Om Puri dead: Five films that immortalised a actor’s fantastic Bollywood journey

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Two-time National Award winning actor Om Puri breathed his final on 6 January. At a age of 66, it is clear that he was left too shortly though he will continue to live on by his films.

We list down 5 out of a dozens of films that have immortalised a actor and his broody nonetheless ridicule personality.

Ardh Satya

This was a initial film in that a assembly sat adult and took notice of his talent. While they had beheld him holding his possess in Govind Nihalani’s dirty garb in Aakrosh, he went on to infer his eagerness in Nihalani’s second film Ardh Satya, that is deliberate arguably one of a best patrolman films constructed in Hindi cinema today. Puri played a absolute lead purpose of a military offer Anant Welankar and subsequently warranted himself his initial National Award for a nuanced portrayal.


Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

It is tough to remember this film and not elicit an picture of a ever-so-hilarious Puri in a Mahabharata scene, wielding a mace and donning shades along with a saffron dupatta. While he was a pleasure via this satirical film by Kundan Shah, it was his Mahabharata act that stole a show.



In a custom-made role, Gulzar expel Puri as Sanatan, an barbarous survivor of a Partition of India who goes on to remove many of his desired ones in a 1984 Sikh riots. Determined to revenge a loss, he indulges in acts of terror. Puri brought this ardent impression to life with his effect and intensity.


Chachi 420

Though his physique of work speaks volumes of his versatility, Puri will always be desired for a comic roles that he played so effortlessly, given his joyous celebrity and uninhibited smoothness onscreen. In Kamal Hassan’s Chachi 420, he played a right palm of Amrish Puri and done his possess symbol in an garb braggadocio of seasoned performers like Amrish Puri, Kamal Hassan, Tabu and Johnny Walker.


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Though Paresh Rawal played a lead purpose in this Priyadarshan comedy, Puri stole a spotlight by his act of Ballu, a divert male with a winning aura nonetheless a proposal heart. His unenlightened spells of snub were a provide to a tickling bones.


While there are many more, these 5 films conclude a actor that Om Puri was – versatile, extemporaneous and honest to his core. Rest in peace.

First Published On : Jan 6, 2017 16:25 IST