There are just some performers that are fantastic in whichever character they choose! Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian movie, theatre, television actor, and director. Anything you can think of, he’s done it! Therefore, we honour a person who has always been able to pull off everything with elegance, from delivering hilarious masala movie lines to dancing in a frame, from a drunken cricket coach to a guy with a bomb.
Shah has received multiple awards over his work, notably three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, and a Venice Film Festival award. In addition, for his services to Indian film, the Government of India has awarded him the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.
We have mentioned a list of Naseeruddin Shah’s five best movies in this article:
- Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Filmed in 1983, the humorous satire addresses every conceivable social topic at the moment, such as land acquisition, bribery, municipal officials, use of low-quality products in public construction, and so on. Although it follows the journey of two struggling photographers, the satire in conversations and character depiction is what makes it all worth watching. It was his first picture with a comedic part, and everyone enjoyed it.
The main draw is the scenarios presented in the film. Each character strives to fulfil their objective by whatever means possible, and the comedy of mishaps merely happens at the proper time.
Naseeruddin Shah plays a family patriarch in the film. The plot shifts from how a family is broken due to the lead’s extramarital affair during his early married days. Their peace gets shattered when DK (the hero) learns that he has a son due to an experience. The film was years ahead of its time.
Tanuja, Supriya Pathak, and Saeed Jaffrey had prominent parts with Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. As child performers, it stars Jugal Hansraj, Aradhana, and Urmila Matondkar.
The plot revolves around a cricket-obsessed deaf and mute youngster from a distant Indian town who strives to overcome obstacles to become a cricketer and play for the Indian team. He was taught by Naseeruddin Shah, who portrayed a drunk cricketer in the film. The film was nominated for a National Film Award for Best Film on “Other Social Issues.”
- A Wednesday
The movie features a police commissioner who is set to retire telling a series of incidents on a specific Wednesday. The events exist in the minds of numerous persons engaged, voluntarily or unwillingly, including how those events altered the lives of all those involved. In this film, Naseeruddin plays a significant role. He was the ‘aam aadmi(common man)’, the regular man who concluded that terrorism had taken too much from his life and chose to take the law into his own hands.
It features Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi as a visually challenged principal and a regular teacher who fall in love at a school for the blind. The movie is most remembered for its understated acting and the characters’ clever handling of the topic of relations with the visually impaired. The movie received the National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature Film.