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BLACK FRIDAY-How the cast and crew came together

Posted by: Anurag Kashyap
Posted on: February 2, 2007 05:23 am

The casting process took two months..Dr. Gautam Kishanchandani was the casting director, he hates to be called a doctor..we had two doctors working on the film..The first actor to screen test was also a doctor,that was dr.satish sharma who was rejected in the audition process but was with us during the Tashkent shoot of No Smoking..

Anyways, while writing the script few actors i always had in mind..the ones who didn’t have to audition..I wanted KK to play Rakesh Maria..Naseeruddin Shah to play Tiger memon and Irrfan to play Badshah Khan..Aditya Srivastava was to play Dangle..Nowazzuddin to play Asgar Mukadam and Pankaj jha to play theba and Dubyendu bhattacharya to play yeda yaqub..Siddhu was the only choice for samra..

We got some..others we didn’t..Naseer dropped out because he did not want to play a muslim terrorist ..it was a very sensitive time then..Gujrat was burning..and you know how in times like that anybody could have stood up and said anything..Its a funny country..same reason why Irrfan dropped out..Irrfan said he had no issues to play Rakesh Maria..that put us into a sticky situation..the finance was raised by selling these three actors together for the first time..the financiers were pressurising us to interchange the casting of badshah khan and rakesh maria..they also told me i had a KK bias..i tried to show them how KK had a close resemblance to Rakesh Maria..when pressure got too much..i put my foot down..AM stood by me..we got away..

Now if not Irrfan then who for Badshah khan..i immediately thought of Aditya srivastava..but i had to show them why i thought so..i hesitantly requested Aditya to audition for Badshah..he had no problems, and was very sporting..sometimes it gets embarrassing..an actor you have worked with and appreciated twice before, you ask him to audition..he rocked..i knew it..now we had to look for dangle..we thought of kishore kadam..i don’t remember who thought of him but what a choice..we still asked him to audition and he did..I think it was Rajkumar who suggested Pavan..Pavan and RK worked together on a bestseller on star plus called VIKRUT..it was a stunning show with a stunning performance..we went to meet pavan in versova..i told him what film we were attempting to do..i gave him the script and i asked him would he audition for the film..he looked at me and said , “If i like the script,I will audition.”

Next day he called me..are you sure you want to do this film..I said yes..He asked me who is producing it..the moment i said mid-day..he was kind of assured..He came for the audition..twice..till we said that’s enough..Most of the casting process i left completely to gautam and sanjay maurya(who was also doubling up as sound designer with kunal sharma) assisted him in the process..the most beautiful thing about black friday was..there was no hierarchy..everybody did everything..

The most time we took in casting was Jaaved Chikna..we couldn’t find one..one day GK called me..”i have to show you something”..he showed me the audition tape of Arbaaz Ali Khan.. i recognised him..i know him..i exclaimed..he was in Mrityu Daata, Police Public.. playing romantic leads..why would he want to do such a secondary role.. his audition was great..but why would he do it.. Apparently he had heard about the film we were making..and he knew we were looking for someone to play Jaaved Chikna.. and he knew Jaaved Chikna..since childhood..he actually knew a lot of them from his Bandra childhood days.. A lot of them played cricket together as children before they grew up into what they didn’t know, they would become.. he was on board..

How we got Dawood is a story everyone knows..Vijay Maurya wanted to play him..ghar ki murgi daal barabar.. i said no.. he disappeared only to reappear as dawood..he also knew from what angle he looked dawood..so he got along with his brother sanjay maurya and shot himself from only that angle and they manipulated me completely..till i realised there was no other way he could be D..and he never sounded like D..so we got..Chandan Arora to give his voice..Vijay Maurya’s face..Chandan’s voice(which was also sanjay maurya’s discovery)..Fabeha’s glasses made D..Offcourse it was also Vijay maurya’s great performance..(I hope he reads this..ha ha )

Choosing the crew was easy..they were all from Paanch..Wasiq Khan..the most brilliant art director anyone can have when he is in the mood for it, and very lazy if he is not..Nutty, the greatest love of my life..my male J Lo..the best male ass in tinsel town..the man who taught me the most..i only taught him how to masturbate..the industry’s oldest virgin during Paanch but had grown since..the guy in the pink shirt who gets rid of the RDX in the film..the most instinctive cameraman..the man who made the most difficult shoot possible..the man who never said no..he would get drunk after the shoot and do Rajnikant improvs..and would let me squeeze his ass when i was stressed..ha ha..

Shaam Kaushal was to do the action..by then i had sworn off allan amin..who treated us like nobodies during Paanch and ruined most of our action bits..he is good when you are big..so we had shaam ji this time..Fabeha was to do the costumes..We had Elahe Heptulla as the E.P. for a while before she left us for Teen Deewarein..Arjun Bagga, Birsa Das Gupta and Aliya Curmally took over production..Preety Ali, Imti’s wife was also on board as the line producer.. As always i didn’t have to look for an editor..the best editor was at home, Aarti bajaj.. Kunal sharma had a partner this time..Sanjay Maurya..Sanjay also found us the most Brilliant Locations.. And last but not the least.. My arm and leg-Raj Kumar Gupta..the BadCop of BF..He did all the screaming so i could be polite..My incredible AD team.. Kshipra, Aparna, GK, Sanjay, Neel, Raja Chaudhary, Dev,Navin..BF is Bf because of them..

And the one man who stood behind us like a rock..the one man without whom there was no Black Friday is Arindam Mitra..he stood by the film even when i moved on to Gulaal and No smoking..To support him, to help us get any location we wanted, to help me attend the TADA court, to help us get anything was CM..


And behind the two was TARIQ ANSARI..the silent, invisible hero of BF..

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29 Responses to “BLACK FRIDAY-How the cast and crew came together..”
1. RK | February 2nd, 2007 at 5:39 am

Anurag:
you absorbed BF the book for 18 months and then you started making film. Certainly you were having characters live before you, because of the person Arbaaz ali khan who knew many accused personally. As an director whom did you find raised the standard of acting in that film?
Any standar acting memory, which brought you goose
bump because of the thril that scene created while fiming it?

2. kuldeep | February 2nd, 2007 at 6:57 am

hey anurag..when i saw your film at PIFF…i never knew that the actors u casted in your film ever exisited..u have done a great job..
all the best…
kuldeep

3. striker | February 2nd, 2007 at 7:28 am

it’s ridiculous to what detail you’re able to write this, and all from MEMORY.. i find that impressive, to say the least. and on another note, it’s good to see auditions exist in this industry.. even for those that you may think are the right choice and are embarrassed to ask to audition for you.. but for him to like the script to audition..? the realism goes away there.. in this case it was a semi-luxury for pavan since he was already established (or was he?) with “vikrut”.. def not the case for newcomers.. they have to audition for whatever comes their way

4. VC | February 2nd, 2007 at 7:33 am

Wow…Reading this makes it so much more worth it …now that it’s releasing…
AK..Please continue…with your experiences during BF’s making…

5. striker | February 2nd, 2007 at 8:22 am

just came across this on rediff.. chat with anurag LIVE on monday.. i plan to be sitting in on this..!

http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/feb/02chat.htm

6. striker | February 2nd, 2007 at 8:26 am

and a closer look at the black friday poster..

http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/feb/01black.htm

7. Raaj Pillai | February 2nd, 2007 at 8:51 am

Hi anurag,

ur story is so inspiring for people like me…..actually i thought only i had these anxiety attacks when u r not supposed to be depressed(i read ur interview in mid-day today)….but then, i think it is a part of the game…frankly i have done some good work while being depressed,,,actually someone told me “just channelise all ur negative energies into ur creativity”…i did not understand what he said at that time …but then it did work when i tried, and imagine my state of mind when the client was showering praises on me but i was least interested in his lecture (he spoke to me for 40-45 minutes on the phone, when i actually wanted to be left alone)…..i hope that ‘black friday’ brings u all the recognition that is due to u.

good luck
Raaj

8. Zaheer | February 2nd, 2007 at 9:42 am

Hello,
Raaj Pillai,
Thank you for your comments on my posters,
I wish I had more time for the tons of concepts i had, but there are no excuses.

you can contact me at zaheersc@hotmail.com
Thanks

9. Aroon | February 2nd, 2007 at 11:32 am

Hi Anurag,

Could you shed some light on the music part of the movie

10. OM | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:02 pm

My My..what a post…mindblowing..i need a sutta before i can get back to normality after reading this post…better comment in the next post :d/

11. Nitin Shitole | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:17 pm

Anurag,
Wanted to ask this question since quite a long, who’s the baldy guy whom Pavan Malhotra meets in Dubai for the first time in the movie? He’s just for that one scene IIRC, and has just 2-3 lines, one of them is to the hotel waiter and then while eating to Pavan Malhotra saying something like - you are in trouble … tu toh gaya …
What dialog delivery ! amazing !!

12. Vasan | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:25 pm

Nattu as J Lo…..hahahha…hhhhaaaa..great stress buster

13. chandan sharma | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:53 pm

that post left be begging for more. AK, can you please throw some light on who did the back ground score and when and how Indian ocean got involved.

i specially enjoyed the Nutty part. great insight into complex human emotions.

14. OM | February 2nd, 2007 at 1:58 pm

AK..how did Zakir Hussain come into the movie? He had such a some role of bomb de-fussion guy…

As i always maintain..Aditya Srivastav nailed this role…never have i seen him in such an intense role…what a performance…so did Kay Kay..scene to watch out for..the bath scene in the Police station…WOW

15. dilip | February 3rd, 2007 at 7:39 am

just lemme know how to get in touch with u

16. hansal | February 4th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

over 50 previews and i wasn’t invited! i saw the film and felt left out… nevertheless a great film anurag… u will have to live up to this film forever… got drunk and argued with a common friend about the commercial possiblities of BF… i told him only one thing… let those who haven’t seen the film see it - that compensates for any commercial success… if salaam-e-ishq makes 3.52 crores in mumbai alone then the barometer for success is definitely flawed! all the best anurag… God Bless…

17. P.R.S.LOKENDRA VARMA | February 5th, 2007 at 12:24 am

troll

Commenter gets the TROLL CAP17. nononsense | February 1st, 2007 at 6:52 am
21. nononsense | February 1st, 2007 at 7:51 am
23. nononsense | February 1st, 2007 at 7:59 am

who is this fucking nononsense

every body who is reading this brothers and sisters. what is his calibre to judge anurag.NO ONE SHOULD HURT ANURAG IF ANY BODY REPEATS MY USKO MAKI GALI DONGA………………I DONT CARE ANY BODY HOW MUCH BIG HE IS ……………….

18. P.R.S.LOKENDRA VARMA | February 5th, 2007 at 12:28 am

ANURAG KASHYAP SORRY
………………BEHALF OF nononsense

19. Vasan | February 5th, 2007 at 6:42 am

was reading ur rediff chat Anurag.

was laughing my gut off…..

some singh typed : are you sleeping…
u say : no i am jerking off on the net
singh says: u are a dog
you: woof…woof..

hahahahahahhahahhaaaaa……

20. striker | February 5th, 2007 at 6:56 am

=)) vasan, i was just about to paste those snippets of the chat myself! great minds think alike ;)

these are great too…

yht asked, hello sir i have seen Black friday it is better than satya do u expect oscar
Anurag Kashyap answers, I expect Angelina Jolie.

KATHAP asked, 6850
Anurag Kashyap answers, ???

21. Pradeep | February 5th, 2007 at 9:07 am

link?:)

22. striker | February 5th, 2007 at 9:16 am

pradeep, here u go.. u’ll have to login with an ID..

http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/feb/02chat.htm

23. Amit Mishra | February 5th, 2007 at 10:45 am

damn! i missed the chat :(( , and they dont have the transcripts up as of now.:(
hope to catch up with it when the transcripts are up.:-?

24. ashok | February 7th, 2007 at 3:02 am

Hi Anurag,
Great fan of your writing, but something has been bugging me about the movies that are recently made on communalism in India. Somehow most of them look like they follow a set formula. Show India and especially Hindus in bad light. The western media and festival circuit lap it up gleefully and voila, there’s an award and a lot of buzz in the media. I am NOT saying what they show is wrong but enough effort is not put in to give proper perspective to the film, like if it is set in the 40s or 50s, a little emphasis would be nice because a lot of my western friends ask me if that is how India “is” while in reality that’s how India “was”. Again, if its a a film about communal issues, the filmmakers have no problem sowing a Hindu “mob” attacking the crowd. Again, I am NOT saying Hindus don’t attack. I am just saying the fault is always on both sides but I get a feeling that most filmmakers are afraid of showing the minorities in bad light. Maybe they fear the media buzz. Maybe they are afraid of being branded as politically-incorrect/insensitive. The same with Hindu customs. I know most of them are ridiculous and should be exposed. But I never saw something like that about the Muslim community. I mean, Deepa Mehta has no problem “exposing” a lot of Hindu issues to the world and winning accolades for that. but how about a movie about a Muslim girl who doesn’t get justice because of a lack of support from the legal system? I just hope your Black Friday has the guts to show instances in which some Muslims were wrong rather than justifying the bomb blasts because of the babri demolition. At this point, i am a little disillusioned with the critically acclaimed movies about communal issues. They all seem to show only one side of the problem. I don’t blame a Parzania. I haven’t seen it but from what i heard from my friends, it sounds like a sincere attempt to show what happened. I just hope some other filmmaker or the same filmmaker has the guts to show the other side too. And I really hope you and your Black Friday stand up. My hope stems from the fact that you have nothing to lose. I mean, no one can accuse you of any “new” stuff, right? :)

25. Arijit | February 7th, 2007 at 8:56 am

Hi Anurag,
Just wanted to say that I’ll be at the premiere tomorrow at Metro Adlabs, with family no less! Hope I can meet you. Really looking forward to watching the movie on the big screen.
All the best, man.

26. rahul | February 9th, 2007 at 12:56 pm

Hi Mr. Kashyap,
your movie ends on Gandhiji’s famous line “Eye for an Eye, would make whole world blind”. do you really believe in him?Taking into view, about your past films which had justified violence, including BF as means of retalition. A foreigner comes and makes a film on him & wins 8 oscars, but in his own country he’s most hated man.If you speak with common public from Kashmir to Pakistan for all problems he’s considered responsible. How do you react to that?

27. Urmi | February 12th, 2007 at 12:00 am

Hey Anurag,
Don’t know if you remember this… but around 4 years back you came to an XIC class for a talk and screend Paanch there.
I remember, it was almost a rough cut and you had tales to narrate about Paanch. And then some brilliant minds asked you about what’s next.
I still remember how passionately you spoke about BF and its characters then. Your ghar ki murgi had already made its way through as Dawood, if I am not wrong.
(will cal him in a bit and tell him).
Honestly, I wanted to see what becomes of tht great story. You’ve done a great great job Anurag. Be proud of yourself, not just for making this film,
but also for not giving up.
Love your spirit. “Der hai… par andher nahi hai.”
Lovvveeed the dark humour in the most unexpected places. My personal fav. is the chor police chase with a tired chor and worse hawaldar… man! “ruk ja yaar”… :) hilarious.
Looking forward to No smoking now. But all said and done, Paanch still remains my first Fav. I’d love to have a copy… dunno how?

28. Urmi | February 13th, 2007 at 12:49 am

Hey Anurag,
Don’t know if you remember this… but around 4 years back you came to XIC class for a talk and screend Paanch there.
I remember, it was almost a rough cut and you had tales to narrate about Paanch. And then some brilliant minds asked you about what’s next.
I still remember how passionately you spoke about BF and its characters then. Your ghar ki murgi had already made its way through as Dawood, if I am not wrong.
(will cal him in a bit and tell him).
Honestly, I wanted to see what becomes of tht great story. You’ve done a great great job Anurag. Be proud of yourself, not just for making this film,
but also for not giving up.
Love your spirit. “Der hai… par andher nahi hai.”
Lovvveeed the dark humour in the most unexpected places. My personal fav. is the chor police chase with a tired chor and worse hawaldar… man! “ruk ja yaar”… hilarious.
Looking forward to No smoking now. But all said and done, Paanch still remains my first Fav. I’d love to have a copy… dunno how?

29. manjeet singh | February 13th, 2007 at 8:30 am

Anurag, Heard that the uncut version was almost 4 hours long. Did at any point of time there was a thought of possibility of spliting it in 2 parts. The material itself would have been a lot.

BLACK FRIDAY-How it all began PART-2

Posted by: Anurag Kashyap
Posted on: February 2, 2007 12:46 am

We still didn’t have the script..

Things had not worked out with Ramu..Jhamu Sugandh by now had come on board..Mid-day also realised that they would have to put in most of the money..Tariq was game..but it being a listed company, the forming of a film company had to be passed by the board..Mid-day Multimedia ltd was already in existence making news stuff for TV..Board passed the proposal..we were on but we didn’t have a script..

Script

All this AM thought that i was working on the script..he would ask me “kitna hua” and i would say “ho raha hai”..i had figured out by then what would go into the script and what is to be left out..but i could not find a structure hence no script..then one day we were sitting at China Gate in bandra..AM,CM and me..and AM said:-

“Is it possible to structure the film in a way where it ends at Babri Masjid”

I immediately responded,”why not”

Why not..why fucking not..that was probably the only way it could all come together..i was excited..Then AM dropped a bomb , can we have the script by the weekend..meekly i said..”Yeah”..then he went ahead and booked the conference room at Land’s end..he called Sudhir Mishra and someone else was also to come for the first narration..I panicked..I called Dev..

“Dev, i have to deliver the script in next two days, i need your help..get the typist,i want you and neel to be with me for next 48 hrs”..we went back..i collected all the research material, handed it to Dev and asked him to start making a timeline..i had read the book so many times that i remembered everything..i also had individual episodes figured out..i roughly discussed the structure with Dev and neel and i told them i am going to start writing, by the time i finish one episode ,the next episode timeline should be up on my wall..I started writing..i had worked up a state of mind..i kept writing..neel would take my finished pages and give it to the typist..then he would take the timeline from dev and bunch together all the material on the basis of it and put it next to me..it was chaos..two rooms and the hall of my house was strewn with papers..we kept at it, not eating, not sleeping, phones off.. i never wrote so furiously..ideas were flowing..information was all there..I wrote some 120 pages at a stretch..we finished writing the film in 36 hours..we finished typing it in next ten..i have never felt prouder of myself..i till date don’t know what drove me that day..i don’t want to analyse it..and i have always been scared to say it in public forums or press conferences that i wrote the film in 36 hrs..I wish i can do that again..I do write fast..and Black Friday isn’t the fastest script i have ever written..it was the most difficult and the most technical, when i look back at it..it just happened..may be because there were eighteen preceding months that i lived with it, thought about it..the brilliant research work that my team did and i had read it all..it was beautiful..

The narration went very well..

Later on we did make some changes in it..some while shooting..like the chase which we improvised..some on editing table..a lot of it went out..a lot will go in to the TV series..some after editing..like the opening scene..

After we had a first cut, i showed the film to some people that i trust..N K Sharma..our Panditji of Act-one theatre group in delhi..Act-one was the breeding ground of actors like Manoj Bajpai,Ashish Vidyarthi, Gajraj Rao and most of the cast of Bandit Queen et al.. A group that NK started with Piyush Mishra..Piyush Wrote and composed music..NK directed..Now NK on seeing the film said..

“Film badhiya hai, bas sandwich missing hai”

I didn’t get it..no body did..then he explained..film begins on the day of the blast and ends at Babri but that doesn’t say much..come back to tha blasts..sandwich the film between the blasts..

and we did..

Next, Imtiaz ali, my dearest friend and another Act-one alumni, who also plays Yaqub Memon in the film said..

“Beginning thodi faili hui lag rahi hai”

Now we all were feelin that but nobody ever said it..i sat down with imti and brainstormed..that is when i said what if instead of showing gullu,running away then surrendering and cops asking question i do one long scene..and imti responded very well..like two excited children we started to work on it..i wrote ..he read it..he reacted..we locked it..we had a new opening sequence..AM loved it..shooting was over..we decided to shoot the new opening sequence in the office..Wasiq, aged the two walls ..we put Manoj goyal and the other actor and reshot the opening sequence..the way it is now..


Anyways after the script..we locked in the crew..

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29 Responses to “BLACK FRIDAY-How the cast and crew came together..”
1. RK | February 2nd, 2007 at 5:39 am

Anurag:
you absorbed BF the book for 18 months and then you started making film. Certainly you were having characters live before you, because of the person Arbaaz ali khan who knew many accused personally. As an director whom did you find raised the standard of acting in that film?
Any standar acting memory, which brought you goose
bump because of the thril that scene created while fiming it?

2. kuldeep | February 2nd, 2007 at 6:57 am

hey anurag..when i saw your film at PIFF…i never knew that the actors u casted in your film ever exisited..u have done a great job..
all the best…
kuldeep

3. striker | February 2nd, 2007 at 7:28 am

it’s ridiculous to what detail you’re able to write this, and all from MEMORY.. i find that impressive, to say the least. and on another note, it’s good to see auditions exist in this industry.. even for those that you may think are the right choice and are embarrassed to ask to audition for you.. but for him to like the script to audition..? the realism goes away there.. in this case it was a semi-luxury for pavan since he was already established (or was he?) with “vikrut”.. def not the case for newcomers.. they have to audition for whatever comes their way

4. VC | February 2nd, 2007 at 7:33 am

Wow…Reading this makes it so much more worth it …now that it’s releasing…
AK..Please continue…with your experiences during BF’s making…

5. striker | February 2nd, 2007 at 8:22 am

just came across this on rediff.. chat with anurag LIVE on monday.. i plan to be sitting in on this..!

http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/feb/02chat.htm

6. striker | February 2nd, 2007 at 8:26 am

and a closer look at the black friday poster..

http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/feb/01black.htm

7. Raaj Pillai | February 2nd, 2007 at 8:51 am

Hi anurag,

ur story is so inspiring for people like me…..actually i thought only i had these anxiety attacks when u r not supposed to be depressed(i read ur interview in mid-day today)….but then, i think it is a part of the game…frankly i have done some good work while being depressed,,,actually someone told me “just channelise all ur negative energies into ur creativity”…i did not understand what he said at that time …but then it did work when i tried, and imagine my state of mind when the client was showering praises on me but i was least interested in his lecture (he spoke to me for 40-45 minutes on the phone, when i actually wanted to be left alone)…..i hope that ‘black friday’ brings u all the recognition that is due to u.

good luck
Raaj

8. Zaheer | February 2nd, 2007 at 9:42 am

Hello,
Raaj Pillai,
Thank you for your comments on my posters,
I wish I had more time for the tons of concepts i had, but there are no excuses.

you can contact me at zaheersc@hotmail.com
Thanks

9. Aroon | February 2nd, 2007 at 11:32 am

Hi Anurag,

Could you shed some light on the music part of the movie

10. OM | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:02 pm

My My..what a post…mindblowing..i need a sutta before i can get back to normality after reading this post…better comment in the next post :d/

11. Nitin Shitole | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:17 pm

Anurag,
Wanted to ask this question since quite a long, who’s the baldy guy whom Pavan Malhotra meets in Dubai for the first time in the movie? He’s just for that one scene IIRC, and has just 2-3 lines, one of them is to the hotel waiter and then while eating to Pavan Malhotra saying something like - you are in trouble … tu toh gaya …
What dialog delivery ! amazing !!

12. Vasan | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:25 pm

Nattu as J Lo…..hahahha…hhhhaaaa..great stress buster

13. chandan sharma | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:53 pm

that post left be begging for more. AK, can you please throw some light on who did the back ground score and when and how Indian ocean got involved.

i specially enjoyed the Nutty part. great insight into complex human emotions.

14. OM | February 2nd, 2007 at 1:58 pm

AK..how did Zakir Hussain come into the movie? He had such a some role of bomb de-fussion guy…

As i always maintain..Aditya Srivastav nailed this role…never have i seen him in such an intense role…what a performance…so did Kay Kay..scene to watch out for..the bath scene in the Police station…WOW

15. dilip | February 3rd, 2007 at 7:39 am

just lemme know how to get in touch with u

16. hansal | February 4th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

over 50 previews and i wasn’t invited! i saw the film and felt left out… nevertheless a great film anurag… u will have to live up to this film forever… got drunk and argued with a common friend about the commercial possiblities of BF… i told him only one thing… let those who haven’t seen the film see it - that compensates for any commercial success… if salaam-e-ishq makes 3.52 crores in mumbai alone then the barometer for success is definitely flawed! all the best anurag… God Bless…

17. P.R.S.LOKENDRA VARMA | February 5th, 2007 at 12:24 am

troll

Commenter gets the TROLL CAP17. nononsense | February 1st, 2007 at 6:52 am
21. nononsense | February 1st, 2007 at 7:51 am
23. nononsense | February 1st, 2007 at 7:59 am

who is this fucking nononsense

every body who is reading this brothers and sisters. what is his calibre to judge anurag.NO ONE SHOULD HURT ANURAG IF ANY BODY REPEATS MY USKO MAKI GALI DONGA………………I DONT CARE ANY BODY HOW MUCH BIG HE IS ……………….

18. P.R.S.LOKENDRA VARMA | February 5th, 2007 at 12:28 am

ANURAG KASHYAP SORRY
………………BEHALF OF nononsense

19. Vasan | February 5th, 2007 at 6:42 am

was reading ur rediff chat Anurag.

was laughing my gut off…..

some singh typed : are you sleeping…
u say : no i am jerking off on the net
singh says: u are a dog
you: woof…woof..

hahahahahahhahahhaaaaa……

20. striker | February 5th, 2007 at 6:56 am

=)) vasan, i was just about to paste those snippets of the chat myself! great minds think alike ;)

these are great too…

yht asked, hello sir i have seen Black friday it is better than satya do u expect oscar
Anurag Kashyap answers, I expect Angelina Jolie.

KATHAP asked, 6850
Anurag Kashyap answers, ???

21. Pradeep | February 5th, 2007 at 9:07 am

link?:)

22. striker | February 5th, 2007 at 9:16 am

pradeep, here u go.. u’ll have to login with an ID..

http://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/feb/02chat.htm

23. Amit Mishra | February 5th, 2007 at 10:45 am

damn! i missed the chat :(( , and they dont have the transcripts up as of now.:(
hope to catch up with it when the transcripts are up.:-?

24. ashok | February 7th, 2007 at 3:02 am

Hi Anurag,
Great fan of your writing, but something has been bugging me about the movies that are recently made on communalism in India. Somehow most of them look like they follow a set formula. Show India and especially Hindus in bad light. The western media and festival circuit lap it up gleefully and voila, there’s an award and a lot of buzz in the media. I am NOT saying what they show is wrong but enough effort is not put in to give proper perspective to the film, like if it is set in the 40s or 50s, a little emphasis would be nice because a lot of my western friends ask me if that is how India “is” while in reality that’s how India “was”. Again, if its a a film about communal issues, the filmmakers have no problem sowing a Hindu “mob” attacking the crowd. Again, I am NOT saying Hindus don’t attack. I am just saying the fault is always on both sides but I get a feeling that most filmmakers are afraid of showing the minorities in bad light. Maybe they fear the media buzz. Maybe they are afraid of being branded as politically-incorrect/insensitive. The same with Hindu customs. I know most of them are ridiculous and should be exposed. But I never saw something like that about the Muslim community. I mean, Deepa Mehta has no problem “exposing” a lot of Hindu issues to the world and winning accolades for that. but how about a movie about a Muslim girl who doesn’t get justice because of a lack of support from the legal system? I just hope your Black Friday has the guts to show instances in which some Muslims were wrong rather than justifying the bomb blasts because of the babri demolition. At this point, i am a little disillusioned with the critically acclaimed movies about communal issues. They all seem to show only one side of the problem. I don’t blame a Parzania. I haven’t seen it but from what i heard from my friends, it sounds like a sincere attempt to show what happened. I just hope some other filmmaker or the same filmmaker has the guts to show the other side too. And I really hope you and your Black Friday stand up. My hope stems from the fact that you have nothing to lose. I mean, no one can accuse you of any “new” stuff, right? :)

25. Arijit | February 7th, 2007 at 8:56 am

Hi Anurag,
Just wanted to say that I’ll be at the premiere tomorrow at Metro Adlabs, with family no less! Hope I can meet you. Really looking forward to watching the movie on the big screen.
All the best, man.

26. rahul | February 9th, 2007 at 12:56 pm

Hi Mr. Kashyap,
your movie ends on Gandhiji’s famous line “Eye for an Eye, would make whole world blind”. do you really believe in him?Taking into view, about your past films which had justified violence, including BF as means of retalition. A foreigner comes and makes a film on him & wins 8 oscars, but in his own country he’s most hated man.If you speak with common public from Kashmir to Pakistan for all problems he’s considered responsible. How do you react to that?

27. Urmi | February 12th, 2007 at 12:00 am

Hey Anurag,
Don’t know if you remember this… but around 4 years back you came to an XIC class for a talk and screend Paanch there.
I remember, it was almost a rough cut and you had tales to narrate about Paanch. And then some brilliant minds asked you about what’s next.
I still remember how passionately you spoke about BF and its characters then. Your ghar ki murgi had already made its way through as Dawood, if I am not wrong.
(will cal him in a bit and tell him).
Honestly, I wanted to see what becomes of tht great story. You’ve done a great great job Anurag. Be proud of yourself, not just for making this film,
but also for not giving up.
Love your spirit. “Der hai… par andher nahi hai.”
Lovvveeed the dark humour in the most unexpected places. My personal fav. is the chor police chase with a tired chor and worse hawaldar… man! “ruk ja yaar”… :) hilarious.
Looking forward to No smoking now. But all said and done, Paanch still remains my first Fav. I’d love to have a copy… dunno how?

28. Urmi | February 13th, 2007 at 12:49 am

Hey Anurag,
Don’t know if you remember this… but around 4 years back you came to XIC class for a talk and screend Paanch there.
I remember, it was almost a rough cut and you had tales to narrate about Paanch. And then some brilliant minds asked you about what’s next.
I still remember how passionately you spoke about BF and its characters then. Your ghar ki murgi had already made its way through as Dawood, if I am not wrong.
(will cal him in a bit and tell him).
Honestly, I wanted to see what becomes of tht great story. You’ve done a great great job Anurag. Be proud of yourself, not just for making this film,
but also for not giving up.
Love your spirit. “Der hai… par andher nahi hai.”
Lovvveeed the dark humour in the most unexpected places. My personal fav. is the chor police chase with a tired chor and worse hawaldar… man! “ruk ja yaar”… hilarious.
Looking forward to No smoking now. But all said and done, Paanch still remains my first Fav. I’d love to have a copy… dunno how?

29. manjeet singh | February 13th, 2007 at 8:30 am

Anurag, Heard that the uncut version was almost 4 hours long. Did at any point of time there was a thought of possibility of spliting it in 2 parts. The material itself would have been a lot

BLACK FRIDAY-How it all began..PART 1

Posted by: Anurag Kashyap
Posted on: February 1, 2007, 11:48 pm


It all began with S.hussain Zaidi..He wrote the book..he was the chief crime correspondent of mid-day..before mid-day, zaidi was working with Indian Express, covering the blasts..all i remembeed about blasts before reading the book, was the front page of TOI in delhi and images in it..images came and they went away from my memory..i was too busy trying to figure out what to do once i reach bombay..93 was the year i came to the city..june 3rd..it was raining..rains that did not stop for two days..
Anyways..so hussain was approached by Penguin to document his findings in the book..as and when hussain finished his first draft he asked Arindam Mitra to read his manuscript…now i met arindam a year before that..he was trying to create some noirish , detective TV shows for mid-day..One day when i was as usual sitting depressed(i have come to a conclusion that i thrive in that state of mind or sometimes i actually go and create it), having my beer when Aditya Basu Bhattacharya called me..that was when babla(ABB) had just come back from italy and had seen paanch ,which i think was pretty radical at that time, not so much now..now babla asked me do i remember arindam mitra, i did..he said we want to meet you regarding some project..
we met at Bombay Blues in bandra..
Arindam wanted me to write a tv series on the bomb blasts which he wanted babla to direct..i was uncomfortable..Stories of Babla’s arrogance would float around, somehow i didn’t trust him then..i probably didn’t know him well..i love and respect the man immensely today..he was arrogant because he was passionate..he didn’t brush off mediocrity with a wave of his hand, he kicked it in the gut..but then i didn’t trust him..arindam gave me the unpublished manuscript..
i read it..and i read it again..i felt so small..all this while i had been so indifferent to everything else which wasn’t about me..i didn’t care about what was happening in the country..all the political elements that creeped into gulaal was post reading that book..the book gave me a perspective on what actually transpired..what happened that day..it made me feel worthless..i was affected by it in a way i was never before..i asked arindam ,”why not a film“..why a tv series..he said we will see that later but will you write the series..

“i would, but i still insist make a film”

“first write one episode anurag we need to raise money”

“ok but..”

“pl write it,tell me how much will you charge for the whole series..”

For the first time in my film career i was paid the entire writing fee upfront..i wrote the first episode, which later on became the landing of the RDX in the film..i kept insisting we should make a film..i also said i would like to direct the film..Arindam had babla in mind..he took his time then decided Mid-day will turn it into a film..i was so eager to make the film that Babla gracefully backed out..he told arindam, anurag should make the film..I will always owe it to him..now the question was how to go about it..by the time the book was officially released..

I think we started by talking to sony..sony was keen but they wanted big names..the budget was too high..we were working from that one episode that was written..the idea was too make the film for what we believed in and then later break it down into a six part miniseries..it didn’t work out with them..later RGV came on board..he said fuck the mini series ,just make the film..he already had in mind the way he wanted the film to be approached..i was uncomfortable with that..i was uncomfortable with RGV at that point..i told my fears to arindam..he wasn’t so comfortable either, but we had no choice..
another most important man at that point was CM(Chandra mohan Puppala)..he was our creative consultant on the movie and a kind of information backbone..he and AM were the pillars of Black Friday..we would talk and meet people try to raise money but we still didn’t have a script..we didn’t know how to go about it..we needed more material..i got two people on board to do research..Aparna Chaturvedi(now Mrs. Pavan Malhotra) and A film fanatic i met at the Lotus bookshop, Dr.Tushar Patel..they started by collecting all the officially available and unavailable material on the subject..later on they were joined in by Devashish Makhija..they had to sift through the archives of Mid-Day and Indian Express..Dev went to all the press photographers to get copies of all published and unpublished material..we got our hands on “VOICES“.. a kind of a manuscript of experiences of the accused that was compiled by the Torchholder for the accused, voices was of great help..it was taken out and circulated by the human rights activists..it gave us a broader perspective on the events..we got M J Akbar’s book,”WHEN BOMBAY BURNED”..A big help was Naresh Fernandes, now the editor of “TIMEOUT-MUMBAI“..A lot of journos came together for this one film..

But we still didn’t have the script..

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8 Responses to “BLACK FRIDAY-How it all began..PART 1”
1. kartik krishnan | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:06 am

shit the article just got over !!!! :((

yeh dil maange more …

Between .. what is aditya bhattacharya doing these days ??? Has he officially settled abroad ???

2. kaafir | February 2nd, 2007 at 12:58 am

ek din bas ek din, apne saare zakham gin, ek raat bas ek raat, tu soche kya hue hua tere saath,
bas ab aur nahin…………..
countdown begins……..saat.

3. Vasan Bala | February 2nd, 2007 at 1:17 am

RGV was to make/produce Black Friday !! o !!
thankful that u insisted on a film than a TV series.

4. VC | February 2nd, 2007 at 1:40 am

Wow…now on to the next part..It’s such a pleasure finishing one part and seeing that the next part is already online…no waiting…[Note to Oz…Finish off your stories…]

5. Phoenixnu | February 2nd, 2007 at 2:33 am

OZ, server sambhal bhai…server sambhal!!!!!! Kuch ho gaya to is baar hum tujhe nahi chorenge…ha ha ha.

Pavan malhotra…m big fan of that guy also. Never gt his due that he should…Hopefully after BF’s release. ( BTW, shld not use the shorter form BF…there was a movie made last year called Bad Friend…as BF..meghna naidu or someone,i think)

Anurag….gaane kaise bane…are ruk ja re bande…I lovvvvve that song…who decided for indian ocean…when, how, why ?

6. Honhaar Goonda | February 2nd, 2007 at 2:42 am

Areh Ruk Ja Reh Bandhe
Areh Thum Ja Reh Bandhe
Kudrat Haseee Padeghee..
Kise Tuh Kyar Kahe Gaya..

… erm, this song sort of perfectly describes Black Friday struggle… and now Kudrat Hasee Padeghe..

Indian Ocean rock! I would have liked it if Indian Ocean were doing the music for No Smoking, but I am slightly understanding why you have gone for Jazz - the film seems a bit sophisticated and suave.

7. Marty | February 7th, 2007 at 7:34 am

aunrag interval haan??

8. Aneesh | February 8th, 2007 at 1:05 pm

Can anyone, or Anurag Kashyap himself, please let me know where I could read the unflattering reviews that he wrote for Black. I really want to read his views.

SATYA-the true story PART 2

Posted by: Anurag Kashyap
Posted on: November 26, 2006 12:35 pm

Saurabh and me wrote a draft..he was simultaneously writing a play called KAAL..after we finished we came back to bombay..another thing i forgot to tell you..when saurabh met Ramu for the first time and Ramu narrated him what he had in mind..Saurabh spontanously came up with that scene where bhiku comes back home drunk and shefali slaps him and he slaps her back..Ramu was so goddamned impressed with him..

When we were thinking how do we name our characters..Ramu called his boy to make coffee for us..he said “Bhiku teen coffee”..and i said nice name..Satya was named after a woman called Satya..Someone Ramu knew back in college days..He just wanted her to know that he still rememberred her..Ramu was an engineering student..in some naxalite area in Andhra..then, when ever he got into trouble, he would strike a brucelee pose and make a eeyah sound to defend or protect himself..atleast thats what he told me..slowly all characters fell into place..

Ramu’s screenplay writer of Daud had been to Boston University Film Course..Gerard Hooper taught Cinematography there..he still teaches there..his two students made “THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT”..the writers name was KANNAN..kannan recommended Gerry..as he was fondly called..

We started shooting somewhere in August 1997..three days of shooting..third day we were shooting..it was that sequence where Sushant Singh came to collect hafta from satya and satya refuses and slashes him..the way sushant reacted..he improvised or i didn’t know what..Ramu reacted in a way i never saw him reacting..he said now i know what my film is all about and he trashed the script me and Saurabh wrote..he fucking trashed it..he also cancelled shooting the next day and guess what.. Gulshan Kumar was shot dead..Ramu stopped shooting..Underworld equations had changed..script needed to go through a change.. somedays after that was Daud’s release..i remember..because it rained so much that day that noone could reach the premiere venue on time..anyways..Daud bombed..i still fucking loved it..I thought Neeraj Vora rocked in that film..

so Ramu threw our script in the bin and we started rewriting script..Ramu always treated me like a kid..he was fond of me but never took me seriously..i was the kid in the gang..only other kid was Apoorva Asrani..the editor..Bhiku Mhatre’s laughter was never written into the film..he just laughed one day when we were shooting at his fictitious house in bandra..we loved it so much that it became his character..The first day we shot with the lawyer Mule..Makrand deshpande ,who played the character overacted so nmuch,the scene was never kept in that film..it was the scene where chandar appears in court..just before “goli maar”song..Mule was shown sleeping in the court..his Yawn was louder than Shakti kapoor..it just did not work.. at that time goli maar was not even ther in the film..the whole party sequence was shot on “Mera piya ghar aaya oh Raamji”..later the songs came into the film..Goli maar song had a different version..it went“gham ke neeche bam laga ke gham uda de”..sung to the same tune..Gulzaar sahab wroteb “goli Maar”..we all including Ramu and Vishal prefeered the GHAM version..but who would tell it to Gulzar sahab..i was known to be blunt, so they chose me to tell it to Gulzar sahab..next meeting with him ..they took me along ..and i said “sir gum work nahin karta” and he said,”Gum nahin gham,Pehle bolna seekho” andi was out of discussion..everyone agreed to Goli maar and thank god they did..what a song..


Rest later..a lot is coming back..all too random and all suddenly..need to sleep..

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29 Responses to “SATYA-the true story PART 2”
1. manjeet | November 26th, 2006 at 12:39 pm

Kya baat hai!! Kal ki flight jayda subah ki nahin lagti:)

2. manjeet | November 26th, 2006 at 12:54 pm

Its such an insightful description of Satya. All the characters in the film are so unique There is something extraspecial about them. Now we know how Bhiku name came about! You have taught us the importance of improvisation and teamwork!
I am surprised after a long tough day you could right an article ^:)^

3. Sangeeta | November 26th, 2006 at 1:19 pm

Agree with Manjeets comments, this was definitely a useful post. As viewers small details like characters names esp unique ones are always niggling at me and i’m often question why this was done and how much improvisation is allowed etc.

4. george thomas | November 26th, 2006 at 1:47 pm

“so Ramu threw our script in the bin and we started rewriting script.” … Aha!
Anurag,
Once you’ve finished the current narrative till then, could you let us know what went into the bin?

5. striker | November 26th, 2006 at 1:58 pm

bhiku chai-boy becomes bhiku mhatre? wah bhai wah =D> anurag, any such real-life inspired characters in ‘no smoking’?

6. oz | November 26th, 2006 at 4:17 pm

- The scene that HIT ME THE MOST in this part - Your meeting with Gulzar-saab and he telling you “Gum nahin gham,Pehle bolna seekho” and you going “and I was out of the discussion” - CLASSIC!!! :)>-

7. oz | November 26th, 2006 at 4:19 pm

- Actually I love the original line “gham ke neeche bam laga ke gham uda de” - damn!!! too good!!!

8. randramble | November 26th, 2006 at 6:26 pm

Superlative stuff! It’s very insightful to know how things work and shape up.

The apparent lack of structure in your posts somehow makes it racy and interesting. AK, gimme more!

9. Sash | November 26th, 2006 at 9:18 pm

Hey..u tell us about everythg that happened in the making….giv us sum insights into wat u went through while wrkng on the script…
how was it to hav them dumped in the bin….
nd how do u motivate urself to begin wrk again rt frm the scratch….

guss that wud b interesting to know…

10. The truth about Satya at Blogbharti | November 26th, 2006 at 9:24 pm

[…] Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Must read for all Kashyap fans. Posted by Bombay Addict […]

11. Zero | November 26th, 2006 at 9:57 pm

Anurag,
Priceless insider’s account of a classic! Eagerly awaiting the future posts on the same!

>>the whole party sequence was shot on “Mera piya ghar aaya oh Raamji”
Just a bit of triviamongering, was the whole party sequence reshot or some of the original footage used? If I’m not wrong, the characters did mouth some lines of Goli Maar.

12. premal | November 26th, 2006 at 10:24 pm

yes sir, loving this article. wanted to know whether satya’s character was originally planned to be gup chup and that violent in heart zubaan pe taala type or bcoz chekri couldny utter hindi dialogs.

regards,

premal

13. premal | November 26th, 2006 at 10:26 pm

yes sir loving the article. wanted to know whther Satya’s character was originally planned as the violent from inside aur zubban pe taala type or bcoz chekri couldnt mouth hindi dialogues did prompt chracter changes.

regards,

premal

14. tushar | November 27th, 2006 at 12:48 am

I am still wondering how would the ‘gham’ line have fitted in where Goli maar did?

And also wondering about the entire Sushant Singh episode. Was Ramu ecstatic/annoyed/moved or what?

15. sophocles | November 27th, 2006 at 1:37 am

I would love to visualise you talking to Gulzar (he in his pristine white kurta payjama) and telling him that Gham doesnt work..and he tells you - pehle bolna to seekh lo…heh heh!! kya scene hota…

16. RK | November 27th, 2006 at 2:25 am

Ala Sanjay from Mahabharata epic: trying to visualize Gulzar Saab saying words “Gum nahin Ghum, pehle bolna sikho”. How he said it with his serius voice?
It more looks like Late Raaj Kumar saying “Jani, gum nahin Gham hota hai, pehle bolna seekho Raja”

But then one GK question always has always been confusing for all Indians” Who gave slogan of “Karo ya Maro” in 1942. It just does not resemble with image of Mahtma Gandhi. It damn looks like given by Neta Ji Subhash Bose, but then genius people are spontaneous and unpredicatble. I just loved this line of gulzar Saab. There is only one Gulzar! :)

Thanks Anurag for this sharing of past. The journey of making a great thing is not less than the product itself:)

17. Drupad Venugopal | November 27th, 2006 at 5:46 am

Hi Anurag,

Satya is a film that changed the way i looked at films..So reading about how satya was made is exhilarating…… :-) thanks a billion…

How i wish there was a new DVD release of SATYA with exclusive deleted,behind the scenes footage !!

How about you coming out with a book on the same..?? A compilations of ur writings about those days…!! it will be amazing…I know u r a busy man…but i think u shud give a serious thought to it…

Also before finishing, i must confess ur writing is extremely addictive…i mean i keep reading ur articles again n again n again n again……My company is surely gonna throw me out one of these days….:-)

All the best with ur film….

Plz continue writing…..

18. OM | November 27th, 2006 at 10:02 am

“Mule was shown sleeping in the court..his Yawn was louder than Shakti kapoor”

=))

Fantatsic post again!!!! Anurag..correct me if i am wrong but…in Satya i dont think Chander appears in court…it was some other guy..and i remember his dialogues which were fucking too good

” Maloom nai saab dubai se fone aaya..tapka ne ke liye kaha..tapka diya..”

19. Sudha Elavarti | November 27th, 2006 at 10:04 am

I am awestuck seeing the randomness in movie making. I always wonder what works…well bound script or random creativity. It’s hard to come to a conclusion as we had film makers with both approaches.

20. manjeet singh | November 28th, 2006 at 1:39 am

Anurag,

How about discussing any flaws present in final Satya. It would be so insane!

21. Rony D'costa | November 28th, 2006 at 4:33 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS WITH US….

22. v9y | November 29th, 2006 at 1:06 pm

Anurag:

As with almost every nonsensical-sounding Gulzar song, there’s another layer of profound thought in ‘golii maar bheje me.n’. But I am sure it must have been true for the discarded ‘Gam ke neeche bam lagaake..’ too. It would be great if that one gets used in some other movie.

Talking of songs in Satya, ’sapane me.n milatii hai’ also had wonderful and witty lines in conversational ‘aam bolchaal kii bhaaShaa’ like ’saaraa din sa.Dako.n pe Khaalii rikshe saa peechhe peechhe chalataa hai’ and ‘paajii hai, shareer hai, ghoomati lakeer hai, chakaraa ke chalatee hai’.

But on the whole I find that both the songs and the movie, while on their own are simply excellent, together do not work for me. There is a disconnect between them. While a couple of them actually slow down the story, the rest like the above two examples simply don’t fit in the scheme of things for me. Probably because Satya’s stark and real characterization was unprecedented, something seen never before in Hindi cinema (and unfortunately rarely after. Your very own ‘Black Friday’ is the only movie that I can recall offhand) and it demanded a different handling of songs. It may be something else that I cannot pinpoint right now, but to me, the songs remain Satya’s biggest (and probably only) kamajorii.

23. punit | December 5th, 2006 at 1:50 pm

“Ramu was an engineering student..in some naxalite area in Andhra..then, when ever he got into trouble, he would strike a brucelee pose and make a eeyah sound to defend or protect himself..atleast thats what he told me..slowly all characters fell into place..”=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))=))

imagine ramu actually did that…….

24. Ashvin Sagar | December 15th, 2006 at 1:04 am

There goes the difference between Ramu Bhai’s film and any other Bollywood director, he has changed the way how Villainism in bollywood look, once upon a time…..a masked person first moves the photoframe and then rotates the small statue and then the door opens ..here goes the villain and Ramu Bhai…with his characters…satya…bhiku….kallu mama….vakil mule….man, this is what we call film making…..Anurag a great article man….really interesting and impressive.

25. cobain | January 3rd, 2007 at 1:24 pm

Anurag,
Thanks for the post. I just added Satya to my rental dvd list and moved it to the top. Somewhat like Satya - revisited.

Always wanted to understand how a story was written. Maybe this is where I start my journey.

26. shiva | January 5th, 2007 at 12:24 pm

hey anurag…..when are you going to finish this?…still waiting for the part 3….

27. DK | January 7th, 2007 at 11:31 am

Waiting for the rest of the story…pls hurry anurag:((

28. John L | January 16th, 2007 at 4:50 am

Seriously DK. My curiosity is ignited too.

29. Nilesh | January 16th, 2007 at 11:07 am

Thats awesome man!!! Ramu works purely on instincts. Satya is the film…which transformed me into a complete movie buff and changed the way I looked at films. Wat a film!!! Even, I loved Daud…and I felt Sanju was awesome.

SATYA- the true story PART 1

Published by: Anurag Kashyap
Published on: November 25, 2006 11:56 am

There never was a bound script..i did not write the whole film..nobody did..there is a whole lot of myth surrounding the film..it happened..like every other great film..like sholay happened..no individual created Satya..passion did..most of which came from ramu..his being open to moments, ideas, to instincts, created it..it was a different time..it was a different Ramu..

How it began..Ramu was making Daud..there was a new actor he was working with..it was manoj bajpai..i was there when he took that shot of Paresh going crazy and Manoj appearing from behind the door..Ramu fell in love with the shot..he fell in love with the actor..he fell in love with his intensity..he wanted to make an underworld film with him..he wanted to put Howard Roark in the underworld..thats how Satya started..

I met him..Manoj introduced him to me..i was supposed to be writing a film for Mahesh Bhatt which never got made..it was called GIRVI..Ramu asked me “have i read fountainhead..i had..i was an ayn rand fanatic then..i was twenty three..i said “yeah”..he said lets put him in the underworld..i said “wow”..he also had an ending in mind which he remembered from some James Hadley Chase novel..that ending remained..Howard Roark didn’t..

i started working on it ..he asked me how much money i wanted..i didn’t give a fuck about money..then..so i said “whatever’..we began work..whatever we wrote was not ther in the final film..anyways..after we started work Ramu left for Newzealand to shoot songs for DAUD..he disappeared from my life for two months..i thought this is not going nto happen..it was november 1996..February i got a call from him.. no mobile phones at that time..i had a pager..he paged me..he was serious..we made a one line order..Ramu has always worked with an one line order..never a script..this time he wanted a script..i still remember that first one line order..the opening scene was to be shot under the Milan subway..it never happened..

after the one line order was locked in..he wanted it to be written..he didn’t trust me with dialogues..he thought i was too young for it..he met vijay tendulkar for it..Ramu has been a fan of his since ardhasatya..

Vijay tendulkar wasn’t well..he wanted someone more mature..those days alot of people were talking about how Saurabh Shukla had done dialogues for ISS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHIN..saurabh has always brushed it off as just rumour..i had heard that too..but i knew him as a sometime playwrite from Delhi..i spoke about him to Ramu..Ramu offered him a double deal..to play Kallu Mama and write dialogues along with me .. he was to be the boss in that department..we were sent to Hyderabad..on his farmhouse..Ramu’s..At the Mumbai airport saurabh arrived late..he had the tickets..we missed the flight..we took the next one..

we worked more than a week ..we wrote something that looked and sounded like a script..we went back..we started shooting..we began in Goregaon with the chase sequence..the beginning chase..Gerard Hooper was the cameraman..i think i am jumping ahead..lets go back to naming the characters and casting..


but later..have a shoot in the morning..imagine doing this in the middle of my shoot..probably because i met Ramu today..later..

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9 Responses to “SATYA- the true story PART 1”
1. oz | November 25th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

- Damn!!!!!!!!!! I’m sucked into the story behind Satya and suddenly you end Part I… I liked the dynamics of your relationship with Ramu… you like his passion for cinema, yet disagree on some aspects… interesting…

2. VC | November 25th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

WOW !!! Cant wait for the next part…very very interesting…

3. OM | November 25th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

OMG!!!! Awesome Anurag…Would like to see this series going..ever since had a chat with kartik..i was so eager to know more about Satya and Bang!!!! Very strange…very strange whatever we have been talking off late( Oz, T! and myself) has been turning true….kinda scary sometimes…Saurabh Shukla’s dialouue writing was one of them ..lol!!

4. Pratim D Gupta | November 25th, 2006 at 12:51 pm

Dont you feel sad Anurag that Mr Varma has made Satya so many times now? Company, Sarkar… he calls them trilogy but it’s that same brooding feel, same ominous music, same low cam angles… it’s like deja vu really… godfather or apu trilogy each film stands on its own and is completely original… three films cant form a trilogy just stylistically… can it?

5. striker | November 25th, 2006 at 12:57 pm

ramu, anurag, manoj. birth of SATYA. deadly combination. WAITING EAGERLY ANURAG. JALDI!!

if i remember correctly, tina films int’l contributed the camera and equipment for this film?

6. IndianPad | November 25th, 2006 at 12:57 pm

SATYA- the true story PART 1 by Anurag Kashyap…

SATYA- the true story PART 1 by Anurag Kashyap posted at IndianPad.com…

7. Vipin | November 25th, 2006 at 1:56 pm

What a great post anurag.. waiting for 2nd part

Ramu made too many good movies.. once upon time we all waited for his movies and his factory productions too.. but probem happend bcoz he made soooo many movies and many of them fucking horrible movies… now i think he is out of mind.. and more than passion for cinema ..now he has passion for money..but still he is one of the truely talented filmmaker in india

8. striker | November 25th, 2006 at 2:03 pm

“it was a different time..it was a different Ramu..”

:-<  :( yes it was… yes… it was.

anurag, be blunt with the answer to this one.. since you know him better than any of us.. do you see any hope of vintage ramu making a return?

9. oz | November 25th, 2006 at 2:27 pm

- striker, I had asked AK the same question. His answer was a resounding YES… :d

10. Honhaar Goonda | November 25th, 2006 at 3:14 pm

(i have been refreshing the pfc blog continuously for last a couple of hours! I don’t wanna go to sleep cos…. taza khabar ka kuch aur hi maza hain )

Excuse me ignorance, but what is one line order?

kya striker.. ramu ka fan hokar bhi.. of course, you will see vintage ramu in Nishabd and Sholay. Always have some faith in the man. ;)

11. Anurag Kashyap | November 25th, 2006 at 4:38 pm

In order to return one has to be aware that he has left..Ramu doesn’t think he ever left..he still is as passionate, but more burdened with expectations, even bigger burden is of his own demi god status..he has lost objectivity..and yes from where i stand he definitely can return..but will he..i don’t know..just saw portions of Nishabd today..i don’t think i am looking forward to any of his films except Nishabd..i liked what i saw..

12. OM | November 25th, 2006 at 4:42 pm

Has the shooting been completed for Nishabd?

13. manjeet | November 25th, 2006 at 5:32 pm

wow! Thanks Anurag for sharing your experiences with us. Satya must PFC’s one of the all time favourite film!
Please put the Ram n Shyam part in the 2nd post on Satya!!

14. Vijay | November 25th, 2006 at 7:48 pm

Anurag yaar, aise suspense mein na chod. One of the all time greats of Indian cinema, it very thrilling to find out how the film was born. Looking forward to the rest your write-up.

15. striker | November 25th, 2006 at 7:59 pm

OM, yup.. shooting was completed about 3 months back.. they’re in post now.. in fact, have a friend who AD’d on it, and just got news from him last week that they were in dubbing. it should be hitting the screens by feb..

anurag, thx for that..

16. oz | November 25th, 2006 at 8:07 pm

- this has happened time and again and I’ve read in biographies of quite a few people in any film industry… question is how does one remain unaffected by the burden of being a “demi-god” status (adulation, superstardom and whatever we have there) and let the gears of creativity running completely in mesh with each other.

Would RGV ever come here and speak in first person basis? I hope he does rather than talking to the thousands of interviewers who have nothing deep to ask him besides his projects, heroines, heroes yada yada yada…

17. smritivij | November 25th, 2006 at 11:00 pm

reading anurag reading. May nothing in this world or beyond stop u any more. May the force be with u!!!!!

in solidarity!!

18. chaitanya | November 25th, 2006 at 11:54 pm

This is Superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!The birth of Satya? Hell yes!!

AK: Did you or anyone else want the songs to be a part of Satya? (They were very good but one or two were out of place)

What was your first reaction when you saw a fucking 5 star rating for Satya in the Times of India? I know they say critics dont matter and all, but 5 stars and it’s hard to control your heartbeat, isn’t it?

How do you react now, as a person to the criticism that Satya glorified and sympathised with gangsters?

19. Zero | November 25th, 2006 at 11:59 pm

Anurag,
Wow! Looking forward to this series. Who would not love to hear a first person account on Satya!

20. ricky | November 26th, 2006 at 2:38 am

hi anurag…ver interesting info…can you also tell us how did rgv interact with his assistants then? did he take their suggestions? was he open to their ideas on a creative level? or were they just runners on the sets? heard that now he just interacts very rarely with his assistants on the set and doesnt even know the name of his assistants on the project he’s working on! guess now he’s not in a position to give a “break” to his assistants like he did earlier…by the way how did your short meeting with rgv go? did you also discuss his version of sholay which he had offered you to write at one point!

21. premal | November 26th, 2006 at 3:02 am

sirjee i want the full story. got so engaging..gotta complete it

22. Sash | November 26th, 2006 at 5:28 am

Hi Anurag,
Thkk ur doing a great job….met u at the screenwriters meet at pune ealy this yer.
waiting for your film to release soon….hoping that this one sure getz to see the light of the day…keep us posted…they r extremely exhilirating and in a way inspirational too…

23. george thomas | November 26th, 2006 at 6:22 am

Damn! There goes my Sunday. Now I’m waiting for Part II. Waiting. Waiting.

24. tushar | November 26th, 2006 at 8:39 am

cool food for thought on a sunday, Anurag’s beginning Satya diaries is very apt, looking at where we stand at PFC now in terms of film knowledge and richness of creative inputs of the industry and amateurs alike.
I dont agree that much has gone down with Ramu’s directive strength, he keeps giving a Sarkar n a Naach in face of all the spite-friendly ventures/’failures’.

and ya, Anurag, GURU ke baare mein bhi koi update do yaar :)

25. The truth about Satya at Blogbharti | November 26th, 2006 at 9:12 pm

[…] Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Must read for all Kashyap fans. Posted by Bombay Addict […]

26. Sudha Elavarti | November 27th, 2006 at 9:57 am

Good insight of the making of a master piece. The otehr day i was having a big discussion with my friend about Ramu. I had the same thing to say…he is definetly passionate and has a different vision and dares to try them, but the current Ramu is stuck at “I” “Me” “Myself”. Hope to see him back soon.

27. ricky | December 7th, 2006 at 12:38 am

hi anurag!waiting for your reply regarding my question about rgv and his interaction with his ad’s then and now…

28. Kartik Kothari | December 13th, 2006 at 3:56 am

Satya tops my list of favorite films and I know the film by heart now. It feels great getting behind the scenes of this classic. Waiting for more AK. And keep up the good work.

P.S. I am also waiting to see Black Friday hit the big screen.

29. Apurva | January 14th, 2007 at 10:49 pm

As u ve seen ramu and his passion for film do u think he will strike back with good work. For ramu i think zindagi ka maza khade mein hai and i think ghade mein talent duub raha hain bachaa le usko

Appu

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Dev.D- Emosional Atyachar

Published by: Anurag Kashyap
Published on: Dec 01 2008 @ 11:49 am 

Years ago when i was writing Paanch, there was a moment when i thought that what if these guys are not a rock band but a brass band. I rejected the idea. The idea of a brass band is not original. I saw a film, much revered , rarely seen back in 1995. Om Darbadar by Kamal swarup.
Meri Jaan A..aaaaaaa Meri Jaan B..bbbbbbb
There is a sequence there, which i don’t remember exactly but a band is playing on the streets and the protagnist is walking through it. Song was in semi english and hindi. The singer was wearing glasses in the night. That visual, that moment stayed with me. I wanted to recreate it. Always. Watching the films of Emir Kusturica strengthened my resolve.
Opening scene from \"Underground\", by Emir Kusturica
The brass band sound is a very indian sound rarely used in the main stream.
I met Amit Trivedi through Shilpa Rao, the singer. I was shooting No Smoking at the time. I roughly told him what I wanted to do with Dev.D and gave him a situation. Eight months later when i met him he had not one but seven songs ready for me. All of them are in the film. He became the reason why Dev.D is a musical. His music inspired me to rewrite and rethink my film. One of those songs was “Pardesi”, and one of the lines in the song went, “Ib ke hovega re agge Yaar”. The first time I heard the song,”Agge Yaar” sounded like “atyachar”, and I loved it. On the second hearing I realised it wasn’t “atyachar” and I was disappointed. I told myself that I will tell him to change it to “atyachar”. But somehow the same song from Om Darbadar, flashed. The word “Emotional” occured to me. “Emotional Atyachar”, I knew it would catch on. Together they had great effect. I mentioned it to Amit. He liked it, but didn’t know initially what to do with it. I showed him the sequence from Om Darbadar. He went back, him and Amitabh , the lyricist got back with the rough version of the song. It rocked. We knew Amit had cracked something. The song was recorded.
Now came the part where we had to shoot it. We got a local band from Chandigarh. Harish Band. Made them part of the portion of the story that was to be shot in the village. Initially I wanted to shoot the song on Amit and Amitabh, but they were busy with Aamir. Then I turned to my associate director, Nitin and my assistant Vasan. I told them I am shooting the song on you. They agreed . I told Shubra , my costume designer the look i wanted, slightly vernacular Elvis presley. Vasan Came up with the name “Patna ke Presley” , I had another idea. I bounced it off first Ashish Shukla, he preferred Vasan’s name. Others too. We stayed with “patna ke presley”. A day before the shoot, Nitin developed cold feet. That too after the costume test. He thought he looked funny in the costume and no one will take him seriously after the song comes out. I was upset. I called Gautam, my casting director. I told him can you get me Nowazuddin on the first flight to Chandigarh. Nowazuddin is this extraordinary actor, who played Asghar Mukadam in Black Friday, the first guy who gets arrested. He flew in. By then Nitin was feeling horrible, he consented too. So we got them both as PKP and poor vasan became the trumpet player in the front. And we shot the song , in one night.
The true heroes of the song are the performers, Amit and Amitabh and Band Masters Rangila and Raseela who sung it. Entirely improvised.
A song that I, we and everybody at UTV loves and is proud of. This is the story behind it.

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136 Responses to “Dev.D- Emosional Atyachar”

  1. rbehemoth on December 1st, 2008 12:07 pm
    Waiting eagerly for the music release (and the film as well)… Loved the trailer (more so due to the music). Though found the posters to be weird - in a negative sense (intentional?). And, the phrase ‘Emosional Atyachar’ is indeed ‘Rawking’ :).
  2. aman on December 1st, 2008 12:39 pm
    when is the music releasing? i have burnt myself watching the trailer over and over again.love the song even played it in a college program to full volume as my teacher made sit on audio.can’t stop singing it.the trailer almost gave the orgasmic feeling ,waiting eagerly for the movie to release.i hope it will be as good as no smoking,that is still under my skin.interesting to know about the story of the song.best of luck for the movie.
  3. J on December 1st, 2008 12:46 pm
    The song has a different feel. When i first heard it in the trailer on PFC, i felt it was kind of Rehman’s music. Like the song very much. Amit Trivedi is a talent to watch out for.
    P.S. Have sene Om Darbadar and had a discussion about the film in a seminar with Kamal Swarup. Liked the film for its undertones.
  4. OM on December 1st, 2008 1:06 pm
    oyye teri…apna Vasan is in the PKP song? ek do teeen chaar cheeeee…..
  5. Tushar on December 1st, 2008 1:42 pm
    Bring it on.
  6. kalki on December 1st, 2008 1:54 pm
    when is the music release?
    eagerly waiting for that
    the trailer rocks!
    whens the movie releasing?
    cant wait , really
  7. mainak on December 1st, 2008 4:23 pm
    I don’t know Nitin, but he needs stop taking himself seriously. :)
    Can we see the video somewhere?
  8. Sarang on December 1st, 2008 4:35 pm
    Anurag
    Your description of development of this song is very interesting. I shall look at it in a completely new way the next time… and I am sure I shall enjoy it as well…..
    I have a question for you.. when you picturize a scene in your head, how do you begin to write it.. I mean ‘What’ do you write? I am struggling to write some thoughts of mine on paper.. in my head I can see it on 70 mm… each and every thing so clearly but, when I look at a paper I am totally dumbfounded.. I lose all my thoughts… :D….
    Thanks.
  9. Abhijit on December 1st, 2008 5:38 pm
    I found this on youtube:
    “Om Dar Badar song”
    http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=9f_LOoVoaXM
    Is this the sequence that inspired EA?
  10. striker on December 1st, 2008 8:30 pm
    vasan looks HOWLARIOUS in the song.. also, for cinematographers out there.. wait until you see some of the rigs and techniques used in the film. you’re gonna drool.
  11. G.K.Desai on December 1st, 2008 8:40 pm
    @Abhijit
    I love this movie man OM DAR BA DAR,1988,the song taking reminds me of Emir Kusturica’s UNDERGROUND,1995 an outstanding film !!!
    GK
  12. triplesix on December 1st, 2008 8:50 pm
    The best part about “emosional atyachar”, which i already mentioned to u, is the way the music transcends from one to another…i haven’t really listened to the full-fledged track, only the promos..but the way it blends from the 60’s to the shadi band bajaa type ending it in it’s rock version- it’s amazing..simply amazing! i love it…
    Not just Amit Trivedi, even that girl who composed the stuff for OLLO, has done a great job..tracks like jugni,superchor and my fav raj dulaari..thankfully, music directors like Amit and Sneha are here to stay, hopefully, indefinitely… :)
  13. Anurag Kashyap on December 1st, 2008 8:59 pm
    666 they are two different songs put together for the promo.
    Akki- Main bhi yahi chahta hoon..par kya karein, hamara kaam hai try karte rahna, jab tak aap accept na kar lein
    Sarang, sit back ,it will come to you
  14. Anurag Kashyap on December 1st, 2008 9:02 pm
    Yes Abhijeet that is the song.. didn’t know it was on youtube.. wow. guys watch the link.
  15. triplesix on December 1st, 2008 9:05 pm
    oh..ok…i didn’t know that..
  16. rambo on December 1st, 2008 9:18 pm
    Anurag: what about rumours that ronnie screwvala is unhappy with the way dev d has turned out and tried to get sudhir mishra to rehash it? and if this is true what is the status now?
  17. Sid on December 1st, 2008 10:20 pm
    any chances of Om Darbadar coming out on DVD?
  18. nitin on December 1st, 2008 10:23 pm
    pretty cool song …this om dar ba dar one …if i am not wrong this is like the first movie i walked out off few yrs back not being able to understand shit…would like to watch it again and see if the film has got little wiser ..anyone has it???
  19. nik on December 1st, 2008 10:58 pm
    sounds like ar rahman music. good job by amitab, amit.
  20. KK on December 1st, 2008 11:13 pm
    I’d really like to see Paanch. It’s a shame that our censor people were idiots about it, is there any way to release the film straight to DVD? It isn’t fair that we get to lose out on watching a film that might be really good. Or even better, could the film mysteriously appear on the net the way Black Friday did prior to its official release?
  21. indy on December 1st, 2008 11:15 pm
    Anurag, love the way you write not necessarily how you make your movies. In ‘no smoking’ you left a lot for us to assume and however intelligent an audience we might be …we are there to see your version of the story and not to fill in the blanks.
    Also maybe after ‘black Friday’ our expectations went through the roof.
    I saw the trailers of Dev D while I had gone to watch OLLO(what a movie!..) am really excited about the movie…I totally agree with you devdas was Sharad Chandar’s worst ever. Albeit, Chandramukhi’s character really intrigues me..
    Waiting to see your version.
    I hate being addressed as a fan but for the want of a better word ….must confess have followed everything that you have written (at least all that is available to read) and it this didn’t start with black Friday, it was just some article of your’s I read somewhere about cinema.
    Hey, you must write more often, on more widely read media also. Like Mumbai mirror was fun.
  22. Vasanbala on December 1st, 2008 11:20 pm
    Nitin U Chainpuri is an excellent dancer……really smooth and he is all 80s….including a mastery over the “MOONWALK” …..all great performers have their quirks and if he had not developed cold feet there would have been a possibility that we might have missed Nawaz’s super act.
    Mainak, if Nitin had not taken himself seriously then Patna ke Presley would have been a bit too overweight to pull it off :)
    Nitin and Nawaz in fullon improv number choreographed by AK who himself can burn the dance floor with his moves(NO KIDDING)…..have comes up with a rocking brass band song (watch out for the rock version too…needless to add….it’s meant to rock and it rocks!!!)
  23. filthytrip on December 1st, 2008 11:37 pm
    HEY ANURAG…WHEN’S THE MUSIC REALEASE??
    BLOODY DESPERATE…(all of us)!
  24. KP on December 2nd, 2008 1:05 am
    What is Om Dar Badar?
    Some kind of band?
    Could not find anything on wiki
  25. Joyjeet on December 2nd, 2008 1:15 am
    Anurag, when is the movie expected to release? Rumours like what Rambo said are rife & they can be quite unsettling, you see.
  26. Rasik on December 2nd, 2008 1:34 am
    i don’t exactly remember wher but i had read that amit trivedi and his band do a certain kind of dance with their hand…i think i can see shades of it towards the end of the trailer…has that been used…just asking for curiosity’s sake…
  27. Dilip on December 2nd, 2008 3:06 am
    Hey any one please tell me when is the audio releasing. I want emotional atyachar to be my hello tune. My gf should hear it whenever she calls me. Its very apt. Sweet revenge.
  28. Sammy on December 2nd, 2008 3:33 am
    Rocking song sirjee..cant get it outta my head
  29. David Sandeep Robert on December 2nd, 2008 9:35 am
    AK i just loved the song…looking forward for the film…all the best.
  30. Ruchi on December 2nd, 2008 11:01 am
    Can’t wait, can’t wait!! :)
  31. ujjwal utkarsh on December 2nd, 2008 11:20 am
    seXy song i must say (at least the trailer bit),
    and my first reaction after that was om dar badar…
    awsome film it is… hats off to kamal for that…
    and here you have it… was wondering wether you had actually referred to it…
    wonder if you are familiar with the work of goran bergevic… he has done music for emir kausturica and all….
    anyway, waiting for the film eagerly…
    the trailer looks aweSOME!!!
  32. G.K.Desai on December 2nd, 2008 8:47 pm
    @Ujjwal
    Goran Bergevic did BORAT too for Larry Charles, below is his latest tour video enjoy !!!
    http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=vUW0262_SJI
    GK
  33. Anurag Kashyap on December 2nd, 2008 11:21 pm
    Rambo, Joyjeet- they are just that ,rumours. A planted story. The film is ready and will release after all the big monsters blockbusters leave screens for us to release. between Rab ne, Ghajini, Jumbo, Chandni Chowk, Billoo Barber and Luck by chance and Slumdog all screens are booked until January.
    Rumours don’t worry me. Everyone at UTV and outside who have seen the film love it.
  34. Gopi on December 3rd, 2008 12:05 am
    I hate it when newspapers publish ‘reportedly’ articles.
    Like, ‘reportedly slammed a table lamp across the lead actress’ crotch’.
    I say those guys are reportedly printing bullshit.
    Anyways, I am actually waiting for the music release. HUGE fan of Amit Trivedi - right from his ‘Om - The Fusion Band’ (if you haven’t listened to it, do it; it’s finger-snapping good).
    I think I will be forced to consider time travel if I start anticipating the movie release already.
  35. Joyjeet on December 3rd, 2008 3:12 am
    Hmmm, the unsettlingness in the stomach is slowly vanishing now :)
  36. Nina on December 3rd, 2008 4:49 am
    Really enjoyed reading what went on “behind the scenes” of this song. As much as I wanted to watch the film before, now it’s almost impossible to wait.
    As an Italian, I always associate brass bands with Fellini. It’s the sound of Nino Rota for me, what I grew up around and there is so much back and forth between Indian cinema and Italian cinema. It’s probably the reason I feel home when I watch a good Hindi film…
    It’s also a very Gypsy, melancholic sound, even when the music played is happy - as in a wedding setting - which is just brilliant as the setting of a song titled “Emotional Atyachar”!
    Oh, and Patna ke Presley?!?! Funny…
  37. Vinayak on December 3rd, 2008 5:32 am
    Really loved the trailer! Emosional Atyachar sounds great! The singer has really put his nose into it. Best of luck for the film!
    That Om Darbadar song reminded me of Classic Band baja song: Nazrein Mili Dil Dadka from Raja (1995) http://youtube.com/watch?v=GL-l37bu-Vk
    Listen to Om Darbadar song at 1:48 It’s the same tune.
  38. Subrat on December 3rd, 2008 9:02 am
    Vinayak @39: A certain Bobby Darin would take exception to your remark about that tune which figures at 1:48 in the Om Dar-Ba-Dar song and about the Nazrein Mili Dil Dhadka number. Indian Band Baja Parties have been using Bobby Darin’s Come September track for a long while having picked it up from 5-star hotel orchestras. You can hear the original 1961 track here
    http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb_xsOGMtiE
  39. Rahi Anil Barve on December 3rd, 2008 11:22 am
    anurag,dev d ke promo ka jo shuru ka hissa hain..(he and the gal in bus)tv our thtr dono jagah thik se samajh nahi ata..’emotional atyachar’ zindabaad.( khalid khush.ready made title mil gaya..)
  40. Movie fan on December 3rd, 2008 2:29 pm
    anaurag where else did u shoot the movie
    and who is that firangie girl who plays chanda:)
  41. Vinayak on December 3rd, 2008 8:39 pm
    Subrat,
    O! I saw that film recently on Tv and really liked it but I had missed the starting credits. Thanks for pointing out! And waisay that skooter baazi scene from Come September somehow reminded me of scooter baazi song from An Evening in Paris.
  42. Neeraj Ghaywan on December 4th, 2008 1:04 am
    To be honest, I didn’t know who Amit was. Two days ago I heard the Aamir song on MTV, Mahfuz one. Couldn’t get it off my head for two days and I just couldn’t kill the curiosity and I got the CD. OMFG, His music is just awesome!!! Haara and Mehfuz were uber cool!!! Thought I heard tones of “requiem for a dream” in Haara. Why was the music of Aamir not advertised heavily???? I had loved the movie and the BGM was in my subconscious for long. When I heard the jazz song with Mumbai ghetto background I knew this was going to be a killer movie (don’t ask me how I came to the conclusion with just the credits rolling in at the start. It was just a hunch). Aamir made me discover the music of Amit Trivedi and now I am dying to listen to Dev.D. Please release the music.. like NOW!!
    PS: what is the name of the Jazz song in the start of Aamir (Was it an Ella Fitzgerald number?)
  43. Kapil on December 4th, 2008 1:39 am
    Hi Anurag,
    Where can I watch or get the CD/Tape of Kamal Swarup’s “Om Darbadar”???
    -KM-
  44. Bharat Bhushan on December 4th, 2008 1:57 am
    It is really sad that Aamir’s music was not promoted well.But I am sure as time goes by and Amit Trivedi gets more popularity, Aamir’s songs will get due recognition.
  45. ktmrocks on December 4th, 2008 8:10 am
    Love the song, especially the heavy guitar riffs at the end. If the is movie is ready for release then where is the publicity man? I haven’t seen your promos in the telly and there is seriously no buzz outside PFC or the blogosphere. Don’t get me wrong though, I am a huge fan of your works.
  46. rakesh on December 5th, 2008 3:32 am
    seen your profile, i just came to know that you have written for quiet a crap films too. well your good work has certainly overshadowed them
  47. Movie fan on December 5th, 2008 7:48 pm
    ^^^ rakesh word crap and bollywood goes hand in hand
  48. asap on December 5th, 2008 10:07 pm
    anurag
    3 mistakes when u wer 21 ?
  49. asap on December 5th, 2008 10:15 pm
    oh also saw d trailer of dev d … real impressive…jst lik all d pcyche films of hollywood,,, wud njoy d emosnallllllllll …. atyacharrrrrr……..
  50. asap on December 5th, 2008 10:22 pm
    and i wud lik 2 thnk u fr educating ppl lik us …..to devlop an understandig of C I N E M A…evn i l mak 1 hell of a pcyche film…..THANKS TO ALL U ARTISTS… nd pls answer d first ques bcoz i m stuck.
  51. Anurag Kashyap on December 6th, 2008 12:59 am
    asap
    1.Tried acting in films. one rare telefilm called 44. Me and imtiaz ali were the two leads. The film and we were so bad we gave up acting.
    I don’t remember other mistakes.
  52. ashwin on December 6th, 2008 4:16 am
    @ Ak…
    read somehwhere that u r in Luck by chance ….is it true….and if yes is it a walk on part…
  53. anurag kashyap on December 6th, 2008 4:40 am
    yeah.. it’s just me playing the corrupt mainstream me.
  54. Floydopedia on December 6th, 2008 4:50 am
    I must say, Mr. Kashyap, this is the first time I’m posting a comment on anyone’s blog and that’s because I see that you reply to the comments personally and I really respect that. :-)
    That said, I think you REALLY should just release Paanch on DVD (or just send me a copy. I’ll pay shipping charges. :-D ) I’ve been waiting for that movie ever since I first saw it’s trailer “back in the day” when I was still in high school in India. Else, why not release it in select countries instead? Isn’t that possible? Put in a few subtitles and I’m sure people would love to watch the movie out here (in Canada). I’m sure if Bollywood starts releasing movies like Paanch, Aamir and Anwar (though I know it’s not one of yours) worldwide, instead of crap like Om Shanti Om and Baghban, only THEN will the world realize that Bollywood DOES have great potential and that not all people in India “run in slow motion towards a tree in the middle of an open field” or break into (miraculously) choreographed dances, all of a sudden, in the middle of the street(PATHETIC!).
    I’m surprised that when the whole world is trying to make movies based on books, in Bollywood, no one wants to do the same now (Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I don’t remember the last movie I saw that was based on a book.) And it’s not that we don’t have great books. (Isn’t The God of Small Things a good enough book?)
    I appreciate what you’re trying and I really like most of your movies (I don’t wanna flatter you and go ahead and say that I like ALL of them. Even God makes mistakes ;-) ) I think Paanch would make a better “rock band” movie than any other that have come out of Bollywood (Oh please! Rock On sucked! It was as much about a rock band as Dil Chahta Hai was about older woman-younger man love i.e. just a side story to show a man’s struggle with his wants and other’s expectations from him). And seriously, I think any level-headed would agree with me when I say that 9 remakes of Devdas are a li’l too much with no changes to the story (And no! An overacting SRK and a trying-really-hard-to-repeat-her-HDDCS-act Aishwarya Rai DO NOT make it any better!). I guess most Indian youth would relate to your movie more. (Let’s face it. 30 years make a lotta difference. 90% of today’s youth would laugh at Mithunda’s grooves from Disco Dancer, which was a superhit for the previous generation. Don’t get me wrong. I have immense respect for Mithunda and his acting, and I’m not talking about his recent roles alone. But, as I said, times do change.)
    I’m really looking forward to Dev D, though I probably have to make do with cam prints online or on pirated CDs. (I’m sorry, I can’t wait for the DVDs to release in India and then ask someone to ship them over here. A year is waaaaaay too long a wait for a movie). You really should release some of your movies in Canada (even one screen in Toronto and Vancouver for a fortnight is good enough).
    The best part of your movies is the soundtracks. As an avid rock fan, Paanch is like a dream come true and “Emossanal Atyachaar” is well, ummm, let’s say the trailer is usually on an infinite cycle on my youtube playlist, both at home and work, and my sister is ready to kill me for humming it all day long. :-)
    I do hope you release the movie here and I have the opportunity to watch some of your work on the big screen :-)
    Lemme finish off this (monstrously long) post by quoting one of my all time favorite songs, Pink Floyd’s Shine On You Crazy Diamond:
    “Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!”
    (Yes! You do fit the above description :-) )
  55. vikas on December 6th, 2008 5:15 am
    I Know anurag ur online, when is the audio of Dev D releasing ??
    Is there a place where have explained the movie “No Smoking”. I have seeen the movie thrice but still havent able to understand the movie now and that is wat is intriguing.
  56. PJ on December 6th, 2008 5:34 am
    Am just leaving office for Ohh My God.
    Guys, do watch ‘Dil Kabbaddi’. Brilliantly written. The writer’s wife is going to divorce him in a few days… ;)
    Really Brilliant!
  57. PJ on December 6th, 2008 5:36 am
    AK, do put in your views for that movie too…
    Unfair hoga nahi to…
  58. Nina on December 6th, 2008 6:11 am
    And aren’t you in Tera Kya Hoga Johnny?
  59. anurag kashyap on December 6th, 2008 6:21 am
    yes nina..
  60. Amit on December 6th, 2008 6:47 am
    Anurag, Somehow I feel that Lyrics of emosional atyachar are subliminal.
    “Ek Do teen chaar…. che… (whatever happened to Paanch)
    Yeh dil pighla ke saaz bana loon,
    ‘dhadkan ko awaaz banaa loon,
    Smoking Smoking nikle re dhuaan,(Inspite of making such a wonderful film, reception and reviews were so bad, it acutally smoked out - No Smoking)
    Sine mein jalti hai armaanon ki arthi
    What to tell u darling kya hua”(Need not explain this), Am I atleast 1 percent correct? Maafi dei deo if i m wrong… Where can I get to see Paanch(1 thing i wanna do b4 i die)… What can i do to control my urge to work with you?
  61. Anurag Kashyap on December 6th, 2008 8:55 am
    Floydopedia.. nice name.. for the umpteenth time there is hope that Paanch would release by mid next year..
    And thanks for all the compliments.. I take them .. ha ha
  62. Anurag Kashyap on December 6th, 2008 8:57 am
    Amit.. hmmmm nice interpretation.. it probably fits but wasn’t the intention as I did not write the song.. will ask amitabh for sure if that’s what he intended.. I guess it’s the reputation of no smoking carrying on..
  63. ashwin on December 6th, 2008 9:16 am
    haha….the corrupt mainstream you…..thats far fetched from u…….
    and finally atleast some word on Paanch’s release…hope it does release…..ill watch it twice just to wash away the sins of watching Black Friday on a pirated disk and plagiarizing it in a college presentation.
  64. ashwin on December 6th, 2008 9:17 am
    and thanx for sharing that meri jaan A..aaaaa….
    its a classic in every sense…..
  65. ZeroSummer on December 6th, 2008 10:54 am
    Anurag:
    Out of topic…. par Oye Lucky ne hila diya Boss. I don’t think I have seen a more accurate depiction of Delhi in my life. It wasn’t just the narrative, it was the details. I felt like I did after I came out of Shool, that I had seen something that I know from my life on the screen. The characters, the art design, the locations, the dialect… the entire mise-en-scene.
    Reminded me of everything from Pyasa to Goodfellas. Just wanted to know what you thought of it? Particularly the film making (slow mo, sound design etc.)Also what do you think of film being promoted and called a comedy?
    p.s. he beat you to the punch on the brass band thing. Trailer of Dev D. looks great. Can’t wait.
  66. Anurag Kashyap on December 6th, 2008 6:39 pm
    Zerosummer-Oye lucky is so far the best film of the year for me and i completely agree with what you say..
  67. asap on December 6th, 2008 10:53 pm
    ok i m embaraased but … i hav to ask these… ques.. ..if u cud ans…i hav been an acting student nd i plan to write scripts but at the same hand i have a film school fr which u r e guest member …i m talking abt (saimc)….now i m asking this bcoz i know u hav d writ conscious to ask for….now this has got nothing to do wit dev d………………bt . ifeel it rit to ask u fr.. nw do i cum to mumbai nd start selling ma scripts or do i go fr the film school ..STATUS—-FCKD MY ASS IN 10 BPO S…. nd still calling ….. age 21….nd i mfolding my hands so that u may answer this …..no no.. i m not phschye…..but i need to get a clarity ..pls if its possible frm ur sid …i thought u cud ask for certain things on this democratic website….request
  68. ricky on December 7th, 2008 3:15 am
    anurag,
    when will you post the continued series of satya - the true story? hope yoe remember…loved part 1 & 2…waiting for the remaining series…
  69. sharath on December 7th, 2008 3:51 am
    Anurag,
    I am a huge fan of Vishal Bharadwaj and since you seems to have the ability to bring best out of him
    I sort of felt that u two will become like Gulzar-RD Burman team creating great music as well as great films.Is there any probabilty that I will get to listen to Anurag Kashyap-Gulzar-Vishal Bharadwaj music score?
  70. Anurag Kashyap on December 7th, 2008 3:58 am
    Sharath No Smoking was Gulzar-Vishal and me in that order.. and Vishal Bharadwaj is great regardless of me.. He is still one of the most sensitive filmmakers we have and the best script-dialogue writer atleast in the hindi film industry if not the country today.. Infact i think music is his third biggest strength..after writing and direction..
  71. Anurag Kashyap on December 7th, 2008 3:59 am
    Ricky somehow I came out of that state of mind when i was writing that post.. hopefully one day i will complete it..apologies
  72. sharath on December 7th, 2008 4:09 am
    Anurag,
    I know about ‘no smoking’.I meant any future films with Vishal Bharadwaj?
  73. Anurag Kashyap on December 7th, 2008 4:14 am
    not for now.. may be in the future when oppurtunity arises.. now i m just looking forward to his Kaminey and Ishquiyan ..second one he is producing which his erstwhile associate is directing..
  74. Shekhar Shimpi on December 7th, 2008 4:33 am
    any progress in ‘DOGA’?
    concept art or something?
  75. Floydopedia on December 7th, 2008 4:42 am
    Thanks for the compliment about my (nick)name, Mr. Kashyap. I take it too :-P As for Paanch releasing mid next year, as I said earlier, you still won’t release it in Canada!! :-( And so, I have to say “Long live cam prints online or pirated CDs” *sigh* Isn’t there something we could do about THAT???
  76. Floydopedia on December 7th, 2008 4:51 am
    One more thing.I have no idea about “DOGA” but that just reminded me of one more thing. Why is it that we have NO Indian superhero movies? (And I’m not talking about Krrish who was merely a combo of Tom Hank’s Big, ET and Spiderman(?) OR Drona) I’m talking about Indian comic book heroes. Here’s a blog post that explains a lot about them : http://axeandhisx.blogspot.com/2008/03/indian-superheroes-1.html and http://axeandhisx.blogspot.com/2008/03/indian-superheroes-2.html Can I expect anyone of these coming to life in the future in a non-plagiarized-from-Hollywood way?
  77. Anurag Kashyap on December 7th, 2008 5:07 am
    Doga is Raj comics.. but there is still time before we do it.. After Bombay Velvet.. The script of both are being worked upon by the writers..
  78. Anurag Kashyap on December 7th, 2008 5:09 am
    shekhar you want to work on the concept arts , story boards?
    right now we are working on the script.. still six months before we lock that.
  79. ashwin on December 7th, 2008 5:18 am
    @ ak…
    there’s this guy called trilok in Yuva who plays devgan’s friend. he looks quite similar to u….is he ur brother?
  80. Floydopedia on December 7th, 2008 5:29 am
    AWESOME!! @ Doga the Raj Comics hero. I was hoping someone would work on THAT!! Great!! I feel like a happy puppy all of a sudden. :-P
  81. Anurag Kashyap on December 7th, 2008 5:33 am
    that is my brother..
  82. Ajay Kumar Saxena on December 7th, 2008 6:01 am
    Hi Anurag,
    jus read your comment no 83 and found out that you are working on your next script.
    Any chance if i cud get a chance to work with you and your team on concept idea/storyboard, that will be a dream come true … to work wid ya.
    I am an IIT grad and recently came down mumbai to learn craft of film-making. I believe i have good ability of visuvalization and hv basic understanding of scriptwriting, camera etc and abvoe than that a zeal , an enthusiasm , a passion for cinema……
    Hope to see a muse from you .. my id is ajaykumar.saxena@gmail.com
    I am keeping my fingers crossed.
  83. Sammy on December 7th, 2008 7:15 am
    @comment 62
    Damn good interpretation buddy….i think this wud be the most relatable version of Devdas rather than the older ones…Actress who plays Paroo seems really good..Just waiting for the release
  84. Shekhar Shimpi on December 7th, 2008 8:35 am
    @Anurag
    I would love to do designs for “Doga” !!!
    (The Dark Superhero)
    Storyboards, Concept Art, Poster Design,
    Let me know,,.
  85. ashwin on December 7th, 2008 9:36 am
    ok….so i guessed it right…but then it wasnt a difficult guess….he has the same eyes as you……
    btw if im not wrong he wrote Manorama……one helluva film……the best of 2007 according to me..
  86. asap on December 7th, 2008 8:44 pm
    @ anurag
    y doga ther r so many characters for raj comics ……nagraj , bhokal ,dhruv …..?
  87. Amit on December 8th, 2008 1:21 am
    Thanks Anurag for ur reply @62… Nice to hear about Paanch from the man himself, will be the first one to bump onto the ticket window.. Coming back to Dev.D Till now we’ve seen Dev, Paro and Chanda,, can we have sumthin on Chunnilal? Hoping for a dark rendition of this guy… What say Anurag?
  88. sonu on December 9th, 2008 2:36 am
    hello anurag sir,
    PL TELL ME THAT IS IT POSIBBLE TO ASK FOR WORK ON PFC AND GET ACCEPTED BY A DIRECTOR LIKE YOU.PL ALSO QUOTE WHAT TO TAKE CARE BEFORE ASKING FOR A BREAK AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR…….IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU DROP A MAIL ON yaddain724@rediffmail.com…..as far as my details are concerned ….in short i left everything for my passion and coming to mumbai next week and there is one story with me…CHIDIYA KUI ANKH OR ARJUN.PL HELP IF POSSIBLE (I CAN QUOTE HERE THAT WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION AND WROK EXP IO HAVE BUT I WANT TO LEARN AND I JUST FROMAT MY MIND TO GET FRESH AND RIGHT DETAILS….)
  89. deven on December 9th, 2008 3:00 am
    @sonu
    as far as i know, pfc is not a job forum. naukri.com or monster.com would be more apt for that.
    pfc is a place where directors write about their filmmaking experiences, their likes and dislikes. in my opinion it is not proper to ask for work here. for that you can buy a trade mag like Film India, get the director’s contact details and then contact him. why test his graciousness in public? Not done.
  90. sonu on December 9th, 2008 4:00 am
    hay tnx a ton deven ……..but i wish my query is being answered by whom i adress it……
    naukri & monster have no buisness to do with entertainment yaar…..and one more thing PFC is not only for Directors bhai…..
    but ya tnx to quote a name like Film india…pl add more resources.
  91. psychoactive on December 12th, 2008 3:18 am
    Hey ! i am a film maker myself ! 1200 mics to your dev D, anurag! kill it !
  92. shil on December 12th, 2008 3:29 am
    anurag, i’ve watched 2 films (black friday, no smoking) & a trailer (Dev.D)of urs. It’s payback time now. It’s a no-budget cum handycam production at the moment but i’m writing stuff in my laptop for future.
    Here’re the links: PART I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0PA-a1VHxQ
    PART II
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJawrQZGbDI
  93. Neeraj on December 12th, 2008 10:55 am
    Aree anurag sir , paanch ke baare mein kuch bata do….uss pichur ko seedha dvd pe release kar do , would it be feasible? itne log pooch rahe ho…humari aawaz suno :D
  94. Leo23 on December 12th, 2008 4:40 pm
    um..AK, you never once mentioned this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFfyJW1qas4
    Please do explain how this served as an inspiration. Nevertheless, EA seems better than the original. Of course, I haven’t listened to the whole song, so I can’t be decided on whether EA should be termed as inspired or lifted…
  95. Abhisek Pandey on December 15th, 2008 5:03 pm
    Hi Anurag,
    First, I am in joy after I saw the name “Bombay Velvet” in ur reply! You really making this movie on the lines of Blue Velvet or what!! My God!! That will be real great. Write something on this.
    Second, emotional atyachar is rocking in promo vidoes. You are such an opportunistic to cast Abhay Deol at just the right time. Can’t wait to watch this. Abhay is the next Nasiruddin Shah of the industry, though pretty much incomparable with anyone.
    And, and…. I wish and hope that Doga will be the finest superhero movie of india, he is anyway one of the best superhero of Indian comics.. Darkness is the first thing which should appear in a heroic movie, infact that should be the second important character..memories will be relived on Mumbai’s dark streets. Amen!
  96. anurag Kashyap on December 17th, 2008 9:29 am
    Leo checked the link.. didn’t get it.. how is that related to EA.. either I m deaf or you are.. pl explain
  97. G.K.Desai on December 17th, 2008 9:57 am
    @AK
    I think this Leo is “one” of the guys in that band,he just wanted you to notice him !!!
    GK
  98. Pratik on December 17th, 2008 11:08 am
    Has anybody else seen this blog: http://emotionalatyachar.mediacurry.tv/. It seems to have posters of Dev D which I have not seen anywhere else on the Net. And is that really AK’s Dev D blog?
  99. Tanul Thakur on December 17th, 2008 11:27 am
    Inetresting! Is it really Anurag’s blog?
  100. Pratik on December 17th, 2008 11:34 am
    I was thinking it was probably setup by UTV to promote Dev D. I just wish they would release the music already. Kitni baar 2-min ka trailer sunta rahunga yaar??
  101. Anand Kadam on December 17th, 2008 12:01 pm
    seriously kitni baar trailer sunta rahunga .. :)when is the music releasing….. ? its about time now since the movie is releasing on 9th Jan ..which is what 3 weeks away…
  102. Pratik on December 17th, 2008 12:26 pm
    This article (http://www.businessofcinema.com/news.php?newsid=11092) says that the release date of Dev D has been pushed to February 6. Lekin phir bhi, music toh release karna chaahiye. Yeh toh atyachar hai, emosional waala.
  103. OM on December 17th, 2008 12:34 pm
    Superb posters in that blog..loved Chunni and Dev’s..for some reason, the poster of Dev intrigued me…a vodka bottle with Dev written on it with arrow pointint downwards..probably trying to say he thinks from his dick and not head..mebbe..but awesome posters..chunni’s too is very good..who is playing chunni? Vijay Maurya?
  104. Sethumadhavan on December 17th, 2008 12:41 pm
    yup the release date as of now is Feb 6th
  105. Pratik on December 17th, 2008 12:49 pm
    The actor playing Chunni is Dibyendu Bhattacharya, the guy who played Yeda Yaqub in Black Friday. He was also in Monsoon Wedding and Hulla (a few others too, I just cannot recall). Love the posters on that blog. That Dev poster should have been publicized more, along with the poster they already have.
  106. anurag Kashyap on December 17th, 2008 7:42 pm
  107. G.K.Desai on December 17th, 2008 9:38 pm
    @AK
    Awesome website,the Hindi Lustline is mindlowing,heard it more than 30 times ,tooooooo gooooooooooood !!!!
    GK
  108. lost on December 19th, 2008 9:58 am
    i hav seen most of your films and paanch
    made the most sense 2 me.it was worth braving
    the ‘door break’ scene at cinefan.
  109. Abhishek on December 20th, 2008 12:25 am
    Hi Anurag,
    Watched the promos and seems to be damn interesting movie. “Emosional atyachaar” bhi mast hai, jhakaas.
    I visited the official site of the movie, may I give some advise? Assuming “yes”, please do not put a lot of unnecessary animation on the webpages, they make it damn slow. When I am having one of the latest pcs and with a great net connection, it still takes time. And makes it annoying rather than being informative. For example, google is one of the highly accessesed and yet very simple website. Ask you website designer to make it informative and easily accessible. At least a couple of front pages should load with the eye blink and then you can put anything you want. What I like in the website is the french/english/hindi/tamil versions of a particular link. Great idea.
    Wish you good luck for the project.
  110. Amit on December 21st, 2008 2:03 am
    Imagine, If Dev D releases on 14th Feb instead of 6th Feb and UTV decides to give away free tickets to 100 couples through a lucky dip, then what will it be called???
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    Promotional Atyachar! [:D]
  111. Vineet on December 21st, 2008 3:18 am
    where are the promos on the TV boss ??
  112. Sethumadhavan on December 21st, 2008 4:43 am
    @ Vineet
    The promos on TV have started.I’ve seen the same today.
  113. Anurag Kashyap on December 22nd, 2008 8:42 am
    amit .. that was funny as hell.. don’t mind if i use the joke..
  114. Leo23 on December 22nd, 2008 8:54 pm
    @ AK (Comment #98): If I must be specific here, refer to 0:40 onwards in that video.
    The link once again, to make sure we’re on the same page here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFfyJW1qas4
    With all due respect, its obvious none of us seems deaf, neither literally (take my word for this and I’ll take yours) nor figuratively (after that reply of yours).
    And to make the connection clearer, kindly bother to go through the comments on that vid and the DevD trailer on the UTV channel itself.
    Hopefully, I’m not coming across as if I hate you :) ‘Coz I don’t. Again, take my word for it!
    @GK (Comment #99): w.e.
  115. Vivek on December 22nd, 2008 10:10 pm
    Hi AK,
    When’s the music comin out????????????
    The website is amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzinnnnnn :D
  116. Abhi on December 22nd, 2008 10:36 pm
    anurag….was “Requim for a dream” an inspiration for this movie???
  117. Prasanth on December 23rd, 2008 5:09 am
    Hey anurag
    Why are you not answering to any queries regarding the music release. Please tell us when the music will be released.
  118. Sethumadhavan on December 23rd, 2008 5:23 am
    @ Prasanth
    Anurag has already mentioned that the audio release will happen on Jan 10th.
  119. Mayank on December 24th, 2008 2:46 am
    The picture movement so much looks similar to Darren Afronsky’s movies Requiem for a dream and Pi.
    Emotional Atyachar is just kickass.I lovvvvvvvvvvvvve it to the core
    Though,Mayank is a Huge Fan of Black Friday.Keep up the good work Anurag.
    Later…
  120. Anurag Kashyap on December 24th, 2008 5:20 am
    abhi.. no requim has nothing to do with this.. and the body rig shot that reminds you all of that movie, was first used by scorcese in mean streets and then in lock stock and two smoking barrels..
  121. Anurag Kashyap on December 24th, 2008 5:23 am
    the inspiration is still devdas. don’t go in expecting requiem. you will be disappointed.. shots don’t make a film.
  122. krishna on December 24th, 2008 6:16 am
    @Anurag Kashyap
    Who are those 2 guys(Patna ke Parsley’s) .. i feel that i have seen them before
  123. Amit on December 25th, 2008 12:48 am
    @115, Use use, I have no mind… [:)]
  124. Amit on December 25th, 2008 1:03 am
    “Shots don’t make a film” that’s an obvious but important thing to remember as a viewer as well….
  125. Dhruv on December 27th, 2008 2:00 am
    I just loved the trailer n E-m-o-s-n-a-l Atyachar ! Anurag when is the music releasing ??
  126. Dhruv on December 27th, 2008 9:53 am
    Anurag I liked the emotional atyachar rock version appearing at the end of the trailer,i hope it is on the cd n pls release it soon
  127. AZAD on December 28th, 2008 10:29 pm
    Boss, when is the music releasing?? I haven’t seen in stores yet..
  128. shamoni8 on January 3rd, 2009 3:31 am
    dude, i don’t know about the movie or how its gonna do, but this song will be remembered for years. by college kids of this generation, and kids of my generations, the lower 20’s dudes, living the best times of our lives.
    we’ll look back at this song and rock out even when we got kids and are balding… this song will be part of our culture
  129. rohit on January 6th, 2009 1:30 am
    dude
    i cant get over ranjhana….you have got to give a pat on Amit and shilpa’s back for this one…
    Dev D is eagerly awaited
  130. rohit on January 6th, 2009 1:31 am
    and who came up with patna ke presley? got to be you!
  131. Nikhil on January 7th, 2009 4:29 am
    To you Rohit
    Patna ke presley was Vassan’s idea.
    Hey Anurag thanks for this one and every other blogs of yours and the reason is obvious. Thnx! Keep it up
  132. Bhuvan Mehta on January 8th, 2009 2:54 am
    Today is the B’Day of “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley,
    Let’s everybody (including “Patna Ke Presleys” :))
    remember gr8 singer/actor on this occasion filled
    up with strong “इमोशन्स” ;) [Emotions]
  133. Aroon on January 8th, 2009 11:32 pm
    Hey Anurag,
    Can we have a small interview or so from Amit trivedi.. Would love to know wt thinking went from his side for the songs of the film.. The music is simply brilliant..
  134. paraag on January 16th, 2009 4:14 am
    hey…. music is completely addddicctive!! really long time since we heard some hattke music. nayan tarse, duniya and emosanal attyachar rock version are my favorites!!! Rock on Amit trivedi saab!! :)
  135. Arvind Desai on January 16th, 2009 5:16 am
    The song sounds like it’s copied from Metal VS Dugem — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFfyJW1qas4
  136. Kamayani on January 21st, 2009 3:47 am
    Hi Anurag
    It was nice bumping into you after a long time while you watched Australia at PVR a few days back
    One of my friends got inspired by EA and has written on his blog , thought i would share it
    http://pdponder.blogspot.com/2009/01/emotional-atyaachar.html
    and my caller tune is EA :-)
    awaiting for the film very eagerly
    cheers !!
    Kamayani