Awarded with awards like Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, actress
is one of the most loving and respected actresses, known for her distinctive roles in different movies. She is one of the most versatile actresses who has presented every character flawlessly. She also works as a social and women's rights activist. In this article, you will find the top 10 movies of Shabana Azmi which are still worth watching.
Released in 1983, this movie of Shabana Azmi has a captivating story of a family whose life got disrupted by a shocking truth. The man of the family discovers that he has a child (a boy) from his previous affair. It was then further revealed to other members as well. Later he faces issues regarding his acceptance in his current family. The cast of this movie includes
, Aradhana, and
, This movie of Shabana Azmi,
, and revolves around the life of an over-ambitious director. The story conveyed here is about how a man leaves his wife for another woman and, then how that woman embarks her journey to find her own new identity.
3. Morning Raga
Morning Raga is a musical drama film directed by
. The rusticity in the setting, catchy story, and inspiring characters all together make this film unique. The cast includes Shabana Azmi,
, and Lilleta Dubey. It is a story about a union of two different worlds.
Directed by Shyam Bengal, this film is about a woman who runs a brothel where the most prominent men of the society used to visit. In 1983, this movie was made with some of the most amazing stars, including Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil,
, Nasiruddin Shah, and
5. Makdee/ The Web Of The Witch
, this film Makdee was released and promoted as The Web of the Witch in 2002. In this film, Shabana Azmi plays the character of a Witch who has abducted and cast a spell on a girl called Chunni. The rest of the film continues about how that girl's twin sister Munni finds her.
This 1994 film is the most special movie because Shabana Azmi got her first acting break from this movie. The cast of this movie also includes
. The story is about a Dalit Couple whose marriage is in danger after coming up with Surya, the village Landlord's son, who tries to seduce his wife.
Inspired by the life of Santokben Jadeja, this biographical film was released in 1999, starring Shabana Azmi,
, and many more. Directed by
, this film has won the National Film Award for Best Editing for its powerful characters and dialogues.
Based on the Bengali short story Telenapota Abhishkar. This movie includes Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, and Pankaj Kapoor as its cast. It was released in 1984. The story of this film is about a man who is a photographer and who pretends to be an admirer of a young lady in a village he is visiting but later regrets it because he starts having feelings for her, even after knowing that he has to leave her behind and how his lie will hurt her.
9. Paar: The Crossing
, the character played by Shabana Azmi in this movie made her won the National Film Award for Best Actress. Based on the Bengali story Paari, written by
, this 1984 film also includes Naseeruddin Shah,
Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi,
, and Om Puri starrer this movie won numerous awards, two
National Film Awards
, and two Filmfare Awards for Best Movie and Best Screenplay. Sparsh refers to the feeling of touch and how it is the only way to see and imagine the world for blind people.