All Feature Films Directed By Anurag Kashyap Ranked According To IMDb

If there’s one director in Bollywood who has mastered the art of depicting violence, crime and thrill, it’s Anurag Kashyap. His films are unconventional, but also realistic. Leave it to Kashyap to have his audience glued to their seats while watching the bloodiest scenes. Throughout his filmography, he has worked as a producer, screenwriter, director and even actor.

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But Kashyap is unrivaled as a feature filmmaker in his genre. Here are all feature films directed by Anurag Kashyap ranked according to IMDb.

1. black friday – 8.4

The film follows the 1993 serial bombings in Mumbai. It is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book – Black Friday: The True Story of the Mumbai Bombings. The movie has stellar performances from Kay Kay Menon, Gajraj Rao, and even Imitiaz Ali.
Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday
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2. Wasseypur Gangs – 8.2

Released in two parts, Wasseypur Gangs is a cult classic. It gave us memorable characters such as Sardar Khan, Faizal Khan, Perpendicular and others. Based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, the film revolves around power, politics and revenge in three families.

Wasseypur Gangs
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3. Gulaal – 8

The film takes place against the backdrop of student politics at a university. Things take another turn when the college’s general secretary witnesses deception, homicide, and crime.

Gulaal (2009)
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4. Mukkabaaz – 8

This film is not just any sports film. Through Shravan Singh and Bhagwan Das Mishra, the film depicts the reality of corruption, nepotism and caste that come to the fore when politics and sport intertwine.
Mukkabaaz (2018)
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5. Dev. D – 7.9

This film is Anurag Kashyap’s version of the famous Bengali novel – Devdas. The film takes you through the point of view of the three characters in three parts. Dev finds solace in drugs after his childhood sweetheart Paro breaks up with him. He comes across Chanda, a sex worker, and falls in love with her.

Abhay Deol in DevD
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6. Ugly – 7.9

On the background of the disappearance of a minor, Ugly shows a mirror of society where human emotions constantly clash, giving rise to jealousy and selfishness. The film took a serious issue and portrayed it in a distinctive way. (Fun fact: Alia Bhat has a cameo in the film.)
Rahul Bhat in Ugly (2013)
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seven. No smoking – 7.3

The abstract storyline of this movie led everyone to have a different interpretation and that’s what makes this movie a good watch. Other than its name, the movie has nothing to do with smoking. But beneath the surface, the film is so much more. It is filled with symbolism and imagery.
John Abraham in No Smoking
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8. Raman Raghav 2.0 – 7.3

In eight chapters, the film revolves around Raghav (a corrupt cop) and Raman (a real serial killer active in Mumbai in the 1960s). The movie is unlike any other cop chase movie. The film is dark, scary and even makes the audience feel uncomfortable in certain scenes.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Raman Raghav 2.0
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9. Hanuman’s Return – 7.2

Possibly the most anti-Anurag Kashyap film Anurag Kashyap has ever made. This film is an animated film for children. However, it is one of the few kid-friendly animated films that Bollywood has ever produced.

Hanuman's Return
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ten. Manmarziyaan- 6.9

Far from the world of drugs and crime, Anurag Kashyap dives into the world of love stories and reveals a complex love triangle. Rumi and Vicky are in love. She tries to convince her parents to let her marry Vicky, only for him to get cold feet. Rumi’s parents marry her off to Robbie but she cheats on him. Later, she realizes that Robbie was the “husband material” she wanted.

Taapsee Pannu to Manmarziyaan
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11. That girl in the yellow boots – 6.6

A British woman travels to Mumbai to find her father because of a letter he wrote her. The story revolves around the woman’s quest to find her father while trying to survive in the city without a work permit.

Kalki Koechlin in That Girl in the Yellow Boots
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12. Muffled – 5.7

The film takes place against the backdrop of the demonetization of banknotes in 2016. A bank teller is tasked with paying the debts of her unemployed husband. One day, she finds an unlimited source of money that chokes her cooking pipeline and things change for her.

Smothered: Paisa Bolta Hai (2020)
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13. Bombay Velvet – 5.5

The film is based on historian Gyan Prakash’s book – Mumbai Fables. In the early 1950s, an ordinary man enters the world of crime to get a head start on his ambitions. But crime becomes deadly when faced with challenges.

Ranbir Kapoor in Bombay Velvet (2015)
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14. Dobaara – 2.8

A kind of time travel movie, Dobaara is an official remake of a Spanish film – Mirage. A woman saves a boy who witnessed death in a thunderstorm 25 years ago. They connected through a TV in the present.

Dobaaraa (2022)
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