007

    Directed byShoaib Mansoor

    Khuda Kay Liye is a 2007 Pakistani Urdu-language drama film written, directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor, starring Shaan, Iman Ali, Fawad Afzal Khan and Hameed Sheikh. Indian actor Naseeruddin  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Shetty
    6
    1

    Released2009

    Directed byAnant Mahadevan

    Red Alert: The War Within is an Indian film that released theatrically in India on 9 July 2010. The drama is based on the true story of Narasimha who gets caught up in a clash between police and  ...more
  • 22

    Encounter: The Killing

    Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak
    6
    1

    Released2002

    Directed byAjay Phansekar

    Encounter: The Killing is a 2002 Indian Bollywood film produced and directed by Ajay Phansekar. It stars Naseeruddin Shah, Dilip Prabhavalkar and Tara Deshpande in pivotal roles.  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil
    9
    2

    Released1981

    Directed byRabindra Dharmaraj

    Chakra is a 1981 Hindi movie directed by Rabindra Dharmaraj. The film stars Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.  ...more
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri
    9
    2

    Released1983

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    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 short  ...more
  • Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah
    14
    4

    Released1987

    Directed byGulzar

    Ijaazat is an 1987 Indian Hindi film directed by Gulzar, based on a Bengali story, Jatugriha by Subodh Ghosh. Starring Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah and Anuradha Patel in leading roles, the film followed  ...more