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Anurag Kashyap hails Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 12th Fail: ‘A filmmaker at the peak of his storytelling…’ | Bollywood News

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Anurag Kashyap is completely in awe of fellow filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Kashyap took to social media to praise Chopra and his film 12th Fail, which left him spellbound. The Kennedy director also shared that Chopra, at the age of 71, has given him hope to make good cinema.

He started his post by writing, “Probably the best mainstream film I’ve seen in 2023 @vidhuvinodchoprafilms at the age of 71 has crafted a masterpiece out of a simple story of an adamant man wanting to be more than what life gives him. He goes and takes what he wants and how.”

Anurag Kashyap then went into the technicality of the film and how smartly Vidhu Vinod Chopra made him feel several emotions.

“What amazed me about the film is how he breaks all conventions of mainstream and has scenes done in simple long shots.. the crowd scenes of Mukherji nagar which feels like the camera just happened to watch the story unfold without disturbing the atmosphere . It just felt like we were fly on the wall witnessing the film unfold . The sparse background score, something that mainstream cinema always shows from. The faith the filmmaker has in himself and his actors and his storytelling that he doesn’t use the BGM to manipulate the audience or the emotions,” Kashyap wrote.

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Calling himself a bit “lost”, the Gangs of Wasseypur director wrote, “A filmmaker at the peak of his storytelling and at this age . Means I have hope too. A new benchmark has been set by VVC for filmmakers like me who have been feeling a bit lost. Kudos to the whole team who I don’t know and all the actors. Especially @vikrantmassey @medhashankr @anshumaan_pushkar @anantvjoshi and the cinematographer Ranga , the production designer and the music directors and writers . I have met Manoj and I’ve read the book but I never could have seen it how VVC saw it. It’s on HotStar and a must watch. I was unlucky to find time to see it in cinemas but saw it on my personal screen but do give this film a shot . Love you VVc for inspiring me . May you never really grow up and always be the troublesome brat that you are even at 71 . Just big big hug and love to you.”

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12th Fail tells the story of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who overcame adversities to become an IPS officer. The movie, which is currently streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar, stars Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Anant V Joshi and Anshumaan Pushkar in pivotal roles.

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