Viacom18 Motion Pictures is set to release Gangs of
Wasseypur, its co-production venture with Anurag Kashyap,
across India on 22 June. The film has already got an
though the content of the film is for adults, Kashyap
is confident of having a decent audience.
films are not for kids. This film is not at all for
children. Adult audiences will come to watch it for
sure," he observes.
be released in two parts, the film, a story spanning
three generations from 1941 to 2009, is set against
the backdrop of the coal mafia operating in North
first part of the film, which begins at the end of
the colonial era in India, follows the story of Shahid
Khan who robs British trains in the garb of the legendary
Sultana daku. An outcast, Shahid becomes a worker
at Ramadhirs colliery and starts a revenge battle
that passes on to generations.
plot then moves to the end of the decade where Shahids
son Sardar Khan, whose motto in life is to avenge
his fathers honour, makes him the most feared
man in Wasseypur. The town, heavily influenced by
Bollywood and gun culture, adds quirk to this realistic
politival revenge drama.
the first part of this film of 5 hrs and 20 minutes
will release on 22 June, the second part is also expected
to release before the year end.
film was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival.