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2 August 2012 (Singapore) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A chronicle about Sinister fraternity of the Crime from the eyes of Anurag Kashyap See more (152 total) »


  (in credits order)

Manoj Bajpayee ... Sardar Khan (as Manoj Bajpai)

Richa Chadda ... Nagma Khatoon

Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Faizal Khan
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 Kumar Singh ... Danish Khan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sankalp Acharekar ... Tangent
Mahesh Balraj ... Goon

Mukesh Chhabra ... Nawab Khan
Shreedhar Dubey ... Riyaz
Anurita Jha ... Shama Parveen
Harish Khanna ... Yadav ji
Murari Kumar ... Guddu
Vijesh Rajan ... Butcher

Reema Sen ... Durga
Rajesh Kumar Sharma ... Nasir
Yashpal Sharma
Akash Sinha ... Definite's Friend
Suhas Sirsat ... A Singer in Jail
Pankaj Tripathy ... Sultan
Jack Wayne ... Hunter Boy
Rohit Pandey ... Man Who Misinforms Police (uncredited)
Sanjeeva Vatsa ... Qumar Maqdumi (uncredited)

Directed by
Anurag Kashyap 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Akhilesh Jaiswal 
Anurag Kashyap 
Sachin K. Ladia 
Zeishan Quadri 

Produced by
Rakesh Bhagwani .... line producer
Sunil Bohra .... producer
Maitreyee Dasgupta .... supervising producer
Anurag Kashyap .... producer
Prasanth Kumar .... line producer
Guneet Monga .... producer
Ajay Rai .... co-producer
Meraj Shaikh .... executive producer: AKFPL
Adi Shankar .... executive producer
Adi Shankar .... presents
Shubh Shivdasani .... additional line producer
Original Music by
Sneha Khanwalkar 
Cinematography by
Rajeev Ravi 
Film Editing by
Shweta Venkat 
Casting by
Mukesh Chhabra 
Production Design by
Wasiq Khan 
Costume Design by
Subodh Srivastava 
Production Management
Sankalp Acharekar .... production manager
Sachin Agarwal .... location production manager
Omshankar Bhagat .... unit production manager
Deep Singh Kakkad .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karuna Dutt .... assistant director
Neeraj Ghaywan .... assistant director
Jai Mehta .... assistant director
Rohit Pandey .... assistant director
Shlok Sharma .... second unit director
Prerna Tewari .... second assistant director
Art Department
Laxmi Keluskar .... assistant art director
Tariq Umar Khan .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Zahir Bandukwala .... dialogue editor
Zahir Bandukwala .... supervising sound editor
Prapul Betapudi .... boom operator
Mishaal Chinai .... sound effects editor
Boney M. Joy .... assistant re-recording mixer
Abhijeet V. Sapre .... foley engineer: foley recordist, foley editor
Kunal Sharma .... sound designer
Shrihari .... recording engineer
Sreejesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Varun Visoi .... foley recording
Maitreya Shah .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gagan Vishwakarma .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Avnish .... opening title sequence
Mahendra Goley .... compositor
Prakash Joseph .... matte painting
Rajiv Joseph .... compositing lead
Santosh Kale .... digital effects
Antony Prabhu .... digital effects
Vijesh Rajan .... opening title sequence design
Punit S. Upadhyaya .... compositor
Dhanendra Sahu .... compositor
Balakrishna P. Subaiah .... compositing lead
Jayadev Tiruveaipati .... di colorist
Camera and Electrical Department
Dharmendra Bhurji .... key grip
Soumyajit Nandy .... still photographer (as Soumyajit Toto Nandy)
Casting Department
Aakash Dahiya .... casting associate
Jai Mehta .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Nitin Baid .... first assistant editor
Kunjan Oza .... smoke artist
Parag Sankhe .... additional editor: trailer
Music Department
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan .... playback singer
Wajid Ali .... playback singer
Mohammed Aziz .... playback singer
Usri Banerjee .... playback singer
Sunidhi Chauhan .... playback singer
Durga .... playback singer
Shreya Ghoshal .... playback singer
Varun Grover .... lyricist
Rekha Jha .... playback singer
Sneha Khanwalkar .... playback singer
Deepak Kumar .... playback singer (as Deepak Kumar-Muzzafarpur)
Piyush Mishra .... lyricist
Piyush Mishra .... playback singer
Sonu Nigam .... playback singer
Ranjeet Baal Party .... playback singer
Khushboo Raaj .... playback singer
Rajneesh .... playback singer
Shaan .... playback singer
Shyamoo .... playback singer
Bhupesh Singh .... playback singer
Mika Singh .... playback singer
Shraddha Sinha .... playback singer
Vedesh Sookoo .... playback singer
Sujeet .... playback singer (as Sujeet Gaya)
Manish J. Tipu .... playback singer (as Manish Tipu)
Manoj Tiwari .... playback singer
Amit Trivedi .... playback singer
Akshay Verma .... playback singer
Other crew
Apoorva Bakshi .... digital aggregator: FilmKaravan
Mithun D'Souza .... technologist
Jyothi Kapur Das .... creative head
Navmeet Singh .... location manager (as Navmeet Arora)
Vivek Tiwari .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"G.O.W." - International (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
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320 min (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Brazil:18 | Canada:14A (first part) (Alberta) | Canada:14A (second part) (Alberta) | Germany:18 | India:A (first part) | India:A (second part) | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18 | Switzerland:16 | UK:15 (first part) | UK:18 (second part) | USA:R (self applied)

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Most of the slaughter house scenes were single shot takes. After every shot, the actor 'Vipin Sharma' (who acted in the role of Ehsaan Qureshi) would come aside and throw up. The AD 'Anubhuti Kashyap' (sister of director Anurag Kashyap) would hold back a crowd of almost 50 by standers, more than half of whom were actual butchers, during the shoot by holding her arms wide. A lot of these butchers actually had knives and choppers hidden in their clothes and would joke among themselves "shall we plunge it stab it this way?" which she could hear, and had to ignore since she had to concentrate in the shootSee more »
Revealing mistakes: While 'Faizal Khan' come out of the banaras jail when he is arrested for the first time for having pistol with him during search in train,we can clearly see mobile battery etc not allowed in the right side of the jail door.Since the scene was of early 90's the mobile phone was not used during those days.See more »
Title Card:Hate is inheritedSee more »
Movie Connections:
References Tere Naam (2003)See more »
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60 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
A chronicle about Sinister fraternity of the Crime from the eyes of Anurag Kashyap, 25 June 2012
Author: Ajit Tiwari from India

An epic tale about loyalty, crime, lust, treachery and vendetta. A cinematic magnum opus.

Set in Dhanbaad's(Jharkhand)Village, called Wasseypur, "Gangs of Wasseypur" starts with our very own "Kyunki Saas bhi bahu thi" and goes beyond the cinematic ethics. A saga which has all the ingredients of a cult cinema like black humor, full mouthed characters, adultery, bullets,vengeance and everything you expect in a film by Anurag Kashyap.

En route to end of British Raj in India, Shahid Khan, a dacoit, loots the British trains, masquerading as Sultana Daku, is shot dead by Ramadhir Singh's goon. Shahid's son, Sardar Khan, pledges to avenge his father's death and shaves his head. He becomes one of the most notorious gangsters of Wasseypur. The film reconnoiters his connections with power, politics and fraternity of crime. There is a clash between two Muslim groups Pathans and Qureshis, about their covetousness for glory and money.

Manoj Bajpai gives an impeccable performance as a violent and lecherous man. It is one of the powerhouse acts, we will ever encounter. The real find of the decade is Tigmanshu Dhuila a well-known cult director (Hassil, Paan Singh Tomar, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster etc), who embodied the character as if he himself is Ramdhir Singh.

Richa Chadda is believable as Sardar Khan's anxious and bold wife. Reema Sen is good as a silent and steamy concubine of Sardar Khan.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a born thespian; he is believable as weed smoking, Amitabh's die-hard fan and black sheep of the family. We have already witnessed him in "Kahaani" and "Peepli live". I think he is one of the most underrated actors, has now got an opportunity to flaunt himself in GOW II(I saw the trailer of Part II after the credit rolled).

Rest of the cast Piyush Mishra, Mukesh Chhabra, Huma Quershi(debut-She looks ravishing while persuading the theater's security guard for the second show of the movie "Trishul") and others are so authentic that you will easily relate the characters with North India (Bihar), the dialects, the dialogue delivery, the expressions are genuine.

The music by Sneha Khanwalkar is down to earth, a triumph, it has the rustic soul and is very unique. One can understand the geniuses by listening the beats and lyrics. Some of them are folks sung by the locals.

And after all it's Anurag Kashyap ,who can go to any length to enhance the quality of Indian Cinema. Undoubtedly it has been screened in Cannes,and people watched the entire saga (a delirious 5 Hours 20 Minutes run time) and lauded with the accolades. However, it should have been edited 20 minutes.

Impatiently waiting for Part II.


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