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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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10 wins & 32 nominations See more »
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Masterpiece!! See more (157 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
Vikram Malhotra .... 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
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
Vikas Sharma .... digital intermediate editor
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)

Did You Know?

Director Trademark: [Anurag Kashyap] [hidden camera]Multiple chase sequences on crowded streets, among ordinary people and not hired extras. Anurag Kashyap uses hidden cameras to capture raw ambiance of the location in many of his movies, such as the slum chase in Black Friday (2004)See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Moharram, a Shia rite is celebrated in the Sunni dominated Wasseypur. But the celebration of moharram procession passes from a lot of areas in and around the city, and for that matter a lot of sunni dominated areas also celebrate moharram as much as Shias do.See more »
Sardar Khan:No matter how big the balls becomes, it stays under the penis.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Boss (2013/I)See more »
ManmaujiSee more »


Is the film based on a true story?
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118 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece!!, 22 June 2012
Author: Rajat from Delhi, India

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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