Om Puri, one of the most versatile and celebrated actors in India, died of a heart attack at his home in Mumbai this morning. He was 66.
Let's take a look at top five movies of Om Puri:
Aakrosh was an art movie by Govind Nihalani and was released in year 1980. This Hindi movie had Amrish Puri, Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles. It was a realistic depiction of human emotions and is listed amongst first sixty films that have shaped film industry. Om Puri received his first Award at Filmfare in supporting category and movie went on to create history as it earned best film trophy at National Awards.
Om Puri played a police officer in this film directed by Govind Nihalani. The film also got Puri his second National Award.
3. Jaane bhi do Yaaro:
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron was a satirical comedy and was released in year 1983. This was a dark comedy and its plot revolved around prevailing corruption in bureaucracy, politics, business and even news media. It had an ensemble cast of numerous talented artists and Om Puri played role of Ahuja, a corrupt and dishonest man. Movie was a surprise hit and went on to do good business at box-office and it also earned critical appreciation.
Malamaal Weekly is a comedy directed and written by Priyadarshan and was released in theatres in year 2006. This Hindi film had an ensemble cast of some very talented actors like Om Puri, Asrani and Om Puri as Ballu, local dairy-farmer. Although the critics did not give a favourable response but this movie turned out a surprise hit as it went to earn goods collections at box-office through word-of-mouth publicity later on.
5.Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai (1980)
Om Puri essayed the role of a small-time mechanic with the perfect demeanour in this film directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza. The film also starred Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil in lead roles.