Gangs Of Wasseypur II Review In Brief
Following the assassination of Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee), his son Faisal Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) emerges as the new Dhanbad strongman, intent on carrying out an age old vendetta…
Gangs Of Wasseypur II Review Verdict
Like the prequel, the sequel too is gritty, edgy and yet with a dash of rustic humour…
Gangs Of Wasseypur II Review Story Plot
The film starts off where the prequel ended-with the assassination of Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee). Sardar's eldest son Danish (Vineet Kumar) takes up the reins of the gang as younger brother Faisal (Nawazuddin) spends most of his time loafing with his drug addict friends. However, when Danish too is shot dead in broad daylight by their old foe Sultan (Pankaj Tripathi), Faisal is forced to step up to the task of taking control of the gang and avenging the deaths of his father and brother.
However, this time, Faisal has to not only deal with his foes Ramadhir Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia) and Sultan, but also tackle other challenges like yuppie newcomer Shamshad (Raj Kumar Yadav), who is playing a devious game of double cross, Definite (Zeeshan Qadri), whose loyalties are dubious and his own volatile younger brother Perpendicular (Aditya Kumar), who seems more like a liability than an asset. How Faisal manages to deal with such challenges forms the rest of the story…
Gangs Of Wasseypur II Review Performances
If Gangs first part had Manoj Bajpayee stealing the show, the sequel has Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the reluctant heir Faisal who shall win your heart. As a shy, awkward teenager, who grows into a cold blooded avenger, Nawazuddin might not look physically intimidating, but still portrays an air of understated menace quite effectively. Another performer to watch out for is Richa Chadda in this film. As the matriarch, who encourages her sons to go out and seek vengeance, Chadda gives the most impressive performances as the angst-ridden Nagma. Other actors like Piyush Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Raj Kumar Yadav too do justice to their roles.
Gangs Of Wasseypur II Review Direction
Just like the prequel, the sequel is not for the faint-hearted. If you don't mind seeing people bludgeoned or stabbed to death with a lusty aggression, then by all means go for it. The violence is raw, edgy and gritty and yet again, director Kashyap gets cheeky with it when he inserts comic sequences in the middle of gory bloodshed. Watch out for the scene where Sultan is being stalked through a market by Faisal's gang or the scene when a singer belts out filmy numbers at a funeral and you will know what we mean. There are many more such scenes and the viewer will end up guffawing in shocked delight even as he cringes at the same time.
Gangs Of Wasseypur II Review Music
Though this reviewer personally enjoyed the music of the prequel more than the sequel, Sneha Khanwalkar yet again manages to come up with a winner with gems like chi cha leather, electric piya and the sinister kaala rey, which is worth lending an ear to.
Gangs Of Wasseypur II Review Final Word
Guns, gangsters and gamchas…need we say more? Go for it!