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Gangs of Wasseypur (2014)



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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 dynamic in erstwhile Bihar (North India), in the coal and scrap trade mafia of Wasseypur, through the imprudence of a place obsessed with mainstream 'Bollywood' cinema (c) Official Site

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Jaideep Ahlawat
as Shahid Khan
Tigmanshu Dhulia
as Ramadhir Singh
Manoj Bajpai
as Sardar Khan
Piyush Mishra
as Nasir Ahmed
Richa Chadda
as Nagma Khatoon
Jameel Khan
as Asgar Khan
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Critic Reviews for Gangs of Wasseypur

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

One of the most ambitious gangster films ever made, and quite possibly one of the best.

January 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

It's a story about charismatic killers, men we love to hate, characters who are depraved, ennobled and finally doomed by their disregard for ordinary human decency and their devotion to an endless cycle of violent retribution.

January 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Impressively, "Gangs of Wasseypur" manages its sprawling story lines deftly and maintains a brisk pace throughout its daunting length.

January 16, 2015 | Full Review…

A frequently spectacular achievement: five hours - and then some - of gliding camera moves, brutal action and dizzying revenge plotting, often set to a peppy pop music backbeat.

January 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Even at this running time, the film dips into decades but doesn't dig deeply into lives.

January 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Kashyap's direction is ferocious and mesmerizing, deftly balancing hundreds of characters, story lines and bloodshed that never apologizes or slows down.

March 31, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gangs of Wasseypur

An explosive crime saga that runs for over five hours and looks quite stunning and sophisticated for an Indian commercial production. Full review on filmotrope. com

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


A gangster flick that failed to click. With me, that is. Hope the sequel would be better, and more worthwhile than this not-so-engaging chaos. Not being a professional critic grants me an immunity from the obligation of rating an Anurag Kashyap venture at least 3/5. (Can afford the freedom of arrogance for the time being, although arrogance has played no part in my rating of this flick.) 1.5/5 with a generous heart.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

Anurag Kashyap's sprawling epic saga on three generations of a crime family in Bihar is filled with lots of awesome, twisted set-pieces topped up with rip-roaring dialogues, splendid performances and earthy music and cinematography, but don't be insistent on a wholesome story.

Anoop KN
Anoop KN

Super Reviewer

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