Today, the late legendary actor Om Puri would have been celebrating his 67th birthday, but unfortunately, the actor left the world and his legacy of acting on January 6, 2017. Om Puri had always been known as a versatile actor of Bollywood. His dialogue delivery, screen presence, and nuances in acting were unbreakable. He was probably one of those actors in Bollywood, who was always into the skin of the character with ease.
In his filmi career, Om Puri had given many memorable films. Notably, whether it is art or commercial cinema, Om Puri had always been making his appearances powerful with his dynamics in acting.
Thus, on his birth anniversary, let’s us remember Om Puri in our memories with his top 5 memorable roles in Bollywood –
Arohan is the film which turned out to be the breakthrough for Om Puri’s career. His portrayal of an anguished farmer struggling to retrieve his land was so appealing that Government of India honoured him with the National Award for Best Actor.
Yet another national award-winning performance of Om Puri is in the film Aakrosh. In this Govind Nihalani movie, Om Puri’s role of a tortured soul had appealed the audiences. His performance is still remembered as one of the all-time best performances.
If you want to learn acting and finding institutions to enroll yourself then, you should watch Om Puri in the film Ardh Satya. His philanthropic performance of fair, frustrated cop will give you goosebumps and lesson to learn acting skills.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
If you think, Om Puri was only made for serious roles, then you must haven’t watched Kundan Shah’s satire comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. The film itself has a cult classic status and if Om Puri was part of it, then you don’t need to question about the film. Yes, apart from serious films, Om Puri had surprised everyone with his solid comic timing.
One of the greatest comedy films of Bollywood, Hera Pheri can’t be complete without Om Puri. His portrayal of Sardar Khadak Singh is still making us laugh like hell.