The death anniversary of legendary actor Amrish Puri is January 12. He was arguably one of the finest actors in the Indian film industry. He was so prolific that no Hindi film would be complete without him. With his powerful baritone and commanding presence, he was always able to enchant the characters.
Puri went on to become one of the most recognised and credible performers in the history of Indian film, particularly with his villainous portrayals as Mogambo in ‘Mr India,’ Jagavar in Vidhaata, Balwant Rai in ‘Ghayal,’ Barrister Chadda in ‘Damini,’ and Thakur Durjan Singh in ‘Karan Arjun’ & Baldev Singh, a severe father in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and many more.
as Chaddha in Damini
Incredible acting can be found throughout the entirety of this film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Amrish Puri gives an outstanding performance as the sleazy lawyer “Chaddha” in the movie.
as Raja Saab in Koyla
Amrish Puri gave an outstanding performance that was largely responsible for bringing this Shahrukh Khan vehicle to life. He gave a performance that was absolutely flawless when he took on the role of “Raja Saab.”
as Thakur Durjan Singh in Karan Arjun
If you choose to view this box office smash, Thakur Durjan Singh will most likely still give you the creeps. Amrish Puri embodied the nastiest qualities a movie villain could possibly have.
as General Dong in Tahalka
In the midst of all the stars that populate this action masala, the character of General Dong will shine brightest. Amrish Puri was nothing less than extraordinary in every way.
as GD Thakral in Meri Jung
This is a film that has the potential to make viewers shed a few tears. Amrish Puri was the kind of person who would stop at nothing in his quest to despise GD Thakral. This is one of the man’s early performances that stands out as being among his greatest.
as Chaudhry Baldev Singh in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
This all-time blockbuster, which launched Kajol and Shahrukh’s jodi into the silver screen, undoubtedly would not have achieved such heights if Amrish Puri had not played the role of Chaudhry Baldev Singh.
as Mayor Ashraf Ali in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
The persona of Mayor Ashraf Ali is essential to the success of this all-time blockbuster. Even now, just thinking about the legendary conversations he had with Sunny Deol may make one shiver.
as Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Amrish Puri became a guy who would be dreaded all over the world as a direct result of the success of this film, which starred some of the top performers in the world.
as Mogambo in Mr. India
Throughout his career, the celebrity has been in several roles, but Mogambo is the one that has become most closely associated with him. This classic film directed by Shekhar Kapur has one of the most well-known and infamous antagonists in the annals of Indian Cinema.