Gangs of Wasseypur
|Gangs of Wasseypur|
|Directed by||Anurag Kashyap|
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Vineet Kumar Singh
Sneha Khanwalkar (soundtrack)|
G. V. Prakash Kumar (score)
|Edited by||Shweta Venkat|
|Distributed by||Viacom 18 Motion Pictures|
Gangs of Wasseypur (stylised as Gangs of वासेपुर) is a 2012 Indian two-part crime film, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, and written by Kashyap and Zeishan Quadri. Centered on the coal mafia (Mafia Raj) of Dhanbad, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families, the film features an ensemble cast, with Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia in the major roles. Its story spans from the early 1940s to the 2000s. Both parts were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes and screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight, but, since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a more-than-five-hour film, it was divided into two parts for the Indian market.
Kashyap plans to make another sequel, Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5 and has incorporated Zeishan Quadri as the director of the third part. Anurag had also revealed that the 2008 Tamil movie Subramaniapuram was the inspiration for this movie series.
- Manoj Bajpai as Sardar Khan, Shahid Khan's son
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Faizal Khan, Sardar's second son
- Huma Qureshi as Mohsina Hamid, Faizal's wife
- Piyush Mishra as Nasir, Sardar's uncle
- Jameel Khan as Asghar Khan, Sardar's cousin
- Jaideep Ahlawat as Shahid Khan, the patriarch of the Khan family.
- Tigmanshu Dhulia as Ramadhir Singh, a criminal cum politician.
- Satya Anand as J.P Singh, Ramadhir's son
- Richa Chadda as Nagma Khatun, Sardar's first wife
- Zeishan Quadri as Definite Khan, Sardar's fourth son
- Reema Sen as Durga, Sardar's second wife
- Pankaj Tripathi as Sultan Qureshi, one of Sardar's enemies.
- Vipin Sharma as Ehsan Qureshi, Sultan's father
- Vineet Kumar Singh as Danish Khan, Sardar's eldest son
- Aditya Kumar as Babu "Babua/Perpendicular" Khan, Sardar's third son
- Anurita Jha as Shama Parveen, Danish's wife and Sultan's sister
- Murari Kumar as Guddu
- Yashpal Sharma as Occasional Singer (Guest Appearance)
- Rajkummar Rao as Shamshad Alam
- Shankar as Shankar
- Hazrat Ali as Definite Khan (young)
- Tilak Raj Mishra as Sanjeev
- Syed Khan as Iqbal Khan
- Naman Tiwari as Ajay Singh (young)
- Aniket Raj as Vijay Singh (young)
- Jaikumar Solanki as Jatin
- Sanjay Varma as Inspector Udayveer Singh
- Sandeep Arora as ACP Jadhav
- Pramod Pathak as Sultana Daku
- Harish Khanna as Yadav
- Raj Singh as Thakur
- Vicky Nanavare as Parallel Khan, Sardar's fifth son
- Uncredited child as Firoz Khan, Faizal's son
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
Director Kashyap confirmed there will be third part of the franchise, named Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5.
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