Gangs of Wasseypur

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Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of wasseypur.jpg
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Produced by Atul Shukla
Anurag Kashyap
Sunil Bohra
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Written by Zeishan Quadri
Sachin Ladia
Anurag Kashyap
Akhilesh Jaiswal
Starring Manoj Bajpai
Jaideep Ahlawat
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Huma Qureshi
Tigmanshu Dhulia
Vineet Kumar Singh
Piyush Mishra
Pankaj Tripathi
Richa Chadda
Reemma Sen
Music by Sneha Khanwalkar (soundtrack)
G. V. Prakash Kumar (score)
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Edited by Shweta Venkat
Anurag Kashyap Films
Jar Pictures Elle Driver Productions
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • May 2012 (2012-05) (Cannes)
  • 22 June 2012 (2012-06-22) (India)
Running time
160 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi

Gangs of Wasseypur (stylised as Gangs of वासेपुर) is a 2012 Indian two-part crime film co-written, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap.[2] Centered on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families, the Part 1 features ensemble cast with Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia in the major roles and its story spans from the early 1940s to mid-1990s and then to 2000's. Both parts were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes and screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight[3][4][5][6] but since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a five plus hour film, it was divided into two parts for the Indian market.

Kashyap plans to make another sequel, Gangs of Wasseypur 3 and has incorporated Zeishan Quadri as writer of the third part.[7]



Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1[edit]

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2[edit]


  1. ^ "GANS OF WASSEYPUR – PART 1 (15)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 141. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  3. ^ "Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes". DearCinema. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gangs of Wasseypur: World premiere at Cannes". IBN Live. IANS. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Leffler, Rebecca (24 April 2012). "Cannes 2012: Michel Gondry's 'The We & The I' to Open Director's Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  6. ^ "2012 Selection". Directors' Fortnight. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  7. ^ Kaushal, Sweta (9 September 2015). "Anurag Kashyap plans Gangs of Wasseypur 3". Hindustan Times. HT Media. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 

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