It's the sequel and the final chapter in the bloody lives of the avenging 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. Sardar Khan's sons are at war with Ramadhir Singh's men; and more...
It's the sequel and the final chapter in the bloody lives of the avenging 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. Sardar Khan's sons are at war with Ramadhir Singh's men; and the knives clash and the bullets flash; till either drops dead.
For those who like their celluloid hard and bloody and full of machismo, with an overdose of bodies, butchering and bloody-bravado, welcome to blood-fest - Round Two! This time it's double the dollops of gore; two much. Booming guns and metal-shredded innards spilling gut onto the streets. More revenge and rage. More gangs and more bangs (some pistols firing from lungi covered groins) and more man-power. With every shade of red, black and grey - deeper and bolder. Faizal Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), son of Sardar Khan (played by Manoj Bajpai in ' GOW I ') inherits an unforgiving past, where his father was gruesomely cut down by a rival gang. After a series of shocking killings of his kin (mourning to the tunes of brass-bands playing ' Yaad teri aayegi' with jhankar beats), and his mother's (Richa Chaddha)forceful instigation, the pothead 'snorts' out of his stupor, and gets 'cracking', literally. He takes over as head of the family, and catapults into becoming the most powerful and dreaded man of Wasseypur . His addiction is now 'blood' - Ramadhir Singh's ( Tigmanshu Dhulia) blood. And no amount of arsenal is enough to quench this blood-lust. Soon this revenge riot turns into a ruthless rampage, through dealings in illegal scrap trade, election rigging and hooliganism.
That's the dark side of it all. On the lighter side, amidst all the blood-thirst, there's some ishq-vishq too (no, the location doesn't move to Cape Town, and no Parisian stylists and designers are flown down). It's as real and raw as Faizal telling his love interest, Mohsina (Huma Qureshi) who's addicted to everything Bollywood, ' Main tumhare saath sex karna chahta hoon' , while she watches Mamta Kulkarni seduce Akshay Kumar on TV. Or even better, every time Faizal's spirit tempers down, Mohsina sweetly rocks him to her Bollywood lullaby ... 'Joh bhi wrongwa hai...rightwa karoji'. 'Uh Awww' !
Director, Anurag Kashyap's culmination to this gang-saga is as bloody as the first (if not more); yet it's an easier watch. The story is astutely interspersed with bursts of music (Bihari folkish tunes with a modern twist), humour (crass and rural), high drama and sudden relief - like a sexual climaxing. Even with a high quotient of brutal violence and moral assassination, Kashyap keeps his sense of humour (mostly black) intact, and entertains. With characters named 'Perpendicular', 'Definite' (Zeishan Quadri), 'Tangent' - he truly defies all tiresomely tried-and-tested formulas of filmmaking in Bollywood with his 'big bang-bang theory'. Though in spurts, it unleashes scenes that make you crack up, in true Bollywood style humour. Wasseypur is not devoid of star-struck fans, with gangsters and locals walking and talking like a deadly Dutt or a super cool Salman, peppered with dialogues like ' Hindustan mein jab tak cinema hai, log ch***ya bante rahenge' .
Nawazuddin Siddiqui spells doom, is devious and highly-dramatic - yet you take to his character almost instantly. He brilliantly blazes through this role, from being as strong or as shallow as his character demands. Huma Qureshi, with her gaudy clothes, designer sun-glasses and unusual attractiveness is the hottest cheez in Wasseypur. She beautifully lends support as a powerful man's 'prouder' better-half, even in his worst crimes. Richa Chaddha holds fort in the sequel too, strong and poised, she's fab. Zeishan Quadri makes a mark, most 'Definite'ly.
With excellent performances, a screenplay that's strung together beautifully (Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh, Sachin Ladia, Anurag Kashyap) a revenge story that touches a dramatic crescendo and music that plays out perfectly in sync with tragic twists of tale - ' GOW II' is an interesting watch, for the brave-hearted. Like the first part, the movie slows down at times (with pointless pistols, hordes of characters and wasted sub-plots); the length needs to be shot down desperately.
But otherwise, it's revenge on a platter - served cold (heartedly) and definitely worth a 'second' helping.
Review posted within last 6 month
I simply loved this movie, though less than GOW-1. The best part of the movie are the various characters, who have their own funny elements. Though the movie was lost midst the various characters. The songs fit perfectly in the movie and give a flavour of less known genre of music.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
It is a good movie. But i dont understand the logic of having these part-1 and 2. and releasing them one after the other. Is it making more money with just a little more shooting time.. whatever it is, the movie is awesome. dialogues are strong. i like it.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
"Baap ka, bhai ka, dada ka....sabka badla lega re tera phaijal" is the dialogue where this movie takes off and the central character moves out of the pits of anonymity to stake his claim to the sole purpose of avenging the death of his loved ones. The non-challance in his demeanor, the "junoon" in his eyes, the ease with which he kisses his mom's forehead before slaying his enemies, yet his fascination with everything bollywood and a rugged romance with the stunning actress Huma Qureshi is an example of a multil-layered characterisation and an effortless portrayal of the same by a fine fine actor in Nawazuddin Siddique. The blood in his eyes coupled with the smile on his face when he deposits all those bullets into Ramadhir Singh at the end, cherishing every moment of his revenge has to be one of the deadliest climax in the history of Indian cinema !!! Zeishan Quadri "DEFINITEly" scripts one of the greatest sagas ever and for a man of 29 yrs to write this 5 hr epic and compel Anurag Kashyap to make it in two parts is a befitting compliment to a writer discovered. His only condition in writing the script for Anurag Kashyap after selling the concept to him was that he be cast as "DEFINITE" and he does deliver a smackingly stellar performance. Scripting the "Shamshad chasing Definite" sequence through the by lanes of the city amidst so much commotion as well as the "Sultan murder" sequence with a delightful dash of humor and confusion needs a mind with immense vision and a sense of purpose, something which will define this man's journey to a great career in writing ! Make no mistake, this movie belongs as much to the actors/writer/director as to the young mnusician who goes by the name Sneha Khanwalkar. To dole out 27 tracks with such ingenuity is no mean feat and to actually up the ante in the second part is a task quite collosal yet accomplished with such finesse that it makes you wonder what an immensely talented person this girl must be. "Taar Biji se patle hamare piya" is an absolute delight, while "Kaala Rey" has the intensity, yet madness quotient in its picturization. The ethereal lyrics of "Moora" is simplicity personified and the "Keh Ke Lunga" theme song in the last scene is trance which will blow your head off. Phew, What music, ohh what music, ohh what unbelievable music!!!! It is the thrill of associating with something so real that it can almost be felt,yet seem unreal in a lot of ways. It is "that something" which enthralls you through each and every scene and leaves you with an after taste of wanting more of it. It is the experience of watching a saga unfold, one which cannot be complete through a book, nor can it be restricted to just any genre of film making, neither can it survive without the silence between the dialogs, and of course it loses its charm without the music. And when you have it all in one movie, you have to just go -- WOW !!!
Review posted more than 6 month ago
fab job by Nawazuddn. the acting was Superb. the thrill was there all through the movie. the gangs fighting and the way they young fellows acting was Spectacular. the Blade fellow is a sre watch!! the movie is the best movie i have seen since Rakhtcharitra 2! wish to see such good movies soon!!
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