Pankaj Tripathi is a fantastic Indian actor. His versatile acting skills made all of us fall in love with him. His journey is also inspirational for many of us. All and sundry know him for the antagonistic role in the Gangs of Wasseypur film series. Lets know about Endearing Pankaj Tripathi – Mridula love story.
M is the wife of Pankaj Tripathi and she is a teacher by profession. We all know Pankaj and Mridula as husband and wife, but majority of us don’t know about arduous and endearing love story of this gracious couple. This cheerful couple has been married for 17 years and counting, and has a daughter named Aashi. So, lets throw some light over this beautiful love story and know little more about the love.
How and where did Pankaj Tripathi meet Mridula for first time?
In an interview with better India, Mridula revealed the story how and where did she meet Pankaj and how this journey started. It was on the 24 May 1993 and she aforementioned that “It was my elder brother’s Tilak (engagement ceremony). I was on my way to a tiny room on the terrace to get dressed when this boy with hazel eyes, brown hair, and a beard crossed me. Those eyes would go on to follow me during the entire function.”
At that time Mridula was in nineth grade and Pankaj was two-year senior. Throwing light on the first meet Pankaj said “It was my sister’s wedding and I saw her on the balcony of the terrace and thought to myself, ‘This is the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with.’ And I did not even know who she was, or what her name was, at the time.”
Majority of us don’t believe on concept of love at first sight and term it as ‘aisa bas filmo me hota he’. Here we see the real love at first sight. Its true this happens in the films but this story is far more than that, it’s a film itself, a real-life film. So, let’s step into the real film adding on to this meet/introduction story.
The rising action – into Pankaj Tripathi – Mridula love story:
Back into the 90’s, these days were not easy for a couples to communicate as we experience as of now. So only means of contact was via writing the letters.
Purportedly, in a span of five months Pankaj use to visit his sister’s house at least once, so that would give them a chance to spend quality of the time together. Adding on to this Mridula says “I would leave for school in the morning and could meet him only after dinner. That was our time. We would sit and talk, sometimes till early morning. We both loved reading and had so much to talk about the books, novels, characters, stories, and the writers.”
Mridula- Breaking up with someone else to marry Pankaj:
Writing letters and visiting the Mridula’s house continued the Pankaj Tripathi – Mridula love story, for almost eight years. Soon the time came, this was the time when her parents found a marriage alliance for Mridula.
Finally, the time came Mridula says, “Pankaj confessed my brother and sister-in-law to the prospective groom’s place. He came and told me that it was a good match for me and I would surely get much of ‘Bhautik Sukh.’ I did not know so much Hindi back then and asked what that meant, and he said ‘material happiness.’ That’s when I felt that I was losing something very precious.”
After that Pankaj had to leave the place with aching heart. As because he needs to go at National School of Drama (NSD) to study. So, while in this span Mridula came up with an idea to break her marriage with someone else to marry Pankaj, Mridula says, “Only I know the lengths that I’d gone to break that marriage. And now the most important dilemma was communicating this news to Pankaj.”
After few days, on 24 December finally Pankaj spoke with all members of the family and Mridula just a day before her birthday. After the long wait for months, they got a chance to speak with each other. She says, “He wished me, and I reminded him that it was the next day. I tried really hard to convey my feelings to him, but he didn’t understand. It took a long explanation for him to finally get the drift.”
Era of Long-distance relationship:
Now a days the long-distance relationships seem quite hard. And dating is quite common for today’s generation. Back then, dating was a peculiar among the society and people. But the love finds it way out from amidst condition, they managed to keep their love and spark alive in their long-distance relationship. The only means to keep their love alive was via letters, that too once in 10 days and the phone call- a fixed at fixed time around 8:00 PM.
Happy starting – Pankaj and Mridula finally got married:
After the 12 years of courtship and lots for struggle, the couple Pankaj and Mridula finally got married on 15 January 2004. Mridula being the Brahmin sister of Pankaj’s brother-in-law, it was against their caste to marry in a family. Yet, they sorted it out and have been happily married for 17 years now and still counting. That’s the reasons I said this story is far more than a story of film. A perfect story, love at first sight-tragedy-struggles and a happy ending towards new journey.
23 Years of “Pyaar dosti hai”
Kuch kuch hota hai, it’s not just the movie, it’s a feeling of love, friendship and loyalty~
This movie was released on 16 October, 1998 and now it had completed 23years. Kajol, Sharukh & Rani did splendid performance in this movie. Kuch kuch hota hai has woven the emotions in mesmerizing patterns. This film was one of the biggest hits of its time.
All the songs of the movie are very much catchy and melodious. The plot of the story is amazingly beautiful, which has made everyone love, cry and fall in love at the same time. 90’s era is incomplete without this blockbuster movie.
Kuch kuch hota hai is a pure nostalgia, still people love to watch this movie. This movie is fully filled with human emotions.
Kajol once again won million of hearts by portraying such a fantastic role of “Anjali”, she really did justice to this role. Rani also played too well in the character “Tina” and no doubt “SRK” always hit the screen with his amazing acting and “Rahul’s” character was one of the best role played by him in his entire carrier.
The dialogues of the movie are beyond beautiful! “Pyar Dosti Hai”- this line has touched everyone’s heart enormously.
From the songs, to the acting and the characters , the movie was a legendary success. Kuch kuch hota hai is a real iconic movie, in the history of an indian cinema.
Iconic father-son/daughter reel life duo
There is a great saying that a person truly knows his father when he becomes one’. A father is someone who leaves no stone unturned to secure a better life for his child. We all know that a few paragraphs are too petite to express the greatness of a father yet I decided to jot down some Iconic father-son/daughter reel-life duo.
After musing on for a while, ‘An iconic reel life duo of father and son/daughter’ sounded nice to write about. So let’s plunge into it as there are innumerable duos to look up to however we had better stick to a couple of them. With assuming your unanimity let’s talk about ‘Phogat family’ from ‘Dangal’ movie and ‘Grimes’ from ‘The walking dead’.
Phogat family from ‘Dangal’:
First comes first the Phogat family, Mahavir Singh Phogat (played by Aamir Khan) a former wrestler and a national champion decides to fulfill his long due dream of winning a gold medal for India through his daughters. In doing so he faces animosity from villagers and family members but doesn’t crumble and stays the course. Even he’s to persuade his wife to force their daughters into wrestling. Geeta and Babita Phogat his two daughters (played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra respectively) were initially loath to wrestle.
However Mahavir coerce them with his gruelling techniques and methods especially morning exercise and cutting their hair short and for once it seems that he’s ruining their childhood. Both the daughters develope resentment for their father but with passing days they realise that he’s doing nothing but securing a glorious future for them. They find vigor and enthusiasm for wrestling and go onto winning many local tournaments throughout the state. Which motivates their father and he starts to look at his dream as Geeta Phogat wins all national championships. Consequently she moves to national academy for further training in order to play at international level where she learns ‘Anti-Mahavir’ techniques and derails from her father’s path.
Thereby she loses a few international matches and puts herself into despair. Even relation between her and father becomes acrimonious. Onwards Babita also wins national championship and paves her way to the national academy where she ties up with sister. During their stay there they talk about Geeta’s problems and Babita mediates between her father and sister to put their relation on track. As Commonwealth games are imminent Gita finds troubles at academy with the head coach who tries to put her off. Then Mahavir Singh comes to rescue and traines her to the best.
With all the efforts and motivation from family she wins a gold medal at her maiden Commonwealth games and fulfills her father’s dream. Babita, mahavir’s another daughter also wins a silver in the same tournament. Both daughters then go onto winning a series of medals in coming years. Finally Mahavir Singh gets his dream fulfilled, finally all his labour and patience pay off. This story tells us that whatever may it look to you a father always works for the best of his child. He may seem cruel, dominating, officious but he always looks after our betterment.
Grimes from ‘The walking dead’:
Now we talk about ‘Rick Grimes’ and ‘Carl Grimes’ (played by Andrew Lincoln and Chandler Riggs) an iconic father son duo from ‘The Walking Dead’. Probably the bravest father and son duo in reel life. It’s a story of survival where the moment you stop being brave you die. It’s a story of the world being pushed to its end where only strong can live. So Rick Grimes a former Sheriff’s deputy teaches his son an art of fighting and surviving at very early age and forges him into one of the deadliest adolescents you’ll come across ever. When the calamity brokes out in the world and people turn into walking deads Rick finds himself in a hospital alone, unaware of the situation and left to die.
Somehow he recovers and starts looking for his family. With the help of some likewise survivors he finally meets them. From onwards they stay together to the end and tackles every catastrophe with valour. Talking of the relationship between father and son they have a strong mutual understanding and they are always ready to fight, and save each other at any cost. However sometimes they find themselves on opposite ends but end up getting at the same.
Though fictional and unlikely to happen anyhow, it still teaches us how a father and a son are ought to look after and strengthen each other. And always stay together no matter what happens.
So these two are iconic father-son/daughter reel-life duo which inspire us and show us a way to ameliorate, and maintain our relations.