Nawazuddin Siddiqui (May 19, 1974) is an Indian film actor who has come into sight in a number of Bollywood films. He had appeared in many movies like Kahaani (2012), Gang of Wasseypur (2012), Talaash (2012), Black Friday (2005), New (2009), Badlapur (2015), Aatma (2013), Bombay Talkies (2013) and many others. He got many awards including Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor, Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a supporting Role-Male, and Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor. His acting career was extended by the film “Gang of Wasseypur 2”, which gave him stardom and was the most crucial film. He is from Budhana, a small town in the Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
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He belongs to a Muslim family where his father is a farmer. It is very difficult to choose ten of his finest films but nevertheless. Movienasha has compiled a list of the Top 10 Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies. We hope this will entice you to watch some. The numbers here are in any random order and do not suggest any level of greatness in the movie. Please leave a comment if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comments are always welcome! (last updated on 10 October 2015)
Best Nawazuddin Siddiqui Movies
1. Manjhi (2015)
Manjhi The Mountain Man is an Indian biographical movie based on the life of Dasrath Manjhi. Dasrath Manjhi was a poor laborer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar, India, who carved a path through a 360 ft long, 30 ft wide, and 25 ft high hillock using only a hammer and chisel. After 22 years of hard work, Dasrath shortened travel between the Atri and Wazirganj blocks of Gaya town from 55 km to 15 km. Upon release, the movie gained a very positive response from audiences. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of Dashrath Manjhi and Radhika Apte plays the role of Manjhi’s wife Fhaguniya. The video was released on 21 August 2015, although a preview copy was leaked via BitTorrent on 14 July 2015. To know more, please check this out – Manjhi The Mountain Man. Shandaar Zabardast Zindabad!!!
2. Kahaani (2012)
Kahaani is an Indian Hindi mystery thriller film. It is directed and produced by Sujoy Ghosh and Kushal Kantilal Gada. It was released on 9 March 2012 starring Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Parambrata Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, and Indraneil Sengupta. The story reveals Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman searching for her missing husband in Kolkata during the festival of Durga Puja. These Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies are really very interesting to watch. The film received many awards including three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards. The film received positive reviews and appreciated the performance of Vidhya and Siddiqui in the leading roles.
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3. Gang of Wasseypur – Part 1 (2012)
Gang of Wasseypur is one of the best Nawazzudin Siddiqui movies based on real criminals which I personally watch. It was released on 22 June 2012 and directed and produced by Anurag Kashyap and starring Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhullia, Jaideep Ahlawat, Piyush Mishra, Reemma Sen, Richa Chadda. The movie centered on Coy and other political and political challenges. Its story spans from the early 1940s to the mid-1990s. The entire film was shot in one go but due to the extended time of 318 minutes of the complete print, it was finally divided into two movies. The movie received an A certification from the Indian censor board. The film’s soundtrack is heavily affected by traditional Indian folk songs.
4. Gang of Wasseypur -Part 2(2012)
Gangs of Wasseypur-Part 2 is an Indian crime movie released on August 2, 2012, which is produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The second installment of the Gang of Wasseypur Saga centered on the Coal Mafia of Dhanbad, Jharkhand and the underlying power struggles, politics, and vengeance between three crime families and stars Aditya Kumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadda, Vineet Kumar Singh, Huma Qureshi, Tigshu Dhumi, Ramji, Raji, and Kumar. This is from the top Nawazudin Siddiqui movies. The story of this part spans over two decades, from the 1990s to 2009. Blood, violence, and gore are unleashed in full throttle in this epic crime drama.GOW 2 is a fitting conclusion to this story of vengeance, which by now, not just the family but also this town has come to inherit. The film received an Adult Only certification from the Indian Censor Board. This movie is one of the leading Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies because this movie is responsible for their career in Bollywood and he gained appreciation from the critics for his performance.
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5. Talaash (2012)
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within is an Indian neo-noir mystery thriller film. It is directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidwani, Farhan Akhtar, and Aamir Khan. It was released on 30 November 2012 starring Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rajkummar Rao, Shernaz Patel, and many others. The video received a UA certificate from the Censor Board of India. Nawazzudin Siddiqui won a Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role-Male for his role as Taimur in the Talaash movie. This is also from the top Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies. The soundtrack of the film is done by Ram Sampath. The film is a Semi-Hit at the box office. The dialogue of the movie was written by Farhan Akhtar and Additional dialogue by Anurag Kashyap. The movie received positive reviews from critics all over India as well as from overseas.
6. Black Friday (2004)
Black Friday is an Indian Crime film and one of the Best Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies which are directed by Anurag Kashyap and produced by Arindam Mitra. It was released on 9 February 2007 starring kay Kay Menon, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pavan Malhotra, Imtiaz Ali, Zakir Hussain, and many others. The story of the film is based on Black Friday- The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts about the 1993 Bombay bombings, a book by Hussain Zaidi.
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The music of the film is done by the Indian Ocean. The movie was so disputable that the Indian Censor Board did not permit it to be released for two years in India. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. This film was nominated for the Best Film award at the Locarno International Film Festival. The film receives positive reviews from critics and is appreciated all over the world.
7. Watch India Circus (2011)
Watch India Circus is an Indian film which is directed by Mangesh Hadawale. It was released on 7 October 2011 starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Virender Singh Rathod, and Suhani Oza. The movie delivers an enjoyable figure of speech for rural India’s struggle to enter the supposed economic prodigy of that East Asian nation. The movie received positive reviews from critics, winning the Audience Choice Award. The New York Indian Film festival (NYIFF) awarded Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Best Actor and Tannishtha Chatterjee as Best Actress. In this film, Jethu is a very loving and caring husband who belongs to the company of Rajasthan. He looked like the ‘son of the soil’. It is really a good movie to watch.
8. Peepli Live (2010)
Peepli Live is an Indian critical comedy film which is directed by Anusha Rizvi and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. It was released on 13 August 2010 starring Omkar Das Manikpuri, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shalini Vatsa, Raghubir Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Naseeruddin Shah.This film investigates the topic of “farmer suicides” and follows the political and media reaction. The movie was distributed by UTV Motion Pictures and the music is by Indian Ocean, Ram Sampath, Brij Mandal, Bhadwai, Indian Band. Peepli Live began as a script noted by NDTV journalist Anusha Rizvi called “The Fallen.” The film receives positive reviews from the critics and does good business at the box office. Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies received a positive response every time. The film received many awards and nominations including the Star Screen Award for Best Ensemble Cast, Asian Film Award, and Zee Cine Awards.
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9. Miss Lovely (2012)
Miss Lovely is an Indian drama film which is directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and produced by Shumona Goel, Sanjay Shah, Pinaki Chatterjee. It was released on 17 January 2014 starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Menaka Lalwani, Anil George, Zeena Bhatia. The story travels behind the Duggal brothers, who manufactured sleazy sex-horror films in the mid-1980s. The film has been awarded the Best Production Design and National Film Award-Special Jury Award (Feature Film) at the 61st National Film Awards and is one of the best Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was released on around 300 screens in India. The soundtrack of the movie was done by Kip Uhlhorn, Cloudland Canyon, and Indian Composer Illaiyaraaja.
10. Badlapur (2015)
Badlapur is an Indian crime drama film directed by Sriram Raghavan and produced by Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla. It was released on 20 February 2015 starring Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta, Radhika Apte. The film has done good business at the box office and proved to be a “Hit”. It is also one of the top movies and the performance of both Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui was appreciated by the audience. This is one of the best Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies. The music was composed by Sachin-Jigar and the story was written by Sriram Raghavan and Arijit Biswas. The song of the movie was the chartbuster at the Radio Mirchi, Bollywood Planet for many weeks.
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One More Additional Movie:
* The Lunchbox (2013)
The Lunchbox is an Indian epistolary romantic film directed and written by Ritesh Batra and produced by Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, and Guneet Monga. It was released on 20 September 2013 starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film was together produced by various studios including DAR Motion Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures, Sikhya Entertainment Cine Mosaic, ASAP Films, ROH Films, Dharma Productions. Upon release, the film received positive reviews and did good business at the box office. This is one of the best Nawazudin Sidiqqui movies. The film received many awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Story, Best Screenplay at Star Guild Awards, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Filmfare Awards, Screen Weekly Awards, and so on.
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