As the year draws to a close, everyone from the critics to the audiences is putting out their list of favourite films of 2016. But we don’t often hear filmmakers talk about what they loved. Director Anurag Kashyap, like last year, shared his 12 top picks of the year on Facebook last night. Here’s exactly what he wrote:
“Never seen so many lists of best film, actors (male and female) or whatever ever before. It’s so good. I suddenly feel there is so much I haven’t seen. But why only Hindi films? Why not films from other languages? We do make films in many languages. I mentioned Visarnaai and Thithi in last year’s list. But this year it’s difficult to choose. So here are my guilty pleasures and the best I saw this year, in no particular order.
Gurgaon (the best noir I have seen made in recent times, look out for this one)
Kapoor and Sons
Gold Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain
Udta Punjab (I am one of the producers)
Dangal (minus the national anthem)
Budhia Singh (suffered because it did not have an Aamir Khan but equally good)
These are the films I had complete experience with. That is along with the disclaimer that I haven’t seen Waiting, Phobia, Island City, Bollywood diaries, Jugni and so much more. Infact, this is the year I saw the least number of films.
My actor of the year is hands down Manoj Bajpayee, and actress “Alia Bhatt and the amazing girls of Dangal.”