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Friday, July 13, 2012

Gangs of Wasseypur- Movie Review


Watched ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, liked it! Anurag Kashyap has once again proved his mettle of unique story telling. The movie begins ‘media res’. First half of the movie goes well though with lots of confusion. Half of your mind is busy figuring out who is whose lineage. Second half of the movie is stretched and bit dull. Though, ended in time before you start yelling for second ‘Intermission’ lugging you behind for what’s next...

A saga of family revenge is narrated in the voice of Piyush Mishra ( Farhan Chacha). The story revolves around the main character Sardar Khan, played by Manoj Bajpayee whose life’s sole ambition is to avenge the death of his father Shahid Khan (Jaideep Ahlawat).  A local business man later turned into a politician, Ramadheer Singh, played by Tigmanshu dhulia hires an assassin to kill Shahid Khan. Farhan, played by Piyush Mishra, senses the threat and absconds with Sardar Khan, the only son of Shahid Khan who later grows into a strong but eccentric person. 

You will see the parade of characters springing into the life of Sardar Khan and creating a bloody havoc. Though story is all about revenge yet it has innumerable interesting shades. Richa Chadda plays Nagma Khatun, the fiery tempered wife of Sardar Khan. She gives life to the character with her brilliant performance. After three children with her, yet Sardar Khan fell for a Bengali woman Durga, played by Reema Sen.

Sradar Khan becomes the most fearsome man of Wasseypur and sends all the ambitions of Ramadheer Singh to dust.  His two sons Faizal (Nawazuddin Siddiquie) and Danish (Vineet Kumar) join his gruesome bloody arcade.

Danish marries the enemy clan’s daughter in the guise of ending age long enmity. And, Faizal kills the assassin who earlier murdered Sardar Khan’s father. In climax, Sardar Khan was attacked by local goons. He fights them all, though shot with bullets he manages to board a cart and shown moving towards village leaving audience with their imagination running astray. Movie has its second part which may be releasing soon in few months.

I must be repeating myself, yet again I would like to say, Anurag Kashyap did a fabulous job once again with his gripping story telling.

All the actors have done justice with the characters they played. Sneha Khanwalkar has done great job in music composition with all songs having folk touch into them. You would love to hum songs like ‘womaniya’; ‘jiya ho Bihar ke lala.’ While movie has coal mafia, family revenge, bloody massacre, and butchering in background, yet it does not give you a moment of dismay.  You would thoroughly enjoy the movie; every scene is tinged with humour. It’s so much fun watching Gangs of Wasseypur with all those tangy folk flavoured music. And, above all the Hinglish song ‘Hunter’ is fabulously done.