Ghashiram Kotwal (1976)
Manager: K. Hariharan, Mani Kaul, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Kamal SwaroopCast: Mohan Agashe, Om Puri
Om Puri produced his debut for this Marathi movie. It is a version of Vijay Tendulkar’s drama of the identical name. The noted playwright himself wrote the screenplay. Parallel cinema motion was in the upswing in the moment and the movie was a experiment in collective filmmaking. It had been created by YUKT Film Cooperative, a 16-penis collective composed largely of scholars of this Film and Television Institute of India. It had four directors, all of whom led portions of the film. The interval satire, set during the time of the Peshwas, commented about the atrocities perpetrated by people in power once the electricity goes to their thoughts. Om Puri was commended for his realistic portrayal of this’outsider’ who becomes the Peshwa’s pawn.
Director: Govind NihalaniCast: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Om Puri
It is the debut film of director Nihalani. In the majority of the movie, Puri will not complete one word but depends upon his expressions to deliver out despair, angst, anger, and pain. He plays with a lower-caste guy who’s unjustly imprisoned for a crime that he did not commit and has gone awry as a result of misfortunes which have dropped . It is just when, after murdering his own sister to be able to rescue her from having made a plaything of this strong, he shouts and yells in the conclusion, eventually giving vent to his own pent-up feelings.
Director: Shyam BenegalCast: Om Puri, Victor Banerjee, Pankaj Kapoor
The movie was a review of the zamindari system that was utilized from the landowners for aeons to exploit weak labourers. Even if the government passes legislation that favor the individual who tills the land, people who have the means and also the muscular remain to torment the weak. Om Puri played such poor labourer who needed to forsake his rights to the property when he made money from his wealthy neighbor (Victor Banerjee). His younger brother leaves Kolkata and also becomes a goon, his aunt and niece are consumed with the metropolis. After years of conflicts and lawsuit, he can get back his rights, but then it is too late.
Ardh Satya (1983)
Director: Govind NihalaniCast: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar, Naseeruddin Shah, Sadashiv Amrapurkar
there’s a scene from Ardh Satya (1983), in which Om Puri recites Dilip Chitre’s Ardh Satya poem into the girl he loves, Smita Patil. The scene begins to a buoyant mood but since the celebrity goes deeper to the poem, his expressions vary. The movie brings concerning the mindscape of Abhimanyu because he enters the chakravyuh along with also the Puri subtly brings out the misery of his personality who’s fighting his own chakravyuh… Within a brief period he succeeds to lay bare the entire extent of this personality he documents. Filmed in one long take, it is perhaps the best case of a celebrity showcasing a little thing can alter a personality at the blink of the eye. Puri played with an honest cop frustrated with the computer system. He falls prey into the clutches of politicians as well as his conscience pays a cost for this. The way he comes from this ethical dilemma creates the crux of the movie.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Director: Kundan ShahCast: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta
It is one of those films which force you to keep frozen to your seat each time that it comes on TV. It turned out to be a critical review of this socio-political nation of the nation and kept you in breaks in the very first frame until the last. Similar to George Orwell’s Animal Farm or longer importantly, 1984, it had the time and way before its time. Shah was conscious that not just the Big Brother is watching usbut it is turning into a blind eye to atrocities also. Professional photographers Vinod Chopra (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir Mishra (Ravi Baswani) find upon expanding among the photos they have seized the murder of Mumbai’s Municipal Commissioner D’Mello (Satish Shah) with an unscrupulous contractor Tarneja (Pankaj Kapoor). Their entire world turns topsy turvy following this discovery and the movie ends at a free-for-all orgasm that is most likely among the greatest endings to some humor ever filmed. Puri played with a tainted builder Ahuja at the movie and has been a hoot as shameful eyeglasses clad Bheem. He had been famous as a critical actor till afterward but gave proof he could mold himself to get a comic character also.
Manager: T.S. RangaCast: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Nana Patekar
The movie has been a clarion call from the tradition of forcing young women into becoming a Devdasi. At a remote village in Karnataka-Maharashtra boundary in India, the poor inhabitants follow Devadasi heritage and those women are manipulated by the wealthy men in the city. Bhashya (Om Puri), a labourer and his spouse Hanumi (Smita Patil) direct an effort at revolting from the clinic and the movie follows their dangerous journey where they confront obstacles all of the way. The two Om Puri and Smita Patil were commended for their realistic portrayals from the movie.
Director: Govind NihalaniCast: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Bharath Gopi
The movie throws light onto the manipulation of mill workers. It reveals how the employees are weighed down from the twin yokes of union and management employees. Labour unions struggle with one another along with the capitalists make the most of it. Om Puri provides an incredible performance yet as a honest and upright marriage leader whose work becomes analyzed when other leaders, even using unfair practices, attempt to influence most the employees towards them. South celebrity Bharat Gopi also acted nicely in the movie, as did Naseeruddin Shah. The movie made people conscious of the true truth about union politics.
Director: Sudhir MishraCast: Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor
Taxidriver Rajkaran (Om Puri), an inhabitant of this Dharavi slum, requires refuge to daydream as a getaway out of his unpleasant, dull life. His frustration requires a toll on his marriage. His spouse Kumud (Shabana Azmi) operates in a garment factory and takes care of his or her son. She is filled enough with her lifestyle and this just further exacerbates matters for Rajkaran. Rajkaran’s happiest moments are when he dreams of a mysterious girl (Madhuri Dixit). His frustration and grief lead him to difficult circumstances and matters unexpectedly spiral out of control.
In Custody (1993)
Director: Ismail MerchantCast: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth, Neena Gupta, Tinnu Anand
Deven (Om Puri), is a badly paid, poorly handled professor of Hindi. He enjoys Urdu poetry. When a buddy (Tinnu Anand), the writer of a journal dedicated to Urdu civilization, indicates that Deevn must interview Nur Shahjehanabadi (Shashi Kapoor) the man widely considered the best living Urdu poet. Deven embarks on a trip to meeting with his idol. He discovers Nur dwelling in a crumbling Bhopal haveli along with his two sisters Sushma Seth and Shabana Azmi, that are at war with one another. The younger person, Shabana, additionally writes poetry and must be taken seriously as a poetess. The fat Nur is surrounded by sycophants who feed him off. Deven alienates his very own wife (Neena Gupta) and child pursuing his fantasy. The movie is a review on the perishing Urdu civilization in India and has been Merchant’s debut feature as a director.
Director: Govind NihalaniCast: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Ashish Vidyarthi
DCP Abhay Singh (Om Puri) and also DCP Lodhi (Naseeruddin Shah), send in 2 guys since undercover officers to infiltrate terrorist decks. Their identities have been known only to them. Commander Bhadra (Ashish Vidyarthi), has captured and is currently in police custody but can mastermind the conducting of his performance even from prison. He coerces Abhay into assisting him. Abhay is made to Shelter two terrorists within his home. Afterwards, both Lodhi create the greatest sacrifice to maintain the identities of the informers a key. It turned out to be a gripping political play toplined by some fantastic performances.