Gangs of Wasseypur (2013)
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Towards the end of colonial India, Sahid 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 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. Staying true to its real life influences, the film explores this revenge saga through the socio-political
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The storytelling is brisk and the language and violence are surprisingly frank for popular Indian cinema.
Even with a tapestry of more than a dozen central characters, the screenplay is structured in such a way that half of them are granted their own chapters, so their personalities, foibles and mixed-up feelings toward each other emerge ...
A dizzying explosion of an Indian gangster film, whose epic structure and colorful, immoral killers capture the imagination for over five hours.
This blood-splattered finale to the Indian crime saga is action-packed and provides a rewarding payoff to audiences, but it's sometimes difficult to care about certain characters and the overstretched running time once again feels unnecessary.
Kashyap's film is lightning paced, well-acted and breathlessly observes a complex story about a snake-pit of casual killers.
Lawlessness, political corruption and family intrigues all combine to reveal a raw, bloodthirsty and blistering side of the country that few in the west will otherwise see.
A star is born in Anurag Kashyap. Blistering, audacious and if anything... just too darn short.
Give it a chance and you'll never look at Bollywood the same way again.
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