'Gangs Of Waaseypur': The only Indian film to feature in The Guardian's top 100 films of 21st century

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Sep 15, 2019, 03:45 PM(IST)

Cousins' called 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' one of the most complex gangster films in last 80 years Photograph:( Twitter )

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The two-part film series 'Gangs Of Wasseypur'  released in 2012 and narrated the saga of a coal mafia family in the town of Wasseypur in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.

Anurag Kashyap’s crime drama Gangs Of Wasseypur is the only Indian film to feature in The Guardian’s new list of top 100 best films of the 21st century.

Kashyap shared this good news over Instagram on Saturday and announced that his action drama has bagged 59th position in The Guardian’s list. The director though somewhat disagrees with the ranking of his film.

Sharing an image, Kashyap captioned "Guardian's list of 100 best films of 21st century. Proud to be here but this wouldn't be my list. So many films which are my favourites can't be below my film.. and 'the Dark Knight' deserves to be way up. The number 1 film in the list I totally agree with. That's my absolute favourite of the 21st century.P.S this is also is that film of mine that totally destroyed my filmmaking life by the expectations it sets from me as a filmmaker and has been continuously so, and I have forever been trying to break away from it. Hopefully, someday that will happen."

Anurag’s ex-wife and actor Kalki Koechlin commented to his post, ''Yes boss.''

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta also reacted to his post saying, ''Now you are the official poster boy!'' Filmmaker Guneet Monga whose film 'Period. End of Sentence' won an Oscar this year, commented, ''Amazing''.

The two-part film series 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' was released in 2012 and narrated the saga of a coal mafia family in the town of Wasseypur in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand.

Both films were loved by the masses for their drama and rawness and acclaimed by the classes for cinematic aesthetics. Both films were box-office hits. 

The gang-war drama featured Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra, Huma Qureshi and Richa Chadha. 

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