TIFF impressed by Anurag Kashyap’s knowledge of cinema

Vastavam web: Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is immensely impressed by director Anurag Kashyap’s knowledge of cinema. Kashyap’s latest directorial venture “Mukkabaaz” had its world premiere at TIFF in September and Bailey says his hold on the technicalities of filmmaking is really strong.”In the way he moves the camera, the references he makes to other films is amazing. Like in ‘Mukkabaaz’, you could see the entire history of films based on boxing because he is aware of it and he has seen all those films. He is aware of the voice and that’s exciting because it gives a sense of richer texture.” The former film critic, who has also been the festival programmer at the TIFF for 11 years, says the “fluidity” in Kashyap’s cinema is what makes it an interesting watch.