Gangs of Wasseypur Beats ‘Gladiator’ on Guardian's List of Best FilmsSeptember 14, 2019 12:11
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Bollywood film Gangs of Wasseypur, the 2012 action drama directed by Anurag Kashyap has been featured in The Guardian's list of 100 Best Films of the 21st century.
The two-part crime film has taken the 59th spot and became the only Indian film to feature on the list, which been curated by reviewers from the publication, such as Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver, and Catherine Shoard.
The list has been topped by Paul Thomas Anderson's American epic drama and There Will Be Blood (2007).
Gangs of Wasseypur surpasses seminal works including Gladiator (2000), Lost In Translation (2003), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and No Country For Old Men (2007). It also overtook some of the critically acclaimed films like Persepolis (2007), Waltz With Bashir (2007) and Capernaum (2018).
Reportedly the usual Indian filmmakers like Satyajit Ray and Guru Dutt are not part of the list since it is curated on feature films made from the turn of the century (after 2000).
On the work front, filmmaker Kashyap is currently busy with his yet-untitled project featuring Saiyami Kher and Roshan Mathew. He is also working on Netflix's horror anthology titled Ghost Stories.
By Sowmya Sangam