Movie Review: Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 (2012)
GANGS OF WASSEYPUR was an expansive, energetic, ragingly determined work of film-making, which hit the right notes. It marked the return of Anurag Kashyap to movies he’s synonymous with: manically mannish, zealously authentic. It was not so much about the criminals as much as it was about people who were thrust into hooliganism.
The moment has arrived for the subsequent chapter of GANGS OF WASSEYPUR to unfurl and as Anurag Kashyap would have it, this one is more gripping of the two. While the former fraction saw Manoj Bajpayee and Tigmanshu Dhulia’s characters locking horns, the succeeding portion sees their sons cart frontward the resentment.
GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 has some genuinely unusual flashes which preoccupy you even after the show has wrapped up. The fact that you carry the film back home, the fact that the characters perturb you and so does the finale only goes to demonstrate that the film has worked for you.
Wasseypur is no longer the settlement that was once fixated by the rampant war between Sardar Khan and Ramadhir Singh. It has spawned a fresh generation of power hungry people. With unlawful actions, fraudulent administration bureaucrats, election rigging and hooliganism, the township has only gotten murkier. All and sundry are craving for a coalition with the most authoritative man of Wasseypur, Faizal Khan, whose singular aspiration, however, is to exterminate Ramadhir Singh.