Pankaj Tripathi is arguably one of the most underrated performers in the Hindi film industry. The self-made star began his acting career with a minor role in Run and eventually emerged as a force to be reckoned with due to his ‘desi’ dialogue delivery, humble nature and sincere performances. On Sunday, as ‘Kaleen’, turns 45, here is a look at five of his best films.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Pankaj essayed the role of butcher-turned-killer Sultan Qureshi in Gangs of Wasseypur, which is widely regarded as his breakthrough film. Director Anurag Kashyap’s magnum opus was set in the Hindi heartland and featured Manoj Bajpayee in the lead. It received rave reviews from critics and attained cult status. The action-thriller, however, did not do too well at the box office.
The actor’s first film in a lead role, Gurgaon was a thriller that revolved around the troubled family life of a real estate tycoon based in Haryana. The movie garnered a fair deal of attention due to…