Remembering Om Puri: One of the greatest actors Indian cinema has ever seen, Om Puri, was born today in Ambala. The sudden demise of Om puri this year left the Indian film industry and his fans shocking. Om Puri may be gone but the adorable works that he has done will remain a very solid evidence of his presence and will remain in our hearts forever. Let us have a look at why he is one of the greatest actor ever by remembering few of his roles in these impressive movies.
Bhavni Bhavai (1980): This Ketan Mehta film saw Puri play a poor narrator. The film also starred Smita Patil and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles.Arohan (1982): Directed by Shyam Benegal, the movie, set against the backdrop of Naxalbadi movement, saw Om play the role of a poor farmer who ends up in jail while fighting against the system. He was awarded with the National Award for his role in this movie.Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983): To break his image as a serious actor, Puri took a shot at comedy with Kundan Shah’s cult classic. He played the role of a corrupt property builder called Ahuja.City of Joy (1992): It is an English film directed by Roland Joffe, based on the novel of the same name. Puri played a rural farmer called Hazari Pal, who moves to the fictitious Anand Nagar slum of Kolkata with his family in search of a better livelihood.East is East (1999): He played patriarch Zaheed Khan, a first generation Pakistani, living in London and married to a British woman. Khan struggles to strike a balance between his traditional values and his children’s modern outlook.