Quentin Tarantino inspired by Kamal Haasan
MovieCrow recently published a write-up about how Tamil directors get inspiration from western directors. To cover the other side of the coin, here is a recent article by Mid Day that proves that top directors from Hollywood also get inspired by us.
Quentin Tarantino, director of cult-classic movies like Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds, has admitted in a conversation with Gangs of Wasseypur director, Anurag Kashyap, that a sequence in Kill Bill is inspired by Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan. Quentin Tarantino happily admitted that he was inspired by this Indian serial-killer film which showed violence in animation.
Kamal Haasan accepted the compliment in his interview to Mid Day by saying "When I did the animation action sequence 12 years ago it was seen as self-indulgent and odd by a lot of people. Now that it has been endorsed by a filmmaker of such brilliance, critics will be kinder to some of the things I attempt in my films.”