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2 August 2012 (Singapore) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The movie of the year See more (140 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)

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 .... 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
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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Also Known As:
"G.O.W." - International (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
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Runtime:
320 min (2 parts)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Brazil:18 | Germany:18 | 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:
Instead of the usual olive leaves to represent the film festivals participated in, the festivals are enclosed in two inverted pistols.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Title Card:Hate is inheritedSee more »
Movie Connections:
Features Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Soona kar ke gharwaSee more »

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106 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
The movie of the year, 22 June 2012
Author: dushyant chaturvedi from India

It has been nearly 5 years since I went and saw a movie first day first show in the theatres. But such was the level of anticipation with "gangs of wasseypur" that I found myself standing in front of the ticket counter at quarter to nine. The movie, which is 160 minutes long, starts with a shoot-them-up which may be the most authentic shoot-to-kill scene in Hindi cinema. The movie tells the story of rivalries between different sects of Muslims: the butchers, Qureshis, and the Pathans, Khans and extend over a period of three generations. The story starts from the pre- independence era when the British owned the mines in Dhanbad. After independence, these mines pass on to the wealthy landlord who hires an exiled Pathan to act as his strongman. The pathan, the father of Sardar Khan (Manoj Vajpayee) has been kicked out of his village, Wasseypur, after a confrontation with the local musclemen, the Qureshis, and is now forced to work in the mines of Dhanbad. He starts becoming too big for his shoes and is bumped off by the landlord thus beginning a series of killings and counter-killings. The acting by the "star" cast is stunning with Manoj Vajpayee leading the pack in as good as a performance as "Bheeku Mahatre" in Satya. When he stares lustfully at the back side of Reema Sen (here resurrected after being in the wilderness for nearly half a dozen years), you can feel the lust as a physical thing. He is backed by a very strong ensemble cast. The real strength of the movie is its dialogues. The words, replete with the choicest of abuses, feel as if they were wiretapped. The conversation rings true to life and had me laughing at the sheer vulgarity of it. The patois is captured very faithfully. The only negative point about the movie is its length which could have been edited somewhat in the second half when the third generation takes up (like the long Godfather III, if you may). Anurag Kashyap has put his soul into the movie and that is visible from every frame of the movie. The direction is the best I have seen this year in Hindi cinema and will only increase the expectations from the second part of this opus. And that is why I am jealous of the lucky bastards at the Cannes film festival who got to see both the parts back to back. The movie ends at a tantalizing junction and the prospect of meeting with these barely lovable characters for a second outing left me salivating.

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