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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.

  • Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan
    18
    2

    Released2012

    Directed byAng 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
  • Sachin Khedekar, Tabu
    29
    5

    Released2000

    Directed byMahesh 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
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan
    25
    4

    Released2004

    Directed byVishal 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
  • Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal
    24
    4

    Released1997

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    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
  • Tabu, Atul Kulkarni
    38
    8

    Released2001

    Directed byMadhur 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
  • Kamal Haasan, Paresh Rawal
    15
    2

    Released1997

    Directed byKamal Haasan

    Chachi 420 is a 1997 Hindi film, a remake of the Tamil film Avvai Shanmughi and was the first film directed by Kamal Haasan who also starred as the main character. It is thought to be an Indian  ...more
  • Kal Penn, Tabu
    22
    4

    Released2006

    Directed byMira 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
  • Sunil Shetty, Nana Patekar
    14
    2

    Released1999

    Directed byGulzar

    Hu Tu Tu is a 1999 Hindi drama directed by Gulzar. Tabu received a 2000 Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress for this movie.  ...more
  • Om Puri, Tabu
    21
    4

    Released1996

    Directed byGulzar

    Maachis is a 1996 Indian Hindi film directed by Gulzar and produced by R. V. Pandit. The film stars Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Shergill in the lead roles. The title of the film is  ...more
  • Ajith Kumar, Aishwarya Rai
    13
    2

    Released2000

    Directed byRajiv Menon

    In this Bollywood rendition of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," a single mother and her daughters lose their country estate. Two of the girls -- Sowmya (Tabu) and Meenakshi (Aishwarya Rai) --  ...more
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal
    19
    4

    Released2007

    Directed byR. Balki

    Cheeni Kum is a 2007 Bollywood romance film directed by R. Balki, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Zohra Sehgal and Swini Khara.  ...more
  • Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal
    15
    3

    Released2000

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Hera Pheri is a 2000 Indian comedy film directed by Priyadarshan starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty and Tabu. The story is based on the 1989 Malayalam film Ramji Rao Speaking, which  ...more
  • Sunil Shetty, Tabu
    16
    4

    Released1997

    Directed byJ. P. Dutta

    Border is a 1997 blockbuster Bollywood film. J. P. Dutta directed and produced this epic which stars Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt, Puneet Issar,  ...more
  • Brahmanandam, Tabu
    15
    4

    Released1991

    Directed byKovelamudi Raghavendra Rao

    Coolie No.1 is a 1991 Telugu movie produced by D. Suresh on Suresh Productions banner, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starring Venkatesh, Tabu in lead roles and music was composed by Ilayaraja. This  ...more
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji
    12
    3

    Released2002

    Directed byShaad Ali

    Saathiya is a 2002 Indian Hindi romantic drama film directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Mani Ratnam and Yash Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The film stars Rani Mukerji opposite Vivek  ...more
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan
    17
    5

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Dhawan

    Biwi No.1 is a 1999 Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan. It stars Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Anil Kapoor and Tabu. Saif Ali Khan has a special appearance. It is remake of  ...more
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna, Tabu
    9
    2

    Released1996

    Directed byKrishna Vamsi, YVS Chowdary

    Ninne Pelladata is a 1996 Telugu, Romance film, produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni on Annapurna Studios banner, directed by Krishna Vamsi. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Tabu in lead roles and music  ...more
  • Mohanlal, Amrish Puri
    13
    4

    Released1996

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Kaalapani is a 1996 Indian epic film directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Prabhu Ganesan, Tabu, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Tinnu Anand, Annu Kapoor, Alex Draper, Amrish Puri, and Vineeth.  ...more
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mohanlal
    13
    4

    Released1997

    Directed byMani Ratnam

    Iruvar is a 1997 Indian Tamil political drama film co-written, directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. The film is loosely based on the relationship between cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu, features  ...more
  • Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan
    21
    8

    Released1999

    Directed bySooraj Barjatya

  • Ajay Devgan, Gulshan Grover
    10
    3

    Released1994

    Directed byFarogh Siddique

    Vijaypath is a 1994 Bollywood action drama film starring Ajay Devgan, Tabu and Danny Denzongpa The film was one of the hits of 1994 in India mainly due to its soundtrack composed by Anu Malik which  ...more
  • Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani
    10
    3

    Released1995

    Directed bySatish Kaushik, Javed Akhtar

    Prem is a 1995 musical romance film directed by Satish Kaushik and written by Javed Akhtar.  ...more
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    Maa Tujhhe Salaam

    Malaika Arora Khan, Om Puri
    5
    1

    Released2002

    Directed byTinnu Verma

    Maa Tujhhe Salaam is an action/ patriotic film directed by Tinu Verma released on January 25, 2002. This movie stars Sunny Deol, Tabu and Arbaaz Khan. This film was released when tensions were high  ...more
  • Tabu, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
    11
    4

    Released1996

    Directed byKathir

    Kadhal Desam is a 1996 Tamil romance film directed by Kathir and produced by K. T. Kunjumon. The film starred Vineeth, Abbas, and Tabu in the lead roles, while S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vadivelu,  ...more
  • 10
    4

    Released2004

    Directed byM. F. Husain

    Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities is a 2005 Hindi film directed by M.F. Husain and starring Tabu, Kunal Kapoor and Raghuvir Yadav. The film centers on Hyderabad novelist Nawab who is suffering from  ...more