Pankaj Tripathi has been in Bollywood for many years but for the past couple of years, he’s been doing some amazing movies and web series. He started his career by doing small cameos in movies like Run (alongside Vijay Raaz). Pankaj hit the right spot after the boom of web series and online streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 and more. He has been part of various shows and in various characters on these streaming platforms. Lately, Tripathi has been famous for his characters like Kaleen Bhaiya and Guruji. Here we have made a collection of the best Pankaj Tripathi movies and series on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Zee5 and Disney+ Hotstar.
List of best Pankaj Tripathi movies and series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Zee5:
1. Mirzapur – AMAZON PRIME
One of the most popular gangster-drama web series of all time. Mirzapur starring Ali Fazal, Harshita Gaur, Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, and more among others apart from Pankaj Tripathi. The character of Kaalin Bhaiya would not have been the same without the excellence of Pankaj Tripathi. The series has become very popular, especially after the recent release of season 2. While the season second ended with a twisted and strong cliffhanger, we are eagerly waiting for the third season of Mirzapur.
2. Sacred Games – NETFLIX
While many people were disappointed with the second season of the popular web series on Netflix, Sacred Games. Pankaj Tripathi’s character Guruji holds the narrative of the story of the second season. Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan) visits the Guruji’s ashram to find out his father and Gaitonde’s connection, which can only be simplified by Guruji. Pankaj’s effortless acting makes the series a must-watch.
3. Criminal Justice – DISNEY+HOTSTAR
An interesting crime-drama on Disney+ Hotstar starring Jackie Shroff, Vikrant Massey, Anupriya Goenka and Mita Vashisht apart from Pankaj. Pankaj Tripathi seems to have a knack for the crime-drama genre, as he is seen playing another intense character in this web series. The story revolves around a cab driver and who gets into his worst nightmare when he picks up a passenger who is later found dead. The series is full of suspense and mysterious turn of events.
4. Stree – NETFLIX
A very popular horror-comedy, Stree is one hell of an interesting film. Apart from Pankaj Tripathi, the movie also has Rajkummar Rao, Aparshakti Khurana, Shraddha Kapoor and Abhishek Banerjee. The story revolves around a spirit named ‘Stree,’ who kidnaps men in the dead of the night. On the other hand, Pankaj’s comedy timing is also superb in this film.
5. Gangs Of Wasseypur – AMAZON PRIME
One of the most iconic characters played by Pankaj Tripathi is Sultan from Gangs of Wasseypur. The most celebrated crime-action Bollywood movie of all time, this Anurag Kashyap movie was the turning point for many actors including Pankaj. Gangs of Wasseypur is a must watch and has won many international awards as well. The movie was also listed in IMDb’s top 250 movies list. This is the best Pankaj Tripathi movie you can binge-watch.
6. Masaan – NETFLIX
Masaan is a very underrated movie in Bollywood. The movie stars Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi and Richa Chadha as leads. Even though Pankaj Tripathi does not play a huge role in this film, but his short appearance certainly contributed towards the movie’s success. The story of the movie revolves around two young lovers based out of Varanasi, who overcome the grief of losing their significant others and how Indian caste system affects them.
7. Gurgaon – NETFLIX
Starring Pankaj Tripathi, Akshay Oberoi, Ragini Khanna, Shalini Vatsa and Aamir Bashir, Gurgaon is a crime-thriller available on Netflix. The movie revolves around the story of a real estate tycoon and his family. The movie is an hour and forty-seven minutes long where the daughter and son of the real estate tycoon are not on such good terms.
8. Newton – AMAZON PRIME
Alongside Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of Aatma Singh, a CRPF officer. The movie revolves around the story of a government servant who goes to a very sensitive area in India to hold a free and fair election despite facing many challenges. Pankaj also won a National Film Award – Special Mention for his role.
9. Gunjan Saxena – NETFLIX
In this very inspiring movie based on the life of IAF Pilot Gunjan Saxena, Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of her very supporting father. The story revolves around Gunjan, who from her childhood wants to serve her country and chooses to become a pilot. The progressive father side of Pankaj was loved by the audience in this film.
10. Fukrey – DISNEY+HOTSTAR
In this comedy-drama movie, Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of a supporting character called Pandit Ji. The comic timing of Pankaj in this movie franchise is like never seen before. The movie is planning to release its third sequel soon. Apart from Pankaj, the movie also stars Ali Fazal, Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Richa Chadha and more.
11. Luka Chuppi – NETFLIX
Playing the role of a funny character Babulal, Pankaj reveals a different side of his to the audience. Babulal is the brother-in-law of Guddu (Kartik Aaryan), who smells that something wrong is going on with Guddu. The film is a beautiful family comedy-drama. The movie also has Kriti Sanon as the female lead.
12. The Tashkent Files – ZEE5
Released in 2019, The Tashkent Files is a movie on the mysterious death of India’s second prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri. Pankaj Tripathi plays the character of Gangaram Jha, a scientist. The movie didn’t do that well at the box office but the performance of Tripathi is worth a watch.
Hope you enjoy all these best movies of Pankaj Tripathi. Happy Binging!