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?"

Om Puri has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Satyajit Ray and Kamal Haasan.

Most divisive: Victoria No. 203
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  • East Is East
    Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge
    22 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Damien O'Donnell
    George Khan, proud Pakistani and chip shop owner -- Ghengis to his kids -- rules his family with a rod of iron. He thinks he's raising his seven children to be respectable Pakistanis. But this is Salford in the North of England, in 1971. Much as George's English wife, Ella, loves and tries to honor her husband, she also wants her kids to be happy. The children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, simply want to be citizens of the modern world.

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  • Ardh Satya
    Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri
    34 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Govind 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 playwright; this one was based on the short story, 'Surya', by S.D.Panvalkar, and featured dialogues by Vasant Dev. In this acclaimed cop-drama, the protagonist, played by Om Puri, is a policeman struggling with the evils around him and with his own frailties. The film also stars Amrish Puri, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, and Sadashiv Amrapurkar, and features a theme poem by the Marathi writer Dilip Chitre. Ardh Satya won many awards and went on to become a landmark film in Indian film history. It is still considered to be one of the best cop films made in India.
  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
    Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Satish Shah
    15 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Kundan Shah
    Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Kundan Shah and produced by NFDC. It is a dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business, and stars an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta. Kundan Shah won the 1984 Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director for his work. 'Indiatimes Movies' ranks the film amongst the 'Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films'. The film was part of the NFDC Retrospective at India International Film Festival in 2006
  • Aakrosh
    Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Smita Patil
    21 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Govind Nihalani
    Baskhar (Naseeruddin Shah), a public defender, has been assigned to a case opposite the experienced and respected prosecutor Dushane (Smita Patil), his legal mentor and personal friend. Unfortunately, Lahanya (Amrish Puri), the man he's been tasked with representing, is accused of killing his wife and he isn't speaking to Baskhar or anyone else. Desperately seeking the full story, Baskhar investigates the case himself, but he's met with resistance and even violence at every turn.
  • Delhi-6
    Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Om Puri
    14 votes
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
    American-born Roshan (Abhishek Bachchan) agrees to return with his grandmother Annapurna (Waheeda Rehman), to the walled-off area of Delhi, India, where she grew up. Attracted to neighbor Bittu (Sonam Kapoor) and enchanted by the neighborhood's strong sense of tradition, Roshan gradually learns about Old Delhi's less attractive aspects, including caste discrimination and widespread corruption. Meanwhile, rumors of a mysterious, havoc-wreaking black monkey put the city on edge.
  • Charlie Wilson's War
    Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
    16 votes
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols
    In Charlie Wilson's War, the spotlight shines on Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), an unassuming Texas congressman. His life takes a turn when socialite Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) pulls him into the covert world of Afghanistan's freedom fighters, battling Soviet forces in the 1980s. Guided by rogue CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Wilson embarks on a mission that changes the course of history. This political drama, based on a true story, won Hoffman an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor and is a vivid portrayal of power-play and diplomacy gone awry.

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