Gangs of Wasseypur: Movie ReviewJuly 3, 2012
“Gangs of Wasseypur” reflects the tumultuous era of the 1970s in the coal mining district of Dhanbad and its surrounding region. The movie portrays the dark days of the gang war era of the region. Anurag Kashyap successfully brings out the temperament of those gory days through skillful direction supported by a gritty storyline. Though primarily a revenge story, the offbeat feel of the movie makes it a gripping experience altogether.
The story goes like this. Sardar Khan, played by Manoj Vajpayee, is the lead character in the movie. His only aim is to seek revenge for his father’s death from Ramadheer Singh, a businessman-turned-politician, played by Timangshu Dhulia. The film revolves around the life of Sardar Khan, his marriage and re-marriage, the butcher gang and introducing his son to the world of gang war.
The movie starts with introducing us to Wasseypur and then the plots shifts to the main story by introducing the main characters. The background is always the coal-mafia and helps the film with its original and mystical setting. The movie begins from the pre and then moves on to the post independence present era. This reflects the vengeance which has been passed from one generation to another. Here, one negative point about the movie is that you feel you have missed something even if you miss one scene. The storytelling might be a bit on the faster side as there is so much to show.
Syed Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin Ladia and Anurag Kashyap have written an excellent script which is very innovative in its own way. It reflects the various shades in the character of Sardar Khan, from being a womanizer to a caring father and a ruthless gang leader. Interestingly, the film also shares its unique brand of humor.
The direction of Anurag Kashyap is worth applauding. The scenes are very crisp and short; no fancy entries, nothing extravagant about the look of any character. There is lots of blood but none to make the matters sensational. The music score by Sneha Khanwalkar is a treat in itself. The music merges beautifully with the story and the background and gives the audience a unique experience of being one with the characters. The entire crew is exceptional and brings the characters alive.
Over all, Gangs of Wasseypur is a movie worth watching.
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