Gangs of Wasseypur (film Series)
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Gangs of Wasseypur Film Series
Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of wasseypur.jpg
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Produced by Atul Shukla
Anurag Kashyap
Sunil Bohra
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Written by Zeishan Quadri
Sachin Ladia
Anurag Kashyap
Akhilesh Jaiswal
Starring Manoj Bajpai
Jaideep Ahlawat
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Huma Qureshi
Tigmanshu Dhulia
Vineet Kumar Singh
Piyush Mishra
Pankaj Tripathi
Richa Chadda
Reemma Sen
Music by Sneha Khanwalkar (soundtrack)
G. V. Prakash Kumar (score)
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Edited by Shweta Venkat
Anurag Kashyap Films
Jar Pictures Elle Driver Productions
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • May 2012 (2012-05) (Cannes)
  • 22 June 2012 (2012-06-22) (India)
Running time
319 minutes[1]
Country India
Language Hindi

Gangs of Wasseypur (stylised as Gangs of ?) is a 2012 Indian two-part crime film, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap,[2] and written by Kashyap and Zeishan Quadri. Centered on the coal mafia (Mafia Raj) of Dhanbad, and the underlying power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families, the film features an ensemble cast, with Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia in the major roles. Its story spans from the early 1940s to the 2000s. Both parts were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes and screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight[3][4][5][6] but since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a five plus hour film, it was divided into two parts for the Indian market.

Kashyap plans to make another sequel, Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5 and has incorporated Zeishan Quadri as the director of the third part.[7]


  • Manoj Bajpai as Sardar Khan, a crime lord who wants to avenge the death of his father, Shahid Khan.
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Faizal Khan, the main protagonist and Sardar's second son.
  • Huma Qureshi as Mohsina Hamid, Faizal's wife
  • Piyush Mishra as Nasir, Sardar's uncle
  • Jameel Khan as Asgar Khan, Sardar's cousin
  • Jaideep Ahlawat as Shahid Khan, Sardar's father and the patriarch of the Khan family.
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia as Ramadhir Singh, the main antagonist and a criminal cum politician, who gets both Shahid and Sardar killed.
  • Satya Anand as J.P Singh, Ramadhir's son
  • Richa Chadda as Nagma Khatoon, Sardar's first wife
  • Zeishan Quadri as Definite Khan, Sardar's fourth son
  • Reema Sen as Durga, Sardar's second wife
  • Pankaj Tripathi as Sultan Qureshi, one of Sardar's enemies, who later kills Sardar.
  • Vipin Sharma as Ehsaan Qureshi, Sultan's father
  • Vineet Kumar Singh as Danish Khan, Sardar's eldest son
  • Aditya Kumar as Babu "Babua/Perpendicular" Khan, Sardar's third son
  • Anurita Jha as Shama Parveen, Danish's wife and Sultan's sister
  • Murari Kumar as Guddu, a small time goon
  • Yashpal Sharma as Occasional Singer (Guest Appearance)
  • Rajkummar Rao as Shamshad Alam, an ally of Faizal who later betrays him for Ramadhir, only to be later killed by Faizal.
  • Shankar as Shankar
  • Hazarat Ali as Definite Khan (young)
  • Tilak Raj Mishra as Sanjeev
  • Syed Khan as Iqbal Khan
  • Naman Tiwari as Ajay Singh (young)
  • Aniket Raj as Vijay Singh (young)
  • Jaikumar Solanki as Jatin
  • Sanjay Varma as Inspector Udayveer Singh
  • Sandeep Arora as ACP Jadhav
  • Pramod Pathak as Sultana Daku
  • Harish Khanna as Yadav
  • Raj Singh as Thakur
  • Vicky Nanavare as Parallel Khan, Sardar's fifth son
  • Uncredited kid as Firoz Khan, Faizal's son


Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1

Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2


Director Kashyap confirmed there will be third part of the franchise, named Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5.[8]


  1. ^ "GANS OF WASSEYPUR - PART 1 (15)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 141. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  3. ^ "Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes". DearCinema. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gangs of Wasseypur: World premiere at Cannes". IBN Live. IANS. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ Leffler, Rebecca (24 April 2012). "Cannes 2012: Michel Gondry's 'The We & The I' to Open Director's Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "2012 Selection". Directors' Fortnight. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Kaushal, Sweta (9 September 2015). "Anurag Kashyap plans Gangs of Wasseypur 3". Hindustan Times. HT Media. Retrieved 2016. 
  8. ^

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