Posted on September 10, 2017 at 6:30 am

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Birthday Special: 5 content-oriented movies of Anurag Kashyap that redefine Indian Cinema

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Anurag Kashyap has proved his versatility behind the camera as well as in front. Anurag has directed, produced, written and acted in a number of Bollywood films. Today on his birthday, we list down five content-oriented movies that he directed. Check them out:

Black Friday (2004)

Black Friday, written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book, Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts. The film was so controversial that the Indian Censor Board stalled it’s release in India for three years and the film saw light in Indian cinema on 9th February 2007.

It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was nominated for the Best Film at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Dev.D (2009)

Dev.D, too was written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is an Indian romantic black comedy drama film, which is a modern-day take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay‘s classic Bengali novel – Devdas.
The film has seen success and won the National Film Awards for Best Music Direction. Besides this, it won 6 Filmfare Awards (Best Supporting Actress, Critics Award for Best Performance – Female, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Background Score and R D Burman Award for New Musical Talent.)

That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011)

That Girl in Yellow Boots is an Indian thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap, starring Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah. It traces the journey of Ruth (Kalki) in India post her sister’s suicide, in search of her father. It took on the cult of godmen in India where fathers view having sex with their daughter as an expression of his love.

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Gangs of Wasseypur is a crime film that’s divided into two parts. Centered on the coal mafia of Dhanbad and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families. The film has an ensemble cast of Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha and Tigmanshu Dhulia in major roles.

Ugly (2014)

Ugly is a neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film stars Girish Kulkarni, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh and Surveen Chawla in pivotal roles.

The film was delayed to hit screens as the Censor Board demanded a ‘Smoking is Injurious to Health’ notice during all such scenes. After much arguments, the film was release WITH the notice.

P.S.: Anurag Kashyap’s Paanch has yet not seen the light of day. We wonder what strong content it has that it hasn’t got a clearance yet.

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