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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.

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Tabu, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Joshi
Chandni Bar is a 2001 Hindi film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. It depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime. The film stars Tabu and ...more
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Sachin Khedekar, Tabu, Namrata Shirodkar
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 ...more
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Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Amrish Puri
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, ...more
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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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Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
Life of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of the same name by Yann Martel. Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), a young man who is cast away after a ...more
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Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
The Namesake is a 2006 film which was released in the United States on March 9, 2007, following screenings at film festivals in Toronto and New York City. It was directed by Mira Nair and is ...more
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Om Puri, Tabu, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
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 ...more
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Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Sunny Deol
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
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Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Shakti Kapoor
Hum Saath Saath Hain is a 1999 Indian film written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya. The film was produced and distributed by the home production of Sooraj Barjatya, Rajshri Productions. The ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan
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 ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal, Tabu
Cheeni Kum is a 2007 Bollywood romance film directed by R. Balki, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Zohra Sehgal and Swini Khara.
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Kamal Haasan, Paresh Rawal, Amrish Puri
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
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Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty
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, ...more
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Sunil Shetty, Nana Patekar, Tabu
Hu Tu Tu is a 1999 Hindi drama directed by Gulzar. Tabu received a 2000 Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress for this movie.
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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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Kajol, Lara Dutta, Aamir Khan
Fanaa is a 2006 Indian romantic crime drama film, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Yash Raj Films. The film stars Aamir Khan in an anti-hero role, Kajol as his blind love interest, and ...more
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ajith Kumar, Mammootty
Kandukondain Kandukondain is a 2000 Tamil musical and romantic film based on Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility. Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon, the film features an ensemble cast ...more
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Brahmanandam, Tabu, Sharada
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. ...more
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Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Sreenivasan
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 ...more
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Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Tabu
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 ...more
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mohanlal, Prakash Raj
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, ...more
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Ajay Devgan, Gulshan Grover, Tabu
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 ...more
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Tabu, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Srividya
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
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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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Salman Khan, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever
Jeet is a 1996 Indian action film directed by Raj Kanwar and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The film stars Sunny Deol, Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. Actors Tabu, Amrish Puri, ...more