Amrish Puri And His Iconic Characters
MUMBAI, (ANI) – Bollywood is marking the 90th birth anniversary of Amrish Puri. Between 1967 and 2005, Amrish Puri appeared in over 450 movies as an actor. He died in 2005 after brain surgery to treat his myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare form of blood cancer.
The Hindi film ‘Mr. India’, directed by Shekhar Kapur and released in 1987, is best known for Amrish Puri’s performance as Mogambo. The late actor is also well-known to foreign audiences for his performances as Khan in Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film ‘Gandhi’ and as the lead antagonist Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s 1984 film ‘Indiana Jones’ and the ‘Temple of Doom’. The last time we saw our beloved Mogambo was in ‘Kisna: The Warrior Poet’ in 2005.
From Mogambo in Mr. India to the grumpy dad in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Amrish Puri has a long list of legendary roles under his belt. On the occasion of Amrish Puri’s birth anniversary, here is a look at some of his iconic roles and dialogs.
Mogambo in ‘Mr. India’ – “Mogambo Khush Hua”
This famous line appeared in ‘Mr. India’. He starred as a megalomaniac dictator and the line is well-remembered even today. Mogambo became one of the most recognizable villains in the history of Bollywood.
Chaudhary Baldev Singh in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ – “Ja Simran Jaa, Jee Le Apni Zindagi”
In the 1995 movie ‘DDLJ’, Amrish Puri also known as Bauji, completely blew everyone’s minds. The actor portrayed a strict Indian father who at first opposed his daughter’s love but ultimately decided to let her go. Today, we remember and live by this famous dialogue said by him: “Ja Simran Ja Jee Le Apni Zindagi”.
Durjan Singh in ‘Karan Arjun’ – “Hum khandani Thakur hai … hamari ragon mein khoon ke saath saath zid aur ahankaar bhi daudta hai”
The song “Mujhko ranaji maaf karna” is among the most enduring example of a classic moment in the movie and the dialog said by him “Hum khandani Thakur hai … hamari ragon mein khoon ke saath saath zid aur ahankaar bhi daudta hai” is still remembered.
Ashraf Ali in ‘Gadar-Ek Prem Katha’ – “Itne Tukde Karunga Ki Tu Pehchana Nahin Jayega”
When Puri played Ashraf Ali in the 2001 movie ‘Gadar-Ek Prem Katha’, he succeeded in making you despise the character, which is a sign of a great actor. Later, his dialog from the movie “Itne Tukde Karunga Ki Tu Pehchana Nahin Jayega” became very well-known.
Nagar in ‘Ilaaka’ – “Galti Ek Baar Hoti Hai, Do Baar Hoti Hai, Teesri Baar Irada Hota Hai”
This is one of the best dialogs of actor Amrish Puri. It was featured in the 1989 film ‘Ilaaka.’