GANGS OF WASSEYPUR

By Anurag KASHYAP

ANURAG KASHYAP FILMS PVT. LTD. - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Completed 2012

Wasseypur is a town in the district of Dhanbad (Jharkhand, India). Based on true incidents, Gangs of Wasseypur is a revenge story set in the dynamic socio-political milieu of erstwhile Bihar.

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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Duration
    • 160 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anurag KASHYAP
    • Synopsis
    • Gangs of Wasseypur
      Towards the end of colonial India, Shahid 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. In contemporary times, the weed addicted grandson, Faizal Khan, wakes up to this vengeance that his family has inherited. 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.
      Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2
      Wasseypur is no more the town that was once consumed by the raging war between Sardar Khan and Ramadhir Singh. It has spawned a new generation of money squandering lobbyists, turning into foolhardy gangs overnight. With illegal profiteering through scrap trade auctions over the Internet, corrupt government officials, election rigging and hooliganism, the town got murkier. Everyone wanted alliance with the most powerful man of Wasseypur, Faizal Khan. His sole ambition however, is to annihilate Ramadhir Singh, the man with the grand scheme. Gangs of Wasseypur –Part 2 is a fitting conclusion to this story of vengeance, which by now, is not just the family’s inheritance but also of the town.
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