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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.

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  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro1
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    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

    Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri

    Released1983

    Directed byKundan Shah

    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Kundan Shah and produced by NFDC. It is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Masoom2
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    Masoom

    Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi

    Released1983

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Masoom is a 1983 Indian drama film and directorial debut of critically acclaimed filmmaker... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
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    Katha

    Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval

    Released1983

    Directed bySai Paranjpye

    Katha is a 1983 Hindi film by Sai Paranjpye featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh and... more on Wikipedia
  • Umrao Jaan4
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    Umrao Jaan

    Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah

    Released1981

    Directed byMuzaffar Ali

    Umrao Jaan is a 1981 Bollywood film, directed by Muzaffar Ali. It is based on the Urdu novel... more on Wikipedia
  • Aakrosh5
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    Aakrosh

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

    Released1980

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Aakrosh is a 1980 Hindi arthouse film directed by auteur Govind Nihalani and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • Sarfarosh6
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    Sarfarosh

    Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Matthew Matthan

    Sarfarosh is a 1999 Indian action drama film. It was produced, written and directed by John... more on Wikipedia
  • Sparsh7
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    Sparsh

    Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri

    Released1980

    Directed bySai Paranjpye

    Sparsh is a 1980 Indian Hindi feature film directed by Sai Paranjpye. It stars Naseeruddin... more on Wikipedia
  • Ardh Satya8
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    Ardh Satya

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

    Released1983

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Ardh Satya is a 1983 film directed by Govind Nihalani, his second offering after another... more on Wikipedia
  • Nishant9
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    Nishant

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

    Released1975

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Nishant is a 1975 Hindi drama film directed by Shyam Benegal, based on an original screenplay... more on Wikipedia
  • Ijaazat10
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    Ijaazat

    Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah

    Released1987

    Directed byGulzar

    Ijaazat is an 1987 Indian Hindi film directed by Gulzar, based on a Bengali story, Jatugriha... more on Wikipedia
  • Monsoon Wedding11
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    Monsoon Wedding

    Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

    Released2001

    Directed byMira Nair

    Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which... more on Wikipedia

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  • Iqbal12
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    Iqbal

    Naseeruddin Shah, Kapil Dev

    Released2005

    Directed byNagesh Kukunoor

    Iqbal is a 2005 Indian sports drama film written by Vipul K Rawal; directed by Nagesh... more on Wikipedia
  • Omkara13
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    Omkara

    Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor

    Released2006

    Directed byVishal Bhardwaj

    Omkara is a 2006 Indian crime drama film adapted from Shakespeare’s Othello, co-written and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ishqiya14
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    Ishqiya

    Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah

    Released2010

    Directed byAbhishek Chaubey

    Ishqiya is a 2010 Indian black comedy thriller film starring Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mirch Masala15
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    Mirch Masala

    Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah

    Released1987

    Directed byKetan Mehta

    Mirch Masala is a 1987 Hindi film directed by Ketan Mehta. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Smita... more on Wikipedia
  • Karma16
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    Karma

    Anupam Kher, Sridevi

    Released1986

    Directed bySubhash Ghai

    Karma is a 1986 Bollywood film directed by Subhash Ghai and featuring an ensemble cast... more on Wikipedia

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  • Maqbool17
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    Maqbool

    Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan

    Released2004

    Directed byVishal Bhardwaj

    Maqbool is a 2003 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and starring Pankaj... more on Wikipedia
  • Mandi18
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    Mandi

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

    Released1983

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Mandi is a 1983 Urdu movie starring Shabana Azmi. The film is a satirical comedy on politics... more on Wikipedia
  • Bazaar19
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    Bazaar

    Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil

    Released1982

    Directed bySagar Sarhadi

    Bazaar is a 1982 Indian film directed by Sagar Sarhadi and starring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq... more on Wikipedia
  • Chakra20
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    Chakra

    Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil

    Released1981

    Directed byRabindra Dharmaraj

    Chakra is a 1981 Hindi movie directed by Rabindra Dharmaraj. The film stars Smita Patil,... more on Wikipedia
  • Trikal21
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    Trikal

    Naseeruddin Shah, Dalip Tahil

    Released1985

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Trikal is an Indian movie written and directed by Shyam Benegal, set in Goa during the early... more on Wikipedia
  • Woh Saat Din22
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    Woh Saat Din

    Anil Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah

    Released1983

    Directed byBapu

    Woh Saat Din, or Woh 7 Din, is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Bapu. Produced by Surinder... more on Wikipedia
  • Riddle23
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    Riddle

    Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan

    Released2005

    Directed byAmol Palekar

    Paheli is a Bollywood fantasy film, which released in India on 24 June 2005. It is a remake of... more on Wikipedia
  • A Wednesday!24
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    A Wednesday!

    Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah

    Released2008

    Directed byNeeraj Pandey

    A Wednesday is a 2008 action drama thriller film written by Neeraj Pandey and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Parzania25
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    Parzania

    Naseeruddin Shah, Sarika

    Released2005

    Directed byRahul Dholakia

    Parzania is a 2007 Indian drama film co-written and directed by Rahul Dholakia; David N.... more on Wikipedia