Directed by: Anurag Kashyap
Produced by: Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra
Screenplay by: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra, Reema Sen, Richa Chadda, Jaideep Ahlawat, Zeishan Quadri, Pankaj Tripathi, Jameel Khan, Pramod Phathak, Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vineet Singh, Raj Kumar Yadav, Vipin Sharma, Satya Ananad, Yashpal Sharma, Anurita Jha
Music by: Sneha Khanwalkar
Gangs of Wasseypur is a vengeance saga, a mixture of revenge between generations of gangsters. It’s an ambitious, expansive saga about the coal mining mafia in Bihar. Excellent acting, expressive writing, unique background score and sparkling cinematography are a few of the many key elements that make Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur an outstanding movie. This is one of the movie which going to be appraised by all class viewers. There's a fair bit of Prakash Mehra and classic Yash Chopra running through this movie. Before release the film has been appreciated at its world premiere at the Cannes Directors Fortnight.
GANGS OF WASSEYPUR is veiled in the heartland of Bihar from where appear combinations of characters that define Kashyap's latest adventure which encompasses pre-independence days as well, up until the 1990s. To have a grip on a story on paper is one thing, to translate it into a visual with every degree weighed delicately and executed with finesse takes class of another level.Towards the end of colonial India, Shahid Khan loots the British trains, impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh`s colliery, only to spur a 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.Staying true to its real life influences, the film explores this revenge saga through the socio-political dynamic in erstwhile Bihar, in the coal and scrap trade mafia of Wasseypur, through the imprudence of a place obsessed with mainstream `Bollywood` cinema.
Manoj Bajpayee’s exceptional performance would be to say that you can’t detach the character from the actor. Sardar is vicious when he kills; he shy away when he’s caught cheating by his wife Nagma, and is in a trance of lust when he first sets eyes on ‘womaniya’ Durga, who becomes his second wife.
The cast is mostly spot-on Richa Chaddha as Bajpayee's wife is terrific in her portrayal as a spouse who sides with her husband's mission to get even, Reema Sen is impressive and Jameel Khan are the pick of a very talented bunch, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Considering it’s a difficult movie depict in camera and giving equal justice to all characters Kashyap did a great job, however there are some scenes which were needed but overall it’s a good movie to watch on theater.
Lyrics for the album are written by Varun Grover and Piyush Mishra.Music of Gangs of Wasseypur is composed by Sneha Khanwalkar along with Piyush Mishra composing certain songs.