How to be beautiful in your storytelling tricks, in Ugly.
That’s the only beautiful thing you’ll see, just in case. And personally, this type of dark cinema is not my taste, but I cannot not gush over Anurag’s capability of letting all the side plots meet at such an exhilarating rendezvous point. What a joy to see it all come alive. What a joy to work on each track and get paid so generously as they come in for a good old reunion. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly is an ugly film. There is no doubt it. About ugly characters. And an ugly world. It is aptly titled. And Anurag through a heightened performance from his cast gets a writhing response from his product, reveal and the reaction towards it. This is one of his crispiest, sharpest film.