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Release Date:
2 August 2012 (Singapore) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
10 wins & 32 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
‎'Gangs of Wasseypur' is a visceral epic! See more (145 total) »

Cast

  (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 Singh ... Danish Khan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sankalp Acharekar ... Tangent
Mukesh Chhabra ... Nawab Khan
Anurita Jha ... Shama Parveen
Harish Khanna ... Yadav ji
Murari Kumar ... Guddu
Vijesh Rajan ... Butcher

Reema Sen ... Durga
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 
 
Art Direction by
Saikat Bose 
 
Production Management
Sankalp Acharekar .... 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
Rohit Pandey .... assistant director
Shlok Sharma .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Laxmi Keluskar .... assistant art director
Tariq Umar Khan .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Zahir Bandukwala .... supervising sound editor
Prapul Betapudi .... boom operator
Mishaal Chinai .... sound effects editor
Abhijeet V. Sapre .... foley engineer: foley recordist, foley editor
Kunal Sharma .... sound designer
Shrihari .... recording engineer
Sreejesh .... sound re-recording mixer
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
 
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: CineKaravan
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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Runtime:
320 min (2 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Anurag Kashyap] [long take]The first shot contains a long take lasting about 10 minutes, where a group of shooters walk through alley-ways to attack a house.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Number plates on car are shown to have black numbers written on white plate. However, till year ~2000, it was other way round in India i.e. white numbers on black plate.See more »
Quotes:
Sultan:This is Wasseypur. Here, even a pigeon flies with one wing, and uses the other to guard his innocence.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bhoothnath Returns (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
WomaniyaSee more »

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65 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
‎'Gangs of Wasseypur' is a visceral epic!, 22 June 2012
Author: varuna12 from United Kingdom

‎'Gangs of Wasseypur' is a visceral epic! Not the kind of regular rubbish that is churned out every now and then. Mr.Anurag Kashyap has brought us something that can be categorized with the likes of 'The Godfather'.

Manoj Bajpayee is rocking and superbly supported by a fabulous Richa Chadda, Reema Sen and Piyush Mishra. And final cherry on the acting caked is Nawazzuddin as a vulnerable young lad who is basically a romantic at heart but is getting transformed into a ruthless gangster much like Michael Corleone in the Godfather series.

Manoj Bajpayee's character is quite akin to much more ruthless version of Don Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando in 'The Godfather'.

By repeatingly mentioning 'The Godfather' I am not trying to take away anything from GOW. GOW is a superb film which needs to be watched by anyone and everyone who has the slightest of respect and love for films and filmmaking.

Sneha Khawalker's rockingtingly superb music brings a whole new level of excitement in the film and Rajeev Ravi's cinematography is very very efficient, sprinkled with quite a few shots of sheer brilliance.

All this make a nice, superbly tasty biryani and the credit can only go the masterchef Mr.Anurag Kashyap.

8/10, and I'd defo recommend all my friends to go and watch this film in CINEMAS!

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