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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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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
Vipin Sharma ...
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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Trivia

The scene featuring a flooded coal mine (just before Sardar Khan is born) is shot in a real coal mine that was actually dry. Using the sound of water dripping and people wading through water, and actors walking as if struggling to cross water, they created the illusion of flooded mine in the darkly lit shot. For the safety of crew, there is not a drop of water inside the mine. 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 Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) See more »

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Singer: Vedesh Sokoo, Rajneesh, Munna, Shyamoo
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One of the best Direction and Acting so far
22 June 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Gangs of Wasseypur stands firmly on the grounds of direction, acting, screenplay, story-line, cinematography & music. Manoj Pandey has delivered an outstanding performance. The movie has to be rated "A" because of a lot of abuses (which implies, its not a family flick). But the essence of it is demanding and commendable. Everyone has done a splendid job. This one is not loose even for a minute. The most important aspect of its appreciation is its star-cast. A lot of new faces and still it doesn't disappoint. You can just imagine the crew on board when actors like Piyush Mishra & Yashpal Sharma are totally wasted. An entertaining cinema worth watching. There is no doubt that Anurag Kashyap is Bollywood's Quentin Tarantino. A must watch.


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