Anurag Kashyap, the Godfather of contemporary Indian independent cinema, takes on the epic gangster genre and produces a masterpiece that can rightfully rub shoulders with the classics of Coppola and Scorsese.
Kashyap deftly delivers a firecracker of a movie set around a warring mafia clans clashing for power and passion in the coal-mining town of Northern India. A weapon-loaded cast is led by Manoj Bajpai and delivers high energy performances in this sprawling tale of generations locked in violence and its ultimate impact on family and loved ones. The film is shot through with an earthy Indian sensibility where you can almost smell the fragrance of the soil, yet the filmmaking is on par with the best of the West. Bajpai dominates proceedings as an ambitious gangster with a rampant libido and a permanently cocked gun.
Gangs of Wasseypur recently opened the London Indian Film Festival and currently features as Sight & Sound's Film of the Month.
“Tarantino isn’t the only director on the Planet Earth able to surprise you. Anurag Kashyap’s epic Bollywood gangster film is total enjoyment.” The Hollywood Reporter
"It's an adrenalin shot of a film... the sheer pace and drive of Kashyap's bravura approach ensure that once 'Gangs' hits its straps it barely pauses for breath" Naman Ramachandran, Sight & Sound
Voted #4 on IMDB's Films of 2012!
Running Time: 160mns
Director/Producer: Anurag Kashyap
Writers: Akhilesh Jaiswal, Anurag Kashyap, Sachin K. Ladia, Zeishan Quadri
Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin, Saddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Official Website: www.wasseypurworld.com