Gangs of Wasseypur – Movie Review

Hello Everyone! I am back after a month..almost. Never knew June would turn out to be such a busy month for me. Anyways, the month ended and with the start of July, I managed to treat myself with a brilliant brilliant movie. Gangs of Wasseypur. Aha! What a movie. Excellent! Rarely does a Hindi movie excites me so much as this one did. Anurag Kashyap’s movies do that to me usually. Take any of his movies and you’ll see that typical thrill factor making those never ending circles in your head.

Anyways, back to the movie. Here we go..

Featuring a fight between Qureshis, an ambitious clan of butchers and Pathans since the time Britishers ruled India, the movie introduces us to Shahid Khan, who loots the british trains under the name of legendary Sulatana Daku. Soon Sultana comes to know about this and Shahid has to leave the village. He then starts working in the coal mines owned by Ramadhir Singh and soon becomes his confidant. But after a shocking revelation from Shahid, Ramadhir gets him killed. Shahid’s son, Sardar Khan somehow escapes when his uncle senses that something has gone wrong. Sardar Khan grows up with his cousin under the guidance of his uncle, bearing in mind the revenge he has to take from Ramadhir Singh for killing his father. Nagma, Sardar Khan’s wife is a strong lady who doesn’t shies away from the kind of life her husband leads. As they say, she is actually the boss of their home, when Sardar is the boss on fields. As the years pass, Ramadhir becomes powerful landlord and Sardar becomes a ruthless and most feared ganglord of Wasseypur. This tale of revenge, a mix of social and political rivalry goes on for generations between both the parties.

Manoj Bajpai has come up in one of his best performances ever. As Sardar Khan, he has displayed his multidimensional character, who inspite of being a merciless man, is beaten up by his wife when she catches him cheating upon her. The movie also shows him as a womanizer who thinks that Allah has allowed 4 marriages only for a purpose, and goes on to marry another woman, Durga, whom he lusts after. Richa Chaddha as Nagma has done brilliant acting of putting up with his husband and never fearing to say the ugliest of cuss words. They, as a couple have some of the best scenes in the movie. Other characters have also played their parts flawlessly. The direction is brilliant. The music is one of its kind, Sneha Khanwalkar did a superb job at it. A nice blend of rural and loud beats. The lyrics are totally mind boggling. This movie is immensely enjoyable, but only for those who are comfortable with the real Indian people, and the language that they use in day to day life. If you are averse to the rough language, please don’t watch it.


5/5 stars to Gangs of Wasseypur. Dont miss it! A must watch movie, in fact all of Anurag Kashyap’s movies are a must watch. Fabulous direction and the way his characters come up so real on the screen is just awesome. This movie actually fed my soul. We don’t make much movies of this kind. No extra effects, short and crisp scenes, to the point dialogues that are rich with dark humor, that reaches deep inside and are tough to forget. The movie is everything I always love to watch. Typically raw, real and witty. I am eagerly waiting for the second part of the movie, that’ll put an end to the fire that has spread on to the coming generations of Sardar Khan.

All those who have not watched it, go and watch it. All those who have, watch it again! 🙂

Tc and have a nice week ahead! – Keh ke Lunga – brilliant composition – theme song of the movie.




  1. Hey Ritika, thanks to you for stopping by. Same here..I am waiting eagerly for the second part. No doubt, its a brilliant movie. And even I am happy to see that you are from Indore. Saw your post on Benjo (at 9.00 am-in office)..that looks undoubtedly from the famous ‘chhappan dukan’.. nearly fell off my chair with this super super urge to eat it then n there 😉 🙂


  2. I loveddddd the movie ,waiting eagerly for the second part . It was definitely Anurag Kashyap’s best !

    So glad to see another blogger from Indore 😀


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