I sincerely appreciate and acknowledge the efforts, enthusiasm, and energy of Satish Kaushik and Pankaj Tripathi for putting up a perfect role presentation and performance in Kaagaz. They set the course and destiny of the real and reel with one of the most cinematic dramatic doses of humour, satire, and sarcasm.
What else could have better compensated for the lack of character and cast in the script? How would you react when you have been declared dead on paper and denied your rightful dues by the system and society.
Reacting sharply to the situation and circumstance as for Bharat Lal Mritak, played by Pankaj Tripath, he pledges not to give up his pleas enacted in his existence for a dutiful place of position, dignity, and self-respect. He runs from pillar to post to achieve this.
In my opinion, Pankaj Tripathi has been the finest and perfect actor and artist with a unique grasp, taste, and grip over his craft and creativity-enhancing the tone and temper of the plot.
What genuinely distinguishes him in Kagaaz from his previous role selection is the fact that he has always been careful in his method of accurately picking and placing the background towards his intended audience.
Satish Kaushik was justified in wisely basing his tryst in Pankaj Tripathi as both have been close companions since their National School of Drama days.
I believe their quality of cinema fiddles with the notion of contemporary concerns and the possible cure, if any. Kaagaz couldn’t have been better than this if not for the categorically brave and bold genius of Tripathi and Kaushik.