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      Gangs of Wasseypur

      2012 5h 17m Crime Drama List
      94% Tomatometer 32 Reviews 90% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A gangster (Manoj Bajpayee) clashes with the ruthless, coal-mining kingpin (Tigmanshu Dhulia) who killed his father (Jaideep Ahlawat). Read More Read Less
      Gangs of Wasseypur

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      More than five hours go by in a blink in this frantic Indian crime epic that spans generations and encompasses hundreds of characters in a bloody spiral of brutality, all masterly filmed by Anurag Kashyap.

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      Adam Nayman The Ringer Gangs of Wasseypur isn't necessarily realistic-instead, it's a glossy, gory soap opera that goes over the top early and often, mirroring, realizing, and satirizing the outsized, outrageous gangster-movie fantasies of its characters. Mar 27, 2020 Full Review Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Gangs Of Wasseypur is a sprawling, exuberant, ferociously ambitious piece of film making. Rated: 4/5 May 1, 2015 Full Review Danny Bowes One of the most ambitious gangster films ever made, and quite possibly one of the best. Rated: 4/4 Jan 19, 2015 Full Review Kanishk Devgan Film Companion It breathes with the ferocity and depth of a classic like The Godfather or Gangs of New York, but tells its own, very singular story. Darkly comic, brutal, and impactful, the film also features one of the greatest casts seen in a Hindi film. Mar 29, 2021 Full Review Anna M.M. Vetticad annavetticadgoes2themovies ...there are so many lovely actors in this film that it's a pity space does not permit me to name them all. Rated: 3.25/5 Jan 11, 2021 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse "Gangs of Wasseypur" is a must-see for all, a true epic both aesthetically and technically, in a great mixture of elements from "The Godfather" and "Snatch." Jul 3, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Priyan B A great gangster movie in Indian cinema first half have some cliche scenes but story picked up later and never loses the pace 8.6/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review william d I admit that at times I didn't know what was going on or who was whom. Still, I sat through the full 5+ hours in one sitting. It's fast paced and has a true "epic" quality. I'm a big fan of the gangster genre though. If you aren't you might want to give this one a pass. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Advaith R One of the best gangster films with a comical portrayal of characters, but filled with some of the most gruesome scenes. It is better if it is treated almost like a miniseries due to its slow premise (but never disengaging). The payoff is worth it if you have a bit of patience. Powerful acting displays with no weak links whatsoever. A weird and quirky score but worked well with the tone of the film. Highly recommended! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/29/22 Full Review Audience Member StoryLine was Amazing Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best gangster movies there is. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn't know who Anurag Kashyap was before I saw this film. And my mind was blown. This is the best gangster movie Bollywood has ever made, and that's saying something since Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai also exists. When the film begins, it seems like it will be the same old, generic good guy vs bad guy movie. But as the story progresses, the line between the good and bad people blurs to the point where it doesn't exist anymore. In the beginning it feels like Sardar Khan is supposed to be the hero, but slowly he's shown to be a terrible person who gets in fights with everyone and marries a second time just because he's getting horny. Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Faisal is introduced in the second part after the demise of Sardar Khan. The bad guys really make you feel like killing them, and the way they speak is very reminiscent of the villages from Bihar and east UP. The acting by literally everyone is phenomenal, such that it inspired memes for years to come, and that's being in a good way. Every scene has been choreographed so well it actually gives you the feeling of those poor, low class families from suburban areas. It doesn't matter how many web series come up - Mirzapur, Paatal Lok, Sacred Games. The fact remains that Gangs of Wasseypur is the OG that started it all, and no one can ever replace its legacy. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A gangster (Manoj Bajpayee) clashes with the ruthless, coal-mining kingpin (Tigmanshu Dhulia) who killed his father (Jaideep Ahlawat).
      Anurag Kashyap
      Guneet Monga, Sunil Bohra, Anurag Kashyap
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 26, 2017
      5h 17m