The Best Tabu Movies

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

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

Everything from Andarivaadu to Prem is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tabu movies?" and "What are the greatest Tabu roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Tabu include names like Kamal Haasan, Dev Anand and Gulzar.

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  • Astitva
    1
    Sachin Khedekar, Tabu, Namrata Shirodkar
    33 votes
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Mahesh Manjrekar
    Astitva is a 2000 bi-lingual film made simultaneously in Hindi and Marathi, written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.The movie revolves around a happily married wife who suddenly inherits a large ...more
  • Chandni Bar
    2
    Tabu, Atul Kulkarni, Rajpal Yadav
    44 votes
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Madhur Bhandarkar
    After her family is killed, Mumtaz (Tabu) moves to Mumbai to live with her cruel, impoverished uncle. He forces her to get a job at a dirty dive bar, where she must dance for disreputable men. ...more
  • Life of Pi
    3
    Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
    19 votes
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Ang Lee
    After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ...more

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  • Maqbool
    4
    Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan, Om Puri
    28 votes
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Vishal Bhardwaj
    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 plot of ...more
  • Virasat
    5
    Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Amrish Puri
    27 votes
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Priyadarshan
    Virasat is a 1997 Indian Hindi film, a remake of the Tamil film Thevar Magan. It was directed by Priyadarshan and produced by the Mushir-Riaz duo. It starred Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Amrish Puri, Pooja ...more
  • The Namesake
    6
    Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan
    26 votes
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Mira Nair
    After moving from Calcutta to New York, members of the Ganguli family maintain a delicate balancing act between honoring the traditions of their native India and blending into American culture. ...more

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