Streaming Guide: Pankaj Kapur Movies & TV Shows


In our Streaming Guide series, we list the works of a filmmaker or actor that are available on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Eros Now and YouTube among others.

This edition features actor Pankaj Kapur who has films like Chameli Ki Shaadi, Raakh, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, Maqbool and The Blue Umbrella, among others, to his credit. The actor is celebrating his 67th birthday today.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Streaming on: YouTube, Amazon Prime Video

jaane bhi do yaaro Vivek Vaswani, Satish Shah and Naseeruddin Shah in a photo by Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. (Express Archive Photo)


The story, the acting, the sequences of incessant laughter, all this makes Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro a must. The film is one of the best dark comedies in Indian cinema.

Chameli Ki Shaadi

Broadcast on: Sony LIV, YouTube

Chameli Ki Shaadi watch online Pankaj Kapur and Amrita Singh in a photo by Chameli Ki Shaadi. (Express archive photo)

Basu Chatterjee’s 1986 comedy-drama starred Pankaj Kapur as Kallumal Koylewala, a strict father of his daughter Chameli, who turns out to be a comedic character with a Hitlerian mustache. The film is a social comedy with original characters. Charandas (Anil Kapoor) falls in love with Chameli (Amrita Singh) but their families oppose their marriage because they belong to different castes.

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla

Broadcast on: YouTube

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla watch online A photo of Ek Ruka Hua Faisla. (Express Archive Photo)

In 1986, filmmaker Basu Chatterjee reworked award-winning American drama Twelve Angry Men as Ek Ruka Hua Faisla. The film starred Pankaj Kapur, Annu Kapoor, SM Zaheer, Hemant Mishra, KK Raina, and Amitabh Srivastava, among others. It was a jury of twelve men who sit in a closed room to decide the fate of a 19-year-old boy who is on trial for stabbing his father to death. While the jury is convinced of the boy’s guilt, one of them opposes the conviction and wants the case to be discussed. What follows is a top-notch drama that also features social commentary on several issues.



Broadcast on: YouTube

Based on the novel of the same name by Bhisham Sahni, Govind Nihalani’s 1987 series is one of the most honest depictions of Partition. Backed by a stellar cast including actors Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Amrish Puri, AK Hangal, Dina Pathak and Pankaj Kapur, the 274 minute television series is one of the finest works in Indian cinema.


Broadcast on: YouTube

aamir khan pankaj kapur raakh Aamir Khan and Pankaj Kapur in a photo of Raakh. (Photos of the Palador)

The critically acclaimed crime thriller Raakh starred Aamir Khan and Supriya Pathak in the lead roles, along with Pankaj Kapur, Gajanan Bangera and Jagdeep. Directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, it told the story of a young boy who attacks henchmen to avenge the rape of his girlfriend. The film won numerous national awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Pankaj Kapur and Aamir Khan’s First National Prize (the Special Jury Prize).

Ek Doctor Ki Maut

Streaming on: YouTube, Disney Plus Hotstar

Ek Doctor Ki Maut watch online Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi in Ek Doctor Ki Maut.

Released in 1990, Tapan Sinha’s classic film revolved around Dr Dipankar, played by Pankaj Kapur. With the support of his wife Seema (Shabana Azmi), he offers a revolutionary innovation to prevent leprosy. However, being a government physician his research is not seen as credible and he is under attack by the bureaucratic engine of the medical community. The film won three National Film Awards.


Streaming on: Disney Plus Hotstar

maqbool watch Pankaj Kapur in a Maqbool still. (Express archive photo)

Based on Macbeth, Vishal Bhardwaj’s acclaimed film starred Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri as greedy cops. Nimmi of Tabu as the lonely mistress of Don Abbaji (Pankaj Kapur), who seduces Maqbool (Irrfan Khan) in a web of murder, lust for power and greed, has been a revelation for movie lovers. The film also featured some of the best performances from Kapur, Khan, Puri, and Shah.

The blue umbrella

Streaming on: Netflix

blue umbrella watch A photo of Blue Umbrella.

The Blue Umbrella with Pankaj Kapur and Shreya Sharma was based on the novel of the same name by Ruskin Bond. The film received the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film in 2007. Critics praised the film for the simplicity of its plot, the music of Bhardwaj, and the impeccable performance of Pankaj Kapur as Nandu, the shopkeeper. He is billed as a family entertainer, which you can enjoy on a lazy weekend.

Find Fanny

Streaming on: Disney Plus Hotstar

find fanny movie online A photo of Finding Fanny.

In her review of Finding Fanny, Indian Express’s Shubhra Gupta called the film “sometimes enjoyable, but not entirely memorable.” She wrote: “This is an unlikely group, which comes together for an unlikely reason, and like that kind of movie, we’re supposed to fall in love with the characters and their quirks, as they make their way to their own. Destination and Discovery The problem is that the film is uneven.

Zabaan Sambhalke

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

alt balaji will remake Zabaan Sambhal Ke Zabaan Sambhal Ke was immensely popular with the public.

Hindi sitcom Zabaan Sambhal Ke is the story of engineer Mohan Bharti (Pankaj Kapur) who is forced to teach Hindi at the National Language Institute (NIL). His students came from all over the country and the world. The interpersonal equations and quirks of the students created some hilarious moments. The show rose to popularity for its sharp writing and cast, including Pankaj Kapur, Viju Khote, Shubha Khote, and Tom Alter.

Office office

Streaming on: SonyLIV

Mussaddilal aka Pankaj Kapur has to deal with lethargic officials to do his job. Sometimes he has to go from one department to another and sometimes he has to bribe an agent with “samosas” to get his case approved. Usha Madame even had her cut vegetables while she worked on her file. The show focused on public sector corruption and the Mussaddilal tragedy, everyone burst into laughter.

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Streaming on: SonyLIV

JL50, pankaj kapur Pankaj Kapur made its digital debut with the SonyLIV JL50 web series. (Photo: SonyLIV)

In Shailendra Vyas’ web series, Abhay Deol plays a CBI officer investigating a plane crash. What is intriguing about his investigation is that the plane disappeared 35 years ago in Calcutta and only reappeared now. Pankaj Kapur plays a scientist in the series. His Subroto Das character is someone who will leave you thinking about his motives and intentions even when the series is over.


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