New Delhi: Actor Amrish Puri's eternal identity of being best villian is a gift for Bollywood industry. His legendary roles are still remembered by cine buffs with great respect. Not only in Hindi cinema, he had also worked in Hollywood movie like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). The legendary actor was born on 22 June, 1932. He died on 12 January, 2005, as after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome which later caused cerebral hamorrhage. On his 84th birthday, here are some iconic roles of Amrish Puri which made him popular among audiences.
Ashraf Ali: Amrish played a role of cruel father of Sakina played by Ameesha Patel in the blockbuster movie Gadar-Ek Prem Katha. As an influential man, he differentiated between Hindu and Muslims but on the other side his own daughter fell in love with a Sikh. Abundance of disputes occured but in the end he realised his mistakes and allowed his daughter Sakina to stay with her husband played by Sunny Deol.
Balraj Chauhan: In Nayak, Amrish Puri played the role of a corrupt CM. The strategies he opted in the movie to insult Anil Kapoor and even plan a murder, brought curiosity among audience to watch it with concentration. In the movie, Anil Kapoor as a journalist exposed the reality of CM in front of the media. The interest of the movie began when CM challenged Anil to be a CM for one day.
Thakur Durjan Singh: The role of evil rich Thakur (Amrish Puri) in the movie Karan-Arjun in which Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were the lead actors made the audience curious. Durjan killed both Karan and Arjun and then they took revised birth. Karan Arjun was one of the blockbuster movies in Hindi cinema.
Balraj: Amrish as a strict father in Yashraj's blockbuster romantic movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge proved that there is no one like him in the film industry. The dialogue 'Ja Simran Ja...... Jeele Apni Zindagi' left a memorable mark in the industry. This dialogue is also recognized as the life saviour dialogue for the love story of Raj and Simaran.
When we think about villians, a name always strikes in our minds first ''MOGAMBO". It is regarded as one of the most unforgettable roles of Amrish Puri. Though, Anil Kapoor and Sridevi were the lead actors in this Shekhar Kapoor directorial. His famous dialogue 'Mogambo Khush Hua' still echoes in hearts of movie lovers. Mogambo, was an evil scientist who had made his own kingdom and tortured the downtrodden.