Pankaj Tripathi is one of the most underrated actors in India but seems like he’s up for something great. His film, Mango Dreams, has been picked up by Netflix and will stream soon on the Big N. In the film, Pankaj plays the role of a Muslim auto rickshaw driver who teams up with a Hindu doctor (Ram Gopal Bajaj) as the doctor goes on a trip to find his roots.
Pankaj has been part of some great films like the Gangs of Wasseypur series and the Fukrey series. Mango Dreams has fetched Pankaj Tripathi the Best Actor Award at the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival. In a media interaction, Tripathi said that he was proud and happy to be part of the project and was happier because the film’s picked up by one of the biggest streaming platforms. He also said that he instantly agreed to do the film when director John Upchurch offered him the role because he loved the concept.
Netflix has been working towards creating Indian oriented content and has picked up several mainstream films. Most of Eagle Film’s inventory, including the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chamatkar is available on Netflix, so are some older films like Sanjeev Kumar’s Chehre Pe Chehra and Agent Vinod, one of the first and successful Indian spy films starring Mahendra Sandhu.