Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Gangs of वासेपुर
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 (stylised as Gangs of वासेपुर) is an Indian crime film co-written, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap. Centered around the coal mafia of Dhanbad, Jharkhand, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families, the Part 1 features an ensemble cast with Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia in the major roles and its story spans from the early 1940s to mid-1990s.
Both Parts were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes and screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight but since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a five plus hour movie, it was divided into two parts (160 mins and 159 mins respectively) for the Indian Market.
The film received an A certification from the Indian Censor Board but is still unusually explicit for Indian standards as it contained authentic lingo and violence generally suppressed by mainstream Indian cinema. The films soundtrack is heavily influenced by traditional Indian folk songs.
Part 1 was released on 22 June 2012 in more than 1000 theatre screens across India. It was released on 25 July in France and on 28 June in the Middle East but was banned in Kuwait and Qatar. Gangs of Wasseypur was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013. Gangs of Wasseypur has bagged four nominations, including best film and best director, at the 55th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.
The combined film won the Best Audiography, Re-recordist's of the Final Mixed Track (Alok De, Sinoy Joseph and Shreejesh Nair) and Special Mention for acting (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) at the 60th National Film Awards. The film bagged four Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics) and Best Actress (Critics), at the 58th Filmfare Awards.
Although not a huge hit by any financial standard, the meagre combined budget of ₹18.5cr] allowed the 2 films to be commercially successful, with net domestic earnings of ₹50.81cr (of the 2 parts combined) . It is regarded by many as a modern cult film.