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Gangs of Wasseypur

Fortnight 2012, Feature film, 5h20


Wasseypur, India. The story of vengeance between two families that spans three generations. Shahid Khan loots British trains and rules over the Ramadhir Sing clan. He becomes an outcast and must work in Ramadhir Singh’s coal mines. Shahid’s son, the philandering Sardar Khan, vows to restore his father’s honor, becoming the most feared man in Waasseypur. It is Fazal Khan, the weed-addicted grandson, who wakes up to the vengeance his family has inherited.


Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap, the most influential Indian filmmaker of recent times, has been credited as a director, producer, writer and also as an actor, in more than 40 films. His two films, Gangs of Wasseypur and Ugly, were presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. Several of his productions such as The Lunchbox, Masaan, Peddlers, etc., were also presented in Cannes. He was made Knight of the Order of Arts and Letter by the French Government in 2013.

Jaideep Ahlawat
Manoj Bajpayee
Piyush Mishra
Reema Sen
Richa Chaddha
Tigmanshu Dhulia

Anurag Kashyap, Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin Ladia

Rajiv Ravi

Kunal Sharma

Shweta Venkat

Sneha Khanwalkar

Set decoration
Wasiq Khan

Production :
Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd.
40 Aram Nagar Part 1, J.P. Road,
Versova, Andheri (West)
400061 Mumbai – Inde
Tél : +91 22 2630 2791

Coproduction :
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures (Inde)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Elle Driver
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75008 Paris
Tel : + 33 1 56 43 48 70

Happiness Distribution
22 rue de Dunkerque
75010 Paris
Tel: +33 1 82 28 98 40


Presse / Publicist :
Phil Symes
Cell : +33 6 29 87 62 96

Ronaldo Mourao
Cell: + 33 6 29 84 74 07

Virginia Garcia
Cell: + 33 6 29 81 79 64

Press release

The love child of Bollywood and Hollywood, “Gangs of Wasseypur” is a brilliant collage of genres, by turns pulverizing and poetic in its depiction of violence /Variety
Though it runs at over five hours, there’s never a dull moment / screendaily
Gangs of Wasseypur puts Tarantino in a corner / The Hollywood Reporter
‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ premiere gets full house at Cannes /
Gangs Of Wasseypur (…) combines clever filmmaking with a powerful, high-concept and entertaining plot /
Sustained applause (…) for Gangs of Wasseypur /
Anurag Kashyap’s two-part movie Gangs Of Wasseypur /
Le film le plus long du 65e Festival de Cannes est un polar indien de 5h20 programmé en deux parties par la Quinzaine des réalisateurs /
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is Playing a Positive Role / Forbes India
Huma Qureshi pour le hindustantimes
Anurag Kashyap on ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ / The Hollywood Reporter
Uncoventional and non-conformist /
Un film épique de cinq heures / Le Monde
Réalisateur prolifique qui bouscule de l’intérieur les codes /
Indian epic by Anurag Kashyap launches at Cannes /
Indian films make mark in Cannes / bbc news
‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ has a blast at 65th Festival de Cannes /
Gangs of Wasseypur is certainly making the right noises /
Gangs Of Wasseypur premiere gets full house at Cannes /
The epic Gangs of Wasseypur gets a Cannes showing /
‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ receives a standing ovation at Cannes! /
The film has the feel of a carnival /
Le cinéma indien, ce n’est pas que Bollywood /
OVNI dans le cinéma made in India /
Anurag Kashyap is attempting something much more ambitious / Screen
‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ is a success at Cannes 2012 /