Gangs of Wasseypur
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Anurag Kashyap. India. 2013, 317 mins., with a 15-minute intermission. DCP. In Hindi with English subtitles. With Manoj Bajpayee, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadda. The iconoclastic Kashyap’s ambitious and extraordinary blood-and-bullets-fueled crime saga charts 70 years in the lives—and spectacular deaths—of two mafia-like families fighting for control of the coal-mining town of Wasseypur, India. Inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs and beginning with the bandit-like career of Shahid Khan (Ahlawat) in the 1940s, the film follows the ruthless rise of his son Sardar (a brilliant Bajpayee) and his offspring, the surreally named Danish, Perpendicular, and Definitive Khans and their numerous wives and girlfriends. Gangs of Wasseypur mirrors the tumultuous and explosive growth of modern India with ferocious cinematic intensity. An Arbelos Films release.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.