Best Movies of Amrish Puri

It is said that people often remember the heroes. If there’s one man who can make us admire even the villainous roles, it has to be the iconic actor, Late, Mr. Amrish Puri. He has been an important part of the Indian theatre and Cinema for 38 years, while he acted in over 450 films.  He came to Bombay to follow the footsteps of his elder brothers Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, who were well known established actors at the time. When he failed the screen test, he was discouraged and he took up a job at the Employee’s State Insurance Corporation. 

But his interest and passion for acting kept him highly motivated and he started acting as a stage artist, performing at Prithvi Theatre, for plays written by Satyadev Dubey. This eventually led to him gaining an opportunity for acting in ad films and eventually, in the movies.

Apart from his exceptional career in Bollywood, he has also worked for Kannada, Marathi, Hollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu films. 

Unfortunately, India lost the great actor in 2005, due to blood cancer but he still remains eternal in the hearts of his fans through his commendable acting. Here’s a list of the best movies Amrish Puri has acted in:

Mr. India:

A fiction thriller film, directed in 1987, starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and Amrish Puri has been remembered for ages. It was a blockbuster, high earning film at that time and still remains a classic that has won a million hearts. The story revolves around the life of Arun (Anil Kapoor) and Seema (Sridevi). Arun comes to know about a device invented by his father that helps one become invisible. He intends to use the device for good deeds. When Mogambo (Amrish Puri), who wants to conquer India, comes to know about it, he sets out to defeat Arun. The movie has been remembered for two classic moments: One being Sridevi’s iconic ‘Hawa Hawai’ dance and the other being Amrish Puri’s ‘Mogambo Khush Hua’ dialogue.

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Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, Damini released in the year 1993. The storyline revolves around a woman who fights against the law and files a case on her brother in law and his friends to obtain justice for her house-maid. Amrish Puri has played the role of Indrajit Chadda, a criminal lawyer with a manipulative mind who can go to any extent to achieve his ends.



Another exemplary movie directed by Rajkumar Santoshi that released in the year 1990, shows Mr. Amrish Puri in the role of Balwant Rai who wrongly frames Ajay (Sunny Deol) for his brother’s murder. If you want to see a storyline based on a strong comeback with Revenge, you should definitely watch Ghayal now.

Gadar-Ek Prem Katha:

Do you remember the song ‘Main Nikla Gaddi Leke’? Ah! Got you. We know you’ve already started humming ‘ek mod aaya, me uss dil chod aaya’. Along with this timeless song, Gadar is also marked as the second most-watched Hindi film in India since the 1990s. Directed by Anil Sharma and released in 2001, Gadar is the story of Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) who falls in love with Sakina (Ameesha Patel) during the time of partition in India. Amrish Puri plays the role of Ashraf Ali and it is said to be one of the best roles of his acting career.

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Karan Arjun:

Remember Rakhee Gulzar saying “Mere Karan Arjun Ayenge”? The arrival of Karan Arjun was highly awaited in the movie to seek revenge from Thakur Durjan Singh (Amrish Puri) who had killed Karan and Arjun’s father. If you believe in the afterlife or second births, watch Karan Arjun now for a story filled with a dash of faith and reincarnation.


The director duo Abbas Mustan directed this action comedy film in 1999. Baadshah is the story of a small detective who is mistaken for a CBI agent and is assigned on a mission to save the Chief Minister from an assassination attempt. Amrish Puri plays the role of an Industrialist, Surya Singh Thapar in this movie. This film marks an important contribution to Indian Cinema as it led Sharukh Khan to attain the title of ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’.




A 1992 action-adventure film, directed by Anil Sharma, Tahalka is the story of General Dong (Amrish Puri) who captures Indian Major Krishna Rao’s daughter. In an interview with India today, Amrish Puri said that “I am certain that this role will create an even bigger sensation than Mogambo”. According to an article by Arre India, Tahalka was a surgical strike film that Bollywood witnessed before URI.

Meri Jung:

Amrish Puri won a Filmfare Award for the best supporting actor for his role as G.D Thakral in Meri Jung. It is an action drama film directed by Subhash Ghai. Anil Kapoor, who played the lead role in Meri Jung, says that the movie changed his life. Click here to know why. 

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