Villains have always been alive & frankly speaking, a hero is nothing without his arch–enemy.
The 100 glorious years of the Indian film industry have supplied numerous bad boys, but it is still not too difficult to choose the villain, Amrish Puri aka Mogambo, who has starred in over 400 films. Let’s have a deeper look into the most terrific roles of this star from another sky.
10 Greatest Roles of Amrish Puri as a Villain
Mr. India: Amrish Puri as Mogambo
This 1987 Hindi fantasy superhero Bollywood film starring Anil Kapoor, Sri Devi, and Amrish Puri in the lead roles was directed by Shekhar Kapur.
The power and popularity of Amrish Puri’s dialogue “Mogambo Khush Hua” can be understood by the fact that it is casually used even today to express happiness. The Mogambo character is also considered to be one of the best villains in Bollywood history.
Damini: Amrish Puri as Indrajit Chaddha
It is a 1993 Hindi film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi starring Meenakshi Sheshadri in the title role along with Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Deol, and Amrish Puri in pivotal roles. In this woman-centric film, Amrish Puri projects himself as a criminal lawyer with a scheming mind that can go to any extent. He showcases himself as an extremely mean man with the ladies who never hesitate from discussing rape in detail or uttering words like “jaanghe aapko malum hai kya hoti hai”.
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Karan Arjun: Amrish Puri as Thakur Durjan Singh
This 1995 Bollywood action thriller film starring Raakhee, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amrish Puri, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, and Ranjeet was a masterpiece directed by Rakesh Roshan. The evil Thakur, played by Amrish Puri brutally murders both Karan and Arjun to prevent them from inheriting the estate. For his historic act in the film, Amrish Puri was also nominated in the Filmfare Awards for best performance in a negative role.
Ghayal: Amrish Puri as Balwant Rai
it is a 1990 Hindi action film featuring Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar, Moushmi Chatterjee, and Amrish Puri. The film established debut director Raj Kumar Santoshi as a director of rapport and great charisma and laid the foundation for years and films to come. A larger-than-life villain Balwant Rai, played with poise and polish by Amrish Puri is another highlight of the film without whom the whole thing would have fallen flat.
Dialogue: “Joh zindagi mujhse takrati hai… who sisak – sisakar dum todti hai“
Ram Lakhan: Amrish Puri as Bishambar Nath
This Bollywood movie was released in 1989, produced and directed by showman Subhash Ghai and had an ensemble cast, including Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Dimple Kapadia, Raakhee and Amrish Puri. The evil duo Bishambar (Amrish Puri) and Bhanu (Paresh Rawal) exploit and enjoy the family’s riches and present an image of a ruthless and badman.
Nagina: Amrish Puri as Bhairo Nath
This is a 1986 sci-fi, fantasy Hindi Bollywood film, produced and directed by Harmesh Malhotra and starring Sri Devi, Rishi Kapoor, and Amrish Puri. The movie became the biggest hit of the year and was one of the best snake films of Bollywood.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Amrish Puri as Mola Ram
This 1984 film was an American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and let Puri achieve a target that most Indian actors would have died for. Amrish Puri played the villainous Mola Ram – a Kali–worshipping Tantric – who tries to eliminate Harrison Ford and company.
Amrish Puri shaved his head for the role of the villain Mola Ram in the movie and it created such an impression that he kept his head shaved for his upcoming roles as well.
Gadar – Ek Prem Katha: Amrish Puri as Ashraf Ali
This 2001 Bollywood action movie starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, and Amrish Puri is said to be the biggest blockbuster in Hindi cinema. The role of Ashraf Ali was one of the Best roles by Amrish Puri in his Career. no doubt he was the Best Villain of Bollywood.
Dialogue: “Itne tukde karunga ki pehchana nahi jayega“
Tahalka: Amrish Puri as General Dong
This is a 1992 Bollywood action saga directed by Anil Sharma and featuring an ensemble cast including Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, Aditya Pancholi, Amrish Puri, and many more. General Dong (Amrish Puri) is an evil dictator of a kingdom called Dongrila where he has kidnapped dozens of school girls and plans to use them as suicide bombers.
Dialogue: “Dong kabhi wrong nahi hota“
Meri Jung: Amrish Puri as G. D. Thakral
This 1985 Bollywood movie was produced by N N Sippy and directed by Subhash Ghai, starring Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri, Nutan, and Amrish Puri. Puri also won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in the movie.
Nayak-The Real Hero: Amrish Puri as Balraj Chauhan
Nayak The Real Hero is the remake of the Tamil film Mudhalvan, Both of the films were directed by S. Shankar. Despite having a good story, the film was not a box office hit, due to the lack of audience interest, due to the major success of many Hindi films in that year, Like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Gadar Ek Prem Katha, Lagaan, Nayak failed, but later when it was telecasted on TV Channels, it gained cult status and we all love the Interview scene of the film, and Amrish Puri ji were phenomenon in the film with his brilliant performance.