Stalwart, exceptional and brilliant actor OM Puri has gone to a better place. The actor this morning has suffered from severe heart attack and succumbed to it. 66 year old actor is indeed one of the nations finest and his death is a blow to wach and every movie industries in India as Om Puri has always managed broke the linguistic barriers as he has been a part of almost all the movie industries in India.
Om Puri started his acting career with the 1976 Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal, based on a Marathi play of the same name by Vijay Tendulkar. The roles which made him famous are witty, unconventonal ones like, Aakrosh (1980) Disco Dancer (1982); Ardh Satya (1982), Maachis (1996); Gupt in 1997, Dhoop (2003).
His first entry into any South Indian movie was through the Kannada Movie A K 47. The movie was a commercial hit and Om Puri's role was one of the major reason.
Om Puri has also been a part of Hollywood as well as English movies. His first appearance in any foreign language was movie was through Gandhi (1982, directed by Richard Attenborough). His English movies were, My Son the Fanatic (1997), East Is East (1999) and The Parole Officer (2001). Rather than Gandhi his famous Hollywood movies were, City of Joy (1992), opposite Patrick Swayze; Wolf (1994) with Jack Nicholson; and The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) opposite Val Kilmer. In 2007, he appeared as General Zia-ul-Haq in Charlie Wilson's War, which stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
He has also appeared in mini screens to famous of them were, Kakkaji Kaheen (1988), Mr. Yogi (1989).
After knowin the news about Om Puri's death Kamal Haasan tweeted that how dare will any one say that Om Puri is dead. He can't be dead as his movies will always make everyone remember him.Yes Kamal Haasan is indeed right. Om Puri cannot be forgiven. The man and his talent has no equal. A glorious career which will always be written in golden letters. Rest in Peace.