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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

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Anurag Kashyap
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Credited cast:
Manoj Bajpayee ... Sardar Khan (as Manoj Bajpai)
Richa Chadha ... Nagma Khatoon (as Richa Chadda)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Faizal Khan
Tigmanshu Dhulia ... Ramadhir Singh
Jameel Khan Jameel Khan ... Asgar Khan
Piyush Mishra ... Nasir Ahmed
Jaideep Ahlawat ... Shahid Khan
Huma Qureshi ... Mohsina
Zeishan Quadri Zeishan Quadri ... Definite
Vipin Sharma ... Ehsaan Qureshi (as Vipin Shrma)
Satyakam Anand Satyakam Anand ... J.P. Singh (as Satya Anand)
Aditya Kumar Aditya Kumar ... Perpendicular
Viineet Kumar ... Danish Khan (as Vineet Kumar Singh)
Rajkummar Rao ... Shamshad (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sankalp Acharekar Sankalp Acharekar ... Tangent
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Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur. Written by anonymous

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Trivia

Chadda revealed in an interview that this role helped her bag 11 film roles. See more »

Goofs

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

Sardar Khan: No matter how big the balls becomes, it stays under the penis.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are in black and white and distorted, to reflect the style of the times in which the opening is set. See more »

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Featured in 58th Filmfare Awards (2013) See more »

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O Womaniya Live
Singer: Khusboo Raaj, Rekha Jha
Composer: Sneha Khanwalkar
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Hardcore reality presented in an Honest Plate
24 June 2012 | by asjadinSee all my reviews

Bollywood movies are generally based on fantasy and imagination. Where the audience is made familiar with the characters which he 'wishes' to be.

Gangs Of Wasseypur Adopts a different Approach.It makes the Audience identify with reality and makes familiar with the characters that 'are' around him.

Being from wasseypur in dhanbad i was super excited to watch the movie based on my locality. i had presumed the movie might be 'inspired' by the gang wars, but no movie is 90% the actual story of the town.

The movie has penetrating dialogues, harsh naked truth characters and language. Manoj Bajpayee's acting was breath taking. the scenes are still vivid even after 2 days of watching the movie. His Chemistry with the character 'Durga' was awesome.

'sardar khan's interaction with ramadhir singh in the movie is very interesting.

The movie was brilliant in first half. The only place where the movie could improve is that there are so many characters that a normal audience will be confused and may just lose the plot. One needs to watch the movie carefully.

9/10 to the movie made about my locality. Wasseypur Zindabad!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Asian Godfather - Die Gangs von Wasseypur I + II See more »

Filming Locations:

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Budget:

INR184,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,384,642
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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