Though Om Puri’s Gone Now, He Will Always Be Remembered With These Movies
Om Prakesh Puri OBE, one of the greatest actors India has ever had and will never see again. He won the Padma Shri Award and a very prestigious honour by the Queen – Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
He had a voice that you would listen, and he always had a logical point to everything that he said. His amazing portrayals of his characters will always remain in our hearts no matter where time takes us. Here are just a few of the movies that we think you must watch.
P.S.: This is an non-exhaustive list, you may add more in comments.
A totally different side of him in The Hundred-Foot Journey – 2014
The unbeatable combination of him and Amrish Puri in Ardh Satya – 1983
His excellent comic timing in Malamaal Weekly – 2006
The unforgettable character of Abu Mian in Mirch Masala – 1987
Another great example of his comic expertise in Hera pheri – 2000
His amazing expressions in Chup Chup Ke – 2006
The memorable Ahuja in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro – 1983
His amazing character of a man accused of murdering his own wife in Aakrosh – 1980
His realistic characterisation of ‘Dukhi’ in Sadgati – 1981
His fresh acting in Mere Baap Pehle Aap – 2008
His deep portrayal of Sanatan in Maachis – 1996
How unbelievably he brought to life the character of Bhaijaan in Kurbaan – 2009
The short yet perfect comic brilliance in Chachi 420 – 1997
The incredible portrayal of Nahari’s role in Gandhi – 1982
His perfection on playing the soldier Col. Krishnakant Puri in China gate – 1998
ACP Joe D’Souza in Ghayal – 1990
Our dear Bagheera in The jungle book (Indian Version) – 2016
I’m off to watching a couple of these movies because how can I afford to miss such great work! Tell us which ones you think are the best work of Om Puri.