A rare painting of Bhanu Athaiya, the first Indian to win the Oscar in 1983 for costume design in Richard Attenborough's film "Gandhi", will go under the hammer at Saffronart's evening sale on February 16. The painting by modernist artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde ... Business Standard, 1 month ago
Om Puri was that rare actor who could carry a film on sheer power and versatility of his performance, says Avantika Bhuyan. IMAGE: Om Puri in Ardh Satya. It was on a balmy evening in 1988 that I first came across this tall, lanky man with wide, red-rimmed eyes staring back at me from the television screen. He wasn't saying a word and yet the fury emanating from his being, almost animalistic in nature, was palpable. I was five at that time, a tad young to understand the conflict that underlay ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
British Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha today expressed regret that Om Puri will not get to see her latest film Viceroy's House which he had finished shooting before his demise today. The film, which is set for release this year, is a historical drama set in ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
It's hard to find an adjective that would do justice to Om Puri's onscreen persona. From hero to villain to everything in between, whether it was class warfare or obscene shenanigans of a drunkard, whether it was a three-hour or a one-and-half-minute role, ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago World loses a great artist: Mahira Khan on Om Puri's demise Sify, 2 months ago Veteran actor Om Puri passes away Mathrubhumi, 2 months ago
When Smita Patils Sonbai refuses to give in to Naseeruddin Shahs Subedar in Ketan Mehtas 1987 masterpiece, Mirch Masala, she takes refuge in the spice factory. The factory is guarded by Abu Mian, the wise old Muslim gatekeeper who shuns every attempt and ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
'I started learning to pull a rickshaw from two regular rickshaw-pullers.' 'Once I stopped at a roadside tea-stall to have a cup of tea.''It was early morning and two elderly customers were drinking tea there.''On seeing me, one of them remarked to the other, "Arrey, doesn't this rickshaw fellow remind you of Om Puri?"''When I finished my tea, I told them that I was indeed Om Puri.''As I was leaving, I heard the tea-stall owner exclaiming, "Bechara. How sad to see him reduced to this state. He ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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