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Amrish Puri is a Actor, Writer and Playback Singer Indian born on 22 june 1932 at Jalandhar (Inde)

Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri
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Birth name Amrish Lal Puri
Nationality Inde
Birth 22 june 1932 at Jalandhar (Inde)
Death 12 january 2005 (at 72 years) at Mumbai (Inde)
Awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Filmfare Awards

Amrish Lal Puri (Hindi: अमरीश लाल पुरी; 22 June 1932 – 12 January 2005) was an Indian actor, who was an important figure in Indian theatre and cinema. He worked with notable playwrights of the time, such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad. He is remembered for playing iconic negative roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international film industries. To Indian audiences he is the most remembered for his role as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur's Hindi film Mr. India (1987), and to Western audiences he is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).

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Filmography of Amrish Puri (250 films)

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Aahat – Ek Ajib Kahani
Actors Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Jaya Bachchan, Amrish Puri, Ramesh Deo, Dr. Shriram Lagoo

The film is about a rich, confident, but blind young woman (Jaya Bachchan) married to a photographer (Vinod Mehra). After a necklace is stolen they encounter the villain, played by Amrish Puri. The main focus of the film is on the disability of Bachchan's character, that her blindness does not prevent her from achieving.
Kisna: The Warrior Poet, 2h51
Directed by Subhash Ghai
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Vivek Oberoi, Antonia Bernath, Isha Sharvani, Amrish Puri, Polly Adams, Michael Maloney
Roles Bhairo Singh
Rating45% 2.261922.261922.261922.261922.26192
Movie starts in present day. India's Republic Day Event where the guest of honour is a British Lady, Lady Catherine whose purpose of visit to India is to donate Rs 3500 Crores as charity. But condition being a visit to Devprayag, where India's 2 great rivers Bhagirithi and Alaknanda meet to form Ganga.
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo, 3h13
Genres Drama, War, Action
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sandali Sinha, Nagma, Kapil Sharma
Roles a Narrator
Rating44% 2.209332.209332.209332.209332.20933
Major General Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a dedicated officer for the Indian army. His son Lieutenant Commander Vikramjeet Singh (Bobby Deol) follows in his footsteps and joins the navy. In 1971 during the Indo-Pak war and the formation of Bangladesh, Lt. Commander Vikramjeet Singh has a ship in his command and a regiment of soldiers of the Indian Army, commandeered by his dad, Major General Amarjeet Singh. The ship comes under attack by a submarine of the Pakistani Navy, undergoes damage, and sinks along with Vikramjeet, but not before he courageously rescues about a hundred of trapped army soldiers.
Police Force: An Inside Story
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Amrish Puri, Mohan Joshi, Govind Namdev, Alok Nath
Roles Mr. Panday
Rating45% 2.2634852.2634852.2634852.2634852.263485
Police Academy trainer, Pandey, has been assigned to train some new recruits who are likely candidates in senior positions of India's Police Force. He does his best to train them, and get them assigned to their duties. What he is unable to teach them is about dishonest police officers, especially high-ranking ones; equally dishonest politicians, who have open links with gangsters and terrorists. These young men must now decide to carry on and compromise with this situation, or become rebels and ultimately lose their jobs.
Taarzan: The Wonder Car, 2h42
Directed by Abbas-Mustan
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Actors Ayesha Takia, Vatsal Sheth, Ajay Devgn, Farida Jalal, Gulshan Grover, Rajpal Yadav
Roles Kartar Singh / Baa Ji
Rating47% 2.353982.353982.353982.353982.35398
Deven Chaudhary (Ajay Devgan) lives with his mother (Farida Jalal) and only son Raj (Vatsal Sheth). Deven spends considerable time designing the perfect car, calling it DC — which is very futuristic and more advanced than any other car in the market — and registering its patent. He also looks after an older model car, handed over to him by his late father, and calls it "Taarzan". He meets with Rakesh Kapoor (Pankaj Dheer) and his partners, who praise his design but decline dealing with him.
Aitraaz (2004)
, 2h40
Directed by Abbas-Mustan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Amrish Puri, Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal
Roles Ranjit Roy
Rating65% 3.298133.298133.298133.298133.29813
Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) is employed by a telecommunications company, Air Voice. Priya Saxena (Kareena Kapoor), who is looking for a full-time job, goes to Raj's house for an interview, mistaking him for barrister Ram Chautrani (Annu Kapoor), a neighbour and Raj's friend. Raj and Priya fall in love, marry and are expecting their first child.
Garv (2004)
, 2h39
Directed by Puneet Issar
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Roles Police Commissioner Samar Singh
Rating56% 2.801122.801122.801122.801122.80112
Garv is a story of three brave and honest cops: Samar Singh (Amrish Puri), Arjun Ranawat (Salman Khan) and Hyder Ali Khan (Arbaaz Khan). Samar wants to reduce the amount of crime in the state. The trio faces obstacles because the powerful and corrupt politicians (played by Govind Namdeo, Anant Jog and Shivaji Satam) are connected with underworld don Zafar Supari (Mukesh Rishi). The politicians decide to transfer Samar Singh while Hyder Ali is named a traitor and is killed. The goons next target Arjun by gang-raping his sister, Rakhi (Akanksha) and hurting his other family members. Arjun, in a fit of anger, kills the rapists and surrenders himself to his police colleauges. He is seen walking up the steps with police in the opening scenes of the movie. He wants to be awarded capital punishment but later the court finds the politicians wrong and lets Arjun go free.
Hulchul (2004)
, 2h46
Directed by Priyadarshan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Akshaye Khanna, Amrish Puri, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff
Roles Angar Chand
Rating69% 3.497923.497923.497923.497923.49792
Twenty years ago Angar Chand (Amrish Puri) lived a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India along with his wife, Parvati, and four sons, Balram (Jackie Shroff), Kishan (Paresh Rawal), Shakti (Arbaaz Khan) and Jai (Akshaye Khanna). Since Balram is of marriageable age, he arranges his marriage with the daughter of Laxmi Devi (Laxmi), who opposes this marriage. During the wedding ceremony, Laxmi Devi and her sons, Surajbhan, and Pratap forcibly take away their sister and accidentally kill Parvati. They subsequently get their sister married to Kashinath (Shakti Kapoor). An enraged Angar hacks Laxmi's husband to death, is arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison. When he returns he makes it clear that women will not be permitted in his house, posting a sign on the front gate, and forbids his sons to ever marry.
Lakshya (2004)
, 2h55
Directed by Farhan Akhtar
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, War, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharad Kapoor, Om Puri, Boman Irani
Roles Brig. Gautam Puri
Rating77% 3.897363.897363.897363.897363.89736
Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan) is a young man who has no goal or plans for his future. His father is a businessman, his brother is a successful individual living in America. His girlfriend, Romi (Preity Zinta), a student activist and reporter who espouses fashionable causes out of well-meaning sincerity, tells him he needs to find a goal in life. When a friend announces he is going to join the Indian Military Academy (IMA, Dehradun), Karan applies as well, despite dissent from his parents.
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, 2h44
Directed by David Dhawan
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri, Amrita Arora Ladak, Satish Shah
Roles Colonel Dugraj Singh
Rating66% 3.3491753.3491753.3491753.3491753.349175
Sameer (Salman Khan) is a hot-tempered person with terrible anger management issues ever since his parents died in his childhood. After he beats up a group of goons who tried to assault his girlfriend Roma (Amrita Arora), she breaks up with him due to his bad temper. Thus, as per his horoscope, he is very unlucky in love. With a heavy heart and in order to get away from everything, he leaves for Goa to take up a job as a lifeguard, where he meets Rani (Priyanka Chopra), an upcoming fashion designer and instantly falls in love with her. After many attempts at befriending her and a rough start with her father, (Amrish Puri), a former colonel in the military, Rani and Sameer become friends. However, Sameer's ill fated luck comes into play as he still has some rough incidents with her father and Rani, too gets angry with him since she overhears him saying bad things about her to Pandit ji (Rajpal Yadav).
Love (2004)
, 2h45
Directed by S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Aditya Singh, Rakshita, Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jai Jagadish
Roles Saligrama Oberoi
Rating39% 1.998781.998781.998781.998781.99878
As the name indicates, movie is about 'Love' between Aditya & Rakshita in Kashi then travels to Dubai. Tragedy starts with Jai Jagadish and ends with Amrish Puri.
Dev (2004)
, 2h56
Directed by Govind Nihalani
Genres Drama
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Fardeen Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Rati Agnihotri
Roles Chief Minister Bhandarker
Rating66% 3.347053.347053.347053.347053.34705
Joint Commissioner of Police Dev Pratap Singh, a duty-bound, self-righteous officer, and Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla, the balancing force between the political interests of Chief Minister Bhandarker and Dev's commitment to the law, are lifelong friends, each with his own ideals. Farhaan, a law graduate, was brought up with ideals of non-violence and patriotism. Dev unwittingly gives Farhaan the wound that plunges him into rage and violence after witnessing the death of his father during a peace demonstration. Taking advantage of the situation, corrupt politician Latif sets the vulnerable young man on a path of violence and destruction that threatens to ignite the city. Aaliya is the light in Farhaan's life. Beautiful and innocent, the young woman also gets caught in extraordinary circumstances that transform her life and she dares to stand up for the truth. Dev is the saga of Dev and Tej's friendship, a bond stronger than blood ties in which Farhaan emerges as the wedge driving them apart. The story unfolds against the vitiated atmosphere of present times where innocent lives become fodder for political expediency. The spark of terrorist violence unknowingly set off by Farhaan under the aegis of the corrupt politician Latif engulfs the whole city in its flames. Tej transgresses beyond the boundaries of law in his passion to eliminate anti-national crime. Dev is faced with the spectre of the tragic human cost and a moral compulsion to act. The stakes rise beyond self-interest. Dev and Tej are set on a path of dramatic collision. Even as Dev and Farhaan's fate gets irreversibly linked, two soldiers whose allegiance may be to different causes but admiration for each other's courage and integrity brings them together.
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, 3h2
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri, Kabir Bedi, Parvin Dabas
Roles I.S.I Chief Ishak Khan
Rating55% 2.754012.754012.754012.754012.75401
Arun Sharma (Sunny Deol) is a spy working for RAW (Research and Analysis Wing). He sets up a spy network under the identity of Major Batra, with the objective of getting information regarding terrorist activities across the border. Reshma (Preity Zinta), who is from the same village, becomes a part of this network. He trains her for spying and during this training process they fall in love. Reluctantly, he sends her across the border as a maidservant in Colonel Hidayatulla's (Deep Dhillon) house. He is associated with Isaq Khan and Maulana Azhar who are enemies of India.
Out of Control
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Ritesh Deshmukh, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Brande Roderick, Anand Raj Anand, Noémi Besedes, Satish Kaushik
Roles Jatta Singh Bedi
Rating34% 1.7284551.7284551.7284551.7284551.728455
A man named Jaswinder (Ritesh Deshmukh) goes to the United States of America promising his parents that he will return soon and his sister marriage will be set. In America in a night club he meets an American girl named Sally (Brande Roderick) and marries her for his visa.