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Anurag Kashyap

Realistic and hard-hitting is what Anurag Kashyap’s films are about. The filmmaker got a major break as a co-writer for Ram Gopal Varma’s cult film Satya. He made his directorial debut with Paanch which is yet to be released. Anurag Kashyap has directed films like; Black Friday, No Smoking, Dev D, Gulaal, That Girl in Yellow Boots and Gangs of Wasseypur which have all been critically appreciated and put Anurag Kashyap at the fore-front of the new wave cinema in Bollywood.

He has also written the screenplay for Academy-award nominated Canadian film Water. His films frequently deal with the themes of drug and alcohol abuse, clinical depression and frustration, which are often inspired by real life incidents. His work in Satya and Black Friday has been cited as an influence by British filmmaker Danny Boyle for his 2008 Academy-award winning film, Slumdog Millionaire.

From sleeping on streets at month’s end to being one of the most influential filmmakers in the Hindi film industry, Anurag kashyap is an inspiration in both, real and reel life.