Gangs-Of-Wasseypur

I have such mixed feelings about the movie..its a movie which demands your attention at every turn! There is no illusion, no losing yourself in a different world..it is life at its violent best, forcing your eyes open and demanding that you look at it..

 It also helps if you are a guy and have an appetite for violence. Maybe I should just end my review here, as these are the only feelings that I left the theatre with. But the movie has a way of staying with you long after you have finished watching it..the main protagonist Manoj Bajpai might have been born for this role. Fits him like a glove. Needless to say he is very convincing. 

The story revolves around Sardar Khan who has vowed to make Ramadhir Singh(coal mine owner), his father’s murderer suffer, not by killing him, but by taking away his dignity and power bit-by-bit. The actor who has played the role of Shahid Khan(Googled and found that he is Jaideep Ahlawat), the father of Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpai) has the most magnetic pair of eyes I have ever seen, wonderful acting as well.The arch enemy of Sardar, Ramadhir Singh has also been played brilliantly.

 This is a story of revenge, vendetta, violence , family loyalty and sex and a tempering of love..with a perfect star cast..it makes for a heady cocktail! 

If I have given you the idea that this movie is totally a male bastion..then ..No..you have to see the acting of Richa chadda as Nagma – the gritty, steely wife of Sardar.The contrast of ‘Sardar’ who can ruthlessly kill a man, but cowers in front of his wife has been so endearingly played by Manoj Bajpai.  

Reema Sen who plays Durga, Sardar’s second wife. She speaks more with her eyes than the very few dialogues that she has in the movie. 

Songs and black humour interperse the movie and help in relieving some of that coiled up breathless tension. I especially liked the scene in which Sardar sits atop a van and goes around blaring a Mithunda song and a guy in a shiny shirt keeping the beat with the characteristic ‘Mithun’ pelvic thrusts. Sardar pauses the music long enough to issue a threat to Ramadhir over a megaphone! 

 The songs that stayed with me are the ‘O womania Oho womania’  ‘I am a hunter and
She want to see my gun
When I pull it out by the
Women start to run’   This one has such a catchy beat..

 

 ‘Ik bagal mein chaand hoga ik bagal mein rotiyaan
ik bagal mein neend hogi ik bagal mein loriyaan
hum chaand pe roti ki chaadar daal kar so jayenge
aur neend se keh denge lori kal sunane aayenge..
‘ is absolutely beautiful and moving.

 

 The movie ends with this one..’Jiya ho bihar ke lala
jiya tu hajaar saala
jiya ho tu bhor ba lala
jiya tu hajaar sala
jiya tu hajaar
tani naachi ke
tani gaayi ke,
tani naachi gaayi sabke mann behlawo re bhaiya
‘With this song you can’t but help feel a little sad, and wonder what next.. 

This one rouses your interest about what is to come, the ending that is not and the loose ends not so neatly tied up..I am especially interested in knowing how the character of Faizal Khan (Sardar’s second son) shapes up in the second half. (After having read so many suspense novels and murder mysteries…I have a feeling that Faizal Khan would definitely play the pivot in the next movie. Faizal is played by the same guy who plays the badass inspector in Kahani) 

So, how would I rate the movie? Not sure..would I recommend it? Maybe..Should you watch it? YES..atleast once (I lost my appetite for a few hours after the movie should warn you enough).

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