Anurag Kashyap directed “Almost Pyar with DJ Mohabbat” released early this year. The movie is a Hindi language romantic musical drama starring Alya F and newcomer Karan Mehta. Despite the praise, the movie couldn’t perform well at the box office.
The director Anurag Kashyap decided to open up on his idea of making a romantic movie instead of gritty and dark films for which he is known in the industry. In an interview he revealed that he doesn’t do something that he doesn’t like, everything he has done out of his will to do. And he further said many things have happened in between including lockdown.
The director added I worked a lot on other people’s scripts. And, the one that I wrote was Almost Pyar With DJ Mohabbat, which was an idea that originated out of nowhere but I wanted to explore that because I was bored of people expecting a gangster movie every time. And he further said, unless you get something new and exciting that happens why would I do it?
The director is known for his work in Hindi Cinema. In 2013 the government of France awarded him the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. He started his career in writing through a television series. And he got his major break as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya (a crime drama).
Other movies by Anurag Kashyap
Raman Raghav 2.0 – the story of this movie revolves around a serial killer. The psychic nature of the character makes this film disturbing to watch for some audiences. Nawazuddin Siddiqu’s portrayal of a dangerous serial killer pumps up the tension.
Ugly – is a thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap. The story of the movie revolves around a man who lost his daughter during an outing. The movie premiered in the director’s fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Mukkabaaz – this is a story of an aspiring Indian boxer who faces defeats outside the ring. The movie is a classic tale of a fighter’s trite present in some parts of India.
Dev D – the movie is a retelling of a classic Bengali novel Devdas. The story of the movie revolves around a man whose life spirals into madness when he loses the love of his life.
Black Friday – the movie revolves around the events that led up to the bombings that shook Bombay in the mid-90s. The film is touted as Anurag Kashyap’s Bollywood mark.
Gangs of Wasseypur – the film is often regarded as the gem of Indian cinema. The film was featured in The Guardian’s best 100 films of the 21st century.
His popularity increased after the release of Gangs of Wasseypur, and soon after, he was recognized as the best director for thriller and dark movies. He has also served as a jury member at many film festivals including the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 Venice Film Festival, and the 13th Marrakech Film Festival.