8 films that made Naseeruddin Shah great 

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Naseeruddin Shah’s supremacy 

Hailing from an Indian Nawab family, Naseeruddin Shah made his way into the cinema with his refined acting chops and versatility.   

A Wednesday (Netflix) 

Naseeruddin Shah essays the layered character of a terrifying “common man” who blackmails a police commission to release terrorists.  

Sparsh (Prime Video)  

This emotionally charged film added depth to Shah’s talent as he starred in the role of a visually impaired school principal and was lauded for his performance with a National Award. 

Masoom (Prime Video)   

Naseeruddin Shah played a prominent character in this poignant drama film. He portrayed the role of a family man embroiled in a dilemma after learning about his illegitimate son.   

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (YouTube)   

A timeless cult classic dark satire film that reflects on Naseeruddin Shah’s talent. He portrays a professional photographer in the film.

Ishqiya (JioCinema) 

This crime caper comedy film grabbed attention for its captivating performances. Shah portrays the role of a fugitive criminal, Iftikhar aka Khalujan.   

Iqbal (YouTube)   

Essaying the character of the alcoholic cricket coach Mohit garnered critical acclaim and was also bestowed with a National Award for his performance.  

Ponthan Mada (Dailymotion)  

Shah forayed into the Malayalam cinema industry alongside South star Mammootty. The film delves into class differences, and he plays a colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran.   

Khuda Kay Liye (Dailymotion)   

Naseeruddin Shah made his Pakistani debut with a small yet powerful cameo role as the morally upright and wise character of Maulana Wali.