Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Posted: April 24, 2012 by moifightclub in bollywood, cinema, film, Film Festival, News
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It’s raining good news and how! After Miss Lovely and Peddlers, the latest one to join the Cannes club is Anurag Kashyap’s two-parter Gangs of Wasseypur.

The film will be screened in the Directors’ Fortnight Section. Produced by Viacom18, it stars Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chaddha.

Interestingly, Peddlers is also produced by Anurag Kashyap Films. So Peddlers and two-parter Gangs of Wasseypur in the same year. That’s a hattrick! And if you count Udaan, then Un Certain Regard, Critics Week and  Directors Fortnight has been cracked. Now AKFPL just need to crack the competition!

According to its official release,  the Directors’ Fortnight is distinguished by its independent-mindedness, its non-competitive nature and its concern to cater to non-professional Cannes audiences. Striving to be eclectic and receptive to all forms of cinematic expression, the Directors’ Fortnight pays particular attention to the annual production of fiction features, short films and documentaries, to the emergence of independent fringe filmmaking, and even to contemporary popular genres, provided these films are the expression of an individual talent and an original directorial style.

Click here to read Kashyap interview on Gangs of Wasseypur.

(PS – To know more about the Directors’ Fortnight section and selection, click here.)


    Cant wait to watch this film!! Congrats AK and the entire team. you rock.

  2. assman says:

    Many congratulations AK. When is the film releasing for aam junta?

  3. shivacarnage says:

    Bhai is Anurag Kashyap naam k insaan ne Indian Cinema to bacha k rakha hua hai…nahi to hamari sari jindagi Salman Khan,Akshay Kumar ki comedy aur betuke item song dekhte-dekhte hi nikal jati…!!

  4. naimish says:

    Hi,Please let me know the status of anand gandhi’s the ship of theseus which was also selected at Cannes?

  5. Saurabh says:

    No teasers/trailors like Miss lovely?

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