10 Best Movies Of Pankaj Tripathi

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The versatile star of Bollywood, Pankaj Tripathi, has established himself at par with other lead characters in the movie. He is able to fascinate viewers with his refined acting skills. Pankaj Tripathi as an actor has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood as he can effectively portray a range of intriguing characters, from a feared don in Mirzapur to a small-town man in Masaan. This article explores the 10 best movies of Pankaj Tripathi that best display his exceptional range and unmatched acting skills.

So, get ready to treat yourself with humor, suspense, action, drama, and serious social criticism, all skillfully kept together by Pankaj Tripathi’s magic.

Pankaj Tripathi Top 10 Movies

1. Kadak Singh

Kadak Singh | Best Pankaj Tripathi Movies

The first on the list of the ten best movies of Pankaj Tripathi is the thriller movie directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury- Kadak Sigh. A Pankaj Tripathi film, where you get to see that Tripathi has portrayed his character to the best of his ability.

The story is about a DFC  (Department Of Financial Crimes) official, AK Srivastava (played by Pankaj Tripathi)  who suffers from amnesia, after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

His family members and colleagues tell him about incidents, and he starts piecing together all the details and incidents together to finally, unravel the financial scam that he was working on at the time of suicide.

The acting of Pankaj Tripathi in ‘Kadak Singh’ is truly commendable. You can see in this movie the ease with which he is able to bring out different layers of the narrative. 

  • Kadak Singh has an IMDb rating of 6.9 and is available on ZEE5.

2. Ludo

Ludo | Best Pankaj Tripathi Movies

The second on the list of pankaj tripathi movie list is Anurag Basu’s movie ‘Ludo’. The film is a perfect combination of an impressive storyline, excellent direction, and an outstanding cast. The movie surprises with some of its breathtaking performances.

The film’s story revolves around four distinct personalities who cross paths with one another via a strange turn of events.

Thanks to Sattu Bhaiya, a character played by Pankaj Tripathi. Inspite of his negative role, Pankaj Tripathi was able to grab a lot of audience love for his role. 

Pankaj Tripathi won the IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award in 2022 for this movie.

  • Ludo has an IMDb rating of 7.6 and is available on Netflix.

3. Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga

Sherdil:The Pilibhit Saga | 10 Best Movies Of Pankaj Tripathi

Next on the list of the 10 best movies of Pankaj Tripathi is the Srijit Mukherji-directed movie Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga. This movie is inspired by real-life events that took place in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve of U.P.

The movie relies on the acting skills of Pankaj Tripathi who is the backbone of the movie.

The story revolves around Gangaram or Gangu (played by Pankaj Tripathi), a sarpanch of the village who decides to adopt the infamous practice of being killed by a tiger so as to seek compensation from the government. He thought of sacrificing his life and saving the villagers from the disastrous effects of drought and famine.

The film also highlights the consequences of urbanization, man-animal conflict, and poverty, emphasizing the importance of courage and sacrifice in overcoming adversity.

It depicts the hardships faced by the economically backward class of our society, and Pankaj Tripathi does justice to his role with his extraordinary performance. 

  • Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga has an IMDb rating of 6.6 and is available on Netflix.

4. Kaagaz

Kaagaz | 10 Best Movies Of Pankaj Tripathi

The next on the list of best movies of Pankaj Tripathi is Kaagaz. A delightful biographical drama that brings forward the negative side of bureaucracy- the struggle for the existence of a common man.

Based on a true story, the character named Lal Bihari is a man who is wrongly declared dead by the government and forced to battle bureaucracy for 19 exhausting years simply to prove he’s alive.

The premise itself is gripping, weaving threads of injustice, resilience, and the indomitable human spirit.

The story and direction are good, but Pankaj Tripathi’s acting in the movie is like a cherry on the cake. With its excellent storyline and humor, the movie grips you till the end.

With this kind of role, Pankaj Tripathi has done justice to his character and has given an excellent message to the audience. We cannot think of anyone portraying the character of Lal Bihari better than Pankaj Tripathi.

  • Kaagaz has an IMDb rating of 7.3 and is available on ZEE5.

5. The Tashkent Files

The Tashkent Files | 10 Best Movies Of Pankaj Tripathi

You can see Pankaj Tripathi in a completely new avatar in the Vivek Agnihotri movie ‘The Tashkent Files’.

In a huge shock for both the intelligentsia as well as the trade analysts, Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Tashkent Files’ has emerged as a sleeper hit at the box office.

The movie bagged 2 National Awards. Based on the mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second Prime Minister, who died mysteriously after signing the Tashkent agreement on 11 January 1966. 

The movie, made on a shoestring budget of 4 crores, earned a total of Rs. 15.35 crores approximately in terms of domestic collections.

  • The Tashkent Files has an IMDb rating of 8.1 and is available on ZEE5.

6. Mimi

Mimi | 10 Best Movies Of Pankaj Tripathi

In the movie, Actor Pankaj Tripathi won the National Award For Best Supporting Actor in 2021 for his acclaimed performance.

Mimi is a movie centered around Kriti Sanon, which focuses on women-centric topics such as surrogacy. However, the movie’s center of attraction is Pankaj Tripathi’s performance as driver Bhanu Pratap Pandey. His character holds the originality in the script and is most probably considered as the highlight of the film.

His comedic timing provided much-needed relaxation in this serious movie, and he was able to maintain the flow of the narrative effortlessly.

  • Mimi has an IMDb rating of 7.8 and is available on Netflix.

7. Fukrey 3

Fukrey | Best Pankaj Tripathi Movies

The next on the list of the best movies of Pankaj Tripathi is Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s from the best comedy genre franchise movie Fukrey 3.

The film will take you on a rollercoaster ride of fun, laughter, and comedy. Choocha (Varun Sharma), Honey (Pulkit Samrat), Pandit (Pankaj Tripathi), Lali (Manjot Singh), and Bholi Panjaban (Richa Chadha) are back with their hilarious performance, which will give you many opportunities for a belly laugh.

Nevertheless, we must say that this comedy-drama is incomplete without Pankaj Tripathi. He is always the best at what he does which is why he is known as a ‘method actor’ who has created his charisma in the film industry.

Pankaj is high on his career, with his power-packed performances one after the other. 

Fukrey 3 has an IMDb rating of 6.2 and is available on Amazon Prime.

8. Nil Battey Sannata

Nil Battey Sannata | Best Pankaj Tripathi Movies

The next on the line is of a debutant director, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s movie ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ featuring Pankaj Tripathi and Swara Bhaskar in the lead roles.

It is a beautifully crafted story of the mother and her dreams. In the movie ‘Nil Battey Sannata,’ the bond between Chanda (Swara Bhaskar), a single mother, and her daughter Apu (Riya Shukla), who is having academic difficulties, is carefully explored.

In addition to being a mother-daughter tale, it also serves as a reflection on societal issues, the expectations placed on education, and the pursuit of goals.

The film’s strength lies in its simple yet emotionally resonant narrative. The struggles and triumphs of both Chanda and Apu are presented with sensitivity and realism, making you laugh and cry with them.

Needless to say, Swara Bhaskar, along with Pankaj Tripathi, has given an outstanding performance.

Though a relatively small role, Pankaj Tripathi’s portrayal of the Principal, Mr. Mishra, is an absolute steal-the-show moment.

His witty remarks, quirky mannerisms, and unexpected empathy add a layer of humor to the movie. The movie highlights the harsh realities of society, the struggles faced by the underprivileged, and the sacrifices the parents have to make for their child’s bright future.

  • Nil Battey Sannata has an IMDb rating of 8.2 and is available on Amazon Prime, Jio Cinema, YouTube, and ZEE5.

9. Bareilly Ki Barfi

Bareily Ki Barfi | 10 Best Movies Of Pankaj Tripathi

‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ is yet another movie directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. It is a romantic comedy featuring Ayushmann Khurana, Kriti Sanon, and Rajkumar Rao in the lead roles.

The story revolves around Bitti played by Kriti Sanon, an adventurous and impulsive young lady who desires for a life out of the confinement of her small town.

Her search takes her on an adventurous and humorous trip through love triangles, self-discovery, and social expectations.

The story and the lead actors in the movie are its highlights. Though each character adds a distinct flavor to the story, Bitti’s father, Narottam Mishra, played by Pankaj Tripathi, really steals the show.

His acting gives essence to Narottam’s character with his natural ability to portray a peculiar and eccentric parent. He owns a candy store and occasionally enjoys chit-chatting with his daughter.

Pankaj Tripathi handles every role with ease, giving it his signature style- minimalist and effortless.

  • Bareilly Ki Barfi has an IMDb rating of 7.5 and is available on Netflix, ZEE5.

10. Gunjan Saxena

Gunjan Saxena | Best Pankaj Tripathi Movies

This inspiring movie is based on the true story of Gunjan Saxena, an IAF officer who became the first female pilot to fly in a war zone during the Kargil War. What truly jumps out, though, is how her father’s steadfast support got her to the pinnacle of her career.

Pankaj Tripathi beautifully portrayed the role of a loving and supportive father who helped his daughter soar high in the air fearlessly.

With his amazing performance in the film as a father, he got immense love and appreciation from the audience. 

One of the famous dialogues from the movie, ‘’Plane Ladka Udhae Ya Ladki, Dono Ko Pilot Hi Bolte Hai’’ has been praised by everyone and has become an inspirational quote for many girls. 

  • Gunjan Saxena has an IMDb rating of 5.5 and is available on Netflix.

His latest release based on the Atal Bihari Vajpayee movie was biographical, where Pankaj Tripathi played the title himself. His performance in the movie ‘’Main Atal Hoon’’ has been appreciated by the audience and the critics as well.

Check out the above best movies of Pankaj Tripathi and enjoy the pleasure ride to the world of humor, fun, and entertainment.

Pankaj Tripathi Upcoming Movies

The year 2023 was a rollercoaster ride for Pankaj Tripathi, as he was seen in his well-appreciated movie OMG2 which scripted many records at the box office. 

Pankaj Tripathi latest movie and web series in 2024 are Mirzapur 3, Gulkanda Tales, Murder Mubarak and Metro Inn Dino.

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