Movie : Gangs Of Wasseypur I
Year : 2012
Cast : Manoj Bajpayee, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pankaj Tripathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Reemma Sen
Music : Sneha Khanwalkar
Direction : Anurag Kashyap
Producer : Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra
Genre : Crime, Thriller, Drama
Gangs of Wasseypur is amongst Anurag Kashyup's most accomplished and engaging works since Black Friday. And we are talking about just half of the film!
In terms of its story, Gangs of Wasseypur seems like a basic revenge drama. But in terms of its screenplay, there is not a single scene in the film that might give you a been-there-seen-that feeling. It's avant-garde, offbeat and interesting narrative makes it an absolutely riveting experience.
As the director, Anurag Kashyup has a distinct vision which augments the writing. The scenes are short in length, several in number and often a series of montages take the story forward. He never has to resort to extraneous elements like stylized entries, editing patterns or camera motions to add to the effect because the story has an intrinsic impact of its own. However that doesn't mean the film falls short of any technical finesse. There's unabashed blood, gore and abuse wherever the scene demands but none of it is forced for sensationalism. Also the film never ventures into the abstract zone that Kashyup's films are often attributed with. This one has mass-appeal without being a potboiler.
Even at a runtime of almost three hours, the movie, at no point, seems stretched or monotonous and there isn't a single dull moment. The narrative binds you to an extent that you don't mind watching the impending sequel (another two and a half hours) at a single stretch, since the incomplete first part leaves you on a restless note and asking for more.
Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee) forms the core of the chronicle, whose only aim in life is to avenge the death of his father by the hands of the capitalist-turned-politician Ramadheer Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia). The film unveils as his biographical account encapsulating his marriage to Rajini (Richa Chhada), second marriage to Durga (Reema Sen), his rivalry with Qureshi (Pankaj Tripathi) and his butcher tribe and the induction of his son (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) in the gang-war.
- Film Award Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)
- National Film Award for Best Audiography
Language : Hindi
Video Encoding : All Regions
Audio Encoding: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles : English