Om Puri is an Indian Bollywood persona to have traded out many films in his tutelary career till date. One from the 1973 alumnus of National School of Drama alongside another fine actor Naseeruddin Shah, he has been the recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of India.
He has acted in multiple British, Hollywood movies, art films and independent movies alongside in his long distinguished career.
Continuing our series of looking into the top ten best movies of Bollywood personalities, we shall base our talk on this true gentleman of movie fraternity.
Here’s a look back at the top ten movies of Om Puri of all time
10) Malamaal Weekly (2006)
- A movie by Priyadarshan, this one is a comedy-drama film featuring Paresh Rawal and Om Puri in the leads.
- The movie was a laughter riot throughout and remained a hit among the movie charts.
9) Maqbool (2003)
- Maqbool, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is an Indian crime drama film based on the adaptation of Macbeth by Shakespeare.
- The movie featured Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri in leads.
- The movie earned international acclaim for the way it was portrayed.
- Om Puri essayed the role of police officer in the movie.
8) Chup Chup Ke (2006)
- This movie had a host of characters cast for the roles.
- It featured Om Puri in supporting role.
- The movie was immensely popular for its comic scenes and laughter moments.
7) Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)
- An absolute beckoning of a movie, this was a crime thriller one keeping the viewers at seat until the very last moment.
- The movie had a wide cast of Bobby Deol, Manisha Koirala, Kajol in the leads while Paresh Rawal, Om Puri made the supporting cast.
6) Kyon Ki (2005)
- A movie that remains underrated till date, this one had a great story line based on the internationally acclaimed novel ‘One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’.
- It featured Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff and Kareena Kapoor in the leads while Om Puri essayed the role of the doctor in the asylum.
5) Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
- This one is an American comedy-drama film, featuring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the leads.
- The movie touched upon the subject of Operation Cyclone, a mission based on the funding and support of Afghan mujahideen in the Soviet-Afghan War.
- Om Puri played the character of President of Pakistan in the movie.
4) My Son the Fanatic (1997)
- This movie is a British drama film based on the short story written by Hanif Kureishi.
- This one featured Om Puri as Parvez, an alcoholic driver living in the UK.
- This movie earned immense praise in the international arena for its story subplot and the acting of the cast.
3) Aakrosh (1980)
- This movie is an Indian art house film based on the writing of renowned Marathi writer Vijay Tendulkar.
- The movie earned Om Puri Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actor.
- This movie was featured in the list of 60 movies that shaped the Indian film industry in the time frame spanning six decades.
2) Ardh Satya (1983)
- A movie made in the collaboration the same team from Aakrosh, this one had Om Puri play a titular role of police sub-inspector in the movie.
- The movie was based on cop-drama with the protagonist role played by Om Puri.
- The movie earned rave reviews and garnered great accolades on multiple stages.
- The movie earned Om Puri National Award for Best Actor.
1) East is West (1999)
- Here’s the movie that occupies the top spot in our list, East is East, a British comedy-drama film.
- This movie had a wide cast and featured the story line set in the year 1971.
- Om Puri played the role of a Pakistani father, the head of the mixed ethnicity British household.
- The movie earned the title of Best Comedy Movie at British Comedy Awards. Furthermore, a sequel titled West is West was made later on.
It’s time on gives this fine actor the tribute and accolades he deserves. A man with an incredible record of displaying his talent with ease at the national and international arena, a mere superlative won’t count towards what he truly accounts for. We bid time on for today. We shall be back with more right away. Adios.