Ah, finally. The way Viacom18, the producer of Gangs of Wasseypur, was reluctant to share even on location images of the film after the Cannes announcement, we were thinking if they were going to lay some golden eggs.

The trailer, poster and the official synopsis of the film is finally out. Let’s go one by one. First, the trailer.

Loot, coal mines, volatile people in volatile land, zindagi ka ek-e maksad – badla, jail, chop shop, Tishu, Bihar ke lala, cuss words, Richa attacking the same man who has been killing everyone, sex, goggles-wala-pyaar, dhoom-dhaam, more cuss words, more earthy and punchy dialogues, more abuses and some more dhaam-dhaam. And everything is inherited! E toh poora ka poora dabang haiabki badke Kashyap ki baari.

But why is the text font so bland? Bad font always bores me.

As far as the trailer goes, this is as mainstream as it can be. But i think the trailer serves more masala than the film will offer. Might be wrong. But Kashyap without his indulgences? Jiyo o Bihar ke lala. The trailer doesn’t tell you much about the film but it gives the ambiance and the mood of the film and tells you what to expect – you connect the dots. And if you can’t, scroll down for the synopsis.

My fav bit – Pankaj Tripathy. Bahut-e kamaal ke actor hai. Agle Yashpal Sharma hai jo hame bahut-ey pasand hai.

Now, the poster.

Superb art work. Like the colours and the treatment. But why such a bad finish? The film posters on the right and left hand side looks so weird. As if at the last moment they asked some intern to put two posters. Just doesn’t gel with the rest.

And now the official synopsis…

Towards the end of colonial India, Shahid Khan loots the British trains, impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh’s colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid’s son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father’s honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur. In contemporary times, the weed addicted grandson, Faizal Khan, wakes up to this vengeance that his family has inherited. Staying true to its real life influences, the film explores this revenge saga through the socio-political dynamic in erstwhile Bihar (North India), in the coal and scrap trade mafia of Wasseypur, through the imprudence of a place obsessed with mainstream ‘Bollywood’ cinema.

The film stars Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jaideep Ahlawat, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Aditya Kumar, Reemma Sen, Richa Chadda, Huma Qureshi, Piyush Mishra and Syed Zeeshan Qadri.

  1. @Rohwit says:

    And i thought its raju hirani in the poster (inside the jeep)….kickAss poster…kickass trailor. Han the color use reminds me of ishaqzaade poster. Yep.

    • duke says:

      I think its Jameel Khan.. was hilarious in Loins of punjab . another one of those “isko dekha hai kahi” but “pata nahi kaun hai” actors

  2. jhonmoy says:

    bhencho, background ke posters ki color profile kisi aur film ke poster ki hai kya?

  3. desipsycho says:

    Agree about the Raju Hirani bit…
    The trailer is good, though I was expecting something more on the lines of ‘Gulaal’…Let’s hope the movie is not as masale-daar as the trailer& that Anurag Kashyap is able to live upto the expectations we all generally have after ‘Black Friday’ ‘Gulaal’ & ‘Dev.D’

    • jots21 says:

      Trailer looks good..But personally I found the theme and violence a tad predictable and boring. Same old UP and Bihari style violence. Mr. Kashyap, its time you adapt to a new genre. Maybe you can come to tne northeastern part of India. U will learn quite a few new tricks..Violence is an art for us NE people!!

  4. Starting scene reminded me of that wonderfully shot looting scene of The Assassination of Jesse James..Loved everything..Who’s composing

  5. Even on the small 15” laptop monitor, the coal mine blasting scenes look too fucking awesome! Btw I never knew Tigmanshu is an actor and that too such a fine one!!

    • Nikhil Saini says:

      Totally agree! The coal mine blasting scene looks great with the soundtrack and all…totally looking forward.

  6. travellingslacker says:

    The poster in the poster references to Prabhuji…
    So, even if it doesn’t fit… it works…

  7. arbfilms1 says:

    The Poster, Trailer and Synopsis all are looking good. and Whats wrong if this film comes as a masala film ? Anyhow it is telling the good story, then will be more fun with masala touch. Films should not be like news stories. anyway, really waiting for this movie. not a fan of a.kashyap. but i really like some of his films.

  8. Solan.George says:

    Strictly OK. Some briliiant imagery. Not a big fan of the gimmicky use of abusive language in the trailer or as the tag-line. I suppose such trailers are necessary for bringing in more paying public. We get the trailers we deserve. I am sure there is a lot more to this film in terms of social commentary, satirising both film and political establishments.
    Comparisons with Dabangg are uncalled for, because this is meant to be more, I hope. I look forward to the film and to seeing a fine filmmaker back in action.

  9. duke says:

    I think its a masala film with generous references to bihari laundapa, power, AK’s twin obsessions. sex and ganja and off screen violence. really hoping he gets it right in terms of story. Being realistic is actually cliche now..if its a 30 crore film then i guess single screens will need to pitch in a lot. if it does then it will be a fucking Miracle..

  10. Ray says:

    Bang-on about Pankaj Tripathy, he’s one of my favs. His work in ‘Powder’ is so skilfully nuanced, it is almost uncanny, preternatural.

  11. Bimby says:

    I wanted to do the posters.. I had sorted out some samples for u…really…sunil ji said u had given to marching ants …..alas …Its my luck

  12. Aman says:

    This film could go either way,Looks like too ambitious or may be too many things going on according to the trailer.And the posters in the poster is out of place,otherwise great art work

  13. assman says:

    Music kafi loud laga.

  14. madmadmadmoviebuff says:

    I want to see Manoj Bajpai standing on coal mines and shouting “Bihar ka raja kaun?”

    Manjoj Bajpai again as gangster
    Manoj Bajpai again in Jail
    Gangster getting beaten and scolded by woman

    Satya ki yaadein taaza ho gaye aaahaaaaaaaa

  15. vjani says:

    Looking cool! The music seems awesome too! Did anybody else notice it is by Sneha Kanwalkar, the new kid on the block?

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