The influential lot

Jun 03, 2013, 23:48 IST | Special Features

Usually when a Bollywood filmmaker is asked about his influences, he avoids dropping names. But Dibakar Banerjee seems to be an exception.

The Shanghai director was more than willing to name those whom he admires when CS asked him. “In the west, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese and Matteo Garrone are filmmakers who influence me a lot.

And from Asia, Korean director Joon-ho Bong is a personal favourite. Among the Indian lot, Satyajit Ray, Shekhar Kapur, Ketan Mehta, Shyam Benegal, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap, Shimit Amin and Anand Gandhi are the ones I admire,” says Dibakar.

Dibakar Banerjee

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