The Guardian’s 100 Best Films: Gangs Of Wasseypur only Indian film on list


Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap’s 2012 film Gangs of Wasseypur has made it to The Guardian’s list of 100 Best Films of the 21st century. In fact, it is the only Hindi film to make the cut.

The list has been curated by reviewers from the publication, such as Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard. Paul Thomas Anderson’s American epic drama, There Will Be Blood (2007) has topped the list and Kashyap’s film has taken the 59th spot.

Anurag Kashyap took to Instagram to announce that his action drama has bagged the 59th position. The 47-year-old filmmaker is proud of the achievement, but at the same time, he mentioned that so many of his favourite films deserve a spot above his film on the list.



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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 …. 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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Huma Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Gangs of Wasseypur, also shared the big news on social media.

In doing so, Gangs of Wasseypur overtakes seminal works including Gladiator (2000), Lost In Translation (2003), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and No Country For Old Men (2007).

Critically acclaimed films like Persepolis (2007), Waltz With Bashir (2007) and Capernaum (2018), have also ranked beneath Kashyap’s film. Since the list is curated on feature films made from the turn of the century (after 2000), it may be the main reason why the usual Indian filmmakers like Satyajit Ray (for his iconic Pather Panchali, which released in 1955) and Guru Dutt (Pyaasa in 1957) are not part of the list.

On the work front, Kashyap is currently busy with his yet-untitled project featuring Saiyami Kher and Roshan Mathew, reports Cinestaan.

The filmmaker is also working on Netflix’s horror anthology titled Ghost Stories.

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