Smita Patil Birth Anniversary: 5 Best Movies To Watch

On her birth anniversary here's remembering the 5 best movies of Smita Patil

Smita Patil was a legend in Indian cinema. At a young age, she owned a legacy and was appreciated for her notable works. The actress who could have been 67 today died on 13th December 1986 at the age of 31. She had art to blend into any role. In a short span of her career, she appeared in over 80 films across 6 languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, and Kannada. On her birth anniversary here’s remembering the 5 best movies of Smita Patil who was also the wife of actor Raj Babbar and mother to son Prateik Babbar.

Smita Patil 5 best movies to watch

Namak Halaal

How one can forget Aaj Rapat Jaayen featuring Smita Patil and Amitabh Bachchan from Namak Halaal. This 1982 film was one of the largest commercial films of that time. Directed by Prakash Mehra the film stars Smita Patil, Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, and Shashi Kapoor. 

Mirch Masala

Smita Patil’s performance in Mirch Masala was par excellence. This 1987 film was directed by Ketan Mehta and earned Patil a place in the Forbes list of 25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema. Mirch Masala is the story of womankind standing against a patriarchal society. It also stars Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles.


Helmed by Sagar Sarhadi, Bazaar released in 1982 stars Smita Patil, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah and Supriya Pathak. The story highlights the subject of bride buying in India. 


Arth illustrated the love story of director Mahesh Bhatt with late actor Parveen Babi. It starred Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Raj Kiran. The film released in 1982 was directed by Mahesh Bhatt himself. 

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai is one of the iconic films in Indian cinema. Released in 1980 the film directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza was based on his own story. It won the 1981 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. Besides Patil, it also stars Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi.

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