The Best Amrish Puri Movies

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List of the best Amrish Puri movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Amrish Puri's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Amrish Puri movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Amrish Puri movies will be at the top of the list. Amrish Puri has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Amrish Puri movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Amrish Puri films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Amrish Puri role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Amrish Puri performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Jaani Dushman, Lakshya and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Amrish Puri movies?" and "What are the greatest Amrish Puri roles of all time?"

Steven Spielberg and Kamal Haasan are among those who directed Amrish Puri at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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  • Mr. India
    Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Ashok Kumar
    34 votes
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
    Mr. India is a 1987 Indian Hindi fantasy superhero film directed by Shekhar Kapur. It stars Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, and Amrish Puri in lead roles The film was the second biggest hit of 1987, and remains a cult classic in India. The film was known for several of its lines and songs, including Sridevi's Miss Hawa Hawaii performance, and Amrish Puri's quote "Mogambo khush hua", which is one of the most famous quotes of Bollywood and has become synonymous with Puri. The Mogambo character is also considered to be one of the best villains in Bollywood history. Laxmikant-Pyarelal's music performed well too, especially the song Hawa Hawaii which is very popular till today. The film has often been featured in different lists of top Bollywood films. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. This was the last film that the writing duo Salim-Javed wrote together. They had split up earlier in 1982, but came back for one last film. On the centenary of Indian Cinema, Mr. India has been declared one of the 100 Greatest Indian Films of All Time.
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
    Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Anupam Kher
    39 votes
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Aditya Chopra
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ, is a 1995 Indian romantic drama film. It was written and directed by Aditya Chopra, produced by Yash Chopra, and stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The film tells the story of a young non-resident Indian couple, Raj and Simran, who fall in love during a European vacation, and relates how Raj attempts to win over the Simran's family, so that the couple can marry, despite Simran's father having long ago promised her for his friend's son. It was filmed in India, London and Switzerland. Earning over 1.06 billion in India and 160 million overseas, it became the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year, and one of the biggest hits of all time in India. It won 10 Filmfare Awards, the most for a single film at that time, and won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The film's soundtrack was one of the biggest sellers of the 1990s, and songs from it are still popular at weddings. The film was able to connect with different segments of society by simultaneously promoting strong family values, and the following of one's own heart.
  • Nayak
    Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri
    14 votes
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: S. Shankar
    Apathetic TV journalist Shivaji (Anil Kapoor) isn't much for politics, until he covers a riot in Maharashtra, India, and is vaulted into that world. There, devious Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan (Amrish Puri) challenges Shivaji to serve in his position for a day. And Shivaji does, instantly curing all that ails the state while romancing local Manjari (Rani Mukerji). Unfortunately, things get ugly since Chauhan would like nothing more than to maintain his corrupt ways and vanquish his new rival.
  • Ghatak: Lethal

    Ghatak: Lethal

    Amrish Puri, Sunny Deol, Danny Denzongpa
    14 votes
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Rajkumar Santoshi
    Ghatak: Lethal is a 1996 Bollywood action film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film stars Sunny Deol, Mamta Kulkarni and Danny Denzongpa in pivotal roles. This was Meenakshi Sheshadari's last movie to date. The film was remade in Telugu as Aapthudu with Rajasekhar.
  • Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
    Amrish Puri, Ameesha Patel, Sunny Deol
    13 votes
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Anil Sharma
    Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is a 2001 Bollywood action movie starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, and Amrish Puri set in the time of the Indian partition. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was a box office phenomenon and sold more tickets at theatres in India than any film in history apart from Sholay. When Gadar was released on 15 June 2001, producer for Zee Telefilms, Nitin Keni, director Anil Sharma, lead star Sunny Deol, assorted trade pundits, and seasoned film critics had no idea that the film, which was set during a turbulent time in modern Indian history, would create box-office history. Gadar clashed with Aamir Khan's Lagaan at the box office. Made for 185 million, Gadar has made more than 600 million and after its theatrical run, was commercially one of the most successful movies in India when it was released. It is in list of "One of the Biggest Blockbusters in Hindi Cinema". The shy role of Sunny Deol was very admired and led to the Filmfare nomination for the best actor. The story of this film is loosely based on the real life of Boota Singh. The film is known for its anti-Pakistan sentiment and for showing Pakistan in a poor light.
  • Koyla
    Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri
    16 votes
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Rakesh Roshan
    Koyla is a 1997 Hindi action thriller film produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Himani Shivpuri, Johnny Lever, Ashok Saraf and Kunika. Mohnish Behl is featured in a guest appearance.

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