Gangs of Wasseypur (stylised as Gangs of वासेपुर) is a 2012
crime film, produced and directed by
 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
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
 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.