Quentin Tarantino’s pure love for amplifying realism in cinema earned him a niche in Hollywood and a disciple far way in the form of Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. They might not admit, but the roots of their cinema stem from the same school of thought.
Both are genius filmmakers. Both are always stuck into one controversy or another. Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino and his Bollywood counterpart Anurag Kashyap are famous for portraying things as it is i.e. no filters. Their pure love for realism in cinema has earned both of them a niche status in their respective industries.
Highlights! Anurag Kashyap And Quentin Tarantino Are Part Of A Secret Society
- Two sides of the same coin
- Dark Humor
- Cinematic violence redefined
- Just truth, nothing else
- Breaking the age-old way of filmmaking and amplifying realism
An insatiable hunger to awe the audience with something new and different is what keeps both Tarantino and Kashyap coming up with breathtaking cinema.
Anurag Kashyap and Quentin Tarantino: Two sides of the same coin
These two pioneers of contemporary filmmaking in their respective industries go after their vision relentlessly to give the audience a unique draw of emotions and appreciable cinema. Both constantly push boundaries and make content ahead of the time yet highly relatable.
Like Quentin Tarantino did with Kill Bill movies, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs when he burst on to the Hollywood scene. Similarly, Anurag Kashyap started a new wave of cinema in Bollywood with films like Black Friday, Dev D and then the Gangs of Wasseypur trilogy.
One of the similarities that any fan of these two icons would notice is the perfect blend of dark humor in their films. So, if you’re a lover of this genre, then take a look at a few of their works.
Movies like Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Bastards and Pulp Fiction epitomize dark humor in extremely gory backdrops. Likewise, Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev D, and No Smoking will give you chills as well as make you laugh in the next moment.
Raman Raghav 2.0 by Anurag Kashyap and Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction from Quentin Tarantino depicts their ardent love for portraying violence on the silver screen. The violence is very aesthetic in nature with spouts of red and colorful settings.
The scenes don’t just feel like real life but sometimes larger than it too. They don’t amp up the fight scenes with CGI to the extent that they might seem fake. Bringing out human instincts relatable to the audience is at the heart of their cinema.
Just Truth, Nothing Else
In the years to come, if there’ll be someone who’ll be remembered in Hollywood for never blurring the picture at all, it will be Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino is destined for his star of the Hollywood walk of fame for sure. In Django Unchained, Tarantino tried his best to show exactly what it would’ve been for slaves in the darkest times in African American history. It might be disturbing for the faint-hearted but nevertheless, it is unapologetic in nature – not hiding anything from the audience and being transparent throughout its run.
Likewise, Bollywood’ss outlaw Anurag Kashyap has faced many problems due to his portrayal of facts in the most brutally honest manner possible. His movies shed light on many sensitive topics in extremely uncomfortable ways.
A good movie is a movie that sticks with you for a while. Both Kashyap and Tarantino are gifted. They have the ability to leave their audiences in a frenzy of thoughts. Not just pure talent, passion and years of relentless hard work, but an undying empathy for the wronged.
Breaking away from the age-old way of filmmaking
Like Quentin Tarantino, Anurag Kashyap has been known for making divergent films that break the stereotypical way of commercial filmmaking. Learning from Tarantino’s trajectory, Kashyap follows a non-linear approach that seems to work for the type of audience that appreciates his films.
So, if you want something that will challenge your mind to think. These are insanely fast-paced movies with shocking plot twists and revealing storylines.
Pick a movie from the library of either Quentin Tarantino or Anurag Kashyap. You will not be disappointed.
Quentin Tarantino once admitted in a conversation with Anurag Kashyap that his famous Manga scene in Kill Bill Vol. 1 was inspired by a Kamal Haasan movie called Aalavandhan (dubbed in Hindi as Abhay).