As the year draws to a close, our social feeds and timelines are going to be flooded with the ‘best of’ lists. But how often do we hear filmmakers talk about their favorite films?
Director Anurag Kashyap, like last year, shared his 12 top picks of the year on Facebook last night.
Recommended: 10 Most Disturbing Movies From Bollywood
Here’s 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.”
Which were your favourites of the year? Films, performances, scenes? Tell us in the comments below. You can also connect with us on facebook and twitter.
13 Indian Indie Films You Shouldn’t Miss From 2016
11 Best Bollywood Movies Of 2016, Ranked
4 Marathi Films You Shouldn’t Miss In 2016
15 Best Tamil Movies Of 2016
8 Malayalam Films Worth Watching In 2016