He immortalized several characters with his hard-hitting voice, controlled dialogue delivery, laser eyes and dominating personality- he is none other than Amrish Lal Puri.
Known to be the most loved actor of the last two decades, he was an epitome of talent and accolades, with portraying roles in both negative and positive light. Transcending his mere ‘villain’ tag, he is known to maintain a fine balance between emotions and performance.
Be it Mr India’s Mogambo, Damini’s Chaddha, DDLJ’s Baldev Singh or Virasat’s Raja Thakur…. He has excelled in every role, putting life into it. So, here are some of the legendary roles portrayed by Amrish Puri which made him eternal in the eyes of cinema’s fanatics.
Mogambo: Mr. India
Because, Mogambo Khush Hua….
Raja Thakur: Virasat
An applauding role of a progressive zamindaar, who wishes to uplift and develop his village.
Thakur Durjan Singh: Karan Arjun
A pure epitome of EVILNESS!
Mola Ram: Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom
A Goddess Kali-worshiping Tantric played by Amrish Puri scared the hell out of us!
Baldev Singh: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Who can forget the tearful line, “Ja Simran Jaa, Jee Le Apni Zindagi..!”
Barrister Chadda: Damini
A criminal lawyer with a villainous mind, which only our Mogambo could pull off!
Durgaprasad Bhardwaj: Chachi 420
Loving Laxmi Chachi was never so Cute with Amrish Puri..!
Shambhu Nath: Ghatak
He made us cry as a Freedom Fighter in his heart-wrenching role!
General Dong: Tehalka
A Chinese Evil Dictator made us crib to the core!
Ashraf Ali: Gadar
A protective father and an anti-nationalist with a streak of blood!
Balraj Chauhan: Nayak
Amrish Puri’s tremendous performance as a corrupt minister with a hunger for power is unforgettable!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR!!!