Why Gangs Of Wasseypur Is So ‘Hatke’!

Posted on July 15, 2012 in Media

By Pankaj Khandelwal:

From last two weeks my facebook news feeds was filled with statuses like ‘oh womaniya’, ‘kheke lunga‘ etc. Most of the statuses praise the story of the movie and how good the screenplay was. Even the movie reviews in your daily newspaper or your TV channel also made a string of praises for the movie. But what makes the movie Gangs of Wasseypur so ‘hatke‘?

The movie released in two parts, where first part released two weeks ago revolves around the protagonist performed by Manoj Bajpai, seeking vengeance from a coal contractor turned politician, as the latter killed the protagonist’s father. The movie is set in the town of Wasseypur, now in Dhanbad.The movie revolves around coal mind contracts and gang wars and ‘dabangai’. The most striking feature of the movie is the absence of a typical bollywood hero. If you are searching for a sweet, innocent hero with a toned body then it will be a disappointment for you. The hero himself is much evil like the villain. The movie will give you a full dose of street lexicon including heavy amount of slangs. The dialogues of the movie are more of real life than reel life. An offbeat movie with a rustic feel, the movie is much different from a regular bollywood movie overdosed with melodrama and item songs. The songs also have a bucolic setting in the melodies and the lyrics. Joining the ranks of other offbeat movies like Omkara, Ishaaqiya etc, its shows how the directors are leaving the age old romantic comedy genre and trying their hands on something new, giving the viewers a true display of real India and how people make things work according to their needs. The director of the movie Anurag Kashyap is also credited with some outstanding movies like Dev D, Shaitan, The girl in yellow boot and Udaan. The movie was also screened at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival.

A must watch movie for a movie buff and even for a non-movie buff. The second part of the movie releases in August, so do make a visit to your nearest theatre or multiplex to watch the first part, if you haven’t and then wait for August to relish the second part. Till then ‘kheke lunga’.