Sadashiv Amrapurkar's five best roles as a cop (see pics)
New Delhi: Sadashiv Amrapurkar was known for his versatile acting, who could play a brutal villain and a loving father with equal conviction.
Mostly remembered for his villainous roles in films like Sadak, Ishq and Aakhri Raasta he also did comedy and art films in his long career.
Interestingly he appeared as a cop in many of his films. Even as a cop he was diverse and played a corrupt cop, an honest cop or a funny cop in his films with equal ease.
Here are his five best films in which he has played a policeman:
1993's Bollywood hit ‘Aankhen' is one of the best comedies of 90s. When director David Dhawan chose Sadashiv Amrapurkar to play a funny absent minded cop it was a surprise. Known for his negative roles, Sadashiv did complete justice to the role with comedy and it is one of his finest performances.
Rajive Rai's 1994 action thriller had an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Naseeruddin Shah and Paresh Rawal. Amrapurkar played the police commissioner who has to deal with his comical as well as fiery subordinates. The film was the second highest grossing of the year and earned nine Filmfare nominations.
To make your presence felt among the actors like Mithun, Chunky Pandey, Javed Jaffrey and Amol Palekar is a big achievement in itself. Sadashiv played an investigative cop who solves a murder mystery in the film. Directed by Partho Ghosh the film and his performance was appreciated.
Reuniting with his Ardh Satya co-star Om Puri Sadashiv played a cop in the 1997 mystery thriller. The actor played a minor yet important role of witty Inspector Neelkanth in the film.
The film gave Amrapurkar a chance to work with Madhur Bhandarkar. The crime drama Trishakti, released in 1999 was not a commercial success but earned the actor much critical appreciation.
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