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Anurag’s Gang shows guns in Siri Fort

Anurag’s Gang shows guns in Siri Fort
Gangs of Wasseypur 2 is clearly one of the most awaited sequels of the year. After critical acclaim for Gangs of Wasseypur 1,  director Anurag Kashyap is optimistic about the second part of the coal mafia saga. Kashyap and a part of the cast were present at Osian on Saturday at the public screening of the sequel.

Gangs of Wasseypur 2, continuing with the family saga  of the Khans in Wasseypur,  takes a look at the coal-mafias in the adjoining cities of Dhanbad and Wasseypur.

The land is a conflict zone where human exploitation thrives. The politics of caste, and religion form a vital crux in all the drama.

‘The story has no references to any movie or any novel but is written straight out of personal experiences’, said Kashyap.

He added that this movie is all about violence and revenge and he has dwelt on portraying  violence extensively. He has a logic for that however.

‘My idea of violence is to show violence so that people do not indulge in it, only when witnessed in the grossest form, people will abstain’ said Kashyap.

Speaking to the public at the press meet Anurag said that a lot of people, from Wasseypur, after watching the Gangs of Wasseypur 1 were unable to relate to it because most the incidents were historically from a different era.   Pre-independence  to post-independence days when Dhanbad and Wasseypur were within the purview of the state.

‘I am waiting for the response from the people in Wasseypur once they watch part two, as the action takes place in the present context’, said Kashyap.

The new characters, Perpendicular, Tangent and Definite, have all been influenced by real people saidKashyap. While the pivotal characters are from the first edition, the new characters change the game for the sequel.

The three leading ladies, Richa Chaddha, Huma Qureshi, Reemma Sen also present at the conference added that although the movie is very male oriented each woman has an intrinsic role to play. In fact if one can remember the ladies hold a  massive sway on the protagonists right from the first part. ‘Though the women do not pick up guns, they do influence the characters very strongly’, said Richa Chaddha.

‘I have never been interested in women who did not have a mind of their own and therefore, it is obvious that the ladies in my movies have a very strong impact,’ said Kashyap. 
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