Bollywood films with IMDb 8.0+ Ratings

19: Gangs of Wasseypur

Release date: 2012
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Duration: 5hr 21m
Genre: Crime/Action
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

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“Gangs of Wasseypur” is an epic crime saga that spans generations, depicting the power struggles and vendettas between rival families in the town of Wasseypur. The story begins with the feud between the Qureshi and Khan families, initiated by Sardar Khan, played by Manoj Bajpayee, who seeks revenge for his father’s murder by the ruthless coal mine owner, Ramadhir Singh, portrayed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. As the conflict escalates, the narrative unfolds over several decades, chronicling the rise and fall of various characters within the criminal underworld.

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The film delves into themes of greed, betrayal, and the cyclical nature of violence as subsequent generations inherit the grudges and ambitions of their forebears. Through its intricate plot and sprawling ensemble cast, “Gangs of Wasseypur” paints a vivid portrait of a lawless society where loyalty is fleeting and survival is paramount. The saga culminates in a dramatic and violent showdown between the warring factions, leaving a trail of bloodshed and tragedy in its wake.