How ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ ‘Destroyed’ Anurag Kashyap’s Entire Filmmaking Career

Gangs of Wasseypur is the only Indian film to feature in Guardian’s list of 100 best films of the 21st century. Anurag Kashyap shared the news on his Instagram handle 

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Guardian’s list of 100 best film of 21st century . Proud to be here but this wouldn’t be my list.So many films which are my favourites can’t be below my film.. and “the Dark Knight” deserves to be way up. The number 1 film in the list I totally agree with. That’s my absolute favourite of the 21st century. Here is the list https://www.theguardian.com/film https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century …. link also in bio. P.S. this is also is that film of mine that totally destroyed my filmmaking life by the expectations it sets from me as a filmmaker and has been continuously so , and I have forever been trying to break away from it. Hopefully someday that will happen .

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“Proud to be here but this wouldn’t be my list. So many films which are my favourites can’t be below my film,” wrote Kashyap in the post. The director explained how The Dark Knight featured at a position below Gangs of Wasseypur, while the film deserved to be way above his own directorial. However, Kashyap was in agreement with the number 1 film on the list. Here’s the full list:

Anurag Kashyap further said that Gangs of Wasseypur had destroyed his entire filmmaking life. This was because of the expectations from him after its release. The filmmaker said, “This is also the film of mine that totally destroyed my filmmaking life by the expectations it sets from me as a filmmaker and has been continuously so, and I have forever been trying to break away from it. Hopefully some day that will happen.”

The filmmaker is collaborating for the next installment of Netflix’s Lust Stories, titled Ghost Stories. He will be one of four Indian directors in the project, others being Dibaker Bannerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.

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