Archive for January 1, 2016

We love year end lists. It’s great fun to see who thinks what about which film at the end of the year. Rajeev Masand does a year end roundtable with actors and directors.

In this year’s roundtable, he has six filmmakers who talk about some of the newsy topics and the challenges they faced. The directors are Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur), Anand L Rai (Tanu Weds Manu Returns), Zoya Akhtar (Dil Dhadakne Do), Shoojit Sircar (Piku), Sharat Katariya (Dum Laga Ke Haisha), and Kabir Khan (Bajrangi Bhaijaan).

Anurag Kashyap’s Top 10 Films Of 2015

Posted: January 1, 2016 by moifightclub in Year end special

anurag kashyapAnurag Kashyap was championing films of other directors much before bolly celebs took to twitter to blindly endorse any film which has been made by their family, friends or fraternity. And it killed the ‘championing’ bit completely. Everyone says good things about every film on twitter, completely defeating the purpose, and making it look like a PR exercise.

On his Facebook, Kashyap has posted the list of his Top 10 films of the year. Technically, it’s 15 films in total.

And it comes with a caveat of what all he has not seen yet.

2015 the indian films that I liked , cried , laughed, was moved by and impacted by. Unfortunately I did not see Killa The Film .. Avinash Arun pls forgive me. And yet to see Bajirao Mastaani and Angry Indian Godesses (which I will wait for a DVD from abroad for an uncut version) and haven’t yet seen Chauthi Koot despite of the film lying on my table. And I am waiting for DVD of Talvar as I was shooting when it released. Not that it matters, but as a filmmaker I feel so challenged by all of them and today is actually the best time to be a filmmaker in India with so much inspiration around.

1. Visaaranai
2. Titli
3. THITHI / Court/ MASAAN / Piku
4. Hunterr
5. Badlapur / NH10
6. Tamasha
7. Bahubali/ Bajrangi Bhaijaan
8. Margarita with a Straw
9. Dil Dhadakne Do
10. TWM returns

Many internationally renowned filmmakers do put out their Top 10 list. Steven Soderbergh puts out the complete list of what all he has seen and read. His 2014 list of films, tv shows, books and plays is here. If you have come across more such lists, do add in the comments section below.