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The Best Tabu Movies

Updated December 10, 2019 1.6k votes 292 voters 71.3k views65 items

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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?"

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  • Hum Saath-Saath Hain1
    73
    9

    Hum Saath-Saath Hain

    Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan

    Released1999

    Directed bySooraj Barjatya

    Hum Saath Saath Hain is a 1999 Indian film written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Biwi No.12
    58
    5

    Biwi No.1

    Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Dhawan

    Biwi No.1 is a 1999 Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan. It stars Salman Khan,... more on Wikipedia
  • I am Here3
    57
    8

    I am Here

    Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen

    Released2004

    Directed byFarah Khan

    Main Hoon Na is a 2004 Indian action comedy thriller film co-written and directed by Farah... more on Wikipedia
  • Hera Pheri4
    51
    3

    Hera Pheri

    Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal

    Released2000

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Hera Pheri is a 2000 Indian comedy film directed by Priyadarshan starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh... more on Wikipedia
  • Fanaa5
    48
    6

    Fanaa

    Kajol, Lara Dutta

    Released2006

    Directed byKunal Kohli

    Fanaa is a 2006 Indian romantic crime drama film, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Yash... more on Wikipedia
  • Kaalapani6
    42
    4

    Kaalapani

    Mohanlal, Amrish Puri

    Released1996

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Kaalapani is a 1996 Indian epic film directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Prabhu... more on Wikipedia
  • Kadhal Desam7
    36
    4

    Kadhal Desam

    Tabu, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

    Released1996

    Directed byKathir

    Kadhal Desam is a 1996 Tamil romance film directed by Kathir and produced by K. T. Kunjumon.... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeet8
    35
    4

    Jeet

    Salman Khan, Amrish Puri

    Released1996

    Directed byRaj Kanwar

    Jeet is a 1996 Indian action film directed by Raj Kanwar and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Vijaypath9
    33
    3

    Vijaypath

    Ajay Devgan, Gulshan Grover

    Released1994

    Directed byFarogh Siddique

    Vijaypath is a 1994 Bollywood action drama film starring Ajay Devgan, Tabu and Danny... more on Wikipedia
  • Prem10
    31
    3

    Prem

    Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani

    Released1995

    Directed bySatish Kaushik, Javed Akhtar

    Prem is a 1995 musical romance film directed by Satish Kaushik and written by Javed Akhtar.Amazon_watch buy button
  • Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities11
    31
    4

    Released2004

    Directed byM. F. Husain

    Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities is a 2005 Hindi film directed by M.F. Husain and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    29
    6

    Hawa

    Hansika Motwani, Tabu

    Released2003

    Directed byGuddu Dhanoa

    Hawa is a 2003 Hindi horror film starring Tabu. The film was an unofficial remake of the 1983... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Shikari13
    23
    3

    Shikari

    Johnny Lever, Karisma Kapoor

    Released2000

    Directed byN. Chandra

    Shikari is 2000 Bollywood thriller film directed by N. Chandra and starring Govinda, Karisma... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Andarivaadu14
    23
    4

    Andarivaadu

    Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Prakash Raj

    Released2005

    Directed bySrinu Vaitla

    Andarivaadu is a 2005 Tollywood comedy film directed by Srinu Vytla. The film stars... more on Wikipedia
  • Chandni Bar15
    43
    27

    Chandni Bar

    Tabu, Rajpal Yadav

    Released2001

    Directed byMadhur Bhandarkar

    Chandni Bar is a 2001 Hindi film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. It depicts the gritty life of... more on Wikipedia
  • Thakshak16
    22
    5

    Thakshak

    Ajay Devgan, Amrish Puri

    Released1999

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Thakshak is a 1999 action-drama Hindi film written and directed by Govind Nihalani. Touted as... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Jaal: The Trap17
    20
    4

    Jaal: The Trap

    Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri

    Released2003

    Directed byGuddu Dhanoa

    Jaal: The Trap is a 2003 Bollywood action film starring Sunny Deol, Tabu and Anupam Kher. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Astitva18
    32
    17

    Astitva

    Sachin Khedekar, Tabu

    Released2000

    Directed byMahesh Manjrekar

    Astitva is a 2000 bi-lingual film made simultaneously in Hindi and Marathi, written and... more on Wikipedia
  • Maqbool19
    27
    12

    Maqbool

    Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan

    Released2004

    Directed byVishal Bhardwaj

    Maqbool is a 2003 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and starring Pankaj... more on Wikipedia
  • Saajan Chale Sasural20
    19
    4

    Saajan Chale Sasural

    Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Dhawan

    Saajan Chale Sasural is a 1996 Bollywood comedy film starring Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Tabu,... more on Wikipedia
  • Virasat21
    26
    12

    Virasat

    Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal

    Released1997

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Virasat is a 1997 Indian Hindi film, a remake of the Tamil film Thevar Magan. It was directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Namesake22
    23
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    The Namesake

    Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan

    Released2006

    Directed byMira Nair

    The Namesake is a 2006 film which was released in the United States on March 9, 2007,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Life of Pi23
    19
    8

    Life of Pi

    Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan

    Released2012

    Directed byAng Lee

    Life of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Coolie No. 124
    16
    4

    Coolie No. 1

    Brahmanandam, Tabu

    Released1991

    Directed byKovelamudi Raghavendra Rao

    Coolie No.1 is a 1991 Telugu movie produced by D. Suresh on Suresh Productions banner,... more on Wikipedia
  • Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya25
    14
    3

    Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya

    Tabu, Govinda

    Released2001

    Directed byRajat Rawail

    Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya is a 2001 Hindi movie directed by Rajat Rawail. It stars Vinay Anand,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button