Started as a sidekick is now a heart-throb of people
A guy who struggled in initial phases to bag a single role now has the Bollywood fans rolling over him. Pankaj Tripathi got his first chance in 2004 when he played a role in Abhishek Bachchan Starrer “Run”. He got recognition in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur as ‘Sultan Qureshi” where he nailed the role with conviction. It was Kaleen Bhaiya which gained him a lot of accolades and fame. He has hit the spot every time he was on the camera. Let’s look at the top five performances of Pankaj Tripathi which made us go gaga over him.
Sultan Qureshi in Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wassepur marked the fame of two untraditional heroes who are currently the heart-throb of people. The world saw the rise of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi in the industry. Till this movie, we knew almost nothing about these two method actors but since then we have become an addict of these two.
Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur
He established himself as the ultimate crimelord in the Bollywood industry with this role. The show which released last year was well appreciated with critics as well as audiences. The show had good one-liners and desi-connect.
Kehri Singh in Gurgaon
Despite similar on paper he has played roles in such a way that it never felt repetitive. This is his innate acting which has offered something new every time he faced a camera. His restrained performance as real state tycoon is the example of his internalized emotions to characters.
Rudra in Stree
There is a thing with theatre actors that they can nail any role you throw at them. Pankaj Tripathi whenever tried comic roles, hasn’t failed to make us laugh. He got us out of our seats whenever he tried comedy genre. He defies the rule book in Stree and win us over with punch lines and one-liner.
Madhav Mishra in Criminal Justice
We didn’t know that Pankaj Tripathi can play the role of an advocate with subtle yet funny charisma. He plays a person who is sick of his leg-itching and tries to make money by poaching clients with his police connection.
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