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
Rajkummar Rao ... Shamshad (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Vineet Kumar Singh ... Danish Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sankalp Acharekar Sankalp Acharekar ... Tangent
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Storyline

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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revenge | blood | gun | abuse | gangster | See All (17) »


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While most music launches in India happen with a big party in a 5-star banquet hall in a Delhi or Mumbai, and formal announcements before the press, the music of this film, was launched in Patna. 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 »

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Title Card: Hate is inherited
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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 »

Connections

References Zanjeer (1973) See more »

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Ik Bagal
Singer: Piyush Mishra
Composer: Piyush Mishra
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Its a story that spans over 7 decades and gets in depth about gang wars, crime, hatred, revenge that gets passed on from one generation to another.
18 June 2012 | by stonedabhiSee all my reviews

Just saw the screening at the Sydney film festival. Its definitely one of the best Hindi movies ever made. Direction, screenplay, narration, acting, music, cinematography, everything about this movie is top notch. Anurag Kashyap is truly the best at whatever he does. You wont even feel the length of 5 hours and 20 minutes. Manoj Bajpai's has proved once again that he is the powerhouse of acting. Not one scene is out of order and everything is properly explained with no questions unanswered. Dialogues are very sharp and as close to reality as it can get.

The opening sequence in itself is a masterpiece. The way its scripted and executed is just mind blowing. All the bloodshed keeps getting more and more innovative. Its one of those movies that will always be mentioned everywhere whenever someone talks about the Indian cinema.


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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangs of Wasseypur 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

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2.35 : 1
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