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Gangs Of Wasseypur 2  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • The 'Rural felony' continues with Bang! Bang!!

    Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 08 Aug 2012)

    When we saw films like 'Lord of the Rings', the Harry Potter franchise or films which had more than one part, we got so hooked to them that as the climax approached, we felt like watching the next part right after. Sadly, the next part would come after a long gap in most cases. And yet, despite the long wait, Cine-lovers flocked to the nearest cinema-halls to catch the craze set by the earlier part. Out here, barring few bad examples like 'Rakht Charitra' etc., we never got opportunity to see such type of films. But with 'Gangs Of Wasseypur', we finally have it as people who loved the part 1, were eager, keen, waiting, desperate, anxious, thrilled and what not - to watch the 2nd part. And the best thing being the makers didn't take time in releasing the next part and kept the spirit alive, never letting the audience forget about it. 'GOW Part 1' was a collage of Rural Felony with power-packed performance by Manoj Bajpai, fantastic music, Outstanding Dialogues and some really good writing. All this along with its super-sleek promo's makes 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2' one of the most anticipated films of the year despite the fact that it doesn't boast of a single saleable actor or any foot-tapping Item song. So let's find out how does the ace-director Anurag Kashyap shape up and end his concluding part...

    Story continues from the finale of part 1, commencing with the death of Sardar Khan {Manoj Bajpai} and how his sons try to avenge Ramadhir Singh {Tigmanshu Dhulia}. The rivalry is now carried further by Sardar's elder son Danish Khan {Vineet Singh} followed by Faizal Khan {Nawazuddin Siddiqui}. This part also captures the stories of Sardar's younger sons Perpendicular {Aditya Kumar} & Definite {Zeishan Quadri} along with many many more new characters like Shamshad Alam {Raj Kumar Yadav}. Just like part 1, out here too there is no coherent story line as much, therefore allowing the film to rely almost entirely on its screenplay, happenings and characters. There are some parts of this film where you cannot afford to so much as blink your eye, and you simply stare at the screen in a jaw-dropping fascination for the writing brilliance. Manoj Bajpai's death scene followed by his celebratory funeral, Vineet Singh getting shot, Nawazuddin killing his back-stabbing friend, Nawazuddin asking Huma Qureshi {Mohsina) the permission to have sex with her followed by asking her out for a movie, The whole pager show-off sequence, Tigmanshu's reaction to his son watching DDLJ, Nawazuddin's talk with Raj Kumar Yadav, Perpendicular's {Aditya Kumar} assassination, Definite's {Zeishan Quadri} attack on Raj Kumar Yadav followed by a fantastic chase, Tigmanshu's take on Hindi Cinema & the 'Chutiye' it births, Definite's {Zeishan Quadri} Kashmiri-Apples scene, Sultan's {Pankaj Tripathi} attack on Faizal house, The whole Sultan {Pankaj Tripathi} Assassination sequence, Nawazuddin's regret followed by his vengeance are among the several highlights. The second half of this film barring the finale is nail-biting, edgy and totally engrossing.

    On the flip side, the whole rise of Nawazuddin's character was too sudden, followed by a few dragging moments in the first half. Similar to the first part where Tigmanshu's character remained quiet throughout the film and did not react till the end, Nawazuddin's character out here is perhaps too silent at occasions which does sync-in with the revenge feel the film promises to deliver. At many an occasion, you feel, “Now our Hero will get up and kill his foes”, but nothing of that sort happens. The makers took the whole revenge-drama till the finale which was totally predictable and not at par with the film-maker's style or intelligence level. Camera-work however is of top notch throughout the movie. Editing as said earlier could have been bit more tight, especially in the first half and towards the finale where film tends to drag a little.

    Music by Sneha Khanwalkar is again outstanding. This time, her tracks like 'Chi Cha Ledar', 'Kaala Rey', 'Electrica Piya' and 'Maula' will keep your foot tapping throughout the film. Background Music adds great fuel to the whole revenge element of the narrative, while Kashyap's use of retro-songs like 'Yaad Teri Aayegi', 'Teri Merehbaniya' and 'One Two Ka Four' by Yashpal Sharma's character are fantastic.

    If 'Gangs of Wasseypur I' belonged to Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin and Anuraag Kashyap share equal limelight here. Kashyap shines as a director more in this part with large a great ensemble of non-starry actors & manages to hold your attention and interest in the film throughout. One can see his style in several scenes particularly the Chase sequences (which is at par with his 'Black Friday' chase scene, a film with one of the best chase scenes of Hindi Cinema}. The name of this ace director is so big that towards the finale one does expect more and when they get predictable elements, it leads to a tad bit of disappointment. Also, he could have emphasized more on Nawazuddin's character more in the film. In Part 1, we could feel and see the vengeance in eyes of Manoj's character and he keeps damaging Tigmanshu's character. But out here all Nawazuddin does is wait, wait and wait, the vengeance keeps appearing only in parts. Everything is done by the foe's side and thus leading to a one sided war. We wished the director should have done equal justice to both characters. Despite these small grievances, full marks to the maker for believing, making and delivering this type of cinema which will be accepted by both masses and classes all over the India. We wish to see more such films being made on similar genre creating full curiosity for its next release.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui finally gets his due {the guy started with a blink-n-miss appearance Aamir Khan's Sarfarosh} and does his part with total ease. His body mannerisms, style, the whole cold-blooded look in his eyes & dialogue delivery will hopefully be remembered for a long long time. Tigmanshu Dhulia has small part out here as compared to the 1st part, but does full justice nevertheless. Huma Qureshi looks beautiful and colourful; wish we had more of her scenes with Nawazuddin as they just light up the screen with their chemistry every single time. Debutants Aditya Kumar (as Perpendicular) and Zeishan Quadri (as Definite) are mind-blowing. Both the characters (and hence, the actors) complement each other just right. Zeishan might remind you a lot of the young Anurag Kashyap and his character is so complicated in the film that you wouldn't know till the last scene that what will he do next. Pankaj as Sultan is good, but his character-sketch leaves a lot to be desired. The assassination of Khan's family without any strong motivation dint go too well with the narrative flow. Among others, Raj Kumar Yadav, Richa Chadda & Piyush Mishra give good support while Reemma Sen, Satya Anand and Jameel Khan hardly have anything to do in this part. Yashpal Sharma is totally lovable.

    So bol meri 'Filmi Khopdi' iss film mein kitna hain Dum ?

    Dum hain.. Kaafi Dum Hain, but kahin kahin pe thoda kam bhi hain. As the movie starts, you have the whole feel and tempo of Part 1, but in between the tempo keeps falling flat, followed by predictable finale. And yet, despite these flaws, the movie is totally gripping, Cold-Blooded, Powerful, Raw and Hard hitting. The whole rural felony of part 1 continues with a full bang-bang.
    Ratings : 3.75/5

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