24 September, 2020

Krzysztof... In Meerut

Vishal Bhardwaj’s films involve him at every level. How does he keep pushing Bollywood’s boundaries?

Krzysztof... In Meerut
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Bhardwaj Faq

  • Grew up watching Manmohan Desai flicks in Meerut, western UP
  • Multi-tasker: writes, directs, composes music and sings and provides background score.
  • Genre-jumper: From children’s films (Makdi, Blue Umbrella) to the Bard (Omkara, Maqbool) to a mad caper now.

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Sometimes it takes just a film to whip up a storm. A film like Kaminey. Released last week, this racy caper about a pair of estranged twins’ tryst with fate and fortune has already emerged as the most widely debated and dissected Bollywood film since Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s 2006 blockbuster, Rang De Basanti. Be it drawing room conversations, status updates on Facebook or celeb tweets, the film has people talking, and how. Candyfloss king Karan Johar calls Kaminey “edgy, intense and compelling”. On the other hand, Barkha Dutt, opinionated as always, wonders on Facebook...

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