In a couple of interviews, Vishal has cited the seminal influence of Krzystof Kieslowski's Decalogue. In this interview with Outlook, he talks about following the footsteps of the acclaimed director, and trying out his style of film-making.
Says Vishal, “I want to explore silences and calmness the way he does, I have yet to find the Kieslowski expression in my cinema”.
That would be as far away from the mind-bendingly frenetic Kaminey as possible. Interesting to see how that one turns out.
For me, Vishal's take on Tarantino style didn't completely work, though Kaminey continues to be a must watch for all the laugh out loud scenes, whacky characters, and a tremendous ensemble cast.