Om Puri

One who rose above his roles

Print edition : February 03, 2017

Om Puri. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Om Puri with Naseeruddin Shah, with whom he shared the screen in several seious films.

Om Puri's moment finally came in 1983 with "Ardh Satya". He played a cop and Sadashiv Amrapurkar played the villain.

Om Puri (1950-2017) came into his own in Indian cinema with “Ardh Satya” and with his screen presence and dialogue delivery strode parallel and mainstream cinema with ease.
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