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Naseeruddin Shah
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Date of Birth: Jul 20, 1949

Country: India

Biography: Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor and director, and a prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema.

Total Titles at Criticker: 106 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (105) | Director (1)
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Hope Aur Hum (2018)
A multigenerational household navigates daily life, evolving relationships and clashes between old and new mindsets in this light family drama. (Neflix.com)
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Aiyaary (2018)
Two officers with patriotic hearts suddenly have a fallout. The mentor, Colonel Abhay Singh has complete faith in the country's system while protégé Major Jai Bakshi thinks differently due to a recent stint in surveillance.
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OK Jaanu (2016)
Adi and Tara move to Mumbai to pursue their dreams. A chance meeting sparks off a heady, no strings attached romance until their careers pull them apart. Will ambition prevail over matters of the heart?
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Teraa Surroor (2016)
The girlfriend of a gangster tries to leave him after he tells her he has spent the night with a prostitute.
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Dirty Politics (2015)
In order to gain power, Anokhi Devi blackmails and sleeps with a politician. However, when she goes missing; the CBI step in to investigate. (imdb)
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Dharam Sankat Mein (2015)
At the age of 55, a Hindu man discovers that he was born Muslim and adopted by a Hindu family. (imdb)
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Welcome Back (2015)
A pair of reformed gangsters try to find a husband for their newly discovered sister, but complications arise due to mistaken identities.
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Finding Fanny (2014)
A man embarks on a road trip to find his lost love.
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Siddharth (2014)
Director Richie Mehta follows his award-winning debut feature Amal with this powerful and heart-rending tale about a poor Delhi street merchant desperately searching for his missing young son. (tiff.net)
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Dedh Ishqiya (2014)
Two lousy crooks find paradise in the seven stages of love. (imdb)
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Jackpot (2013)
Jackpot is a fast-paced thriller con, with sharp comic one-liners and crazy characters, set entirely in Goa against the backdrop of casino boats. (letterboxd.com)
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Zinda Bhaag (2013)
Three young men try to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeed in ways they had least expected. (imdb)
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Krrish 3 (2013)
Krrish and his scientist father have to save the world and their own family from an evil man named Kaal and his team of human-animal mutants, particularly the evil Kaya. Will they succeed? How?
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Michael (2011)
A cop's life unravels after he accidentally kills a 12-year-old boy.
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Saat Khoon Maaf (2011)
Susanna is a sad woman. All she wants is love. But all she ends up with is weirdness, wickedness and bestiality in the form of her sundry husbands. Naturally then, there is only one option left for her to end her bitter ordeal. Murder. The embittered woman devices innovative measures to rid herself of her unsavoury husbands, hoping to find the elusive happy-ever-after sentiment some day. Does she succeed? (times of india)
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Deool (2011)
In the rural areas of Maharashtra lies a peaceful village called Mangrul. One day Keshav (Girish Kulkarni), a village youth, sees lord Dattatrey (Datta) in his dreams while taking a nap under a tree. He makes a hue and cry in the village saying God made an appearance for him. Anna (Dilip Prabhavalkar), most respected figure of Mangrul, advises him against announcing such personal matter as it's a question of faith. (imdb)
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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.
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Raajneeti (2010)
Raajneeti is a story about Indian politics. About Indian democracy. About Indian elections. Above all, it is the story of a few people who control the destiny of millions. It is the story of their unstoppable ambition, and their bitter and violent battle to achieve it. This is the story of people who understand power -- and know how to wield it at will. Raajneeti is about politics. And beyond.
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Peepli Live (2010)
On the eve of national elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid government loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to "do what needs to be done" for the sake of their families, a media frenzy ignites.
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Ishqiya (2010)
Ishqiya is a story about love arising in characters, portrayed uniquely according to their own personal traits. The situations in the plot lead the characters to experience the emotion creeping into their lives in the most unexpected manner. (imdb)
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That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010)
Ruth is searching for her father - a man she hardly knew but cannot forget. Desperation drives her to work without a permit, at a massage parlour, where she gives 'happy endings' to unfulfilled men. Torn between several schisms, Mumbai becomes the backdrop for Ruth's quest as she struggles to find her independence and space even as she is sucked deeper into the labyrinthine politics of the city's underbelly. (tiff.net)
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Today
In this super-feel-good foodie comedy, young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
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Barah Aana (2009)
Three impoverished room-mates kidnap middle-classed men and demand small ransoms to improve their respective lifestyles. (imdb)
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Red Alert: The War Within (2009)
An impoverished cook is forced to join a band of Naxalites. (imdb)
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Maharathi (2008)
A has-been film director Jai Singh Adenwalla (Naseeruddin Shah) shoots himself & before dying, challenges his estranged wife Mallika (Neha Dhupia) to prove his suicide as murder in order to get a payout on his life insurance policy. Adenwalla's chauffeur Subash (Paresh Rawal) teams up with Mallika in an attempt to prove it as a murder - but it isn't long before they are locked in a web of lies and deceit as they attempt to outwit each other and secure the money for themselves.
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Firaaq (2008)
Firaaq follows the life of several ordinary people, some who were victims, some silent observers and some perpetrators one month after the 2002 violence in Gujarat. It focuses on how their lives are affected and (irrevocably) changed. Mohsin, a young Muslim boy who has been orphaned during the carnage and is searching for his father. (Wikipedia)
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Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008)
Janaradhan Wishvanbhar Rane a widower has spent his life bringing up his two kids Chirag and Gaurav. Janaradhan has done everything for his kids to bring them up in the best possible manner, ever since they were toddlers. Now when the duo has grown up, Gaurav takes up the responsibility of his father. They both manage the household chores and their business to the best of their abilities. Though he is the younger son, he treats his father like his son. (imdb)
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A Wednesday (2008)
A man calls up the Mumbai police n tells them he has placed 5 different bombs in the city all set to go off in some time - he wants four terrorists in return. Does he get them? Who is behind it all? Whats the motive? Is there more than meets the eye? (imdb)
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Mithya (2008)
A struggling actor(Ranvir Shorey) gets caught up with the 'wrong people' because his face is identical to an underworld don Raje. An opposing gang plan to murder the don and put the actor in place of him at the helm of the don's empire and act as their puppet. But, things don't always go according to plan. (imdb)
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Bombay to Bangkok (2008)
Shankar (Shreyas Talpade), a petty thief, in desperate need of money, steals from the local don (Naseeruddin Shah) and escapes his way into a team of doctors heading for relief work to Bangkok. Unfortunately, he loses the all-important money bag in the chaos. In Bangkok, his world turns upside down at a massage parlour where he bumps into Jasmine (Lena Christensen). The hitch is, she is all Thai and he can't converse with her at all. A ray of hope comes his way the next day when Jasmine turns up desperately in need of a doctor! (Wikipedia)
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Shoot on Sight (2007)
A suspense drama dealing with the current terrorism attacks in UK through a London Metropolitan Police Officer of Muslim heritage who must display courage and persevere in his duties in face of family conflict.
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Dus Kahaniyaan (2007)
The visions of seven directors merge in Dus Kahaniyaan. Two friends find their relationship tested on a unpredictable highway that radically change their lives. A writer is driven to madness after he makes a startling discovery about the woman he loves. Five friends start spinning stories in a story that will spin them around. An internal conflict between an underworld Don and his best friend weaves a stylish game of deceit... (White Feather Films)
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Amal (2007)
Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small but vital role he serves: driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's humility, bequeaths him his entire estate before passing away. (imdb)
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Valley of Flowers (2006)
Along the highest mountain passes of the Himalayas, tough, intrepid Jalan (Milind Soman) and his gang earn their living by stealing from unsuspecting travelers. But when a mysterious beauty arrives, all changes. (imdb)
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Krrish (2006)
Krishna is born with magical powers - a legacy from his father, Rohit Mehra. In Singapore, Dr. Siddhant Arya, the megalomaniac scientist is on the verge of changingthe future forever. To block his ruthless ambitions, Krishna must become Krrish.
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Ek Dhun Banaras Kee (2006)
Shwetambri Nath lives a wealthy lifestyle in the holy city of Banaras in India with her mom, Gayetri, and dad, Mahendra. She is now of marriageable age and has a young man, Satpal Shukla, who is also the Police Inspector in the area, who would like to marry her. But Shwetambri is attracted to an orphan, Soham, of a lower caste who lives with a woman called Dadi who is a sweeper by profession... (imdb)
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Yun Hota To Kya Hota (2006)
The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently implicate themselves in the murder of Deputy Commissioner of Police Paul, and Salim must flee immediately to the U.S... (imdb)
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Mixed Doubles (2006)
MIXED DOUBLES has a realistic approach towards the issue of wife swapping, but is laced with several humorous moments. (indiafm.com)
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Omkara (2006)
Shakespeare meets Bollywood in director Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of the Bard's "Othello." Set amidst the outlaw world of an Indian village, Omkara tackles the play's familiar themes of jealousy and missed opportunities, using cultural and geographical context to humanize its characters.
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The Great New Wonderful (2005)
The Great New Wonderful is populated by people you know: New Yorkers you see on the elevator, in the supermarket, at the gym. Without a trace of sentimentality, director Danny Leiner, a Brooklyn native, and his extraordinary cast paints five portraits of life in this city a year after the attacks of 9/11. (First Independent Pictures)
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Parzania (2005)
The film is about a 10 year old Parsi boy, Parzaan who gets lost in the communal riots in Gujarat on 28th February, 2002. It is based on and inspired by the true incidents that took place in Ahmedabad during the riots... (Wikipedia.org)
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Iqbal (2005)
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of washed-up, alcoholic ex-player. (imdb)
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Being Cyrus (2005)
"Being Cyrus" is a dark, comedic venture by the debutante director Homi Adajania that spins around the Sethnas - a Parsi family. (imdb)
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Paheli (2005)
Parsimonious Bhanwarlal is a Bania (businessman) who lives in Navalgarh, Rajasthan, along with his wife; his sons Sunderlal and Kishanlal; Sunderlal is married to Gajrobai and has a son. During the annual camel race, Sunderlal loses the race to the Thakur and out of shame leaves home, never to return... (imdb)
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It Could Be You (2005)
'It Could Be You,' is a film about the lives of an Indian Family, living in the UK of today and is narrated through running parallels to highlight the clashes and turning points between the 1st and 2nd generation, with a tongue in cheek humour. (imdb)
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Asambhav (2004)
When the President of India is kidnapped by Kashmiri terrorists in Locarno, Switzerland, an Indian secret agent is sent to find him and set him free. With the help of an Indian singer he will make the "Impossible" to complete the mission. (imdb)
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Main Hoon Na (2004)
Major Ram Prasad Sharma (Shahrukh Khan) yearns to see project Mission Milaap come to fruition and usher in an era of peace between India & Pakistan. But the evil Raghavan (Sunil Shetty) will do anything to stop the peace process, including threatening the life of Gen. Amarjeet Bakshi's (Kabir Bedi) daughter, Sanjana (Amrita Rao). To protect Sanjana, Ram Prasad goes undercover as a student in her school.
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Maqbool (2003)
Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is Abbaji, the head of a crime family. Abbaji's mistress and Maqbool plot and carry out his death; the sea plays the role of Birnham wood. (imdb)
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Incredible technology wielded by a mind of infinite evil is threatening the safety of the entire world. To fight the unthinkable, the British government will have to mobilize the extraordinary. This team -- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen -- is the only thing standing between the future and total destruction. (20th Century Fox)
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3 Deewarein (2003)
This is the story of three men on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is arrested for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for murdering his wife, too, but although he claims he didn't do it because he said she fell off the sidewalk while they were talking... (Wikipedia)
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Kasam (2001)
In aid of seeking revenge for his dad's death, against a bandit called Kala Daku, Shankar team up with two men, a police inspector, Mangal and a run away convict, Vijay. Shankar makes his living by driving a truck while Vijay and Mangal masquerade as villagers to surface as saviors to protect the village against Kala's gang. And then Kala and his men abduct Vijay; now Mangal and the entire police force will have to negotiate with Kala to let Vijay off in exchange for the landlord's son. (imdb)
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Moksha (2001)
Appalled at the manner lawyers treat less affluent people, Vikram Saigal decides to do something for the poor, who have a legal cause of action, but are unable to afford a lawyer. He discusses this with his girlfriend, Rithika Sanyal, and together they come up with several ideas to raise money to create an organization to help the poor get legal aid at no or reasonable cost. When this plan fails, Vikram decides to rob a bank, but Rithika does not support him, and they split up. And then Rithika (imdb)
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Monsoon Wedding (2001)
This exuberant ensemble comedy links the stories of far-flung family members, their servants and secret lovers as a Punjabi family in Delhi reunites for their daughter's wedding. (USA Films)
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Hey Ram (2000)
The film starts with Saketh Ram as a very old man and almost immediately goes into flashback. As a young man he is among his friends, in conviviality. He has taken a Bengali wife, Aparna, and everything is wonderful in his life. But the year is 1946, and the imminent independence of India from British suzerainty is complicated by religious antagonism between the Hindu majority and the large Muslim minority... (imdb)
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Sarfarosh (1999)
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists. (imdb)
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Such a Long Journey (1998)
Set against the backdrop of the 1971 India-Pakistan conflict, Such a Long Journey is a funny, heartfelt drama that underscores both political and personal crisis. Roshan Seth is a bank clerk and family man whose life begins to slowly fall apart despite his best efforts. Mixing family drama and political intrigue, this adaptation of Rohinton Mistry's acclaimed novel is a masterpiece of modern Indian cinema.
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China-Gate (1998)
Ten former army officers court-martialed in disgrace see a way to redeem themselves in their plans to rescue a village from an evil bandit named Jagira (Mukesh Tiwari). (Netflix)
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Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge! (1998)
A hitman, an evil priest, two thieves, college students, et al gather at a hotel to witness the auction of a priceless diamond. (imdb)
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Bombay Boys (1998)
Krishna alias Kris Sahani lives in New York, U.S., but decides to travel to his homeland in order to act in a movie. While Ricardo Fernandes leaves Sydney, Australia to travel to Bombay in search of his missing brother, Roger. And finally, Zeres Mistry, from London, England, also travels to Bombay to find his true love... (imdb)
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Daava (1997)
Underworld thugs kill one of three brothers, in order to create a rift between the remaining two. (imdb)
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Lahoo Ke Do Rang (1997)
Customs Officer Bharat Srivastav lives a middle-class life with his sister Rajni; wife Sangita and a small son. Rajni is soon to get married to Inspector Gautam. He is known for his unorthodox methods of apprehending smugglers, and it is these methods that land him in trouble with the Shikari brothers (Tejaa, Dharma, Tinnu, Chinnu and Pappu). (imdb)
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Takkar (1995)
A convict studies law in prison and becomes a lawyer to seek revenge against the corrupt police officer who framed him on the very day of his marriage. (imdb)
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Mohra (1994)
Journalist Roma Singh (Raveena Tandon) is the daughter of a jailer (Kulbhushan Kharbanda). While taking a tour of the jail, she is molested by some of the inmates, and an inmate, Vishal Agnihotri (Sunil Agnihotri) comes to her assistance. She finds out that Vishal is in for four homicides, and decides to investigate further... (imdb)
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Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
Sunil (Shahrukh Khan) belongs to a middle-class family, and is intent in pursuing his career with a music group, despite of his dad (Anjan Srivastav) disapproval. Sunil is also in love with Anna (Suchitra Krishnamoorthy), but Anna does not really love him, but likes him as a friend. Sunil is persistent, but instead Anna openly declares her love for Chris (Deepak Tijori).
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Droh kaal (1994)
Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally and physically manipulated by the wily terrorist and his followers. (imdb)
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Vishwatma (1992)
Two brave and smart young men: namely Police inspector Prabhat Singh (Sunny Deol) and a reformed criminal Akash Bhardwaj (Chunkey Pandey) is sent to the African country of Kenya in order to apprehend the underworld criminal Azghar Jhorat (Amrish Puri). He is a criminal in India but his whereabouts is known in Kenya. (imdb)
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Chamatkar (1992)
Sunder Srivastav is a teacher by profession who has high expectations of making it big in life one day. His aggression takes him to Bombay but he loses his way there only to end up in a grave yard. Once there he meets with an unrest soul - who happens to be a male named Amar Kumar alias Marco. (imdb)
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Tahalka (1992)
While on a yacht trip along with this daughter, Dolly, Indian army Major Krishna Rao, observes a girl in distress and goes to rescue her. He ends up rescuing dozens of girls, who have been entrapped by General Dong. While the girls manage to escape, he and Dolly are captured. Dong cuts off Krishna's ankle and gives him one year to come and rescue his daughter. Krishna goes to get an artificial limb, and returns to India to find out that Dong has been successful in assassinating General Sinha. (imdb)
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Shikari : The Hunter (1991)
Shankar and Chanchal earn their living by doing road shows. Once, Shankar sees Natasha on a circus poster and dreams of working with her. He gets an offer to work in the circus in Russia. (imdb)
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Tridev (1989)
A honest but disgraced Police Inspector's attempts to clear his name pits him against terrorists and the brother of his sweetheart. (imdb)
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Rihaee (1988)
The men in this town are away to work, leaving the women to fend for themselves and their respective children, until they return. While the men patronize various courtesans and prostitutes while away from their wives, their wives have also figured out a way of satisfying their sexual pleasure. And then one day, one of the wives, Shaku, declares that she is pregnant, and that the child is not that of her husband, Amarji. (imdb)
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Pestonjee (1988)
Phirojshah (Naseeruddin Shah) and Pestonjee (Anupam Kher) are two close friends. They attempt to do everything together, and they hope that they will marry the same day as well. Unfortunately, both go to see the same young lady, Jeroo (Shabana Azmi), and Pestonjee ends up getting married to Jeroo. Phirojshah has been stricken by Jeroo's beauty and decides not to marry, and takes a transfer away from the couple. (imdb)
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Maalamaal (1988)
A slum dweller discovers that his grandfather has left a property of 330 billion rupees for him, but he can own it only if he is able to spend 30 billions in 30 days. (imdb)
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The Perfect Murder (1988)
A Bombay police officer teams up with a Swedish forensics expert to solve a deadly assault case.
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Mirch Masala (1987)
In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confident woman whose husband is away in the city, to sleep with him. She slaps him and flees for safety to a spice factory where women grind chillies into fine powder. (imdb)
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Jalwa (1987)
Kapil's younger brother, Buntu, dies as a result of a drug overdose. Kapil vows to put an end to drugs and drug-dealers, by joining the police. He soon attains the title of C.I.D. Inspector. He lives in Bombay with his mom. One day his friend from Goa, Albert Pinto is killed in front of him. He vows to avenge his death, but the local police will not permit to do so, and they assign this incident to another inspector. Frustrated, Kapil decides to travel to Goa. (imdb)
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Injaazat (1987)
Mahendra is in love with Maya and would like to marry her. But Maya is a woman of the 20th century, who does not believe in marriage, but would like to continue having a relationship. Mahendra's family pressures him into getting married, and he finally gives in and marries another woman by the name of Sudha. But Mahendra is unable to get Maya out of his mind, and his marriage with Sudha fails, and ends up with a formal separation. Years later, Mahendra and Sudha meet at a railway station...
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Karma (1986)
The PSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail Dang is logged in killing huge numbers of inmates including two of Vishwa's sons and his daughter-in-law; with Dang escaping in the process. (imdb)
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Genesis (1986)
A parable of man's exploitation of his fellow man. A weaver and a farmer live peacefully on the edge of a desert until, one day, a woman wanders into their world, and her presence slowly disrupts their routine existence. (imdb)
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Ghulami (1985)
Near India and Pakistan's border-town of Fatehpur, lives Ranjit Singh Choudhary who has been labeled as a rebel by his schoolmaster and his dad, Makhan's employer, Bade Thakur, as he could not stand the injustice that was meted to farmers like his dad, and his ancestors who had become economic slaves to the upper-caste Thakurs, who loaned them some money, mortgaged their land, made them toil in the fields, took away their crops, molested their women. (imdb)
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Aghaat (1985)
Madhav Verma (Om Puri) is a dedicated, honest, and diligent union representative. He represents the majority of the employees in an organization, which recognizes his union. However, there is a rival in the shape and form of Rustom Patel (Naseeruddin Shah) who is attempting to break the union so as to establish his majority, through his henchman Krishnan (Gopi), and will not hesitate to stoop to any level to get what he wants. (imdb)
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Holi (1985)
In a typical college in a typical Indian city, the hostel boys Madan Sharma (Aamir Khan) and his friend are a rowdy lot. The teaching staff suffer from the common apathy of most teachers in similar colleges. The administration has the usual problems, with ill-paid employees periodically going on strike. On the whole, the college is a very normal place. (imdb)
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Giddh: The Vulture (1984)
In a remote rural town in India, live a young woman named Ahnami and her husband, Bhashya. Bhashya is a laborer who earns a daily wage, drinks alcohol with part of it, and gives the rest to his wife for their livelihood. On some days he does not make any money, and as a result acts as a pimp for his wife, so that they can feed themselves. (imdb)
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The Ruins (1984)
Subhash is a photographer from the city, who has come to take pictures of some old temples and ruins in a village. Ruins fascinate him. While in the village, he gets acquainted with a young woman, Jamini, who has had her heart broken in the past, by another visitor from the big city. Will history repeat itself, or will she find a way out of the ruins at last? (MUBI)
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Party (1984)
A planned social gathering is held to commemorate Divakar Barve for the award he receive pertaining his contributions to Indian Arts and films. The social event is greeted by some important public personalities of the community all expect Amrit; an activist. But the atmosphere of the event will come to a drastic change upon the arrival of Avinash. (imdb)
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Mandi (1983)
This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas. It deals with a brothel at the heart of a city, in an area that some politicians want for its prime locality. They rally up against the brothel and its inhabitants in the name of morality, and soon everyone in the area jumps on the bandwagon. The politicians offer to put up an alternative residence for the prostitutes, only this place is miles away, isolated from the city. (imdb)
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Half Truth (1983)
An exploration of the psyche of a honest police officer, who finds himself amidst a corrupt police force, unable to fight or protect his viewpoint that he had entered the police force with. (Wikipedia)
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Haadsaa (1983)
Asha lives a poor lifestyle with her parents in Bombay. When her mom passes away, her dad takes to alcohol in a big way, and also brings home her stepmother, who is also an alcoholic and dislikes Asha. When Asha befriends Guddu, she throws him our of the house. In anger, Asha pushes her down the stairs and kills her. When she grows up, her father sells her to R.K. Chakravarty for a suitcase full of cash. (imdb)
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Masoom (1983)
A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members. (imdb)
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Katha (1983)
The film is loosely based on the classical Indian folktale of the hare and the tortoise, providing a modern interpretation of the same. Even though the good (tortoise) may win in the end, is it worth the wait? It is based on S.G.Sathye's Marathi play "Hare and Tortoise". The tortoise--Rajaram P. Joshi--is a middle-class clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor but is unable to disclose his love for her, mainly due to his timidity.
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir (Ravi Vaswani) are two professional photographers trying to start a photo studio. The first real assignment that they get, from the activist magazine Khabardar (literally meaning beware), draws them into the shady world of Bombay real estate. They discover that one of the biggest builders in Bombay, Tarneja, is trying to bribe Municipal Commissioner D'Mello (Satish Shah) into giving him a bridge contract. (imdb)
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Sitam (1982)
In Dr. Gindes Hospital for the mentally insane is a patient named Inder, who is in a catatonic state, which occurred after a traumatic childhood incident. While Inder has shown signs of recovering, he has also started taking an interest in a young woman by the name of Meenakshi. But will Meenakshi be able to reciprocate the affections of an unstable and mentally ill admirer, if not, will this result in Inder return to his original state? (imdb)
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Bazaar (1982)
Najma and Salim are in love, but their's is a platonic relationship, as Salim is a deep thinker and prefers that women like Najma be financially independent, and not be dependent on men. On the other hand, Sarju and Shabnam are in love, and would like to get married, however, Shabnam's dad has finalized her marriage with a much older man, who is wealthy, and has shown an interest in Shabnam. An engagement ceremoney takes place with this older gentleman, and Shabnam. Sarju, though devastated, mus (imdb)
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Tajurba (1981)
A double role featuring the legendary and one of the finest actress: Smita Patil. (imdb)
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Chakra (1981)
Amma lives in Bijapur with her husband and son, Benwa. When a man attempts to sexually molest her, he is killed by her husband, the trio flee, but the husband is shot dead by the police. Amma re-locates to a shanty slum near Dharavi, Bombay, where Benwa grows up and shines shoes for a living. Amma is sexually active with Looka, a hoodlum and extortionist who shows up once in while, and also has a steady relationship with trucker, Anna. Both Looka and Anna are unaware of each other. Looka gets Be (imdb)
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Umrao Jaan (1981)
In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him (imdb)
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Aakrosh (1980)
An energetic and idealistic young lawyer finds himself pitted in his first, independent case against his mentor and family friend, a seasoned prosecutor. Frustrated by his own client's enigmatic silence and unwillingness to provide a motive or proclaim his innocence, nor cooperate in the formulation of his own defense strategy, Baskhar embarks on an independent investigation into the facts surrounding the seemingly clear-cut case. (filmref.com)
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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai (1980)
A man from Mumbai (then Bombay) is angry about various issues in different circumstances. (imdb)
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Bhavni Bhavai (1980)
The story begins with a group of Harijans migrating to a city and pausing for a night. An elderly (Om Puri) starts narrating the story of King Chakrasen. (imdb)
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Hum Paanch (1980)
The wealthy and lecherous Zamindar Thakur Vir Pratap Singh lord over a small region in rural India mercilessly killing anyone who opposes his rule. He gets the male villagers addicted to gambling and on the other hand sexually molests the female villagers under false pretense. (imdb)
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Sparsh (1980)
Anirudh Parmar is blind, but he does not let this impairment bind him down. He runs a school for the blind as a Principal. He meets with social worker, Kavita. Kavita is attracted to him, and he slowly also gets attracted to her. When marriage is proposed, both agree to marry each other. Then Anirudh starts having doubts whether this marriage is going to succeed, as he feels he is being patronized, and pittied. (imdb)
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Hungama Bombay Ishtyle (1978)
A daughter of a rich businessman wants to play with street children. (imdb)
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Godhuli (1977)
Set in an underdeveloped village in the vast rural hinterland, the story opens with Public Works Department workers taking measurements for construction of a road that is to pass through which is a common cow grazing ground and has a memorial dedicated to the son of the village landlord, who is respected by the populace, leading to upheaval and resistance. Venkatesh, village priest and teacher (Naseeruddin Shah), cautions restraint and counsels negotiations with Government agencies. (imdb)
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Bhumika: The Role (1977)
Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi. (imdb)
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Manthan (1976)
Dr.Rao (Girish Karnad) is a Veterinary doctor who comes to a village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative society for the welfare of the villagers. But the wealthy businessman Mishra (Amrish Puri) and Sarpanch (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) are unhappy about this. Does Dr.Rao succeeds in his mission to make the villagers self reliant with the help of Bindu (Smita Patil) and Bhola (Naseeruddin shah)? (imdb)
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Nishaant (1975)
Vishwam (Naseeruddin Shah) is the youngest son of the powerful, and influential village Zamindar (Amrish Puri). The Zamindar will not hesitate to do anything for the welfare and protection of his family, which also includes bending the law to his own advantage. (imdb)
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