Mukkabaaz (The Brawler )

How to prepare for your exams in one long night, in Mukkabaaz. Boy, do we have any other director in the Hindi film industry that dives into different genres like Anurag does. He is an animal behind the camera. And his growling, brawling nature is visible in this film. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s…

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Ugly

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…

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Raman Raghav 2.0 (Psycho Raman)

How to jump back to your roots and hold on to it dearly, in Raman Raghav 2.0. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0 is Anurag breathing, sighing heavily after a while. His patience is tested in the Fritz Lang’s M way. And by his, I mean both the filmmaker and his protagonist.…

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Gangs Of Wasseypur

How to be in love with your genre and just talk about that love for more than five hours, in Gangs Of Wasseypur. Though mechanical, informational, novel-alike detailed, the writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur is a major forward pass in terms of filmmaking of not-anyone-else-but for Anurag’s himself. We see him strip…

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No Smoking

How to ban smoking without forcing it on its audience, in No Smoking. So I have a bone to pick with the writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s No Smoking. If you have to, if you feel necessary to go off track, stopping the clock. And just meander in a metaphorical world, then why would you…

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Bombay Velvet

How to go big and how not to be shy about it, in Bombay Velvet. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet seemed like was focused more on building up the legacy, history, rather than world or character building. So you do get a sensational environment, tone in the film, with glamorous costumes and…

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Gulaal (The Abeer Colour)

How to be musical in your speech and not please but harm others, in Gulaal. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s bombastic political thriller indeed paints red. So this is how politics runs in his head. He goes to enormous lengths to stress out his characters with simple, single-minded obvious conflicts rather than working on…

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Black Friday

How to be so bold that people call out on your stupidity, in Black Friday. In this document-series type of shot of the writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday. what we are bound to get is the suffocation, irritation of the terror. And who better to personify that emotion than Kay Kay Menon, who…

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Paanch (Five)

How to be discreet in description with diligence and a wee bit of absurdity, in Paanch. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Paanch is a show set for Kay Kay Menon. Or that’s what ends up resulting, after every scene ends. To be honest, Kashyap did give a sensational character for him to portray. Menon…

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