Articles about Amrish Puri
Certain actors have an uncanny ability to completely transform into the characters they play. Amrish Puri was one of those actors whose roles on the big screen made people hate him as he successfully portrayed hateworthy characters in multiple languages. Puri was born on June 22, 1932, in Nawanshahr, Punjab. His elder brothers were actors and this influenced Puri at an early age. As every budding actor, he too dreamt about being a hero but a failed screen test in 1954 led him to consider theater. His performances as a stage actor earned him opportunities in films. He started with small roles in films like ‘Prem Pujari’ and ‘Reshma Aur Shera.’ He was around 40 at the time. Puri went on to act in over 450 films in his career including in languages such as Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, etc. He became one of the most prolific actors to perform negative roles in the Hindi film industry. He even showcased his talent abroad in Hollywood in films such as ‘Gandhi’ (1982) and as the main anti-hero in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ (1984) where he shaved his head to play Mola Ram. Puri died in 2005 due to complications related to a rare form of blood cancer.
22 Jun 2021Entertainment
Amrish Puri, who would've turned 89 today, was known to pull off various types of roles with equal aplomb.
27 Oct 2020Entertainment
The year 2020 is a horror story in itself. To be honest, the ongoing pandemic sometimes feels like a real-life zombie apocalypse.
20 Oct 2020Entertainment
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has clocked 25 years of release today.
28 Feb 2020Entertainment
The announcement of a planned reboot of the 1987 Bollywood movie Mr. India has got mired in a major controversy.
27 Feb 2020Entertainment
The controversy surrounding a planned reboot of the 1987 movie Mr. India is getting messier with time.
23 Feb 2020Entertainment
Earlier this week, Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar announced that he would soon helm a movie trilogy inspired by the iconic 1987 movie Mr. India, which was directed by Shekhar Kapur.
22 Feb 2019Entertainment
Sridevi - the name itself evokes so many emotions - the actress was not only a powerhouse entertainer but also an epitome of perfection and poise.
28 Nov 2018Entertainment
Akshay Kumar says working in the Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0 was a learning experience for him as he realized that the south industry is not only more punctual but also more professional than Bollywood.
24 Oct 2018Entertainment
It has been 23 years but Maratha Mandir is still in love with 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', which completed an uninterrupted run of 1,200 weeks at the iconic Mumbai theater.
16 May 2018Entertainment
The talks for the sequel of 1987 blockbuster 'Mr India' has been going on for more than a year now.
20 Jun 2017Entertainment
Even 20 years after its release, Mr. India is still remembered for its unique concept of invisibility and Mogambo, the villain portrayed by Amrish Puri!