Happy birthday Anurag Kashyap: Five films that broke the mainstream Indian cinema
Updated On : 10 Sep 2018,12:14 PM
The maverick filmmaker of Bollywood, Anurag Kashyap turns 46 today. From doing odd jobs to writing scripts for free, his struggle days are long and inspiring. Anurag Kashyap is influenced by some great Hollywood directors, the most according to him is by Quentin Tarantino. Anurag Kashyap’s 'Gangs of Wasseypur' blockbuster series had everything in it - drama, action, comedy, revenge and realistic plot. "Cinema is the only religion I believe in" is a popular quote by him. Here is the list of five movies by Anurag Kashyap that broke the mainstream Indian cinema and hit headlines
Black Friday: The movie was written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film is based on the 1993 Bombay blasts. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was a nominee for the Best Film (Golden Leopard) Award at the Locarno International Film Festival
Dev. D: Anurag Kashyap wrote and directed the movie. The film was based on the famous Bengali classic novel 'Devdas'. It highlighted the traditions of patriarchy in the Indian society. The original concept of the film was suggested by Abhay Deol to Anurag Kashyap.
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1: The award winning crime thriller film by Anurag Kashyap continues to interest people. Anurag co-authored the film with Zeishan Quadri. The first part of the film centred around the coal mafia of Dhanbad, Jharkhand, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance among three crime families
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2: The second instalment of the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' series had its story plot from 1990’s to 2009. The film's soundtrack is heavily influenced by traditional Indian folk songs tending to be philosophical. The film won four Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics) and Best Actress (Critics), at the 58th Filmfare Awards.
Ugly: Co-produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap the film featured TV actor Abir Goswami in his last film appearance before his death in 2013. 'Ugly' follows the story of a struggling actor Rahul Varshney, whose daughter Kali disappears, and the events that follow.