Gangs of Wasseypur
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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 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. Staying true to its real life influences, the film explores this revenge saga through the socio-political dynamic in erstwhile Bihar (North India), in the coal and scrap trade mafia of Wasseypur,… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kashyap's direction is ferocious and mesmerizing, deftly balancing hundreds of characters, story lines and bloodshed that never apologizes or slows down."
‑ Jim Brunzell III, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A dizzying explosion of an Indian gangster film, whose epic structure and colorful, immoral killers capture the imagination for over five hours."
‑ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Nirpal Dhaliwal, Guardian
"Though it runs at over five hours, there's never a dull moment in this Indian gangland epic by one of India's hottest indie directors, Anurag Kashyap."
‑ Lee Marshall, Screen International
"The storytelling is brisk and the language and violence are surprisingly frank for popular Indian cinema."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"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."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"A star is born in Anurag Kashyap. Blistering, audacious and if anything... just too darn short."
‑ Matthew Thrift, Little White Lies
"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 ..."
‑ Maggie Lee, Variety
"Kashyap's film is lightning paced, well-acted and breathlessly observes a complex story about a snake-pit of casual killers."
‑ Eddie Harrison, The List
"Give it a chance and you'll never look at Bollywood the same way again."
‑ Stephen Kelly, Total Film
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