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Gangs of Wasseypur Music Express

The music of Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur was recently launched at Bandstand, Bandra West.

The innovative event was called ‘Gangs of Wasseypur Music Express’ and started off with a bang. The event was attended by the actors of the film and Manoj Vajpayee took it on himself to introduce the cast and their characters to the audience giving everyone a little backdrop of the film’s story-line.

The entire cast along with director boarded a jeep which was playing Anurag Kashyab’s favorite song from the movie; Hunter.

The jeep then took a complete round of Bandstand playing the songs of the movie on loudspeakers. With a character from the film dancing ahead of the jeep.

Watch Hunters from Gangs of Wassepur here:

Check out these pictures from the event:

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS AT THE 65th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

International critics have given Gangs of Wasseypur, the first mainstream Bollywood film to be selected for the Director’s Fortnight, rave reviews following its world premiere at the 65th Cannes Film Festival earlier this week. 

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, who is renowned for his work in creating a niche in Indian cinema’s ‘avant-garde’ space, the film is an epic tale, spanning 60 years of two feuding families set against the backdrop of the rural coal mining communities in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. It combines clever filmmaking with a powerful, high-concept and entertaining plot, with revenge at its core. Accentuated by strong performances by a talented and eclectic cast comprising of Hindi cinemas finest, Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda, the film is cleverly told in two parts.

The Times (UK) said of director Anurag Kashyap; “(His) gritty, rowdy snapshots of contemporary India have marked him out as one of the hippest film-makers working on the subcontinent.”

The Hollywood Report called Gangs of Wasseypur; “A dizzying explosion of an Indian gangster film, whose epic structure and colorful, immoral killers capture the imagination for over five hours. Gangs of Wasseypur puts Tarantino in a corner with its cool command of cinematically-inspired and referenced violence, ironic characters and breathless pace.”

Screen Daily commented; “Never a dull moment … oozing visual style, laced with tight and often blackly comic dialogue,… this Tarantino-tinged Bihari take on The Godfather has what it takes to cross over from the Indian domestic and Diaspora markets to reach out to action-loving, gore-tolerant theatrical and auxiliary genre audiences worldwide.”

Generating widespread interest from critics and audiences alike, represents the brave new Indian cinema breaking the cliches and conventions, something which Anurag Kashyap has come to be known for. The film is presented by one of India’s leading integrated film companies,Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by AKFPL.

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’s World Premiere Opens to Packed Houses at 65th Cannes Film Festival

Tuesday 23rd May saw eager crowds line the streets outside the world-renowned JW Marriot for the exclusive world premiere of Gangs Of Wasseypur, the first mainstream Bollywood film to be selected for the Director’s Fortnight. Onlookers screamed as the Belles of Bollywood sashayed down the red carpet and dazzled the fans with their jaw-dropping floor length gowns. Once again the supporters of the most highly anticipated Indian film of the 65th Cannes Film Festival proudly donned their statement red gamchchas as they took their seats in a fully packed 800 strong capacity screening.

Actresses Huma Quereshi, Richa Chadda and Reema Sen, and Bollywood’s only female music director, the 28-year-old stunner Sneha Khanwalkar, were joined by the film’s acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap and the male leads in the film Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, known as two of India’s most critically acclaimed actors.

Gangs Of Wasseypur, a mainstream Indian film, combines clever filmmaking with a powerful, high-concept and entertaining plot, with revenge at its core. Accentuated by strong performances by a talented and eclectic cast consisting of Hindi cinemas finest, Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda, the film is cleverly told in two parts.

Gangs Of Wasseypur represents the brave new Indian cinema breaking the cliches and conventions, something which Anurag Kashyap has come to be known for. The film is presented by one of India’s leading integrated film companies, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by AKFPL.

Gangs Of Wasseypur releases on 22nd June.

Cannes embraces ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ amid International media frenzy

The French Riviera was transformed into rural India on the 21st of May 2012, as Gangs Of Wasseypur, the much-anticipated film by acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap, was celebrated at a special star-studded cocktail party, hosted by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, to honour its inclusion in the prestigious 65th Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight – the first time that a mainstream Bollywood film has had this honour.

Hailed as one of the most happening Bollywood parties of Cannes this year, gangs of curious guests at the cocktail party, which was held at the stunning NFDC Indian Pavilion, were given red branded gamchchas(bandanas) which are symbolic to the film. The international media, film executives, and VIPs took to wearing the gamchchas with pride to demonstrate their appreciation for the film. The gamchchas projected an earthy vibe of the film, which deals with 60 years of a feuding family’s life in the coal mining town of Dhanabad in Jarkhand, India.

Attendees were also welcomed by a champagne cocktail reception and treated to mouth-watering Indian delicacies, which brought a taste of India to Cannes.

Gangs Of Wasseypur, a mainstream Indian film, combines clever filmmaking with a powerful, high-concept and entertaining plot, with revenge at its core. Accentuated by strong performances by a talented and eclectic cast consisting of Hindi cinemas finest, Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda, the film is cleverly told in two parts. Gangs Of Wasseypur represents the brave new Indian cinema breaking the cliches and conventions, something which Anurag Kashyap has come to be known for. The film is presented by one of India’s leading integrated film companies, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by AKFPL.Anurag Kashyap and the film’s actress Huma Qureshi who is a rising Bollywood beauty, experienced Cannes’ very own monsoon, greeted the flurry of media who interviewed them about their upcoming Indian blockbuster.

The world premiere of Gangs Of Wasseypur will be held on the 22nd May 2012 at the ‘Directors Fortnight’ at the Marriott, Cannes. Other highlights for the film during the festival week will include a debate forum on Bollywood’s changing place within Indian cinema on 23rd May.

 

Press Conference – Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur has been selected for the prestigious Director’s Cut at Cannes film festival this year and will also be opening the London Indian Film Festival this year.

At a recent event, Anurag Kashyap presented two songs from the film, “Bihar ke Lala” and “I am the hunter”, as a sneak peek.

 The entire cast of Gangs of Wasseypur, Nawazuddin Siddidqui, Piyush Mishra, Manoj Tiwari, Huma Quereshi, Richa Chadda, Singer Sneha Khanwalkar along with the director Anurag Kashyap were present at the event.

Anurag Kashyap was heard explaining his vision about Gangs of Wasseypur and said that it is the most expensive film which he has ever made.

Also when asked Anurag as to what inspired him to make this film, he simply said that the moment when he read the script and discovered the core reality of it, he immediately started preparing for the shoot.

Check out these photos from the event:

‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ at Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival 2012

The Indian cinematic masterpiece Gangs Of Wasseypur, is set to make film history as the first commercial Bollywood film to be part of the 65th Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight segment.

Produced and presented by one of India’s leading integrated film companies, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, with the young, cutting-edge film director Anurag Kashyap at the helm, Gangs Of Wasseypur is a mainstream commercial Indian film, which tells an epic tale, spanning 60 years of a feuding family’s life set against the backdriop of the rural coal communities in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

Gangs Of Wasseypur combines clever filmmaking with a powerful, high-concept and entertaining plot, with revenge at its core. Accentuated by esteemed performances by a talented and eclectic cast consisting of Hindi cinemas finest, Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda, the film is cleverly told in two separate films. Generating widespread interest from critics and audiences alike,Gangs Of Wasseypur breaks with Indian cinema conventions in the same mould as the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, and other acclaimed films such as Bandit Queen.

Anurag Kashyap is renowned for his work in creating a niche in Indian cinema’s ‘avant-garde’ space. He is also the mastermind behind Indian cinematic directorials as Black Friday, a controversial and award-winning film about the 1993 Mumbai bombings, and the award-winning  screenwriter of such international cinematic successes as Satya and Water.

Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and the Cannes Film Festival will hold special media and trade screenings of Gangs Of Wasseypur on the 22nd of May 2012. Other highlights for the film during the festival week will include cocktails hosted by Viacom18 Motion Pictures at the NFDC India Pavilion,and a debate forum on Bollywood’s changing place within Indian cinema.

 Viacom 18 Motion Pictures presence at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 will be a holistic celebration of Indian cinema’s vast contribution to the world of entertainment.