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Gangs of Wasseypur (stylised as Gangs of वासेपुर) is a 2012 Indian two-part crime film, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap,[4] and written by Kashyap and Zeishan Quadri. Centered on the coal mafia (Mafia Raj) of Dhanbad, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families, the film features an ensemble cast, with Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia in the major roles. Its story spans from the early 1940s to the 2000s. Both parts were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes and screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight,[5][6][7][8] but, since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a more-than-five-hour film, it was divided into two parts for the Indian market.

Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of wasseypur.jpg
Directed byAnurag Kashyap
Produced byAtul Shukla
Anurag Kashyap
Sunil Bohra
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Written byZeishan Quadri
Akhilesh
Sachin Ladia
Anurag Kashyap
Akhilesh Jaiswal
StarringManoj Bajpai
Jaideep Ahlawat
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Huma Qureshi
Tigmanshu Dhulia
Vineet Kumar Singh
Piyush Mishra
Pankaj Tripathi
Richa Chadda
Reemma Sen
Music bySneha Khanwalkar (soundtrack)
G. V. Prakash Kumar (score)
CinematographyRajeev Ravi
Edited byShweta Venkat
Production
company
Anurag Kashyap Films
Jar Pictures Elle Driver Productions
Distributed byViacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • May 2012 (2012-05) (Cannes)
  • 22 June 2012 (2012-06-22) (India)
Running time
319 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget₹ 184,000,000 [2]
Box office₹ 339,000,000 [3]

Anurag had also revealed twice - once in 2010 and once in 2018 - that the Tamil movie, Subramaniapuram (2008) was the inspiration for this movie series.[9][10]

Most characters in this film are from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Wasseypur.


CastEdit

  • Manoj Bajpai as Sardar Khan, Shahid Khan's son
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Faizal Khan, Sardar's second son
  • Huma Qureshi as Mohsina Hamid, Faizal's wife
  • Piyush Mishra as Nasir, Sardar's uncle
  • Jameel Khan as Asghar Khan, Sardar's cousin
  • Jaideep Ahlawat as Shahid Khan, the patriarch of the Khan family.
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia as Ramadhir Singh, a criminal cum politician.
  • Satya Anand as J.P Singh, Ramadhir's son
  • Richa Chadda as Nagma Khatun, Sardar's first wife
  • Zeishan Quadri as Definite Khan, Sardar's third son
  • Reema Sen as Durga, Sardar's second wife
  • Pankaj Tripathi as Sultan Qureshi, nephew of sultana daku, one of Sardar's enemies.
  • Vipin Sharma as Ehsan Qureshi, Sultan's uncle
  • Vineet Kumar Singh as Danish Khan, Sardar's eldest son
  • Aditya Kumar as Babu "Babua/Perpendicular" Khan, Sardar's fourth son
  • Anurita Jha as Shama Parveen, Danish's wife and Sultan's sister
  • Murari Kumar as Guddu
  • Yashpal Sharma as Occasional Singer (Guest Appearance)
  • Rajkummar Rao as Shamshad Alam
  • Shankar as Shankar
  • Hazrat Ali as Definite Khan (young)
  • Tilak Raj Mishra as Sanjeev
  • Syed Khan as Iqbal Khan
  • Naman Tiwari as Ajay Singh (young)
  • Aniket Raj as Vijay Singh (young)
  • Jaikumar Solanki as Jatin
  • Sanjay Varma as Inspector Udayveer Singh
  • Sandeep Arora as ACP Jadhav
  • Pramod Pathak as Sultana Daku
  • Harish Khanna as Yadav
  • Raj Singh as Thakur
  • Sam Raj as Raj
  • Vicky Nanavare as Parallel Khan, Sardar's fifth son
  • Uncredited child as Firoz Khan, Faizal's son

PartsEdit

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1Edit

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2Edit

Critical receptionEdit

Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film holds a 96% approval rating, based on 27 reviews, with an average score of 8.36/10.[11] The film holds a Metacritic score of 89 based on 10 reviews, indicating "[u]niversal acclaim".[12]

Critic Danny Bowes of RogerEbert.com called it "[o]ne of the most ambitious gangster films ever made, and quite possibly one of the best", writing that it is "worthy of discussion alongside Coppola's first two “Godfather” films, or Leone's “Once Upon a Time in America.”"[13] Salon's Andrew O'Hehir wrote: "As a rich and exuberant character-driven crime saga in an idiom you absolutely have not encountered before, and a dense, unsentimental portrayal of the collision between democracy, capitalism and gangsterism on the frayed margins of the post-colonial world, Gangs of Wasseypur is a signal achievement in 21st-century cinema."[14]

In 2019, The Guardian ranked Gangs of Wasseypur in 59th place in its 100 best films of the 21st century list.[15]

Awards and NominationsEdit

Award Date of ceremony[a] Category Recipients Result Ref
Asia-Pacific Film Festival 15 December 2012 Best Actor Manoj Bajpayee Nominated [16]
Jury Grand Prize Anurag Kashyap Won
BIG Star Entertainment Awards 31 December 2012 Best Debut - Female Huma Qureshi Won [17]
Filmfare Awards 20 January 2013 Best Film Gangs of Wasseypur Nominated [18]
[19]
Best Film (Critics) Won
Best Director Anurag Kashyap Nominated
Best Actor Manoj Bajpayee Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Richa Chadda Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) Won
Best Female Debut Huma Qureshi Nominated
Best Music Director Sneha Khanwalkar Nominated
Best Dialogue Anurag Kashyap, Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh & Sachin Ladia Won
Best Action Sham Kaushal Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards 6 July 2013 Best Film Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 Nominated [20]
Best Director Anurag Kashyap Nominated
Best Actor Manoj Bajpayee Nominated
Best Actress Huma Qureshi Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Reema Sen Nominated
Best Performance in a Negative Role Tigmanshu Dhulia Nominated
Best Story Zeishan Quadri Nominated
Best Music Director Sneha Khanwalkar Nominated
Best Dialogue Anurag Kashyap, Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh & Sachin Ladia Won
Best Action Sham Kaushal Won
National Film Awards 3 May 2013 National Film Award for Best Audiography Alok De, Sinoy Joseph & Sreejesh Nair Won [21]
Special Jury Award[b] Nawazuddin Siddiqui Won
Screen Awards 12 January 2013 Best Film Gangs of Wasseypur Nominated [22]
Best Director Anurag Kashyap Nominated
Best Actor Manoj Bajpayee Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Jameel Khan Nominated
Supporting Actress Richa Chadda Nominated
Best Female Debut Huma Qureshi Nominated
Best Villain Tigmanshu Dhulia Won
Best Ensemble Cast Gangs of Wasseypur Won
Best Dialogue Anurag Kashyap, Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh & Sachin Ladia Nominated
Best Editing Shweta Venkat Matthew Nominated
Best Cinematography Rajeev Ravi Nominated
Best Sound Design Kunal Sharma , Alok De Nominated
Best Production Design Wasiq Khan Nominated
Best Costume Subodh Srivastava Nominated
Best Action Sham Kaushal Won

SequelEdit

There was a rumored third part of the franchise, named Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5.[23] However, Director Kashyap discarded the rumors and confirmed there won't be a third part of the franchise.[24]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Each date is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.
  2. ^ Also won for his performances in Kahaani, Dekh Indian Circus, and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GANS OF WASSEYPUR – PART 1 (15)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  2. ^ Gangs of Wasseypur, retrieved 18 November 2019
  3. ^ "Gangs of Wasseypur Box Office Collection | Day Wise | Worldwide - Sacnilk". www.sacnilk.com. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  4. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 141. ISBN 978-1908215017.
  5. ^ "Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes". DearCinema.com. DearCinema. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Gangs of Wasseypur: World premiere at Cannes". IBN Live. IANS. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  7. ^ Leffler, Rebecca (24 April 2012). "Cannes 2012: Michel Gondry's 'The We & The I' to Open Director's Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  8. ^ "2012 Selection". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Directors' Fortnight. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  9. ^ "Anurag's next inspired by Subramaniapuram - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Anurag Kashyap reveals Gang of Wasseypur was inspired by Tamil movie Subramaniapuram". www.hindustantimes.com. 5 July 2018.
  11. ^ Gangs of Wasseypur (2014), retrieved 2 July 2019
  12. ^ "Gangs of Wasseypur".
  13. ^ "Gangs of Wasseypur Movie Review (2015) | Roger Ebert".
  14. ^ ""Gangs of Wasseypur": India's explosive crime epic may be the next "Oldboy"". 16 January 2015.
  15. ^ "The 100 best films of the 21st century". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Gangs of Wasseypur wins four nominations at Asia-Pacific festival". The Hindu. 3 December 2012. Archived from the original on 31 August 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Big Star Entertainment Awards 2012". Big Star Entertainment Awards. 31 December 2012. STAR India.
  18. ^ "58th Idea Filmfare Awards nominations are here!". Filmfare. 13 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Winners of 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2012". Bollywood Hungama. 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  20. ^ "IIFA 2013 Technical Awards Winners". Bollywood Hungama. 21 May 2013. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  21. ^ a b "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Nominations: 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 2 January 2013. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  23. ^ Lohana, Avinash; Natasha Coutinho (14 December 2016). "Kahaani and Gangs Of Wasseypur to get third installments". Mumbai Mirror.
  24. ^ "Anurag Kashyap Confirms 'Gangs Of Wasseypur 3' Will Never Happen & We're A Little Bummed Out". indiatimes.com. 22 September 2018.

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