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The Best Om Puri Movies

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List of the best Om Puri movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Om 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 Om Puri movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Om Puri movies will be at the top of the list. Om Puri has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Om Puri movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Om Puri films to end the squabble once and for all.

On January 6, 2017, Om Puri died at 66 from a heart attack. 

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

Examples of films on this list: Aakrosh, Arohan and more.

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

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  • 1

    Ardh Satya

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri
    99
    26

    Released1983

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Ardh Satya is a 1983 film directed by Govind Nihalani, his second offering after another angst-ridden movie Aakrosh. The screenplay of both movies was by Vijay Tendulkar, the noted Marathi...  more
  • 2

    East Is East

    Archie Panjabi, Om Puri
    67
    12

    Released1999

    Directed byDamien O'Donnell

    East Is East is a 1999 British comedy-drama film written by Ayub Khan-Din and directed by Damien O'Donnell. It is set in Salford, Greater Manchester, in 1971, in a mixed-ethnicity British household...  more
  • 3

    Aakrosh

    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri
    55
    15

    Released1980

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Aakrosh is a 1980 Hindi arthouse film directed by auteur Govind Nihalani and written by renowned Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar. The film starred Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Amrish Puri in lead...  more
  • 4

    Charlie Wilson's War

    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams
    43
    16

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch...  more

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  • 5

    Maachis

    Om Puri, Tabu
    31
    6

    Released1996

    Directed byGulzar

    Maachis is a 1996 Indian Hindi film directed by Gulzar and produced by R. V. Pandit. The film stars Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Shergill in the lead roles. The title of the film is...  more
  • 6

    Don: The Chase Begins Again

    Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan
    45
    20

    Released2006

    Directed byFarhan Akhtar

    Don is a 2006 Indian action thriller film directed by Farhan Akhtar, and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in a double role, opposite Priyanka...  more
  • 7

    Delhi-6

    Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan
    39
    14

    Released2009

    Directed byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    Delhi-6 is a 2009 Hindi language Indian drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Om Puri, Waheeda Rahman, Rishi Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, Deepak...  more
  • 8

    Rang De Basanti

    Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher
    45
    21

    Released2006

    Directed byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. It features an ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor,...  more
  • 9

    Don 2

    Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan
    31
    8

    Released2011

    Directed byFarhan Akhtar

    Don 2 is a 2011 Indian action thriller film and the third installment of the Don franchise, directed and co-written by Farhan Akhtar. The film was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan and...  more
  • 10

    Malaamal Weekly

    nm2147526, Paresh Rawal
    33
    12

    Released2006

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Malamaal Weekly is a 2006 Bollywood comedy film starring Paresh Rawal and Om Puri and written and directed by Priyadarshan. The storyline has similarities with Waking Ned Devine. The film was rated...  more
  • 11

    Mumbai Xpress

    Kamal Haasan, Om Puri
    26
    8

    Released2005

    Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao

    Mumbai Xpress is a 2005 Hindi-language comedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, starring Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Om Puri, Vijay Raaz, Ramesh Aravind and Sharat Saxena. The film is...  more
  • 12

    Kyon Ki

    Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor
    27
    8

    Released2005

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Kyon Ki is a 2005 Bollywood film directed by Priyadarshan and starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rimi Sen, Jackie Shroff, Om Puri and Sunil Shetty. The film is a remake of the 1986 Malayalam film...  more
  • 13

    Chup Chup Ke

    Kareena Kapoor, Anupam Kher
    32
    16

    Released2006

    Directed byPriyadarshan, Kookie Gulati

    Chup Chup Ke is a 2006 Bollywood film directed by Priyadarshan. Originally titled as Khatta Meetha, the story of the film is adapted from the Malayalam film Punjabi House, with a tagline of "Love...  more
  • 14

    Lakshya

    Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan
    32
    16

    Released2004

    Directed byFarhan Akhtar

    Lakshya is a 2004 Indian drama film directed by Farhan Akhtar, starring Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sharad Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Aditya Srivastava, Om Puri and Boman Irani. Hrithik Roshan plays...  more
  • 15

    Chachi 420

    Kamal Haasan, Paresh Rawal
    25
    8

    Released1997

    Directed byKamal Haasan

    Chachi 420 is a 1997 Hindi film, a remake of the Tamil film Avvai Shanmughi and was the first film directed by Kamal Haasan who also starred as the main character. It is thought to be an Indian...  more
  • 16

    Gupt: The Hidden Truth

    Kajol, Paresh Rawal
    24
    8

    Released1997

    Directed byRajiv Rai

    Gupt: The Hidden Truth, commonly known as Gupt, is a 1997 Bollywood suspense thriller film, directed by Rajiv Rai. It stars Bobby Deol, Manisha Koirala and Kajol in lead roles, whilst Paresh Rawal,...  more
  • 17

    Pyar To Hona Hi Tha

    Kajol, Ajay Devgan
    24
    8

    Released1998

    Directed byAnees Bazmee

    Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha is a 1998 Bollywood romantic comedy film starring Kajol and Ajay Devgan. The film is a remake of the 1995 Hollywood film French Kiss, starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline....  more
  • 18

    Maqbool

    Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan
    26
    12

    Released2004

    Directed byVishal Bhardwaj

    Maqbool is a 2003 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and starring Pankaj Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Tabu and Masumeh Makhija in an adaptation of the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. The plot of...  more
  • 19

    Singh Is Kinng

    Snoop Dogg, Katrina Kaif
    24
    10

    Released2008

    Directed byAnees Bazmee

    Singh is Kinng is a 2008 Indian action comedy film, inspired by the 1961 film Pocket Full Of Miracles.Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film stars, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. The film...  more
  • 20

    Dev

    Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor
    24
    10

    Released2004

    Directed byGovind Nihalani

    Dev is a 2004 Hindi drama film, directed by Govind Nihalani. The film won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, and Kareena Kapoor won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her...  more
  • 21

    Ghayal

    Amrish Puri, Om Puri
    22
    8

    Released1990

    Directed byRajkumar Santoshi

    Ghayal is a 1990 Indian action drama film starring Sunny Deol and Meenakshi Seshadri. The film was produced by Dharmendra and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film won seven Filmfare Awards,...  more
  • 22

    China Gate

    Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah
    18
    4

    Released1998

    Directed byRajkumar Santoshi

    China Gate is a 1998 Bollywood film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It is a "humble tribute to the late Akira Kurosawa", crediting Seven Samurai as its inspiration and starred Samir Soni in his film...  more
  • 23

    Dharavi

    Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor
    18
    4

    Released1992

    Directed bySudhir Mishra

    Dharavi is a critically acclaimed 1991 Hindi film, directed and written by Sudhir Mishra. The film was a joint NFDC-Doordarshan production and went on to winning many awards in the following year,...  more
  • 24

    West Is West

    Om Puri, Yograj Singh
    20
    6

    Released2010

    Directed byAndy de Emmony

    West Is West is a 2010 comedy drama film directed by Andy DeEmmony. "Manchester, Northern England, 1976. The now much-diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to...  more
  • 25

    Billu Barber

    Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone
    18
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byPriyadarshan

    Billu, originally titled Billu Barber and released under that title in the United States, is a 2009 Bollywood film by Priyadarshan, produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, with an adapted screenplay...  more