Ten greatest movies of Om Puri

Culture Desk | Published: 00:00, Oct 18,2019


Posters of Maalalmal Weekly, Ardh Satya, Narsimha and Maqbool.

During his career spanning for over four decades, Om Puri had worked in numerous Indian films, as well as films produced in the United Kingdom and the United States.

He received many prestigious awards including Padma Shri, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, Brussels International Film Festival Best Actor, National Film Award and others.

Hindustan Times published a list of 10 best films of Om Puri marking the late actor’s 68th birth anniversary, which was observed on October 17.

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai (1980): Om Puri played the role of a small-time mechanic in the film, which was directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza based on his own story.

Bhavni Bhavai (1980): He played a poor ‘bhangi’ - a sweeper who struggled to survive in a feudal society in the film directed by Ketan Mehta.

Arohan (1982): Om Puri played a poor farmer who fights for his rights against the system in the film directed by Shyam Benegal.

Ardh Satya (1983): Om Puri played a police officer in this film directed by Govind Nihalani.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983): Om Puri played a corrupt builder in this film directed by Kundan Shah.

Mirch Masala (1985): He played an old guard who sacrifices his life for the safety of the women working in a factory in the film directed by Ketan Mehta.

Narsimha (1991): Om Puri played Baapji, one of the most dreaded villains of Bollywood, in the film directed by N Chandra.

East is East (1999): Om Puri played the role of a Pakistani father in England who struggles as his kids reject the Pakistani culture and declare them as British citizens. It was directed by Damien O’Donnell.

Maqbool (2003): Maqbool was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play Macbeth and starred Irrfan Khan and Tabu in lead role. Om Puri played the part of a corrupt policeman.

Maalalmal Weekly (2006): Om Puri played a farmer trying his best to get his hands on some lottery money in one of his best comic performances in the film directed by Priyadarshan.

He passed away on January 6, 2017.

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