Cast: Nawazzudin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chaddha, Tihmanshu Dhulia, Reemma Sen, Piyush Mishra.
Director: Anurag Kahsyap
Length: 2.40 Hours approximately
I don’t remind of any sequel which took the story of its prequel ahead. GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 is a fitting sequel to GANGS OF WASSEYPUR and a better one than its prequel. It gets difficult to flip your eyes even for once because the proceedings are so fact and engaging that you indulge yourself in it. The film starts of where the first part ended up.
Unlike the prequel, here the story is very well penned and the characters are excellently described. Kashyap knows how to create impact of characters on viewers, then be it even a small characters. Take that Orchestra singer who comes up to sing every occasion in Khan Family. Or the “perpendicular” character who leaves the viewers stunned. These characters and the story around them makes GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 an enjoyable fare. But this time there’s gore in abundance. You want the agonistic people to die off badly and thus the violence was given.
Both first and second half are equally satisfying and well organized. Some humorous moments between Huma Qureshi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui adds some laughs to some thrilling moments. Also the very first scene of first part (the one which has one daily soap actress welcoming you) has an extended version in this part. The twists and turns are unpredictable except for the very end which was but obvious.
However, I have a complaint to make. Kashyap has already used funny songs during intense situations many times before. Even here he does it. Frankly, after a point it get repetitive and also doesn’t really evokes a laugh out of you. And finally its length! 160 minutes is too long though it didn’t affect the film much unlike first part.
Anyways, the music is average. “Kaala re” and “Chee Chaa Ledar” remains best of the lot. The script and screenplay is excellent. Despite of having so many characters the story speeds up speedily without much complexity. And Kashyap’s execution is top notch. He knows how to bring smart humor out of normal scenes and also has those basic aesthetics well learnt.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui shines throughout the film. Though the focus is not totally on him, but his excellent work stumps you! Huma Qureshi gets enough scope and she does a very good job here. Her expressions are very accurate and relevant. Tigmanshu Dhulia remains in his character and does a good job as well. Richa Chaddha again has remarkable screen presence as mother of Nawazuddin. She has unimaginable talent. Rest everyone including the small gang does fantastic job which makes GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 an enjoyable ride.
It’s a film that has those nail-biting moments and also has that quirky humor which fills up the bridge. It’s a well-organized, smartly assembled and n joyous ride. Watch it because the merits of this film are too high. And if not for that, then watch it know that amazing reason of why two of characters are named “perpendicular” and “tangent”.
Rating- 3.5/5 (Very good)