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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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A Wednesday! 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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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro 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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Masoom 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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Umrao Jaan 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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Sarfarosh 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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Aakrosh 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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Sparsh 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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Nishant 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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Ardh Satya 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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Monsoon Wedding 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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Ijaazat 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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Iqbal 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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Omkara 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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Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Genelia D'Souza, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah 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, ...more

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Ishqiya 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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Mirch Masala 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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Karma 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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Mandi 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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Maqbool 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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Trikal 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

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Bazaar 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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Paar 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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Chakra 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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Pestonjee Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi 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 ...more

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Parzania Naseeruddin Shah, Sarika, Rajendranath Zutshi Parzania is a 2007 Indian drama film co-written and directed by Rahul Dholakia; David N. Donihue is the other co-writer. The film featured Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika in the lead roles, while ...more

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Woh Saat Din Anil Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Jagdeep Woh Saat Din, or Woh 7 Din, is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Bapu. Produced by Surinder Kapoor, it stars his son Anil Kapoor along with Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah. It was Anil ...more

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Riddle Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji Paheli is a Bollywood fantasy film, which released in India on 24 June 2005. It is a remake of the 1973 Hindi movie Duvidha. It was directed by Amol Palekar and produced by Juhi Chawla, Aziz ...more

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Encounter: The Killing Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Dilip Prabhavalkar 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.

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Hey Ram Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan, Hema Malini Hey Ram is a 2000 Indian crime drama film simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi language. The film was written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan and he also starred as the protagonist in ...more

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Junoon Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Shashi Kapoor Junoon is a critically acclaimed and award-winning 1978 Indian Hindi language film produced by Shashi Kapoor and directed by Shyam Benegal. The film is based on Ruskin Bond's fictional novella, ...more

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Raajneeti Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgan, Ranbir Kapoor Raajneeti is a 2010 Indian political thriller film co- written, directed and produced by Prakash Jha, with a screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha, and starring Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, ...more

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is a 2003 superhero film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan ...more

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Shoot on Sight Brian Cox, Naseeruddin Shah, Gulshan Grover Shoot on Sight is a 2007 film directed by Jag Mundhra and produced by Aron Govil. The film was marketed and distributed globally by Aron Govil Productions Inc. The cast includes Brian Cox, Sadie ...more

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7 Khoon Maaf Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Naseeruddin Shah 7 Khoon Maaf, pronounced Saat Khoon Maaf, released internationally as Seven Sins Forgiven, is a 2011 Indian black comedy film directed, co-written and co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj. The film is ...more

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In the Name of God Naseeruddin Shah, Iman Ali, Shaan Shahid 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 ...more

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Hero Hiralal Naseeruddin Shah, Johnny Lever, Kiran Kumar Hero Hiralal is a 1988 film directed by Ketan Mehta. It is a movie about an auto rickshaw driver who falls in love with a film actress. The movie showcased good performances by the lead actors ...more

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Bhumika: The Role Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Smita Patil Bhumika is a 1977 Indian film directed by Shyam Benegal. The movie stars Smita Patil, Amol Palekar, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah and Amrish Puri. This film is broadly based on the ...more

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Dus Kahaniyaan Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Anupam Kher Dus Kahaniyaan is a 2007 anthology Indian film comprising ten short films telling ten different stories which are directed by a host of six directors. Some of the stories have twisted ending and ...more

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Khamosh Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar Khamosh is 1985 Indian thriller directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film starred Naseerudin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Soni Razdan, Pankaj Kapoor and other actors. The film ...more

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I am Here Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao Main Hoon Na is a 2004 Indian action comedy thriller film co-written and directed by Farah Khan. The screenplay was written by Farah Khan and Abbas Tyrewala based on the story Anvita Dutt ...more

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Tridev Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah Tridev is a 1989 Indian action thriller film directed by Rajiv Rai, The movie was successful and was a blockbuster. It stars Sunny Deol, Madhuri Dixit and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles. The ...more

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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai is an 1980 Bollywood film directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza based on his own story. The film starred Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil as leads It ...more

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Mere Baap Pehle Aap Genelia D'Souza, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah Mere Baap Pehle Aap is a 2008 Bollywood comedy film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Akshaye Khanna, Genelia D'Souza, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Shobana and Rajpal Yadav. The story is ...more

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Party Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri Party is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Govind Nihalani. The film boasted an ensemble cast of leading art cinema actors of Parallel Cinema, including Vijaya Mehta, Manohar Singh, Om Puri, ...more

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Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is a 1994 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Kundan Shah, and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, and Deepak Tijori. This is one of the rare mainstream ...more

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Hum Paanch Anil Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah Hum Paanch is a 1980 Hindi language film directed by Bapu and produced by Boney Kapoor. The film features a huge all-star cast including Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Mithun Chakraborty, ...more

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Banaras Naseeruddin Shah, Urmila Matondkar, Raj Babbar Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi and is centered on the ...more

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Being Cyrus Saif Ali Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia Being Cyrus is an English language Indian film directed by Homi Adajania and released in 2006. It is a psychological drama revolving around a dysfunctional Parsi family. The film was originally ...more

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Mohra Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah Mohra is a 1994 Indian action thriller film directed by Rajiv Rai starring Naseeruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles while Paresh Rawal, Gulshan Grover, ...more