Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 2012 Ages 18+

6.00PM Fri 1 Feb 2019 (2hrs 40mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

"A Bollywood-influenced gangster epic, part Western, part documentary."  Director Anurag Kashyap

‘Set in the titular district around the north-eastern Indian city of Dhanbad, Gangs of Wasseypur is an extraordinary gangland saga following two rival clans over 70 bloodstained years. Screening to critical praise during Cannes' Directors' Fortnight, the two-parter begins with the rise of the sadistic Shahid Khan, who makes a living impersonating a legendary train robber, Sultana Daku, and working as a hired goon for local mining boss Ramadhir Singh. But, threatened by Khan's growing power, Singh has Khan killed, kickstarting a multi-generational, action-packed blood feud between the two rival families that lasts until the final reel. Loosely based on a true story, Gangs of Wasseypur balances brutal violence with tongue-in-cheek comedy, taking the cinematic spectacle of Bollywood and adding a healthy dose of gritty realism.’ Melbourne International Film Festival

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 160 MINUTES, INDIA, HINDI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: ANURAG KASHYAP / PRODUCER: SUNIL BOHRA, ANURAG KASHYAP, VIKRAM MALHOTRA, GUNEET MONGA / SCRIPT: ANURAG KASHYAP, AKHILESH JAISWAL, SACHIN K. LADIA, ZEISHAN QUADRI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: RAJEEV RAVI / EDITOR: SHWETA VENKAT / CAST: MANOJ BAJPAI, JAIDEEP AHLAWAT, NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI, HUMA QURESHI, TIGMANSHU DHULIA, VINEET KUMAR SINGH, PIYUSH MISHRA, PANKAJ TRIPATHI, RICHA CHADDA, REEMMA SEN / PRODUCTION CO: ANURAG KASHYAP FILMS, JAR PICTURES, ELLE DRIVER PRODUCTIONS / PRINTS/RIGHTS: ELLE DRIVER / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP