8 films that made Om Puri great   

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Om Puri’s legacy   

The late actor Om Puri is among the finest cinematic gems of the entertainment industry. His versatility is not limited to only Indian cinema but also Hollywood films.   

Ardh Satya (ZEE5)    

Om Puri’s finesse is witnessed in this layered character of a police inspector caught in the dilemma of police and political corruption in this crime thriller. 

Aakrosh (Prime Video) 

This crime drama film traces the unconventional roles chosen by the legendary actor as he stars as a victimized tribal grappling with a power struggle.   

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (YouTube)    

A cult classic black satire film that features Om Puri as a corrupt contractor named Ahuja.   

Chup Chup Ke (Netflix)    

Om Puri showcases his quirky side with his impressive comic timing in this comedy-drama film. He essays the role of a manipulative Gujarati businessman.   

East is East (Prime Video)  

Puri was bestowed with the esteemed BAFTA nomination for his role as the traditional patriarch Zahir "George" Khan of a mixed-race family.    

Maachis (Airtel Xstream)  

Om Puri delivers an impressive performance in this period political thriller revolving around the Sikh insurgency. He garnered critical acclaim for his dialogues and acting.

Dhoop (Prime Video) 

Essaying the role of a courageous father grappling with the loss of a martyred soldier in this war drama film, Om Puri shines in his character.   

Tamas (YouTube) 

Set against the backdrop of the riot-stricken India-Pak partition, the film traces the plight of various characters and Om Puri plays a low-caste cobbler.