A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

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Anurag Kashyap
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Credited cast:
Manoj Bajpayee ... Sardar Khan (as Manoj Bajpai)
Richa Chadha ... Nagma Khatoon (as Richa Chadda)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Faizal Khan
Tigmanshu Dhulia ... Ramadhir Singh
Jameel Khan Jameel Khan ... Asgar Khan
Piyush Mishra ... Nasir Ahmed
Jaideep Ahlawat ... Shahid Khan
Huma Qureshi ... Mohsina
Zeishan Quadri Zeishan Quadri ... Definite
Vipin Sharma ... Ehsaan Qureshi (as Vipin Shrma)
Satyakam Anand Satyakam Anand ... J.P. Singh (as Satya Anand)
Aditya Kumar Aditya Kumar ... Perpendicular
Rajkummar Rao ... Shamshad (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Vineet Kumar Singh ... Danish Khan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sankalp Acharekar Sankalp Acharekar ... Tangent
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Storyline

Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. 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. Written by anonymous

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revenge | blood | gun | abuse | gangster | See All (17) »


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Kashyap met Zeishan Quadri (the writer of Gangs of Wasseypur) in 2008, who told him about Wasseypur's story. See more »

Goofs

Moharram, a Shia rite is celebrated in the Sunni dominated Wasseypur. But the celebration of moharram procession passes from a lot of areas in and around the city, and for that matter a lot of sunni dominated areas also celebrate moharram as much as Shias do. See more »

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Ramadhir Singh: Every fucker's got his own movie playing inside his head. Every fucker is trying to become the hero of his imaginary film. As long as there are fucking movies in this country people will continue to be fooled.
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The opening credits are in black and white and distorted, to reflect the style of the times in which the opening is set. See more »

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Features Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000) See more »

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O Womaniya Live
Singer: Khushboo Raaj and Rekha Jha
Composer: Sneha Khanwalkar
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This is Bollywood's answer to Hollywood.
23 June 2012 | by green_spark89See all my reviews

Yes, its true.Scorsese and Tarantino are there in Bollywood too,Anurag Kashyap surely belongs to that class.A Movie which gives you the raw look of everything love,ambition,politics,revenge,comedy, this movie has everything in it.

I was expecting another disappointment with another Bollywood movie but right from first scene this movie blew me away. The story spans last seven decades of Indian history with events taking place in mining towns of Wasseypur and Dhanbad. The tale of the cities is portrayed in the rivalry between the family of Shahid Khan,an ambitious man who loots trains in British Era by the name of Sultana Daku and Ramdahri Singh and Local Contractor turned Politician. The animosity is passed to the next generation where Sardar Khan portrayed by Manoj Bajpai,who wants to avenge his fathers death by destroying Ramdhari Singh and his family and the Qureshi's who outcast his father.

Manoj Bajpai has outclassed himself. Every single actor has done his part perfectly. You will feel like you are actually living in that part of the world. Hats off to the team, they have thoroughly researched every detail and make the whole scenario looked like real. A Must Must watch for if you love quality.


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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangs of Wasseypur See more »

Filming Locations:

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Budget:

INR184,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,384,642
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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | Datasat

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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