Exclusive: GANGS OF WASSEYPUR – PART 1 and 2 Red Band Trailer and Poster; Presented by Adi Shankar

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When I think of Indian cinema, I immediately think about Satyajit Ray’s amazing Apu trilogy (Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959), the incredible Bollywood film movement, and films that feature amazing song and dance numbers.  However, what I never associate with Indian cinema is gangster films loaded with blood and violence.  That all changed last week when I caught writer-director Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1.  While I’d heard the film was great at last year’s Sundance (it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), I wasn’t prepared for the level of blood and guts on display and the scope of the story.

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and 2 takes place over the course of a seventy-year struggle between two crime families fighting for control of the coal-mining town of Wasseypur, India.  Inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs, Gangs of Wasseypur follows the rise of a family along with the children, numerous wives and girlfriends.  The best way to describe the film is to say it’s the Indian equivalent to The Godfather saga.  With Part 1 getting a one-week run at Film Society Lincoln Center January 16th and a two-week run at 11-cities nationwide with AMC, we’ve been provided with the exclusive red-band trailer and poster.  Hit the jump to check them out and you’ll get a small taste of why people have raved about the films.  Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and 2 will also be available On Demand April 17th and is presented by producer Adi Shankar (DreddThe Grey).


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The Sundance Film Festival recently announced the first round of programming, and we have the first images from a few of the movies playing in the Spotlight category:

  • Fill the Void – Written and directed by Rama Burshtein, starring Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, and Chaim Sharir.
  • Gangs of WasseypurDirected and co-written by Anurag Kashyap, co-written by Zeishan Quadri, starring Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddique, Richa Chadda, and Huma Qureshi.
  • Mud – Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, and Reese Witherspoon.
  • No – Directed by Pablo Larraín, written by Pedro Peirano, starring Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, and Luis Gnecco.

Hit the jump for the images and synopses.  The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17 – 27.

2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Lineups for Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier Programs Including MUD, HELL BABY, and S-VHS

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Yesterday the 2013 Sundance Film Festival announced the lineup for films competing in the Dramatic and Documentary categories, and today they’ve unveiled the films that will screen in the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier programs.  Films of note include Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols’ new film Mud starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, the U.S. premiere of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, the Robert Ben Garant/Thomas Lennon comedy Hell Baby, and the horror anthology sequel S-VHS.

Hit the jump to see the full lineup, and click here to check out all of our Sundance coverage thus far.  The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17 – 27.

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