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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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Cast

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 August 2012 (Singapore) 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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INR 184,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The music composer Sneha Khanwalkar started work on the soundtrack over a year before filming began. She traveled to places such as Trinidad in the West Indies to record Chutney music, a fusion of Caribbean and songs of Bihari migrants that were taken there in 1830s as slaves. "Hunter" is one such song, there were two more "Dumper loading unloading" and "British" that did not make it to the film. See more »

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 »

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Title Card: Hate is inherited
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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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References The Big-Hearted Will Take the Bride Away (1995) See more »

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Tain Tain To To
Singer: Sneha Khanwalkar
Composer: Sneha Khanwalkar
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Hardcore reality presented in an Honest Plate
24 June 2012 | by '-Asjad Ali'See 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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