Anurag Kashyap is without doubt one of the most talented young director in the industry right now. Someone who makes good , thought provoking movies. There is an element of reality in his works, which is generally found missing in other directors work. Be it Gangs of Wasseypur, or Dev.D or the recently released Ugly – he has always tried to do something different. Something exciting. And most of the times he has succeeded.
Here we have a look at 10 of his best movies.
- Gangs of Wasseypur – 1
Based on the Dhanbad coal mafia, and the underlying politics, revenge and power struggle – these movies were a classic. Both Manoj Bajpai and Nawazuddin Siddiqui gave top notch performances.
- Gangs of Wasseypur – 2
Modern-day take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic Bengali novel Devdas, Dev.D was praised by the media, public and the critics.
- Black Friday
The director tried to recreate the lifes of the people around the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. The censor board didn’t even allow the movie to release in India for 2 years.
Another Indian political drama. The movie explores themes such as pursuit of power, perceived injustices and hypocrisy of the powerful, all in typical Anurag Kashyap style.
The latest drama thriller, starring Ronit Roy in the lead. The movie was screened in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
- No Smoking
No smoking didn’t do well at the box office, but was appreciated at International Film Festivals. It was considered too ahead of its times for the Indian audience.
- Bombay Talkies
This movie comprised of 4 short stories, directed by 4 different directors – Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, and Dibakar Banerjee. It was well received by the audience.
Another AK movie which couldn’t pass the censor board. Excessive violence, drug abuse and bad language were the reasons. However , the movie was appreciated at International concerts.
- That girl in yellow boots
Another thriller starring Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah. The movie received a lot of positive reviews.