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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mind-Blowing Facts About Gangs of Wasseypur Duology

  • Both parts of Gangs of Wasseypur were originally shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes.But no Indian theatre would screen it to more than 5 hours movie. It was then divided into 2 parts.
  • Piyush Mishra and Tigmanshu Dhulia were given the discretion to decide who, among them, would perform the roles of Nasir and Ramadhir.
  • The scene in which Huma Qureshi asked to take permission is a real life incident of Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
  • Aditya Kumar (Perpendicular), he came to Anurag Kashyap for any role. Anurag told him to learn how to put blade into the mouth. He took it literally. After 1 year Perpendicular came back and showed Anurag that blade action.
  • The story of the second part of 'Gangs of Wasseypur' was written by 'Definite' (Zeishan Quadri').
  • Although not a huge hit by any financial standard, the meagre combined budget of ₹18.5cr allowed the 2 films to be commercially successful, with net domestic earnings of ₹50.81cr (of the 2 parts combined) . It is regarded by many as a modern cult film.