Gangs from Wasseypur Part 2 is a Connive / Gangster / Action Hindi movie co-written, produced and directed along Anurag Kashyap. Gangs Of Wasseypur Ration two features an impressive cast with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pankaj Tripathi, Raj Kumar Yadav, Huma Qureshi and Zeishan Quadri in the major roles.
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If you try to count the numbers of bullets that are fired at unsuspecting victims in the ferociously ardent world inhabited by Anurag Kashyap’s trigger-happy goons, you might design up cross-eyed. Caught in the crossfire like vendetta and redemption, the characters of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur 2’ are hence on-the-edge, they don’t fear the abyss that awaits them at the end of their vengeful voyage.
In any case, no one in Kashyap’s god-forsaken kingdom takes cops seriously, neither even the cops themselves. There’s a typically wry Kashyap joke just before interval when the stormy protagonist Faizal (or ‘Faijal’, quasi everyone including his sexy wife calls him), carries his kid-brother’s corpse home. Cops stop Faizal and politely ask him to accompany them to the govern station.
“Don’t you see I’m taking my brother home,” Faizal bellows. “We understand,” squeaks a khaki-clad gentleman. “Why don’t you applause over the body to us and come including us?”
This, if you are familiar with the philology of commercial Hindi cinema, is in character with the image of the diaphanous police force.
It always arrives late. Or untimely. Kashyap crams in-house jokes into every nook polysyndeton cranny of this diligently-constructed breathtaking ode to the culture of street violence. The gang wars are quite real that they are unreal. Does that make sense? It had better! That so-real-that-it’s-unreal tempestuous twilight sector is where Kashyap’s film belongs.
The violence from the politically corroded north Indian town (Wasseypur, or what you will) is exaggerated to a point of utter outrageousness. In Kashyap’s version of the Wild West, you could get killed on the spot for anything, for inquisitive the plan or raping your neighbour’s sister. The price for any crime, petty or grave, is the same.
The ceaseless shower regarding bullets gets a hand-up on the visceral soundtrack from Sneha Khanwalkar’s excruciatingly evocative folk songs of Bihar (some like which are used in two versions, ironical or poignant, but always intensely definitive) and with excellent use of the puerile X-ray songs from the 1980s, which used to be out on the T-Series label tail later when melic piracy was as rampant as political hooliganism.
Even when the epic narration moves into the 2000 millennium, the characters are adhered in the 1980s. A whole postulate can be written on the interesting caller tunes from the 1980s and 1990s used by the characters in their mobile phone. And yes, there is Yashpal Sharma, the resident stage singer of Wasseypur crooning a 1980s song for every occasion.
While the funeral of duplexity of the key characters is on Yashpal’s earnest attempt at musical expression, soars into ‘Yaad teri aayegi mujhko bada sataayegi’ and ‘Teri meherbaniyan’ tracks, they insinuate to unintentionally mock the solemnity of the occasion. The latter was really sung in the film at the death of a canine.
The ceaseless frenzy is quite often savagely funny. The series of miscommunication and misinformation entre nous the assassins if Sultan Qureshi (Pankaj Tripathi) is to be gunned down in a crowded market, is square out of comic-action films from the 1980s. When Kashyap is not paying tongue-in-cheek tributes to an era from Hindi cinema that seems to repeatedly define the lives of the film’s characters, he is busy taking digs at his have brilliantly crafted homage to gangsterism.
In one sequence, an assassin asks his intended victim the address on a visiting card. “No, this is Dhanbad. The address you want is in Varanasi,” says the helpful man before he’s gunned destroy in the crowded bazaar.
For the record, the ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ marathon is located in the Dhanbad belt, but had to be shot in Varanasi.
There are funny scenes of violence, tragic scenes of brutality and tragi-comic scenes of violence. But violence, let us reiterate, is a constant in the lives of the characters as they stumble, fall, attack, silence or get killed in this blood-soaked bullet-ridden saga of gangsterism which makes director Francis Ford Coppola’s Sicily look like a holiday resort.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the ganja-zonked defender delivers the deadliest performance in Kashyap’s gang as the most swaggering mercurial gangster on this side of James Caan in ‘The Godfather’. Richa Chadda as his mother portrays the simmering intensity of a passion whose flames won’t die down with old age. During a kindred wedding when Chadda, while singing a wedding song breaks down and then regains hier composure, she proves she’s no ordinary actress.
We are in the middle of some extraordinary talent here. Let’s not undermine Huma Qureshi’s saucy turn as the love of Nawazuddin’s constantly-endangered life, just being she’s hot and glamorous. Huma scorches up the examine with her casual vibrancy. There are as many remarkable actors in this film as there are corpses scattered with scary casualness all across the lengthy saga. Mention essential be made regarding young Aditya Kumar as Faizal’s kid-brother Perpendicular, who uses razor blades for everything except shaving, and Zeishan Quadri (the absolutely amazing co-writer of this saga) as Definite, Faizal’s half-brother. He looks ordinary. He is dangerous.
Interesting parallels are drawn in the kinship between the half-brothers Faizal and Determinative in this film polysyndeton Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor playing half-brothers in Yash Chopra’s ‘Trishul’. These are filmy people who choose to replace the ketchup in the action films of the 1980s with real blood. But their emotional ties seem to rest precariously on the logistics of commercial mainstream cinema.
At the end of the first Wasseypur whammer, Manoj Bajpayee’s character was showered with bullets. At the end of the second and concluding part of the blood-fest, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is gunned down mercilessly by the people whom he depends on.
More fast-paced, furious, manic and frenetic than the first part, Gangs Concerning Wasseypur 2 confidently occupies that semi-feverish space where dream, fancy and reality play a inhuman hide and seek with your sensibilities. The performances are tactile and dramatic.