Tag Archives: Anurag Kashyap

Kay Kay Menon picks 5 of his favourite films

7 Apr

kay kay2Raging Bull
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
This Scorsese film had a big impact on me. Though a film on boxing, it went much deeper than that. It’s the story of a sportsman who wanted to achieve great heights. And while he is achieving great things in his professional life, his personal life is completely ruined. The stark contrast of life within and outside the ring makes you sit up and watch. Robert De Niro was amazing in the film. It’s fascinating to watch his transformation from a boxer to an overweight club owner. Watching the film made me realise that certain films are never really about a profession, but about human beings and their trials and tribulations in the backdrop of the profession.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Actor among the stars

11 Jun

nawaz2Nawazddin Siddiqui has come a long way from his ‘blink and you miss’ role in Sarfarosh to being the toast of tinsel town. He has managed to dazzle viewers everywhere with powerful performances in films like Peepli Live, Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahani and more recently the critically acclaimed Lunchbox.

When I met Nawazuddin at his Andheri residence he seemed relaxed and ready for the acclaim that’s pouring in.  But not too long ago, he had almost resigned to playing two minutes roles, until Black Friday came along. Excerpts from an interview…

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