Amrish Puri, the legendary actor, who won accolades for his image of being one of the best villain Bollywood ever witnessed. From the powerful voice to his intense looks, Amrish Puri had everything to be a villain and he even essayed negative roles with ease and conviction.
The veteran actor, who worked in over 400 hundred movies, has immortalised several roles which are still remain afresh amongst the Bollywood buffs.
On his 85th birth anniversary, we bring you some of the iconic roles of Amrish Puri that made him our favourite villain:
Mogambo from Mr India - Who doesn't remember the classic dialogue 'Mogambo Khush Hua'? Amrish had immortalised the character of Mogambo in the memories of cine buffs forever. In this Boney Kapoor-Shekhar Kapur directorial, Mogambo wanted to conquer India and it is a normal Indian Anil Kapoor who stops him
Indrajit Chadha from Damini - Not just a goon, Amrish Puri also made us fall in love with him when he played the role of a criminal lawyer in Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Damini' which feautered Meenakshi Sheshadri, Rishi Kapoor and Sunny Deol in key roles. In the movie, Amrish is seen as a person, who can go to any extent to win a case. His powerful dialogues delivery won him brownie points in 'Damini'.
Thakral from Meri Jung - Amrish Puri had played the role of a lawyer in Subhash Ghai's 'Meri Jung' as well. In this emotional family drama, Puri aka Thakral had proved an innocent man guilty in the court, who is then hanged to death. The twist comes after the innocent man's son played by Anil Kapoor takes the revenge and defeats Thakral in a case regarding his son. Amrish Puri had won a Filmfare award for 'Meri Jung' in the category of supporting actor.
Thakur Durjan Singh from Karan Arjun - In this Rakesh Roshan directorial, which featured Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles, Amrish Puri played the role of a rich evil Thakur. Not just his acting, but Puri's wicked expressions as Ranaji made every movie-goer an ardent fan of his skills. Interestingly, 'Karan Arjun' was one of the blockbuster movies in Hindi cinema.
Dong from Tehelka - Well, this was indeed one of the most unrecognisable roles ever played by Amrish Puri. In this Anil Sharma directorial, Amrish Puri plays the role of General Dong who is an evil dictator of a kingdom called Dongrila and his sole mission is to destroy India. His dialogue 'Dong kabhi wrong nahi hota' got really popular.