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Trailblazer: Om Puri’s Iconic Silver Screen Moments

From ‘Aakrosh’ to ‘East is East’ to ‘Aastha’, Om Puri has left an indelible imprint on cinema.

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Om Puri, along with Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, was one of the forerunners of alternative cinema in India. A favourite with directors like Govind Nihalani, Satyajit Ray, Gulzar and Shyam Benegal, Om Puri also made his imprint on mainstream Bollywood as well as Hollywood. An actor par excellence, he was comfortable in searingly intense as well as comic roles.

Walk down the silver screen memory lane with us to revisit some of his best remembered moments in cinema.

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Aakrosh (1980)

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Sadgati (1981)

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Gandhi (1982)

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

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Ardh Satya (1983)

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Tamas (1988)

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Maachis (1996)

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Mrityudand (1997)

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East is East (1999)

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Aastha (1997)

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Topics:  Gandhi   Om Puri   Ardh Satya 

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