Best Movies Of Nawazuddin Siddiqui That You Need To Watch RN!

If there's a room filled with 100 film buffs, every single one of them would agree that there's nobody like Nawazuddin Siddiqui! Can you imagine any other actor essaying the role of Faizal Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur, Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games or Ramanna in Raman Raghav 2.0? Even after being an alumnus of the National School of Drama, Siddiqui had to struggle a lot before carving a niche for himself in Bollywood. Over the years, Nawazuddin has become one of the most in-demand and versatile actors in the Hindi Film Industry. As the actor turns 47 today, it is the perfect opportunity to look back at some of Nawazuddin's best performances and relive the movies again!

Gangs of Wasseypur (Part 1 and 2)

Every genuine Nawazuddin fan will remember all the quirky dialogues of Faizal Khan. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Gangs of Wasseypur tells us the saga of different gangs operating in the Wasseypur region of Bihar. Nawazuddin essays the role of Faizal Khan, who sets out to take revenge for his father's assassination. The character of Faizal Khan is literally iconic, and If you haven't watched this movie yet, you are living under a rock! [caption id="attachment_8609" align="alignnone" width="300"]Nawazuddin Image credits: JioCinema[/caption] Streaming on: Netflix, Prime Video


Directed by Nandita Das, Manto tells us the story of Saddat Hasan Manto (played by Nawazuddin), a writer who has seen the life of both bright lights and darkness. The film explores the life of Manto, who was forced to migrate to Lahore during India's partition, but his soul never left Bombay. Nawazuddin's effortless acting and Das's brilliant script makes Manto a must-watch. [caption id="attachment_8611" align="alignnone" width="205"]Nawazuddin Image credits: IMDb[/caption] Streaming on: Netflix


Set in the backdrop of Kolkata, the story focuses on a pregnant woman's (Vidya Balan) quest to find her husband. Nawazuddin plays the character of a hot-headed inspector general, A. Khan from the intelligence wing, who has been put on the case and senses something fishy from the beginning. If you are someone who loves to jump out of thrill, this movie is for you! [caption id="attachment_8612" align="alignnone" width="208"]Nawazuddin Image credits: IMDb[/caption] Streaming on: Netflix, Prime Video

Freaky Ali

Freaky Ali explores the journey of Ali (played by Nawazuddin), from being a small-time salesman to playing in a golf championship. The film is a must-watch as it marks several firsts of Siddiqui - the main lead in a commercial movie, his first comedy and his first dance number. Well, Nawazuddin never fails to impress the audience with his versatility and hits the final strike with a sixer (both in the film and for the film). [caption id="attachment_8613" align="alignnone" width="200"]Nawazuddin Image credits: IMDb[/caption] Streaming on: Prime Video

Manjhi: The Mountain Man

Based on actual events, Manjhi is a story of an extremely poor labourer in Gehlaur village, near Gaya in Bihar. Nawazuddin beautifully essays the role of Dashrath Manjhi, who carves out a 25 feet deep, 360 feet long and 30 feet wide path by cutting a hill for close to 22 years using just a hammer and chisel. Siddique essays the character so effortlessly that you will feel every emotion that Dashrath is feeling - the anger, the helplessness, the bitterness and the joy! But why did Manjhi decided to cut through the hill? Well, we'd suggest watching the movie to find out! [caption id="attachment_8615" align="alignnone" width="300"]Nawazuddin Image credits: JioCinema[/caption] Streaming on: Netflix, Voot

Raman Raghav 2.0

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Raman Raghav 2.0 explores the actual case of Raman Raghav, a serial killer who created havoc in Mumbai during the 60s. The movie is a cat and mouse game between ACP Raghavan (Vicky Kaushal) and serial killer, Ramanna played by Nawazuddin. The film is brutal and gritty as hell! If you really want to understand Nawazuddin's capability of portraying a character, you need to watch this movie! [caption id="attachment_8616" align="alignnone" width="208"]Nawazuddin Image credits: IMDb[/caption] Streaming on: Netflix, Prime Video


While Haramkhor was one of the best performance of Nawazuddin, the movie did go unnoticed. The film showcases the love and heartbreak relationship between a school teacher (played by Siddiqui) and his student (Shweta Tripathi). The duo develops an illicit relationship even after Nawazuddin being married and having another girlfriend too. The relatability of the storyline and the chemistry between the characters are the reasons why you should definitely take this journey. [caption id="attachment_8617" align="alignnone" width="212"]Nawazuddin Image credits: Cinestaan[/caption] Streaming on: Netflix, Hotstar

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