Amrish Puri's most iconic films ever on his 90th birth anniversary!
When we think about the most dangerous villain of Hindi films, there is only one name that comes to our minds, Amrish Puri. His acting skills charmed the audience and he is remembered for his iconic role as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur's 'Mr. India' (1987). He also left a great impact on the western audience with his role as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood film 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' (1984). He acted in more than 400 films and his dominating screen presence and baritone voice made him stand out from the crowd. Today, on his 90th birth anniversary let's take a look at his most iconic films ever!
Mr India (1987)
His role as Mogambo was the one main reason that the film was such a big hit. His famous dialogue 'Mogambo Khush Hua' is still in everyone's mind.
DDLJ is one of his few films in which he didn't play a negative role, but his character was still hated for being Kajol's orthodox father. His 'Jaa, Simran, jaa jee le apni zindagi' ...dialogue is unforgettable.
Amrish Puri played the role of Shambu Nath in Rajkumar Santoshi's film along with Sunny Deol in the lead role.
Karan Arjun (1995)
Amrish Puri's role of villain Thakur Durjan Singh in this revenge film was more powerful and courageous. Remember his cliche dialogue from the movie Karan Arjun, 'Aaisi Maut Maroonga Is Kamine Ko ... Ki Bhagwan Yeh Punar Janam Waala System Hi Khatam Kar Dega...'
Ek Prem Katha - Amrish Puri as Ashraf Ali in the movie played the role of Pakistani politician and Amisha Patel's father and his famous dialogue from the movie 'Itne tukde karoonga ki pehchana nahi jayega' is still stays in our mind.
Amrish Puri played a mean lawyer in this film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The courtroom drama scene between him and Sunny Deol still strikes us to watch the movie again. Remember his dialogue, 'Yeh adaalat hai, koi mandir ya dargah nahi jahan mannatein aur muraadein poori hoti hai ... yahan dhoop batti aur narayal nahi ... balki thos saboot aur gawah pesh kiye jaate hai'.
Amrish Puri's sadhu role in Harmesh Malhotra's Indian fantasy film 'Nagina' (1986) was one of his top-notch performances.
Amrish Puri's strong dialogue delivering in Rakesh Roshan's 'Koyla' (1997) was epic. His cruel dialogue from the movie, 'Bacha maa ki kok mein baad mein panapta hai ... humra ghulam pehle banta hai' is still one of the favourites dialogues from his movies.
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984)
The veteran actor portrayed the role of Thuggee priest who performs rituals of human sacrifices in Steven Spielberg's adventure action movie.
Amrish Puri's role as Kishorilal was a distinctive role compared to his other movies where he played the role of a father who is proud of his country's culture. The movie was directed by Subhash Ghai and released in 1997.