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Top 10 Movies Starring Pankaj Kapur

Top 10 Movies Starring Pankaj Kapur Hindi Article

Pankaj Kapur is an Indian actor who works in films, television, and theatre. He is also a film director, story writer, and screenwriter. He was born and brought up in Ludhiana, Punjab. His date of birth is May 29, 1954. He is a National School of Drama alumnus. He was married to Neelima Azeem (1979-1984). Famous actor, Shahid Kapoor is their son. He is presently married to actress, Supriya Pathak. He is famous for his role in the Doordarshan’s detective serial, Karamchand (1985). His debut film was Arohan (1982). He also appeared in the English film, Gandhi (1982). He played the character of Pyarelal Nayer (Gandhiji’s Assistant ). Some of his television works are Kab Tak Pukaroon, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Lifeline, Neem Ka Ped, Office Office, Naya Office Office, and JL50. He also worked in the 1989 Punjabi language film, Marhi Da Diva. Pankaj Kapur is a proud author of the short novel, Dopehri (2019). He won the Indian Television Academy Awards (2003, 2004, 2007), and the Indian Telly Awards (2002, 2003). Moreover, he had won 3 National Film Awards.

1. Raakh

Raakh is a 1989 Hindi-language film directed by Aditya Bhattacharya. It was released on April 21, 1989. It starred Aamir Khan, Supriya Pathak, and Pankaj Kapur in the main roles. Pankaj played the role of Inspector PK. He helped Aamir take revenge on the goon Karmali. Pankaj Kapur won the 36th National Film Award in the Best Supporting Actor category. The film received excellent reviews and became a commercial hit.

2. Ek Doctor Ki Maut

This 1990 Hindi language family drama film was directed by Tapan Sinha. It starred Pankaj Kapur, Shabana Azmi, Irrfan Khan, Anil Chatterjee, and Deepa Sahi. Pankaj played the role of a research doctor. He successfully discovered the Leprosy vaccine. But, he is cleverly sidelined and the credit is shared by two American doctors. Moving on he decides to work on another research. Pankaj Kapur won the 38th National Film Award (1990) for his excellent performance.

3. Maqbool

Maqbool is a Hindi language adaptation of the Shakespeare play Macbeth. It was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and was released on January 30, 2004. The film stars Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Murali Sharma, Masumeh Makhija, and Piyush Mishra in pivotal roles. The film’s storyline revolves around the tragedies in the Mumbai underworld. Maqbool received excellent reviews from the critics. Pankaj Kapur won the Filmfare Award in the Best Actor (Critics) category. Moreover, he was awarded with the National Film Award in the Best Supporting Actor category.

4. The Blue Umbrella

It was released on August 10, 2007. It is a Vishal Bhardwaj directorial drama film. It stars Pankaj Kapur and Shreya Sharma in primary roles. The film’s storyline is based on the Ruskin Bond 1980 novel, The Blue Umbrella. Pankaj Kapur played the role of a greedy shopkeeper in the village. The film received critical acclaim. Pankaj Kapur went on to win the Screen Award (2008) in the Best Actor in a Negative Role category.

5. Finding Fanny

This Homi Adajania directorial film was released on September 12, 2014. It is an Indian English-language film. It starred Dimple Kapadia, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah, and Arjun Kapoor in prominent roles. The film is set on a road trip to Goa in search of Fanny. Pankaj Kapur played the role of an artist named, Don Pedro Cleto Colaco. He draws a painting of Rosie amidst the road trip. He was accidentally shot dead by Rosie in the car, eventually falling off into the sea. The film received extraordinary reviews from the critics. It was a box office success.

6. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

It is a dark humor film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It was released on January 11, 2013. It is starred with Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan, Shabana Azmi, and Arya Babbar. Pankaj Kapur played the character named Harphool Singh Mandola "Harry." His character is indulged in liquor drinking. After drinking, his behavior changes into a wiser man. The film received positive reviews. Pankaj Kapur was nominated in the 59th Filmfare Awards in the Best Supporting Actor category.

7. Lost

The lost movie was released on February 16, 2023. It is a Hindi-language crime thriller film. It was directed by Anirudhha Roy Chowdhury. The film starred Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur, Pia Bajpiee, Rahul Khanna, Tushar Panday, and Neil Bhoopalam. Pankaj played the maternal grandfather of Vidhi Sahani (Yami). His character was old, wise, brave, and caring. The film received an extraordinary response from the critics.

8. Bheed

Bheed is a Hindi language film released on March 24, 2023. It is directed by Anubhav Sinha. It stars Rajkumar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Pankaj Kapur, Dia Mirza, Kritika Kamra, and Ashutosh Rana. It is a fiction drama set during the lockdown of the Covid era, 2020, in India. It dictates different stories of migrants, doctors, cops, and journalists. Bheed deals with serious subjects of caste, religion, and power. Pankaj Kapur played the character named Trivedi Babu. He can be seen helping his fellow passengers with food. The film received excellent responses from the critics. The characters played by Rao, Bhumi, and Pankaj Kapur were specially appraised.

9. Jersey

It is a sports film released on April 22, 2022. It was directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri. It is a Hindi language remake of the Telugu hit film Jersey. It stars Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, and Pankaj Kapur in primary roles. Pankaj Kapur played the character, Baali. He was the cricket coach of Arjun ( Shahid). The film received positive reviews from critics.

10. Dharm

It was a Hindi language film released on June 8, 2007. It was directed by debutant Bhavna Talwar. It starred Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Pankaj Tripathi, Daya Shankar Pandey, and K.K. Raina. The film conveys the social message of brotherhood. Pankaj Kapur played the lead role of Brahmin, Pandit Chaturvedi. His family adopts a boy child unknowing his true religion. He abandons the boy after his religion (Muslim) is revealed. Though, later he understands that humanity is above all religion. It received brilliant reviews from the critics. The film was honored with the Nargis Dutt Award at the National Film Award (2007) in the Best Feature Film in the National Integration category.

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