Late Amrish Purish (Mogambo), an Icon in Indian Cenema, posses a voice, acting prowess and timeless legacy

Late Amrish Purish (Mogambo)

Late Amrish Purish (Mogambo), an Icon in Indian Cenema, posses a voice, acting prowess and timeless legacy

Amrish Puri, an icon in Indian cinema, possessed a voice and acting prowess that sculpted a unique and timeless legacy.

According to Indian Cenema, His resonant baritone wasn’t just a sound; it was a force, a commanding symphony that elevated every character he embodied.

This vocal tapestry, woven with authority and depth, became the hallmark of his cinematic brilliance.

Puri’s acting transcended the ordinary, a delicate dance between intensity and subtlety that left an indelible mark.

Whether portraying iconic villains or tender protagonists, he infused each role with a rare authenticity.

Amrish Puri wasn’t merely an actor; he was a storyteller, weaving narratives with the nuanced cadence of his voice and the profound expressiveness of his performances.

In the vast landscape of film, his contribution remains a singular and enduring masterpiece, forever etched in the hearts of those touched by his art.

While he predominantly worked in Hindi-language films, he had also appeared in Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi language films.

Puri equally played some of most remembered villainous roles in Vidhaata (1982), Shakti (1982), Hero (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Nagina (1986), Mr. India (1987), Shahenshah (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), Tridev (1990), Ghayal (1990), Saudagar (1991), Thalapathi (1991), Tahalka (1992), Damini (1993), Karan Arjun (1995), Kaalapani (1996), Jeet (1996), Koyla (1997), Baadshah (1999), Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), and Nayak: The Real Hero (2001).

Puri’s performance of the main antagonist Mogambo from Shekhar Kapur’s Mr. India (1987) is considered as one of greatest villains of all time in Indian cinema.

It was reported that he received a salary of ₹10 million (US$771,890.82), making him the highest-paid Indian villain actor of all time.

His comic role in Chachi 420, that he acted alongside Kamal Haasan was well received by critics.

Late Amrish Purish (Mogambo)
Late Amrish Purish (Mogambo)

Puri was a highly prolific actor; he also featured in positive supporting roles, of which he won 3 times Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

Some of his notable positive roles are Phool Aur Kaante (1991), Gardish (1993), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Ghatak (1996), Diljale (1996) Pardes (1997), Virasat (1997), China Gate (1998), Badal (2000), Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and Hulchul (2004).

To Western audiences, he is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and as Khan in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi (1982).

Anrish Purish age:

Amrish Puri born 22 June 1932 and passed away 12 January 2005.

He was an Indian actor, who was one of the most notable and important figures in Indian cinema and theatre.

He acted in more than 450 films, established himself as one of the most popular and iconic actors in Indian cinema.

Puri is remembered for playing various roles in variety of film genres, specially iconic villainous roles in Hindi cinema, as well as international cinema.

He reigned supreme in villainous roles in the 1980s and 1990s, his dominating screen presence and distinctive deep voice made him stand out amongst the other villains of the day.

Puri was active in both art cinema such as in some of Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani’s films as well as in mainstream cinema.

Puri won three Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actor in eight nominations.

He also holds most Filmfare Award for Best Villain nominations.

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