Here is the list of 13 Hollywood most popular films where Indian actors proved their mettle.
13. The Hundred-Foot Journey: Om Puri
If you love cooking, this is must watch for you. But if you love eating only, this is must watch for you also. This film is actually deals with spiritual aspect of Indian masala, using that the protagonist wins the battle on foreign land. Watch it for Om Puri and Helen mirror! A.R. Rahman composed the music for the film
Om Puri is one of the earliest actors to feature internationally as an actor. He played the role of Samad Miah Iqbal in White Teeth, which was a British television drama series. He appeared in Hollywood films including City of Joy (1992), opposite Patrick Swayze; Wolf (1994) alongside 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.
12. Today’s Special : Naseeruddin Shah
Its Another film based on art and science of cooking.
Today’s Special is a 2009 comedy film loosely inspired by Aasif Mandvi’s play, Sakina’s Restaurant. Naseeruddin Shah played pivotal role of larger than life gourmet chef and taxi driver Akbar in this film.
11. Silver Linings Playbook : anupam kher
Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film.. Anupam Kher act as Dr. Cliff Patel. Robert De Niro was one of his co-stars in this film.
Silver Linings Playbook received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay. It became the first film since 1981’s Reds to be Oscar-nominated for the four acting categories and the first since 2004’s Million Dollar Baby to be nominated for the Big Five Oscars, with Lawrence winning the Academy Award for Best Actress.
10. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nasiruddin Shah
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is an adventure film where masters of their own fields unite to fight most dangerous enemy of the world. It starred Sean Connery along with Naseeruddin Shah.
Naseeruddin Shah played the role of Captain Nemo, who is a scientist. The film marked Sean Connery’s last on-screen film appearance before his retirement
9. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Amrish puri & Roshan seth
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is an American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg.
Amrish Puri and Roshan Seth, both acted in the film.Amrish Puri as Mola Ram played a demonic Thuggee priest who performs rituals of human sacrifices. The character is named after a 17th-century Indian painter.
Roshan Seth played the role of Chattar Lal who is the Prime Minister of the Maharaja of Pankot. Chattar, also a Thuggee worshiper, is enchanted by India
8. Jurassic World: Irrfan Khan
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film and the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series.
Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World.
Irrfan also played major roles in Hollywood films like The Amazing Spider-Man, The Darjeeling Limited and A Mighty Heart.
7. The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Shabana Azmi and Om Puri
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a political thriller drama film based on the 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, directed by Mira Nair. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a post-9/11 film, a movie about the impact on one Pakistani man of the Al Qaeda attacks and the American reaction to them.
Om puri and Shabana Azmi played roles of Father and Mother of the protagonist.
6. Inception: Dilip Roy
Inception is a science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan who has also directed Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige, Memento and The Dark Knight Rises.
Dileep Rao appeared in this film as Yusuf. Yusuf is “a avant-garde pharmacologist, who is a resource for people, like Cobb, who want to do this work unsupervised, unregistered and unapproved of by anyone.
Co-producer Jordan Goldberg said the role of the chemist was “particularly tough because you don’t want him to seem like some kind of drug dealer”, and that Rao was cast for being “funny, interesting and obviously smart”
5. Immaculate Conception: Shaban Azmi
Immaculate Conception is a 1992 film written and directed by British director Jamil Dehlavi with James Wilby, Melissa Leo and Shabana Azmi playing the lead roles.
Shabana Azmi played role of Sameera.
4. East is East : Om Puri
East Is East is a 1999 British comedy-drama film set in Salford, Greater Manchester, in 1971, in a mixed-ethnicity British household headed by Pakistani father George (Om Puri) and an English mother, Ella.
East Is East, the title derives from the Rudyard Kipling poem The Ballad of East and West, of which the opening line reads: “Oh East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet”
Om Puri played the lead role of Zahir “George” Khan, the patriarch of the Khan family. Although he loves his family, he cares more for his own image and dignity than their happiness.
Om Puri won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for East Is East. The film also won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the BAFTA Awards, and was declared Best Comedy Film at the British Comedy Awards
Om Puri also starred in ‘’West is West’’ the sequel of ‘’East is east’’
3. My Son the Fanatic : Om Puri
My Son the Fanatic is a 1997 British drama film directed. Om Puri appeared as Parvez, an alcoholic Pakistani taxi driver who after living in the UK for many years is still working hard to make a living in his taxi whilst others who migrated with him have become wealthy.
The story of the film revolves around Om Puri a Pakistani-born tolerant, secular Muslim. His life takes an unexpected dark turn when his son Farid converts to fundamentalist Islam, leading to a family breakdown and social conflict.
The film won Om Puri Brussels International Film Festival award for best actor.
2. The Parole Officer: Om Puri
The Parole Officer is a 2001 British comedy film, directed by John Duigan. It was the first feature film to star comedian Steve Coogan. The film follows a diverse group of former criminals as they assist their probation officer in proving his innocence after amurder accusation
Om Puri played the role of Step reluctantly forward George who is partner in crime of robbing bank. His role was appreciated by British media. One newspaper sayas “The casting of supporting characters is spot-on and their skilful, well-judged performances (Om Puri is on particularly good form) more than make up for the screenplay’s sometimes less-than-subtle pursuit of laughs.
1. Inferno: Irrfan Khan
Inferno is an upcoming American thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp, based on 2013 novel of same name by Dan Brown.
He is also featured in upcoming Hollywood film Inferno. Irrfan will share screen with one of the World’s highest paid actors, Tom Hanks.The film is the sequel to Angels & Demons, and stars Tom Hanks. He is playing the role of Harry “The Provost” Sims, head of The Consortium. The film is set to be released in 2016.