I typically hate watching movies alone, but sometimes my fanaticism for movies over-rules it and I end up watching movies alone. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 was no different as I stepped into the theatre after 10 hours of office work hoping that Anurag Kashyap who had created a new world with Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 would once again weave his cinematic brilliance into a fine piece of cinema. Let me be frank about GoW 2, it is not a masterpiece as such but does enough justice to see that it satisfies the expectations which towered after GoW 1.
GoW 2 starts where Part 1 ends. Kashyap wastes no time in introducing 2 of the most interesting characters of Indian cinema- Definite and Perpendicular. Both are Bollywood freaks who with a style of their own; one uses a blade as a weapon which he keeps in his mouth and other one wears the “Maine Pyaar Kiya” jacket. (Watch out for the bike scene) Drama unfolds at a feverish pace with the adventures and mis-adventures of these characters. But essentially the soul of the movie lies in the eyes of Faizal Khan character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He makes you believe that even without cool jackets and rugged jeans an actor can actually play the role of a “HERO” in Bollywood and he does it effortlessly. GoW 2 has an story which is well expected from a revenge saga but the way it is shown on screen is what makes it a winner. Huma Qureshi fits the role of Faisal’s dreamgirl to the T. Richa Chaddha once again shows that Part 1 was not a fluke. Tigmanshu Dhulia and the actor playing the role of Shamshad are equally good in their roles.
As usual there are few scenes which warrant whistles and claps
1. Scene when Tigmanshu Dhulia asks the kid why his name is Definite.
2. Permission scene(yes its there again!!) between Nawaz and Huma.
3. Scene where Nawaz asks a pedestrian his age.
4. Tigmanshu Dhulia explaining why cinema has generated lot of “koofiyaas” in India.
5. Best of all- The Scene where Shamshad chases Definite which has an electrifying background score of Chi Cha Leather!
On the whole GoW 2 promises and also adequately delivers. Going on the crowd response( The evening and night shows were sold out at all screens in Bangalore yesterday- Wednesday!!) this movie is well on way to become a cult hit amongst cinema lovers. About 5 years from now, I may not remember the names of actors in the movie, but definitely the “fictional” characters created by Anurag Kashyap will be etched in my memory. What you waiting for? If you haven watched Part 1, then please watch and I am sure you will follow it up with Part 2!!