Gangs Of Wasseypur Review
Blog :The Common Man Speaks
Date: 6/22/2012 11:46:26 AM
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Producer(s): Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Writer(s): Zeishan Quadri, Sachin Ladia and Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Piyush Mishra, Richa Chadda, Reema Sen, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
Rating: * * ½
Review: Anurag Kashyap started the genre of unconventionally dark films in Bollywood. Irrespective of whether his films score at the box office, he has always been adamant in sticking to the genre. His latest offering Gangs Of Wasseypur follows the legacy of typical Kashyap films. Its promos triggered high expectations. But thanks to the off-track writing and the filmmaker’s desperate attempt to showcase his unusual style, the final product turns out to be an average fair with few well conceived scenes and great performances.
Some intelligent and creative writing skills are seen in the first half. The idea of jumping to the flashback after the initial encounter works very well. A good foundation is laid by the way the story and the warring saga between are built up. Some of the historical events are smartly woven in the tale. Manoj Bajpayee’s entry adds fuel to the proceedings for it gives rise to a good number of thrilling as well as funny moments. Despite some dullness, the first half provides descent satisfaction.
The post-interval portion maintains stability but soon loses focus. A number of sub-plots and too many characters create complication as well as confusion since they have very little to do with the main story. In addition, Kashyap resorts to over-indulgence of his unconventional style which further hampers the narration.