Top 5 Movies directed by Anurag Kashyap and we think you should not miss.
1. Black Friday (2007)
Based on Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts, a book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings. Black Friday was shot with hidden cameras. The film was not released in Indian theatres for two years as, on the eve of its release, a petition seeking a stay was filed by the people named in the film, the alleged perpetrators of the crime. Since the verdict was still pending for the 1993 case, they argued that the film would bias public opinion against them and affect the court’s decision, an argument that was ultimately upheld by the court.
2. Dev D (2009)
Modern Devdas, Paro and Chandramuki. This concept was designed by Abhay Deol himself and directed by AK. (You can check the end credits of this movie)
- Kalki’s character is a modern adaptation of Chandramukhi, who was most recently played by Madhuri Dixit in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas. In the film, the young Leni is shown to be a fan of Madhuri’s, listening to the songs of Chandramukhi. When she takes up prostitution as profession, she adopts the name Chandramukhi or Chanda, in honor of the character. Chanda’s back story in which she gets embroiled in an MMS scandal while in school is a reference to a similar scandal that took place at a leading Delhi school i.e. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in 2004.
- Later in the film, when Dev is depressed after losing both Paro and Chanda, he is driving his new BMW while heavily drunk. This is a reference to the Sanjeev Nanda BMW hit-and-run case in 1999.
3. Gulaal (2009)
The film explores themes such as pursuit of power, quest for legitimacy, perceived injustices and hypocrisy of the powerful. The film is set in present day Rajasthan, a state in western India. The plot is provided by student politics of the university and a fictitious secessionist movement consisting of former Rajput leaders who have become present day elite
4. Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 & Part 2 (2012)
Centered on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, Jharkhand, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families.
5. Ugly (2014)
The movie is about a child getting kidnapped and a series of events that ensue which expose the Mumbai underbelly as much as the darker side of the city’s white-collared denizens. One of the deadliest movie of all time.. 🙂