5 Social Media Posts That Prove Anurag Kashyap is Indian Cinema’s Brand Ambassador

All of us have been privileged to witness Anurag Kashyap‘s journey from a maverick young director to one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of Indian cinema. In fact, it is also the story of mainstream Bollywood’s evolution from its candy floss sensibilities to realistic, gritty human dramas. But Kashyap’s contribution to Indian cinema doesn’t end there. His repertoire as a screenwriter and producer is as immensely significant as his directorial ventures and puts him in a league of his own among contemporary filmmakers. The man who once said that cinema is the only religion he believed in has done and achieved so much through his exemplary passion and commitment to the craft that he has himself become a messiah of all good cinema in the country, irrespective of language and regional barriers.

Here are some instances where Kashyap’s great love for cinema earned him his de facto title as the brand ambassador of Indian cinema.

1) When he rose above language barriers to work in Geethu Mohandas’ bilingual Moothon

In early 2017, Kashyap gave us one more reason to be excited about National Award-winning writer-director Geethu Mohandas’ bilingual film Moothon when he announced that he will be co-writing the screenplay with her.

2) When he urged fellow film-buffs to catch the Kannada movie Thithi at the theatres

Prague Film School alumnus Raam Reddy’s Kannada film Thithi had bagged several national and international awards prior to its theatrical release. However, Kashyap’s tweet endorsing this little gem of a film went a long way in making it more accessible and bolstered its prospects at the box office.

3) His candid selfies with stalwarts like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Mohanlal proving that great cinema transcends all boundaries

anurag kashyap and scorsese

Warning: The sum total of awesomeness contained in these images may prove overwhelming to the senses of an average cinemaholic. Eyes popping out, jaws dropping and a sensation of euphoria are the general side-effects.

4) That time he went gaga over the Malayalam movie Angamaly Diaries

Being the patron saint of all the brilliant young filmmakers in the country is a duty Kashyap has fulfilled with aplomb.

He underlined this point when he took to Twitter and Instagram to shower praise on Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Angamaly Diaries, going so far as to say that it’s his favourite film of 2017. Now, that’s a compliment to cherish!

5) When he was all praise for the Marathi film Sairat

At once a beautifully tragic love story and a scathingly relevant social commentary, Sairat was one of those rare films that won everybody’s hearts and went on to become an instant classic.

Being the connoisseur that he is, Kashyap loved every bit of this modern Marathi classic and took to twitter to share the emotional roller-coaster ride that the film took him through.

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