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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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