GANGS OF WASSEYPUR: PART ONE
Director/writer/producer Anurag Kashyap's (BLACK FRIDAY, DEV.D, UGLY) ambitious and extraordinary blood-and-bullets-fueled crime saga charts 70 years in the lives — and spectacular deaths — of two mafia-like families fighting for control of the coal-mining town of Wasseypur, India. Inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs and beginning with the bandit-like career of Shahid Khan (Jaideep Ahlawat, KHATTA MEETHA) in the 1940s, the first installment of the saga covers the ruthless rise of his son Sardar (Manoj Bajpayee, RAAJNEETI) and his offspring, the surreally named Danish, Perpendicular and Definitive Khans and their numerous wives and girlfriends. (Note adapted from Cinelicious Pics.) DIR/SCR/PROD Anurag Kashyap; SCR Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K. Ladia, Zeishan Quadri; PROD Sunil Bohra, Vikram Malhotra, Guneet Monga. India, 2012, color, 159 min. In Hindi with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.