Director: Anurag Kashyap
Producers: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Writers: Zeishan Quadri, Sachin Ladia and Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Piyush Mishra, Reema Sen, Jaideep Ahlawat
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
Release Date: August 8, 2012
Star Value: As actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Huma Qureshi are playing main leads in Gangs Of Wasseypur 2, the star value for the film isn’t high. But it is the Wasseypur brand that will be the drive audience to the theatres, after the appreciation the first part of the movie received.
Hype: The manner in which the first part ended created a lot of eagerness and anticipation for the second part. The exciting promos have also been welcomed by the audience. Putting up posters that look exactly like real-life posters of politicians added to the excitement.
Music: The unusual song ‘Chhi Chha Ledar’ has become a rage among a section of the audience. That song has played a big role in popularizing the movie. ‘Electric Piya’ is another track which is quite known.
Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 will get a decent to good opening at the box-office but only in metros. Like the first part, it caters more to the multiplex audience from big cities. One can’t rule out the fact that the film will mostly be seen only by those who have seen the first part. It is unlikely that someone, who hasn’t seen the first part of the story, will queue for the next part. Although it is unlikely, it’s not impossible.
The first part gathered steady collections even after the first week. However, the same won’t happen with Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 as Salman Khan’s hugely awaited Ek Tha Tiger is releasing on August 15. I am not saying that GOW 2 doesn’t stand a chance after August 15. It is just that the film has mostly one week to collect the moolah. If the film attains high success, Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be the next big thing in Bollywood!