Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 is an Indian crime film co-written, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is the second instalment of the Gangs of Wasseypur series centered around Power Struggles, Politics and Vengeance among three crime families. Part two features an ensemble cast with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pankaj Tripathi, Raj Kumar Yadav, Huma Qureshi and Zeishan Quadri in the major roles and its story spans from the 1990s to 2009.Wikipedia
Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 Reviews
If Wasseypur II has one fatal flaw, it’s the indulgence of its director, so in love with his baby that he doesn’t stop introducing pointless subplots and characters until the very end. Where the earlier film benefitted from the delicious machinations of its players and an overall sense of intrigue, the sequel never goes beyond a typical vendetta story.
There shouldn’t have been a Part 2. This should have been the post-interval section of Gangs Of Wasseypur, carrying over, instantly, the charge of the first half. Yes, one continuous flow would have made Gangs Inc. a very long film, closing at nearly six hours. It would have challenged our notions of how long we can fill seats, without squirming or fidgeting, or thinking of escape.
Backstories and complicated genealogies are frankly rather extraneous in this bloody, bullet-riddled Anurag Kashyap world, where we choose our allegiances to characters based on the movie stars they idolise and the songs they hum. Who shot first isn't as important as whose shot looked sexier.
It would be a mistake to judge Wasseypur for factual correctness. Kashyap shows familiarity with this world in his attention to detail – the typical Hindi accents, the Ray Ban shades, the pager. But they enhance the flavour rather than the facts. Wasseypur is as much a celebration of small-town India as it is a sinister revenge tragedy. If the subject wasn’t so gory, you’d call it charming.
The revenge, filmed with an operatic slo-mo rhythm, is bloodier than anything you would have seen before. But if you liked Gangs Of Wasseypur, there is no reason why won’t have another blast watching GOW II. But be warned: be sure that your stomach for blood and gore doesn’t give way.
Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 might not be as perfect as its prequel. Yet its two steps ahead of any revenge-drama, the most exploited genre and sentiment in Bollywood.
On the whole, GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 is an Anurag Kashyap show all through and without an iota of doubt, can easily be listed as one amongst his paramount works. An engaging movie with several bravura moments. Watch it for its absolute cinematic brilliancy!
In short, Part II 'Definitely' does not have a 'Perpendicular' rise. It is off 'Tangent'!
Part 2 begins where Part 1 left off, with the death of Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpai). Part 2 sees his eldest son, Danish (Vineet Kumar), begin to take over the reins, and exact punishment for his father’s assassination, but he soon is taken down by Sultan Qureshi (Pankaj Tripathi). Thus it falls to the perpetually stoned Faizal to step up and exact revenge – a role that no one, not even his mother Nagma (“Look at your eyes, dead with drugs,” she tells him), feels he is fit for.
While watching ‘Wasseypur’, the entire film takes your life away! ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2’ is a film, which, with its predecessor, is one that is here to stay, to break conceptions, to demolish structures. With the history of Wasseypur, ‘Wasseypur’ has created another history.
Audience Reviews for Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2
'Gangs of Wasseypur', the sequel which picked up from the events which last happened, carries the vendetta very effectively in the first half. It's better than 'Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1' on the whole. With heishy tricks and meaty premise, who'll not love another small town story with a vendetta, revenge game at its core?
And the performances are the main reason. Richa Chadda in an older version of her character feels more solid as a grieving wife and a worried mother. Huma Qureshi is as effective. And Tigmanshu Dhulia takes a baclseat once again, in style, as Ramadhir Singh. And this time it is Nawazuddin Siddiqui who wims you over with his charm- his Faizal Khan is sober, strong and suspenseful.
But let me agree, I enjoyed the first half a little more. The second half loses the relatability which I boasted of, thanks to the first part of the film and the first half of the second part itself. Not that it loses its fizz, but it is still simmers in plot devices which makes it a little blring towards the climax.
And still, you need to watch 'GoW II' because its the lovely, restrained and strong revenge thriller we want. It has all the elements of a colloquial, grounded drama and it shakes you to the core. Its a 3.5 out of 5 for the second part of 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. Not close enough a sequel, and still the best Hindi film of the year.
Thanks To Excellent Nawazuddin, This Exceeds The Expectations.Thoroughly Entertaining & Yet Realistic.The Violence Is Double, Characters Are Triple Here.