Anurag Kashyap On ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’: Haven’t Seen Such Stupid Gangsters
MUMBAI, (IANS) – While ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ is his most unanimously loved film, the director Anurag Kashyap has often said that the film has changed his life but not for good because people now watch all his films with the imprint of ‘GoW’ on their minds, something that Kashyap considers a disadvantage and an injustice to his films that have come after ‘GoW’.
Anurag, who started his career with ‘Satya’ (he shared the screenwriting credits with Saurabh Shukla), said that he always tried to make something that is radically different from his past works.
“My reason for making ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ was that I had never seen such stupid gangsters. They had been fighting for over three generations and still couldn’t make peace with each other and couldn’t figure out why they were lusting for revenge. I found humor in that, I stuck to it and ran along with it.”
‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ is known to be a landmark in indie cinema of India as it introduced many talents, almost all of whom have gone to become influential names in Hindi cinema including Neeraj Ghaywan, the director of Cannes return ‘Masaan’ and the recent release ‘Made in Heaven 2’, who served as the chief assistant director to Kashyap on ‘GoW’.
Anurag further mentioned, “These people might call themselves gangsters and hold the power but from outside if you look at it through a birds’ eye view, they are a bunch of stupid people, and I found it very funny that they call themselves gangsters. The film works primarily because it’s funny in the context of a gangster film.”