Gangs of Wasseypur (film series)

Gangs of Wasseypur
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Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Produced by Atul Shukla
Anurag Kashyap
Sunil Bohra
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Written by Zeishan Quadri
Sachin Ladia
Anurag Kashyap
Akhilesh Jaiswal
Starring Manoj Bajpai
Jaideep Ahlawat
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Huma Qureshi
Tigmanshu Dhulia
Vineet Kumar Singh
Piyush Mishra
Pankaj Tripathi
Richa Chadda
Reemma Sen
Music by Sneha Khanwalkar (soundtrack)
G. V. Prakash Kumar (score)
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Edited by Shweta Venkat
Anurag Kashyap Films
Jar Pictures Elle Driver Productions
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • May 2012 (2012-05) ( Cannes)
  • 22 June 2012 (2012-06-22) (India)
Running time
319 minutes [1]
Country India
Language Hindi

Gangs of Wasseypur (stylised as Gangs of वासेपुर) is a 2012 Indian two-part crime film, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, [2] and written by Kashyap and Zeishan Quadri. Centered on the coal mafia (Mafia Raj) of Dhanbad, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families, the film features an ensemble cast, with Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia in the major roles. Its story spans from the early 1940s to the 2000s. Both parts were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes and screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight [3] [4] [5] [6] but since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a five plus hour film, it was divided into two parts for the Indian market.

Kashyap plans to make another sequel, Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5 and has incorporated Zeishan Quadri as the director of the third part. [7]


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