Gangs of Wasseypur Movie review || Exclusive

Gangs of Wasseypur is a Hindi crime film directed,co written and produced by Anurag Kashyap. The film features an ensemble cast including Jaideep Ahlawat, Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda in the lead roles. It was screened at the 2012 Directors' Fortnight, an independently-curated, non-competitive event which runs concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival.and was favourably received by critics. It releases in India on June 22, 2012.The movie has landed into trouble as the producer Anurag Kashyap does not want to put a disclaimer declaring that the events and circumstances in the film are fictional,against censor boards requirement.The film will be released in two parts as it's a five hour long movie.

The story is actually more spread out than an Amitav Ghosh or a Vikram Seth novel. It starts from the pre-independence era and will perhaps end in the present day. The story is about the politically sensitive coal belt of Wasseypur that once belonged to Bengal (before 1947) and then became a part of Bihar before finally settling into Jharkhand. Wasseypur is a coal-rich belt and like any other mine area, this region is a hot-bed of criminals and a pitch where the mafia have a free run.
The film goes on to narrate how two influential families in a village get into a fight with each other over looting goods trains that pass through it. It tries to tell a story about how the enmity is passed on to their future generations and how the relationship between the two families becomes further complicated with each passing generation.
The sub-plots of the film include Manoj Bajpayi’s love life where he maintains a mistress and a wife and gets them pregnant at the same time. However, the ‘romantic’ element of the film doesn’t stop here -- it then starts to explore his sons’ love lives where one of them falls in love with a girl of the rival family. We wonder if the next ‘episode’ of the film will show the love life of Manoj Bajpayi’s grand-children at an ivy-league London college.

Major Draw backs in the Film:

  • Anurag Kashyap forgot that his film will be at multiplexes he spent so much time turning history into a story that his script became a novel rather than a screenplay.
  • The film also stands apart in its liberal usage of cuss words. It vaguely tries to latch on to some ‘entertainment value’ in its liberal dosage of gaalis that refer to mothers, sisters and even pubic hair! Alas!
  • The film will run like a serial in Doordarshan at some scenes it tests the patience of audience.
  • Blood and Voilence become more in this movie.It will become the major draw back.
We think that Gangs Of Wasseypur has turned out to be a love letter to Anurag Kashyap from Anurag Kashyap.Go watch the film if you have enough love for him..Otherwise wait for DVD.

Rating: 4/10