Black Friday, Dev D, or That Girl in Yellow Boots, Anurag Kashyaps films stand out and have a grip on their audience. Gangs of Wasseypur is no different its plot-driven, sarcastic, and most definitely entertaining.
I watched the first part of the film at the New York Indian Film Festival, during which I not only felt like I got a history lesson about Bihar, but also learnt about four generations of the Khan family. But of course, its more entertaining than that!
What would have been my biggest criticism is that the film takes too long for the audience to actually comprehend and dive into. But perhaps thats Anurags way of telling a story: carefully introducing his audience to every character, and eventually showing how important they are to the bigger plot of the film. I had no complaints. What I really enjoyed about the movie was its humour. Lots of swearing, dark and witty comments, and inappropriate gestures... classic! The music cleverly fit the bill smoothly too.
GOW is undoubtedly different from most Bollywood movies. Kashyap yet again breaks the conventional boundaries and serves up a raw, bloody and exciting drama. Go watch and be prepared to pay attention (that Bihari accent is sometimes tricky)! and seriously, dont bring the kids.