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The Best Shabana Azmi Movies  

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

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List contains films like Bhavna and Khandhar.

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Shabana Azmi has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Satyajit Ray and Dev Anand.

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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, 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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Gulshan Grover, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil
Arth is a 1982 film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran and Rohini Hattangadi. It features a memorable soundtrack by Ghazal duo, Jagjit ...more
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Rajesh Khanna, Shreeram Lagoo, Shabana Azmi
Thodisi Bewafaii is a 1980 Hindi movie written and directed by Esmayeel Shroff. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi and Padmini Kohlapure. The music is by Khayyam.
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Aamir Khan, Gulshan Grover, Shabana Azmi
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 ...more
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The Chess Players is a genre painting of 1876 by American artist Thomas Eakins.
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Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Nandita Das
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
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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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Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi, Sanjeev Kumar
Namkeen, 1982 Hindi film, directed by Gulzar, with Sharmila Tagore, Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi and Waheeda Rehman as leads. It was yet another movie by Gulzar made on some very sensitive but ...more
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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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Rajesh Khanna, nm2147526, Shabana Azmi
Karm is a 1977 Hindi movie produced and directed by B. R. Chopra. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Vidya Sinha and Shabana Azmi. The music is by R. D. Burman.The film was successful at box office.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Shetty
Umrao Jaan is a Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead roles. The film is directed by J. P. Dutta and also stars Shabana ...more
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Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan
Om Shanti Om is a 2007 Indian romantic-thriller film directed and choreographed by Farah Khan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and debutant Deepika Padukone in the lead roles while Arjun Rampal, Shreyas ...more
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Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Shashi Kapoor
In Custody/Muhafiz is a film by Merchant Ivory Productions. It was directed by Ismail Merchant, with a screenplay by Anita Desai and Shahrukh Husain. It is based upon Desai's 1984 Booker Prize ...more
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Shabana Azmi, Dalip Tahil, Anant Nag
Ankur is an Indian colour film of 1974. It was the first feature film directed by Shyam Benegal and the debut of Indian actors Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag. Anant Nag was introduced in Ankur by ...more
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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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Sally Hawkins, Shabana Azmi, Sendhil Ramamurthy
It's a Wonderful Afterlife is a 2010 British comedy film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The screenplay centres on an Indian mother whose obsession with marrying off her daughter leads her into the ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi
Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood action comedy film with a lost and found theme, about three brothers separated during their childhood who grew up in three homes, adopting three religions. ...more
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Sachin Pilgaonkar, Rajesh Khanna, Gulshan Grover
Avtaar is a 1983 movie starring Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi. It was directed by Mohan Kumar, and the music was by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Rajesh Khanna did achieve success from Amardeep and Prem ...more
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Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Esposito, Valeria Golino
Side Streets is a 1998 Merchant Ivory film directed by Tony Gerber. The film features Valeria Golino, Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Miho Nikaido, Art Malik, Victor Argo, Rosario Dawson, and ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Kader Khan, Shabana Azmi
Parvarish is a 1977 Hindi crime drama film directed by Manmohan Desai. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna as two brothers playing oneupmanship, because one brother believes he is ...more
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Dia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Arjun Rampal
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. is a 2007 Bollywood comedy drama film. It is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani through Excel Entertainment and has marked the debut of Reema Kagti as a ...more
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nm2147526, Aruna Irani, Shabana Azmi
Fakira is a 1976 Hindi movie produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by C.P. Dixit. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Asrani, Aruna Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Asit Sen, Ramesh Deo, Madan Puri ...more
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Shreeram Lagoo, Shabana Azmi, Aparna Sen
Ek Din Achanak is a 1989 art film directed by Mrinal Sen, based on a Bengali novel, Beej by Ramapada Chowdhury.
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Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Madan Puri
Ek Baar Kaho is a 1980 Hindi language film produced for Rajshri Productions by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Lekh Tandon. This romance and family drama stars Navin Nischol and Shabana Azmi ...more