Thursday, April 07, 2005

Anurag Kashyap!

There is one thing about which I wanted to post for quite sometime and got reminded even today morning before posting about Paheli.
It was about Anurag Kashyap. Its already an old news that Bombay High Court held the release of Black Friday till the 1993 bomb blast case verdict (WTF, gimme a break).
Now, I feel even Paanch might see the light on some day, but not Black Friday. The court has ordered that Black Friday should be released only after the 1993 Bomb Blasts Case is closed. Atrocious. I have never heard of (layman's view there; law pros can clarify) any such controversial/communal/riot cases getting closed. That sadly might mean, its curtains forever for Black Friday. Those who caught it during PIFF (through George and Ramanand) and other festivals are the luckier ones. My tryst with Anurag Kashyap still is limited to those movies he wrote.
He must be damn frustrated. It seems to be more of an instance of Murphy's law. There can be no possible words of consolation for him. But here's Rediff's note on him (seems to be a collection of all his current/old interviews with Rediff, esp. the bits about RGV).
Allwyn Kaalicharan and Gulal may also, probably, not get made :((. His reputation in the industry is also not all that fine, as his very honest opinions are, many a times, at loggerheads (and more loggerheads!) with the big names.


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  2. Check out the Sulekha article titled Surely you're joking, Mr.Kashyap, by Abbas Tyrewala (Bollywood writer and Kashyap's associate). I'd give you the link, but Sulekha's down at the moment. Abbas Tyrewala seems to have been very prolific on Sulekha a couple of years ago.

  3. Hi aNTi!

    I ve read that article, where he (Abbas Tyrewala) talks about his writing lyrics of the songs featuring in "Paanch", a year ago while I was googling info abt Abbas Tyrewala.. and then read his other articles on Sulekha as well!

    Anyways, thanks for the pointer!

  4. Hey Hari,
    Dropped by, just as you asked. Looks like it's time to begin work on a corpus of e-literature devoted to Anurag Kashyap:) An e-shrine for the man who made the most awaited unseen movies in recent times:)


  5. George,
    :) Yeah!
    and, thanks for the visit!