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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

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A clash between Sultan (a Qureishi dacoit chief) and Shahid Khan (a Pathan who impersonates him) leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

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Sardar Khan (as Manoj Bajpai)
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Tigmanshu Dhulia ...
Jameel Khan ...
Asgar Khan
Piyush Mishra ...
Nasir Ahmed
Jaideep Ahlawat ...
Shahid Khan
Huma Qureshi ...
Mohsina
Zeishan Quadri ...
Definite
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Ehsaan Qureshi
Satyakam Anand ...
J.P. Singh
Aditya Kumar ...
Perpendicular
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Shamshad (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Vineet Kumar Singh ...
Danish Khan
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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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INR 184,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In a pre titles credit, Anurag Kashyap expresses his gratitude to the "Madurai triumvirate" of Bala, Ameer Sultan and M Sasikumar, for inspiring him to get back to his roots. See more »

Goofs

When Shamshad chased down Definite through the streets of Wasseypur & Dhanbad, auto rickshaws in green-and-yellow are shown, which use gasoline as fuel. This kind of vehicle has been used only since 2011 in India, not in the time as shown in film. 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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Features Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) See more »

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Hardcore reality presented in an Honest Plate
24 June 2012 | by (Wasseypur, Dhanbad) – See all my reviews

Bollywood movies are generally based on fantasy and imagination. Where the audience is made familiar with the characters which he 'wishes' to be.

Gangs Of Wasseypur Adopts a different Approach.It makes the Audience identify with reality and makes familiar with the characters that 'are' around him.

Being from wasseypur in dhanbad i was super excited to watch the movie based on my locality. i had presumed the movie might be 'inspired' by the gang wars, but no movie is 90% the actual story of the town.

The movie has penetrating dialogues, harsh naked truth characters and language. Manoj Bajpayee's acting was breath taking. the scenes are still vivid even after 2 days of watching the movie. His Chemistry with the character 'Durga' was awesome.

'sardar khan's interaction with ramadhir singh in the movie is very interesting.

The movie was brilliant in first half. The only place where the movie could improve is that there are so many characters that a normal audience will be confused and may just lose the plot. One needs to watch the movie carefully.

9/10 to the movie made about my locality. Wasseypur Zindabad!


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