Rating: 2/5 stars (Two stars)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Huma Qureshi (Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Movie Poster)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Huma Qureshi (Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Movie Poster)

Star Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Richa Chadda, Huma Qureshi, Piyush Mishra, Reema Sen, Raj Kumar Yadav Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Singh, Zeishan Quadri.

What’s Good: The performances; the music; the cinematography.

What’s Bad: The predictable story; the mundane revenge drama; the half-baked characters.

Loo Break: None.

Watch or Not: Watch it only if you love revenge stories and bloodshed.


If the characters tumbling out of Gangs Of Wasseypur confused you, Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 won’t be a cake walk.

For the uninitiated, the prequel, GoW, ended with the death of Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee), leaving his sons to avenge his death. While Faizal (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is engulfed in the smoke of ganja, it’s up to Danish (Vineet Singh) to demand blood. But Ramadhir Singh (Tigmanshu Dhulia) and Sultan (Pankaj Tripathi) get back by gunning down Danish in cold blood.

Finally, Faizal shakes out of his slumber and ruthlessly takes back control of Wasseypur. But our hero doesn’t forget his Bollywood-loving darling Mohsina (Huma Qureshi). Tired of the bloodshed and never-ending revenge, Ramadhir offers a hand of truce to Faizal: Faizal keeps Wasseypur and Ramadhir doesn’t kill any more of his family. By now, everyone wants a piece of the success story, including Faizal’s half-brother Definite (Zeishan Quadri) and Shamshad (Raj Kumar Yadav).

But when Sultan gets a hit on Faizal’s menace-of-a-brother Perpendicular, he doesn’t let go of the chance.
The bloody revenge saga plays out in the next 3 hours.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Huma Qureshi (Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Movie Stills)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Huma Qureshi (Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Movie Stills)

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Review: Script Analysis

After the mayhem in GOW, the script of GOW2 has many of the faults of its predecessor; sometimes even more. Characters like Perpendicular, Mohsina seem like they could have given much more had they been developed better, while others like Farhan (Piyush Mishra) have been relegated to the background. This doesn’t really make sense in the movie and seems haphazard.

Also, after a point, you know that the next character on screen is going to meet his gruesome end, and it’s just a matter of how. Nothing really excites you from the point that the movie looks like a plain old revenge story. Faizal’s change of heart towards the end makes no sense. Some of the scenes (the fruit market one) and dialogues are very well written.

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Review: Star Performances

One of the reasons why GOW2 is worth watching is because all the performances are top notch! Nawazuddin Siddiqui does the perfect shift of character as Faizal Khan. To paraphrase his character, “Sab ka badla liya Faizal!” Huma is lovely as Mohsina. It’s a pleasure to watch the shifting moods of Perpendicular and Zeishan Quadri as Definite. Everyone else provides incredible support on screen.

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects

No doubt that it must have been a very difficult decision for director Anurag Kashyap to decide which characters to retain for the sequel. But GOW2 just doesn’t live up to expectations. It seems long, tedious and repetitive.

Sneha Khanwalkar’s music is extremely well done. Editing by Shweta Venkat Matthew could have been better. Rajeev Ravi’s cinematography is superb. Shyam Kaushal’s action scenes are very good.

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Review: The Last Word

It’s only the actors and the music of Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 that would make it worth the watch.

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 Trailer

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 releases on 8th August 2012.

Also check out our Gangs of Wasseypur Review.

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  1. एक फिल्म निर्देशक कभी भी फ़िल्मे भारत मे मोजूद 15-20 भांगड फिल्म समीक्षको के लिए नही बनता,क्यूकी उसे इस बात का पता होता है,की उसकी मेहनत का फल उसे देश की 130 करोर जनता हर शुक्रवार देती है,अब भले ही तुम इस फिल्म को 2 सितारा दो,मगर पब्लिक इसका कलेक्षन 40 करोरे तक पहुचा कर तुम सभी फिल्म समीक्षको के मुह पर ताला जड़ देगी!!!!!!! ही..ही..हा..हा…हा….

  2. You gave 3/5 Rowdy Rathore and 2/5 to GOW 2 – REALLY? It is no where near April yet, so can’t be April fool? This shows the cinematic intelligence (or even basic IQ for that matter) of our “so-called” critics. Guys please change your profession, you can do better in politics, seriously, may be one day you can become CM or PM as the only skill needed is to ensure who to keep happy and who not too.

  3. who made u critic lol go change ur priffession.and watch bol bachhan ra1 all d best…. carzy woman. i cant stop laughing after reading ur overall review .. it is our majboori tht we have critics like you and we read ur blog … srry no offence.. lolzzzz.

  4. I’ve been waiting for this flick for such a long time. I’m going to book my ticket at Wave Cinemas, Noida to avoid hotchpotch at the last minute.
    Yay! I’m so excited!

  5. Roshni? More appropriate name for this person would be Tamas… I cannot take seriously someone who gives GOW II two stars and Jism 2 two and a half!! Poor writing skills, complete ignorance of cinema, no more IQ than a protozoa – shame on you, koimoi, to appoint such a brain-dead creature as critic! But the woman is probably mentally challenged so we should not laugh at the poor thing.

  6. hahahahaa….. i feel laughing!!! pity you devi ji!!! have you ever noticed the discourse of the film. Mise-en-scène used in films are there to understand… may be as called in film institutes, you have just ‘watched’ the film ‘passing by’ in front of your eyes.! can you please refer your “Film Appreciation” theories again?? or should I teach you that? Or should I write for koimoi?? hahahaa…. watch it again after properly understanding the film theories.! This film doesn’t even need your reviews. Should I give you ticket of ‘Ek tha Tiger’ you would have savoured it…lol of course, it need no BRAIN.! Njooyy

  7. actually its not her fault….its a londa type of movie not meant for kids and ladies….so better she review ek tha tiger…


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