It’s been a month without legendary actor Om Puri. One of the most versatile actor in Bollywood breathed his last on January 6th, 2017. The two-time National Award winner is not between us anymore but will always live in our hearts with the amazing performances he has given. From comic to intense roles, there is nothing Om Puri couldn’t pull off.
Here are 5 best movies of Om Puri that will make him live forever.
Govind Nihalani’s, Ardh Satya is one of the best cop films that has been made in Bollywood. This movie was based on a short story and portrays the life of the protagonist Om Puri as a cop and how he struggles with the evil around him.
Om Puri’s talent of acting was recognized through this movie and he also went on to win the National Award for the brilliant role.
Jane bhi do yaaro
Kundan Shah is a well-known director and this movie lists in the top 25 Bollywood movies to watch till date. The dark humor in the movie about the corruption in the Indian system was surely taking everyone on a laughter roller coaster.
When Jane Bhi Do Yaaro is talked about, a famous scene Om Puri in the Mahabharata attire is what flashes in front of everyone’s eyes. If you haven’t watched this, you surely need to do so now!
A 1996 Gulzar movie which was based on the intense era of the rising Sikh insurgency in Punjab during the 1960’s. Om Puri casted as Sanatana who has lost his relatives during the riots in 1984 and is seeking to avenge is loss. Puri got his character to life with all the passion and intensity.
We all love this Kamal Hassan movie. The perfect mix of funny, emotion and drama and we all remember Om Puri’s part as a right hand of Amrish Puri in the movie. Om Puri is known for his versatility and he pulled of comic roles the best.
An alternate movie with somewhat a similar background of corruption like Ardh Satya. This movie shows the rural life and the oppression they face. Om Puri acted as a peasant who has been accused of crime that he hasn’t committed. His acting skills are fabulous and does complete justice to his character.
Aakrosh has won the Best Feature Film in Hindi, ‘Golden Peacock’ in the International Film Festival in India and a few filmfare awards.