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Anurag Kashyap: Most Critics Review Their Expectations, Not Films

Anurag Kashyap has slammed critics in an interview with the Hindustan Times. Calling them ‘wannabe filmmakers’, Kashyap said that there were no true champions of cinema anymore. He said, “The problem we have is most of our film critics are wannabe filmmakers and 25-30% of them have attempted making films which turned out to be terrible movies. They are highly opinionated, and they do not review films, they review their own expectations. We don’t see champions of cinema any more. Instead, they look at it from what they think cinema should be. Yes, a good content and storyline is important for the audience to be more informed about cinema, as compared to having big names for the cast.”


Kashyap also said that he plans to make a no-frills horror film with Hollywood Producer Jason Blum. “I have always loved horror movies and we like the way Jason Blum makes horror films without big star casts. There’s a method in the way that he makes successful films without having to spend a lot of money. I want to get the experience to learn as well, and to do things in an effective way.”

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He said in India, “we do not really make horror movies, we make musical horrors.” The fully funded deal with Jason Blum means that Kashyap does not have to depend on the Indian market. He said,  “[the deal] means we do not have to put in songs, we do not have the restrictions to cast big names. The idea is just to focus on content. Through this deal, we get to learn a lot from them, and would be best if we get an Indian distribution for it as well.”