Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur recently got the unique distinction of being the only Indian film on The Guardian's list of the 100 best films of the 21st century. The 2-part crime drama bagged the 59th spot on the prestigious list.
Responding to the news, Kashyap put out a post on Instagram saying that he was proud of his film. However, he also added that this would not be his list, and that many films that were listed below Gangs Of Wasseypur deserved a better ranking.
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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 https://www.theguardian.com/film https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century .... 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 .
Continuing on a revelatory streak, Kashyap said that this was actually the movie that destroyed his filmmaking career by setting unreasonable expectations. His fans had a few other things to say though.
So,'Gangs of Wasseypur' is the only Indian film to feature in Guardian's best films of 21st century. I've been long impressed by the writer of the movie (and co-scripwriter) Zeishan Quadri-- who is also from Wasseypur. https://t.co/1tbuvSakpO— t.exe (@gorizmi) September 14, 2019
Well, either way, congrats are in order!