Remembering Amrish Puri, inarguably the greatest screen villain and one of the greatest actors of all times.
Amrish Puri was an actor par excellence. There have been very few actors in Indian cinema who have played their roles with such élan, as this “master-screen villain” did. His big ever dilated eyes, his baritone, that tall physique and that fanatic laugh were iconic.
The problem with many established actors (legends included) is that they tend to overdo themselves. But Amrish Puri never overdid Amrish Puri, he in fact never played himself on the screen. He was either Advocate Chaddha or Mogambo or Mola Ram or Bhairav Nath or Durjan Singh and that’s why he was able to impart a distinct shade to all of his characters.
The Man who has not just played many roles but has brought all human, divine and satanic emotions alive on the silver screen.
Realism – Yahan bansuri ki bhasha koi nahi samajhta … yeh duniya sirf lathi ki bhasha samajhti hai … sirf lathi ki(Hero)
Business Sense – Aadmi ke pass dimag ho na … toh woh apna dard bhi bech sakta hai(Aitraaz)
Threat – Aaisi maut maroonga is kamine ko … ki bhagwan yeh punar janam waala system hi khatam kar dega(Karan Arjun)
Freedom – Ja Simran … ja jeele apni zindagi … (DDLJ)
Pragmatism – Yeh adaalat hai, koi mandir ya dargah nahi jahan mannatein aur muraadein poori hoti hai … yahan dhoop batti aur narayal nahi … balki thos saboot aur gawah pesh kiye jaate hai
Greed – Yeh daulat bhi kya cheez hai … jiske pass jitni bhi aati hai … kam hi lagti hai(Deewana)
Helplessness – Zarooraton ne par kaat diye hain … roti paun ki zanjeer ban gayi hai(DDLJ)
Inspiration – Arjun kabhi marte nahin … Arjun ladte hain!(Garv)
Happiness – Mogambo khush hua(Mr. India)
Ego – Hum khandaani Thakur hai … hamari ragon mein khoon ke saath saath zid aur ahankaar bhi daudta hai(Karan Arjun)