7 Underrated Films of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Manto (2018) - JioCinema

Nawazuddin Siddiqui embodies the complexities of Saadat Hasan Manto, the celebrated and controversial Urdu writer, as he grapples with artistic integrity, censorship, and the tumultuous socio-political landscape of post-independence India and Pakistan.

Monsoon Shootout (2013) - Disney+ Hotstar

Nawazuddin Siddiqui delivers a riveting performance as Shiva, a ruthless and enigmatic hitman whose fateful encounter with a rookie cop (Vijay Varma) on a stormy night in Mumbai forces both men to confront their inner demons and make life-altering decisions in the heat of the moment.


Photograph (2019) - Prime Video

Nawazuddin Siddiqui delivers a nuanced performance as Rafi, a humble street photographer in Mumbai who forms an unlikely connection with Miloni (Sanya Malhotra), a reserved young woman from a privileged background.

Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015) - Netflix

Nawazuddin Siddiqui captivates as Dashrath Manjhi, a determined laborer from a rural village in Bihar, who spends over two decades single-handedly carving a path through a mountain using only a hammer and chisel, in a remarkable tale of human resilience and triumph over adversity.

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) - ZEE5

Nawazuddin Siddiqui delivers a chilling portrayal of Raman, a deranged and remorseless serial killer inspired by the infamous real-life murderer, as he terrorizes the streets of Mumbai while forming a twisted cat-and-mouse game with a morally conflicted cop (Vicky Kaushal).

Haraamkhor (2015) - Disney+ Hotstar

Nawazuddin Siddiqui showcases his versatility as Shyam, a manipulative and morally dubious schoolteacher who becomes embroiled in a taboo relationship with his teenage student, in this provocative and emotionally charged drama exploring the complexities of desire and exploitation.

Freaky Ali (2016) - Prime Video

Nawazuddin Siddiqui brings charm and humor to the role of Ali, a down-on-his-luck small-time extortionist who discovers an unexpected talent for golf, leading to a journey of self-discovery, redemption, and unlikely success in the face of societal prejudice and adversity.