From Aakrosh to Hera Pheri — some of Om Puri's stellar on-screen performances

FP Staff

Oct,18 2017 18:25 35 IST

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Om Puri debuted with 1972 Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwali. Image courtesy: Facebook

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With 1980's Aakrosh, Puri made a stamp in the hearts of cinegoers in India. He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for the film. Image courtesy:
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In 1981's Satyajit Ray film Sadgati which was based on Munshi Premchand's novel, Puri starred along with Smita Patil. Image courtesy: Facebook

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In 1983 film, Ardh Satya, again with Patil, Om Puri delivered a phenomenal performance which is considered to be one of the milestones in Indian cinema. Obviously, he won the National Award for Best Actor for his role in Ardh Satya. Image courtesy: Facebook

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As the aged guard Abu Miya, who takes upon himself to protect the women inside the spice factory, Om Puri won numerous hearts for his impeccable act in Ketan Mehta's 1987 film, Mirch Masala. Image courtesy: Facebook

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In a multi-starrer Hera Pheri, Puri tickled the funny bone of the audiences with his comic act. Image courtesy: Facebook

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In Lasse Hallström's 2014 film, The Hundred Foot Journey, Puri shared the screen with legendary actress Helen Mirren, delivering an endearing performance. Image courtesy: Facebook

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In the 2017 film, Mr Kabaadi Puri appeared for the last time on screen before his untimely death. Image courtesy: Facebook