The Cinema of Anurag Kashyap
The first released movie directed by Anurag Kashyap was Black Friday (2007) and he was also an actor in the movie. This was his first commercial success. In the same year, he also directed no Smoking. Later, he directed movies like Dev D, Gulaal, Mumbai Cutting, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Gangs of Wasseypur Series, Bombay Talkies, Bombay Velvet, and Ghost Stories.
Anurag Kashyap is known for his distinctive storytelling, especially in his earlier films, which is very different from the styles that Bollywood is used to. He is experimental and makes non-commercial films that explore the skewed socio-political equations of our society. He is one of the pioneering filmmakers of the Mumbai Noir genre and does not shy away from extreme themes like revenge, violence, gore, sexuality, and individualistic rebellion. An existential search for meaning and oneself is a constant undercurrent him his films.