10 Dialogues That Proves Amrish Puri is The Baddest Villain In The History Of Indian Cinema

Amrish Puri, was one of the iconic villains of Bollywood, would have turned 83 today. A man who astonished us with his remarkable acting and dialogue delivery, including the famous, ‘Mogambo khush hua’ & ‘Aao kabhi haveli pe’. Today we pay a tribute to the legend by bringing you some of his epic dialogues in his magnificient Bollywood Career. He will always be remembered

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“Amrish is my favourite villain. The best the world has ever produced and ever will!” Steven Spielberg on Amrish Puri

The most renowned villain of Bollywood, Amrish Lal Puri’s appealing voice and great expressions made him a flawless actor. He mostly played negative roles and is fondly remembered for his performance as Mogambo in Mr. India, besides others. The actor passed away, on this day, in the year 2005 but is still alive in the hearts of millions of people.


On his 11th death anniversary today, let’s know a tad more about the legend closely:

  • Amrish Puri entered Bollywood following the footsteps of his two elder brothers, Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, who were already famous for the villainous roles they portrayed
  • He was noticed in the movie Hum Paanch in the year 1980
  • Amrish Puri had always been passionate about acting and before coming into films, he acted in various plays at Prithvi Theatre
  • He failed his first screen test, following which he worked with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)
  • Amrish Puri has acted in Kannada, Marathi, Hollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films
  • He started working in films at the age of 40
  • He was a part of around 400 movies
  • Between 1980s and 1990s, there was hardly any movie which did not feature him as a villain
  • Puri has also played the character of Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • It was for Indiana Jones that Puri had his head shaved for the first time
  • Puri was passionate for hats and had a collection of around 200 hats from all around the world
  • His last movie was Kachchi Sadak in 2006
  • Some of the films he is remembered for, include, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mr. India, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Chachi 420, Nayak, and Karan Arjun.

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