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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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Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Deepal Shaw
A Wednesday is a 2008 action drama thriller film written by Neeraj Pandey and directed by Neeraj Pandey.
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Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Satish 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 ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Urmila Matondkar
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 ...more
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Katha Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval, Tinnu Anand
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 ...more
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Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar
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
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Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri
Aakrosh is a 1980 Hindi arthouse film directed by auteur Govind Nihalani and written by renowned Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar. The film starred Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Amrish Puri in ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi
Sparsh is a 1980 Indian Hindi feature film directed by Sai Paranjpye. It stars Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi playing the characters of a visually impaired principal and a sighted teacher in ...more
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Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre
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
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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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Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri
Ardh Satya is a 1983 film directed by Govind Nihalani, his second offering after another angst-ridden movie Aakrosh. The screenplay of both movies was by Vijay Tendulkar, the noted Marathi ...more
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Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Shammi Kapoor
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 ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Kapil Dev, Girish Karnad
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 ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mira Nair
Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which depicts romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. Writer Sabrina ...more
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Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgan
Omkara is a 2006 Indian crime drama film adapted from Shakespeare’s Othello, co-written and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It starred Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Kareena Kapoor in ...more
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Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi
Ishqiya is a 2010 Indian black comedy thriller film starring Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah, and Salman Shahid in the lead roles. It was directed by Abhishek Chaubey in his ...more
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Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri
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 ...more
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Anupam Kher, Sridevi, Anil Kapoor
Karma is a 1986 Bollywood film directed by Subhash Ghai and featuring an ensemble cast including Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Sridevi and Anupam Kher. The ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan, Om Puri
Maqbool is a 2003 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and starring Pankaj Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Tabu and Masumeh Makhija in an adaptation of the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. The ...more
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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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Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi
Paar is a 1984 Hindi movie directed by Goutam Ghose. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri. Naseeruddin Shah won a Volpi Cup for his role as Naurangia. The film was based on ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Farooq Sheikh
Bazaar is a 1982 Indian film directed by Sagar Sarhadi and starring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil and Supriya Pathak. The film set in Hyderabad, India, highlights the issue of ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Chakra is a 1981 Hindi movie directed by Rabindra Dharmaraj. The film stars Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
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Michael Naseeruddin Shah, Mahi Gill, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty
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.
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Naseeruddin Shah, Madhur Jaffrey, Jess Weixler
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, 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