Unlikely Hero : Om Puri

Unlikely Hero : Om Puri

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Author: Nandita C Puri
Foreword/Introduction: Patrick Swayze
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 208
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174365408


Unlikely Hero offers an exclusive glimpse into Om Puri’s private life, his struggles and anxieties, and the woes of his heart. Discover the Om Puri no one knows about – the tongue-tied actor from Punjab with stars in his eyes; the incorrigible flirt in drama school; the connoisseur of food and expert cook; and the complete family man. Featuring amusing anecdotes with his family, shocking episodes with the stalwarts of Indian and British cinema, the tale is complemented by rare and unusual photographs. Told with wit, honesty, and élan, this book is a fitting tribute to the inspirational tale of Om Puri – one of the most talented actors of India.

The late Patrick Swayze, Om Puri’s co-actor in City of Joy, recounts the impact Om had on his life, while notable film critic, Derek Malcolm talks about Om’s immense talent and vast repertoire. Naseeruddin Shah fondly remembers his friendship with Om that began at the National School of Drama and Om’s rise in the national and international film industry.


‘You look into his eyes and you read volumes…that is the kind of power he has as an actor’

“This life story of one of the greatest actors of our times is a must-read”


In Appreciation – NASEERUDDIN SHAH


An Introduction to om Puri – DEREK MALCOLM
Born with a Wooden Spoon
In the Wings
National School of Drama
Film & Television Institute of India
Ardh Staya
An Actor at Last
Let’s Go to the Movies – OM PURI
That’s Amore
City of Joy
Heads and Tails
Om at Home
His Son’s Father
Overview of Indian Cinema – OM PURI
Tipes to Actors – Om Puri
Om Puri: A Filmography
Awards & Accolades