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Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2

Gangs of Wasseypur
  • 2012
  • India
  • 158 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Anurag Kashyap
  • Written by: Akhilesh Jaiswal, Anurag Kashyap, Sachin K. Ladia, Zeishan Quadri
  • Cast: Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Zeishan Quadri
  • Language: Hindi
  • UK release: 1 March 2013

Part 2 of Kashyap's gangster epic starts with dissolute Faizal (Siddiqui) reluctantly avenging the death of his father, but he soon gets a taste for blood. The drug-taking and weapon-toting are upped to occasionally ridiculous effect, and although the film captures the cycle of violence, ultimately its point is no more complex than 'crime doesn't pay'.

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If Part I of Anurag Kashyap’s stunning saga acknowledged the influence of Leone and Coppola, the pulsating conclusion owes more to Tarantino and Johnnie To. A new generation rises to continue the epic tale of gang warfare with prodigal son Faizal torn between the demands of his family honour and his desire to escape the blood-soaked legacy of the past. His ruthless manner, pursuit of the deadly Mohsina and entry into the world of politics propels the film breathlessly towards the present. An exhilarating burst of pure adrenalin matching classical Hollywood with Indian verve and inventiveness.

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Gangs of Wasseypur (Part 2)

26 Feb 20133 stars

Highly entertaining second part of the vibrant Bollywood gangster drama

The second half of Anurag Kashyap’s Hindi gangster epic picks up immediately where its predecessor ended; with the marketplace murder of Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee) by a gang of masked motorcyclists. Despite his initial reluctance, Sardar’s son Faizal…

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