Thursday, July 2, 2009

A how-to guide... love Anurag Kashyap's movies.
  1. Read as much about the movie before watching it as possible. You want to know all the character names, motives and metaphors beforehand. Preferably, straight from the horse's mouth.
  2. Make sure to watch the movie with plenty of lights on. If you are watching at a cinema, request the manager to keep the lights on. If you catch the movie at home, make sure you have all your windows open and/or lights on.
  3. Get yourself something to drink. Not those sodas or juices. I mean the real stuff. You will need at least a couple of shots of espresso to keep yourself awake through the movie.
  4. Glue your eyelids to your eyebrows. When watching Anurag Kashyap, you cannot afford to blink.
  5. When possible keep the closed captions turned on. Of course, keep the volume as high as you can possibly manage.
  6. After all of this, chances are you might not have really understood the movie. Now go back and repeat steps 1 to 5 a few more times to actually "get" the movie. And once you do, you are bound to love the movie.
  7. Now head over to one of those IMDB discussion boards to compare your interpretation against everyone else's.
  8. Oh, and throughout the process, dont forget to enjoy the superb music.