Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur (2013)

Towards the end of colonial India, Sahid 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… More

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Jim Brunzell III
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Kashyap's direction is ferocious and mesmerizing, deftly balancing hundreds of characters, story lines and bloodshed that never apologizes or slows down.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

A dizzying explosion of an Indian gangster film, whose epic structure and colorful, immoral killers capture the imagination for over five hours.

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Nirpal Dhaliwal
Guardian

Lawlessness, political corruption and family intrigues all combine to reveal a raw, bloodthirsty and blistering side of the country that few in the west will otherwise see.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The storytelling is brisk and the language and violence are surprisingly frank for popular Indian cinema.

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Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

This blood-splattered finale to the Indian crime saga is action-packed and provides a rewarding payoff to audiences, but it's sometimes difficult to care about certain characters and the overstretched running time once again feels unnecessary.

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Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies

A star is born in Anurag Kashyap. Blistering, audacious and if anything... just too darn short.

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Maggie Lee
Variety

Even with a tapestry of more than a dozen central characters, the screenplay is structured in such a way that half of them are granted their own chapters, so their personalities, foibles and mixed-up feelings toward each other emerge ...

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Eddie Harrison
The List

Kashyap's film is lightning paced, well-acted and breathlessly observes a complex story about a snake-pit of casual killers.

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Stephen Kelly
Total Film

Give it a chance and you'll never look at Bollywood the same way again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
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A gangster flick that failed to click. With me, that is. Hope the sequel would be better, and more worthwhile than this not-so-engaging chaos. Not being a… More
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