Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur Featured on The Guardian's List of 100 Best Films
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Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur Featured on The Guardian's List of 100 Best Films

Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur has been ranked 59th on The Guardian’s list of 100 best films of the 21st century. Learn more below

Gangs of Wasseypur is a 2012 two-part crime film directed by Anurag Kashyap. This film has been included among the 100 best films of the 21st century, in a list compiled by The Guardian. Gangs of Wasseypur, which ranks 59 and is the only Indian movie on the list, has been described as follows, “Mammoth two-part Indian crime film that’s a long, long way from Bollywood. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this is conceived on a giant scale, as generations of three gangster families fight for supremacy over the course of half a century. Stylish, visceral film-making, violent and hard-hitting, it’s got a valid claim to be India’s answer to The Godfather.”

Expressing his pride in being included in this list, Anurag Kashyap posted a screenshot of the description and wrote, “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.” 

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight secured the 98th spot while the top spot was taken by  Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood. The list also includes Hollywood films such as 12 Years Of Slave, Ted, The Wolf Of Wallstreet, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Incredibles, among others. Sharing his thoughts on the high expectations that Gangs of Wasseypur has set, Anurag further added, “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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