8 Reasons Why Anurag Kashyap Is India's Tarantino

He is moody, quirky and unpredictable; Anurag Kashyap has risen as one of the finest filmmakers in the Indian film industry. So here are 8 reasons why Kashyap deserves to be called the Indian Tarantino.

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He is moody, quirky and unpredictable; Anurag Kashyap has risen as one of the finest filmmakers in the Indian film industry. Right from his unusual venture into the film industry to his openness about his personal life, everything is refreshing about this filmmaker.


And if there one legendary filmmaker we can totally think of while watching Anurag's work is none other than Quentin Tarantino. From the screenplay in ‘Satya' to the likes of ‘Dev D', ‘Black Friday', ‘Gangs of Wasseypur' and to the most recent 'Sacred Games' to his credit, Anurag Kashyap is to Bollywood what Tarantino is to Hollywood.


So here are 8 reasons why Kashyap deserves to be called the Indian Tarantino -

A Great Story-Teller - Like Tarantino, Anurag Kashyap is a great storyteller and his work reflects the labor not only from the heart but from his head, too. He is focused and, in spite of his films being subjected to criticism for depicting the raw and sometimes controversial truths, his energy translates into great story-telling.


New Style Of Film-making - Anurag like Tarantino is known for making ‘out of the box cinema'. His movies are not the run of the mill commercial cinema that the industry has been used to. But they succeed nevertheless for they are the best in their respective hemispheres and also have managed to influence many in their respective surroundings.


Making Mundane Characters Unforgettable - Tarantino's movies like ‘Pulp Fiction' and ‘Reservoir Dogs' have characters which manage to leave a mark on the audiences' minds. The same is with Kashyap; whether it was the characters in ‘Satya' or ‘Black Friday' or the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur', each of them cease to exit from our memory. Even the most mundane things appear interesting in his work.


Never Shies From Depicting The Truth - Both Quentin Tarantino and Anurag Kashyap are known to make films that do not shun from depicting the truth, however controversial it might be. The Academy Award-nominated ‘Django Unchained', for example, had racial epithets and depiction of slavery which was needed due to the historical context of race and slavery in America. Kashyap, too, has depicted the real, unclean India in his movies instead of sugar-coating it.


Presence Of Dark Humor - As a director and a screenwriter, Anurag Kashyap incorporates dark humor to astutely propagate violence. There is certainly an uncanny similarity between Kashyap's works, specifically in award-winning movies like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur', with the style of Tarantino. The former has absorbed the latter's flair while retaining the Indian flavor brilliantly.


Non-Linear Story-Telling - Anurag Kashyap's movies like Tarantino are renowned for their non-linear storylines. The events portrayed in his films may not have a chronological order and may involve the ‘story within a story' style. ‘Pulp Fiction' is perhaps one of Tarantino's best when it comes to non-linearity. Kashyap has shown his aversion to linearity quite adeptly, too, as seen in ‘Gulaal' making this a striking similarity between the two.


Aesthetic Violence - For some reason, the violence depicted by both these directors have appealed to audiences. Like Tarantino's ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1', Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' he managed to seduce moviegoers even with brutal violence depicted in the film.

Critical And Commercial Success - Tarantino's films have taken him to a position where he is regarded as one of the most talented directors in the Hollywood film industry. Kashyap, too, with his strikingly different and amazing work has earned a similar stance in the Hindi film industry.


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