Gangs of Wasseypur: Not For Soft-Hearted!

Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur is highly-awaited, rollicking and violent flick. Known for dark themes, Anurag has never followed a fixed path.

The film has been made in two parts. Both the parts will showcase the same story extending over six decades. The second part of Gangs of Wasseypur will be released after few weeks from the first.

It features Manoj Bajpayee, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddique, Remma Sen, Shabana Azmi and Tigmanshu Dhulia in major roles.

The film has received accolades at prestigious film festivals and thus making masses to have high hopes from it!

Gangs Of Wasseypur is undoubtedly India’s answer to Quentin Tarantino. It does not contain any single dull moment.

The violence, ironic characters, drama and actions makes Gangs of Wasseypur an invigorating-edgy movie experience. The movie is a classic tale of revenge, set against the milieu of the rustic coal-mining communities in Jharkhand and Dhanbad.

Critically acclaimed, Gangs of Wasseypur is one such film which will not disappoint you. It cedes both shock and delight at once.

The movie kick starts with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhu Bahu Thi house, where Smriti Irani (Tulsi) is inviting us into her happy home. Before the camera pulls out, the television is silenced by gunfire. Within few seconds, movie will take us to the rude, noisy and bestial world of reality from the fantasy world of soap opera.

Manoj Bajpai has done an outstanding work in the movie and after Satya this is one of his most memorable performances. The cinematography done by Rajeev Ravi is commendable.

Flick tells the story of three generations of a family and the bloody rivalry between the Qureshis and Khans. The narrator of the movie Nasir (Piyush Mishra) takes us through the journey from 1940 to 2004.

Politician Ramadheer Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia) kills Sardar Khan’s (Manoj Bajpai) father. Since then, Sardar Khan has only one aim in life, to take the revenge of his father’s death.

Sardar’s role is highly interesting. His character is both serious and witty. He never shakes before killing any person but at home the same sardar is being beaten by his wife. He has two women in his life; one bitter-mouthed Nagma (Richa Chadha) and the other one Durga (Reema Sen) always keep on nagging. These are the only two women who can control Sardar.

Sardar has four sons from Nagma and one from Durga. Each son has a different story dished out to them. Sardar’s oldest son Danish Khan takes the reign over from his father. Faizal Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who is a useless drug addict, gets a sudden transformation from a die-hard film fan to a responsible family man. Faizal falls for Mohsina (Huma Quraishi) and this romantic track gives the movie a bracing change.

The music is composed by Sneha Khanwalkar. The songs are catchy, enjoyable and are according to the situation. ‘O Womaniya’ and ‘Jiya Ho Bihar Ke Lala’ certainly outshines and ‘Kehke Lunga’ is also a good number.

Overall, Gangs Of Wasseypur is a grainy, super-exciting film which prick and screams. It is Anurag Kashyup’s one of the most impressive and brilliant works. It is a perfect example of fearless Indian Cinema!

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