8 Movies That Made Amrish Puri The Greatest Villain of Bollywood

The most loved negative role actor of Bollywood

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Amrish Puri was best-known for his negative roles. Wikimedia commons
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Amrish Puri was a Bollywood actor, born in 1932, he was one of the most prominent actors famous for negative roles. From Magambo to Mola Ram, he played some major iconic roles. The most dreaded villain who almost defined terror.

He died in 2005 at the age of 75. He had won various awards due to his acting. His legacy makes him eternal, with his unique voice and powerful personality.

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Amrish Puri with Prem Modi. Wikimedia commons
Amrish Puri with Prem Modi. Wikimedia Commons

1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

He played the role of a strict father in this big blockbuster romantic movie. Amrish Puri is still remembered for his climax dialogue “Ja Simran, jeele apni zindagi”.

2. Mr India

Mogambo, probably the most frightening villain who still brings a chill to our spines. This character is the most legendary villain of Bollywood. Playing a powerful evil scientist who had a kingdom of his own, Amrish Puri was loved for his acting excellence.

3. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

An unrelenting father, believed to be dead in riots, later discovered alive as the Mayor of Lahore. He played an opposing father who didn’t accept his Indian son-in-law.

4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The most hated villain in international cinema, Mola Ram. His character was extremely hated for being the demonic priest who performs rituals of human sacrifices and enslaves children.

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5. Nayak

A CM who ignored riots to protect his vote bank and is caught on camera, following which he challenges a journalist to take his place for a day.

Amrish Puri with Jeetendra. Wikimedia commons
Amrish Puri with Jeetendra. Wikimedia Commons

6. Hulchul

The dhoti-clad old man with a walking stick in his hand, raging with anger on the mention of the word ‘woman’ is still fresh in the minds of his fans. He banned entry of females in his house and forbade his sons from getting married.

7. Nagina

Baba Bhairo Nath, a snake-charmer, seen in a tantrik’s get-up. He wanted to acquire the sacred mani, the location of which is known only to the Nagin.

8. Karan Arjun

Thakur Durjan Singh, a wicked man who killed Karan and Arjun’s father, caused extreme suffering to Raakhee’s character for 20 years. He was too, one of the most hated characters.

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