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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

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Anurag Kashyap
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manoj Bajpayee ... Sardar Khan (as Manoj Bajpai)
Richa Chadha ... Nagma Khatoon (as Richa Chadda)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Faizal Khan
Tigmanshu Dhulia ... Ramadhir Singh
Jameel Khan Jameel Khan ... Asgar Khan
Piyush Mishra ... Nasir Ahmed
Jaideep Ahlawat ... Shahid Khan
Huma Qureshi ... Mohsina
Zeishan Quadri Zeishan Quadri ... Definite
Vipin Sharma ... Ehsaan Qureshi (as Vipin Shrma)
Satyakam Anand Satyakam Anand ... J.P. Singh (as Satya Anand)
Aditya Kumar Aditya Kumar ... Perpendicular
Rajkummar Rao ... Shamshad (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Vineet Kumar Singh ... Danish Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sankalp Acharekar Sankalp Acharekar ... Tangent
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Storyline

Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur. Written by anonymous

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 August 2012 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Asian Godfather - Die Gangs von Wasseypur I + II See more »

Filming Locations:

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Budget:

INR 184,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anurag Kashyap never has to resort to extraneous elements like stylised entries, editing patterns or camera motions to add to the effect because the story has an intrinsic impact of its own. See more »

Goofs

When Shamshad Alam chase Definite on the streets. One can easily see that the vehicles on the road are having number plates with Registration number of Uttar Pradesh-65 which is of Varanasi. Even the public transport vehicles were having the Registration number of Varanasi which is only possible if the location is in Varanasi but the location of the scene was portrayed to be in the state of Jharkhand. This is because that the scene was shot with the hidden cameras on an actual location on the streets of Varanasi. See more »

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Ramadhir Singh: Every fucker's got his own movie playing inside his head. Every fucker is trying to become the hero of his imaginary film. As long as there are fucking movies in this country people will continue to be fooled.
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The opening credits are in black and white and distorted, to reflect the style of the times in which the opening is set. See more »

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References Chains (1973) See more »

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Soona kar ke gharwa
Singer: Sujeet (Gaya)
Composer: Sneha Khanwalkar
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User Reviews

 
Masterpiece!!
22 June 2012 | by rajat-vashishtaSee all my reviews

I have just returned from the first day late night show of this movie (the first part) and it has totally blown me away.

The movie starts with a bang and carries the charm throughout. The way each character is introduced is terrific. It is story telling at its best. From Shahid Khan to Sardar Khan to Sultan, you actually end up fearing them all - the characters are so beautifully portrayed. Manoj Bajpai is amazing as Sardar (he really got into the character) and the narration (by one of the gang members) adds a lot of flavor to the entire flow of the movie.

Siddiqui's role is brief in the first part and I have a feeling he will play a major role in the remaining part of this epic. He is already looking good. Tigmanshu as Ramadheer Singh is terrific, his expressions too good.

Apart from this, the movie is informative - it very subtly tells the audience all about the way Indian coal mafia has progressed over the years, the gang wars, the politics. Obviously there is a lot of slang. I have not seen a Hindi movie with so crude a language ever, absolutely not recommended for family viewing and children/teenagers.

The camera angles, especially the final sequence is superb.

Anurag Kashyap is India's answer to Quentin Terentino. Gangs of Waseypur is already a Cult.


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