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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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9 wins & 31 nominations See more »
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This is Bollywood's answer to Hollywood. See more (137 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:
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)
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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
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
Omshankar Bhagat .... unit production manager
Deep Singh Kakkad .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or 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
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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Certification:
India:A (first part) | India:A (second part) | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:M18 | Switzerland:16 | UK:15 (first part) | UK:18 (second part)

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Trivia:
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 »
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Anachronisms: 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 »
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:
References Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Keh ke lungaSee more »

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122 out of 143 people found the following review useful.
This is Bollywood's answer to Hollywood., 23 June 2012
Author: green_spark89 from India

Yes, its true.Scorsese and Tarantino are there in Bollywood too,Anurag Kashyap surely belongs to that class.A Movie which gives you the raw look of everything love,ambition,politics,revenge,comedy, this movie has everything in it.

I was expecting another disappointment with another Bollywood movie but right from first scene this movie blew me away. The story spans last seven decades of Indian history with events taking place in mining towns of Wasseypur and Dhanbad. The tale of the cities is portrayed in the rivalry between the family of Shahid Khan,an ambitious man who loots trains in British Era by the name of Sultana Daku and Ramdahri Singh and Local Contractor turned Politician. The animosity is passed to the next generation where Sardar Khan portrayed by Manoj Bajpai,who wants to avenge his fathers death by destroying Ramdhari Singh and his family and the Qureshi's who outcast his father.

Manoj Bajpai has outclassed himself. Every single actor has done his part perfectly. You will feel like you are actually living in that part of the world. Hats off to the team, they have thoroughly researched every detail and make the whole scenario looked like real. A Must Must watch for if you love quality.

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