Naseeruddin Shah: Bollywood Actor's Hollywood Hits

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Naseeruddin Shah: Bollywood Actor's Hollywood Hits

Internationally acclaimed Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has won the hearts of million overseas for his stellar performances in Hollywood projects. From ‘Such A Long Journey’ to ‘Mango Dreams', the sexagenarian star has delivered a plethora of movies to leave an imprint on the Western cinema.

On his birthday, let’s celebrate the achievements of the star by taking a quick glance through his outstanding work in the West:

#1. Mango Dreams (2016)


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The 2006 English language drama film, directed and produced by John Upchurch, revolves around the Hindu doctor and Muslim rickshaw driver who became friends as they traveled to the land of the golden bird, India. In the movie, Naseeruddin Shah plays the role of Abhay, one of the acquaintances the leads have during their journey to ‘home’.

#2. Today’s Special (2009)


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If you liked Aasif Mandvi’s play ‘Sakina Restaurant’, you will enjoy this independent comedy movie. Directed by David Kaplan, the movie revolves around the drama in the kitchen of a restaurant. In the movie, Naseeruddin Shah essays the role of a taxi driver and a larger-than-life gourmet chef, who assists a restaurateur in establishing a successful joint for Indian cuisine. 

#3. Valley OF Flower (2006)


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The French–German-Indian movie, directed by Indian director Pan Nalin, is a tale of passion, romance, and reincarnation set in the Himalayas. The mystical romance fiction features the actor Naseeruddin Shah as Yeti, a mysterious wise man and a local protector protecting against the Jalan’s group which is a group of Bandits. 

#4. The League Of Extraordinary (2003)


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Do you remember watching the famous steampunk-dieselpunk action adventure film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill? Titled ‘The League of Extraordinary’ or famously known as ‘LXG’ was a sci-fi adventure movie directed by Stephen Norrington and distributed by the 20th Century Fox. This movie was by far the best Naseeruddin Shah has ever acted in. Donning the role of Captain Nemo, the Bollywood actor was part of the new league of anti-heroes and their adventures henceforth.

#5. Such A Long Journey (1998)


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The Indo-Canadian film is an adaptation of a novel written by Rohinton Mistry under the same heading. In the drama directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, Naseeruddin Shah plays the role of Major Bilimoria, an old acquaintance of the lead Gustad Noble. Set in the backdrop of early 70s, the story revolves around the Central Bank employee living in Bombay and his associations with the rebel RAW agent, Major Bilimore. 

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