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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 ...
Ramadhir Singh
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
Rajkummar Rao ...
Shamshad (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Vineet Singh ...
Danish Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Chhabra ...
Nawab Khan
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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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INR 184,000,000 (estimated)
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Sardar Khan's son Perpendicular and his friend Tangent are seen watching "Munnabhai MBBS", a popular Bollywood movie released in 2003 starring actor Sanjay Dutt. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays Faizal Khan Perpendicular's elder brother, played a blink-and-you-miss-him role in the same film when he was an unknown actor. See more »

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Sardar Khan: No matter how big the balls becomes, it stays under the penis.
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Masterpiece!!
22 June 2012 | by (Delhi,India) – See 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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