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That’s the response Gangs Of Wasseypur II has got from the industry
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; August 8, 2012)
Following the theatrical journey of the first part that began on June 22, Gangs Of Wasseypur II is set to take the campaign into its final lap, as its second part opens in cinemas today. Friday releases are normal, but when it’s Anurag Kashyap calling the shots, unpredictable is a given. Vikram Malhotra, COO Viacom18 Motion Pictures explains, “Coming within 50 days of the first part, GOW II, it is probably for the first time that one has seen, one continuing ad campaign for two films. The Gangs double whammy has signaled the era of a new kind of commercial cinema in India.”
GOW II takes off from the death of Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee) and the sequel gets cool and contemporary as his son Faizal (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) ushers it into a new era. Says Anurag, “People should look forward to the film because it’s more entertaining and a lot more fun. In fact, we hope to make Nawaz and Huma the best jodi in Bollywood this year.” Sneha Khanwalkar, who had wowed audiences with her compositions the first time round, has given numbers like Taar Bijli and Kaala Re that have already become popular on the charts.
Gangs Of Wasseypur II , produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures releases in cinemas today.
‘It’s Anurag’s best film, which is a matter of pride for the Indian film industry’ – Imtiaz Ali
‘It is a must see for all — engaging, enthralling; and entertainment right More >
WILL GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 SUCCESSFULLY BATTLE ALL OBSTACLES?
It was a known fact that Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 would release in few months after the release of Part 1. However, no one expected it to come during Eid and that too just 7 days before the monstrous Ek Tha Tiger! Will this be a fair decision on the part of the makers?
Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 in many ways is safe too. Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 was incomplete, had too many characters, boasted of a documentary-feel and covered 50 years. Part 2, on the other hand, focuses on the 5 years of the characters and as Anurag Kashyap claimed, is ten times more entertaining than first part! Moreover, all but two characters are introduced. And if part 1, inspite of so many odds, can succeed, then why not Part 2? The trailer of Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 is brilliant to say the least and what is noteworthy is that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the protagonist and features on the posters, in the promos and everywhere else. People like Nawaz are actors but not stars and rarely get a chance to experience something like this. Hats off to the makers! The ‘permission’ scene of part 1 was legendary and part 2 too consists of several such scenes between Nawazuddin and Huma, which would be a treat to watch. The filmyness of the characters is carried forward in part 2 as well with the new characters – Perpendicular and Definite – too being Bollywood fans! Songs, as expected, are too good with Dil Chi Cha Ledar becoming a theme for the second part! The song is More >
Many characters in Gangs Of Wasseypur II have parallels with those from the epic
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; August 6, 2012)
While it is believed that mythologies inspire filmmakers, those who have had an opportunity to see Gangs Of Wasseypur II (GOW II) have drawn strong parallels with the epic Mahabharat. This was pointed out by one of the viewers after the film’s trial recently.
A source who was also present at the venue revealed that Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Faizal Khan seemed like Arjun. “Faizal is smart, charming and fearless like the great warrior and like him, also led the fight from the front,” said our informer, adding that elder brother Danish, played by Vineet Singh was aggressive, powerful and loyal like Bheem.
Nasir, played by Piyush Mishra, is likened to Bheeshma Pitamah, for the way he supports Faizal
Interestingly, Sultan (Pankaj Tripathy) is likened to Duryodhan for he’s the bravest of Faizal’s enemies. The scheming JP Singh (Satya Anand) seems to be the film’s Shakuni and Iqlakh (Gaurav Sharma) the modern day Dushasan. As for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Ramadhir Singh, we’re told that he’s an honourable and clever man, ‘just like Krishna’ except that this time around he sides with Faizal’s foes. Our source explains, “Here, Krishna and Arjun seem to be on the opposite sides. What if someone like Krishna was on Kauravas’ side? That seems like the idea of Gangs Of Wasseypur II.”
When asked about the parallels of his film with Mahabharat, director Anurag Kashyap More >
IANS (DNA; August 3, 2012)
If Gangs of Wasseypur 1 piqued your interest and you are now wondering why Part 2 is going to be released on August 8, Wednesday.
The answer lies in the Wednesday after that. August 15 will see the release of the most anticipated movie of the year, Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger.
Had Kashyap released the movie on August 10, the Friday, he would have been left with an opening week of just five days.
Incidentally, the release of Ek Tha Tiger could not have been timed more brilliantly. It will release on August 15, which though it is a Wednesday is a public holiday (Independence Day) and it will be a monster 9-day holiday opening week for Salman till Tuesday, August 21.
“For all those asking and also those not asking but are eager to know #GOW2 will release on 8th August,” tweeted Kashyap.
“Sunn toh liya hai aapne ab apni aankhon se dekh bhi lo (You’ve heard it, now see it too),” he added with a mini-poster that reads ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur‘ releasing 8th August, 2012.
The movie is an extension of Gangs of Wasseypur, which released June 22 to much critical acclaim and also turned out to be a box office bonanza.
Earlier, the release date of the second part wasn’t announced.
Both the parts were screened at 65th Cannes International Film Festival, and were applauded by international film aficianados.
The first part narrates the story of Sardar Khan and Ramadheer Singh, based on the real life story of Shafi Khan and Surya Dev Singh, both of whom were More >
Anurag Kashyap on creating a new brand of music, using retro Bollywood tracks and giving it a contemporary feel, in his Gangs Of Wasseypur series
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; August 1, 2012)
Just like the first installment of Gangs Of Wasseypur, the soundtrack in the sequel too reflects the theme of the movie. However, this time the sound is funky and contemporary, compared to the rustic music in the first outing. This is more so because the story proceeds with time.
Director Anurag Kashyap maintains that the approach was the same for both films. “There are English words in the songs and also North Indian colloquial lingo,” he says, adding that technologically, the music is modern and goes well with the film. “While we knew that I Am A Hunter and O Womaniya would do well, it feels great that Keh Ke Lunga became an anthem of the film,” he says. No wonder then that the song features in the sequel too, in a different version rendered by Amit Trivedi and Sneha Khanwalkar, who has also composed the soundtrack. Says Sneha, “While the song was from Sardar Khan’s (Manoj Bajpayee) point of view in the first part, it is from his son Faizal’s (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) perspective in the sequel.” In the same vein, Kashyap explains, “Here, it builds the euphoria into the climax, and when the sound goes from 5.1 mix to 7.1 mix — more hardcore and intricate — the whole theatre starts vibrating.”
The find of the album is Durga, who has rendered Chhi Chha Ledar. Anurag tells us that she’s a More >
Has Anurag Kashyap’s past relationship with Salman Khan coloured his spoof on the actor in ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ sequel?
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; July 30, 2012)
Cinema, they say, often mirrors reality. No wonder buzz is that given his rather acrimonious relationship with Salman Khan, Anurag Kashyap has taken a dig at the actor in the second part of his gangster film.
While the first part of the film saw Manoj Bajpayee and Tigmanshu Dhulia’s characters locking horns with each other, the second part will see their respective sons carry forward the bitterness. Apparently, the character Definite, who is portrayed as Bajpayee’s son, is a spoof of Sallu. Definite is played by Zeeshan Quadri.
Our source points out, “Definite will be seen in Salman’s Tere Naam hairstyle. He even mouths dialogues from the actor’s debut film Maine Pyaar Kiya and there are extensive references to him in the film. The body language of the character is also similar to Salman’s.”
The source adds, “Anurag had blasted Salman and his brother Arbaaz on a social networking site after his brother Abhinav Kashyap walked out of their upcoming sequel. This proves that all is not well between Anurag and Salman and this could be his way of getting back at Sallu.”
The filmmaker has roped in 12-year-old Durga to sing in his next, Gangs Of Wasseypur 2
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 30, 2012)
Anurag Kashyap’s love for the unconventional isn’t restricted to the scripts of his films. The filmmaker, with a good ear for music, had given a break to Band Masters Rangila and Raseela to sing the popular track Emotional Atyaachar in the Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Mahie Gill starrer Dev.D. And now, he has roped in a train singer, for his latest flick Gangs Of Wasseypur 2.
The song, Dil Chi Cha Ledar sung by 12-year-old Durga has already grabbed a lot of attention with its unusual lyrics. Hailing from a humble family, Durga has lived in slums all her life. With a passion for singing, she can often be spotted in local trains singing to earn money.
When contacted, Anurag told Mirror, “The music composer, Sneha Khanwalkar, found this fantastic singer Durga. She sings in trains. She is an absolute delight. She sings extremely well.”
Interestingly, the filmmaker, when asked about the ‘Bandmaster Brothers’ right after the song Emotional Atyaachar became famous in 2009, had reportedly said that he couldn’t contact them.
Anurag, then had told a news daily, that folk singers from Himachal Pradesh had sent him a recorded CD, which they liked and had incorporated in the film. The music director Amit Trivedi had claimed, that the crew is not ready to divulge details about the singers.
This time around, the filmmaker or his music director seem to be More >
Model-turned-actor on spending time with fellow Bihari Manoj Bajpayee and shooting across villages there for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ Part 2
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; July 26, 2012)
Model-turned-actor Anurita Jha is glad that her Bollywood debut happened under the aegis of Anurag Kashyap. Not only did she get to work with industry veterans like Manoj Bajpayee, she also got a first-hand experience of shooting at real-life locations.
Anurita, who adds that her role in Anurag’s Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 will be “bigger and better”, says, “I am in awe of Manoj Bajpayee and Tigmanshu Dhulia. In my free time I would observe Nawaz (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and Manoj and learnt many things about the process of getting into one’s character. It was a golden chance for me.”
Along with the cast and crew, Anurita also spent considerable time shooting in rural areas of Bihar. She says, “We shot major portions at villages near Bihar. After the shoot we used to have a bonfire in the night and would talk in local Bihari lingo, as both Manoj and I are from Bihar. The weather was too cold then. We would have tea in kulhads and discuss each other’s journey in Bollywood.”
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; July 26, 2012)
Unlike the first part of Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur, its sequel incorporates many Bollywood elements from the 1970s till the early 2000s. Taking the story ahead, Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 features many new characters all with individual funny quirks. Every character seems to be brimming with Bollywood ‘ishtyle’. The film also depicts Wasseypur’s citizens obsession with Bollywood, right from imitating hairstyles of actors to sporting the looks of major stars. That’s a diversion from the first part of the film, where the characters were all real.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays Sardar Khan’s son Faizal, is in awe of Amitabh Bachchan of the 1970s and sports sideburns and wears bellbottoms just like the veteran actor. A character called Perpendicular is a Sanjay Dutt fan, while Definite (Zeeshan Quadri, who’s also the script writer of the film) sports Salman Khan’s Tere Naam look. But, it’s not just the men, but the women too who have been inspired by Bollywood. Huma Qureshi’s Mohsina has borrowed from Madhuri Dixit’s look from Dil Toh Paagal Hai.
Yashpal Sharma is playing an item boy. Even though he doesn’t have a big part, Sharma plays a singer and has three songs in the movie. No wonder the talk is that the sequel is funnier than the first with all these filmi elements being used.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ Gangs Of Wasseypur II releases on August 8.
BOL BACHCHAN-COCKTAIL A SUCCESS!
What is with July that films manage to find unprecedented success? Last year, history was created when four films released in four consecutive weeks became superhits – Delhi Belly, Murder 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Singham! This year, July began with a bang with Bol Bachchan. The comic caper, besides being another feather in Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty is also the much needed hit for Abhishek Bachchan. The film has crossed 75 crores in 10 days and is all goes well, it’ll cross 100 crores!
Cocktail, meanwhile, created huge buzz prior to release and it reflected in the mindboggling opening that it got. What is important to note that the film got mixed reviews and response. Yet, viewers gave it a try because the excitement was immense. Certainly not an every-Friday-phenomenon! Also, the film didn’t have an extensive release in single screens and yet the collections are noteworthy. Saif gave out all to promote and market Agent Vinod. But sadly, it failed to click. In Cocktail, meanwhile, the promotions were slightly restrained. And it worked! Cocktail once again reaffirms the fact that the first trailer of the film can make or break the film!
With the month of Ramzan commencing in few days, the flow of biggies would be on hold. However, a number of small and medium-budget films will be making their mark at the box office like Challo Driver, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Jism 2, Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 etc! And of course, there would be Ek Tha Tiger More >