Monday February 18, 2019

Brace yourself ‘Gangs’, Wasseypur is coming again!

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By Manas Dwivedi

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Cinema is considered as one of the best media for expressing emotions and storytelling. No other form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, hitting straight to emotions and going deep into the twilight room of the soul. Indian Cinema has given us numerous films which have been successful in creating a long lasting impact on our mind. One such fine example comes from Anurag Kashyap directed revenge-drama ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (GoW).

The low budget cult-drama franchise, filmed in two parts in India, is ready for the third instalment. If the reports are to be believed, soon the third instalment of the famous film would go on floor. Yes Gangs of Wasseypur 3 is rapidly coming into shape.

After Anurag Kashyap’s dream project ‘Bombay Velvet’ backfired, the director appears to have sorted out what would work best for him. There were rumours around GoW 3 from quite a long. But now finally, writer-director Zeishan Quadri, who also acted in the film, was approached for not only writing the script but also to direct as well. The young artist, aka ‘Definite’ for his character in the film, had also received IIFA’s award for Best Story for his brilliant script of the movie.

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The revenge saga ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ with a huge following among cinema fanatics has also made it to Cannes Film Festival in 2012. It would not be wrong to term the popular series as a wonderful prototype of post-modern cinema. The movie also proved to be a milestone for Anurag Kashyap who acclaimed fame from the project. It helped him establish himself as an auteur in the industry.

What makes this movie stand different from others is the raw presentation which perfectly depicts the realty. Based on real life events, it beautifully depicts how one is committing crime for survival which ultimately leads to a state of revenge. It also portrays how vengeance can become a reason to exploit and enjoy political sovereignty. Gangs of Wasseypur tactfully showcase how hatred can take you places and ultimately lead to nowhere but death.

The movie also defies the rules of creative barrier. It proves a great idea, presented in a way which is out of the box, can make the cinematography even better. A real life adoption is not always easy to present on screen, but Kashyap did it comfortably with a blend of good story, skilful acting, and poppy music. Everything goes in sync with the prime idea, which compels the viewer to stay connected to the plot. Also the dialogues in the movie create wonders, making the film more juicy and engaging.

Another important feature of this kind of cinema is to face the reality. Making your audience aware about the harsh reality of life where it’s a tough task to survive. In a world full of crime, corruption and malfeasance, revenge is never a solution to a cause.

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The desi crime saga rose to praises as well. The movie was globally acclaimed and thoroughly enjoyed by Indians, especially in the rural areas where youth loved the movie’s concept. Actually the film was five hour long before release but it did screened at Cannes in a one go. Later in India it got released in two parts over the period of two months. Even after three years of release, the movie is still fresh in memories of Indian movie buffs.

And now when the sequel to the story of bloodshed squabble is on the rounds, audience would be eagerly waiting for GoW in curiosity. Although in last part’s climax, it seemed their might not be any more of revenge. But it is a question of enigma now. What Gangs of Wasseypur will feature? Will there be new Ramadhir Singh in form of Definate? Or Faizal Khan’s son will emerge to take revenge of his father’s death. JP Singh’s dream of conquering kingdom would get full-filled or not? For all that you have to wait till 2016 when the film is slated to release.

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Actor Anupam Kher Says That Cinema And Politics Cannot Be Separated

"The Accidental Prime Minister" is slated to release on January 11

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National Award winning actor Anupam Kher, who essays the character of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in “The Accidental Prime Minister”, says cinema and politics cannot be separated since one reflects the other.

The film, even before its release, has grabbed a lot of eyeballs and faced criticism for the projection of its central character and for being timed to hit the screens before the 2019 general elections.

Anupam told IANS: “Look, when the audience is going to the theatre to watch a film, they are regular cine-goers and movie lovers. They are not entering the hall as a voter.

“But yes, when they come out, the film might linger in their mind. But then, cinema and politics cannot be separated, because they are a reflection of each other.”

The actor further said: “A filmmaker or an artiste really cannot figure out why people are voting for a political party. Some voters are loyalists; some are making a list of good and bad to choose a party and the government. How much can a film could contribute to that?

“Having said that, I personally believe that when people go to vote for choosing a government, they do not decide anything based on the impact of a film.”

The movie is based on an eponymous book which was released during the 2014 elections when the political transformation happened and the nation voted the Bharatiya Janata Party government over the Congress-led UPA government.

Does the film intend to influence the voters to form an opinion on the Congress party by showing Singh in a critical light?

“It is ridiculous to say that people choose a political party and a change happened in the government because of Sanjay Baru’s book! Similarly, it would be silly to say that this film will change the result of the election this year,” replied the 63-year-old actor.

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Cinema, politics can’t be separated: Anupam Kher, flickr

Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film also features Akshaye Khanna, Aahana Kumra and Arjun Mathur.

The book gives an insight of the Prime Minister Office (PMO) as well as the personal journey of Singh. And the film’s trailer gives a glimpse how the narrative will emphasise on the contradiction and difference of opinion between the PM and the Congress Party, especially its then president Sonia Gandhi.

In fact, such elements in the book also received some criticism in 2014.

Asked if highlighting on the conflict between the former PM and Congress party president is the core content of the film, Anupam said: “No, no, the story is a very humane tale of a man, who was born into a middle-class family and with his merit, he excelled and became a Prime Minister.

“He is a man with all heart, a true patriot, well read, humble man who went through a huge struggle and felt vulnerable as a Prime Minister of the country.”

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Commenting on the party president and PM conflict, the actor added: “It was never a secret. It was rather an open secret that has come out. It was there in the book as well!

“Everyone knew that he was chosen to become a Prime Minister by the Congress party and he was the least expected candidate. Our film is shown from the point of view of a media advisor in the PMO.

“It would be appreciated if audiences watch the film, as a story.”

“The Accidental Prime Minister” is slated to release on January 11. (IANS)