Accuse him of thinking abstract, but you cannot accuse Anurag Kashyap of following the stereotype. In Gulaal, the storyteller attempts to tell multiple stories in one film. Student politics, a separate state for Rajputs, an intense love story that has a disastrous end… Kashyap's Gulaal is intelligent, intense, disturbing, poignant and expectedly, cerebral.
Gulaal is thought-provoking and has the power to engage you at various points of the narrative. Honestly, it takes time to get the hang of things. Actually, you don't take to the sundry characters and the relationships instantly, but the complex relationships, their motives, the culmination, each layer is peeled as the story progresses.