Remember films like Don
, Parinda, Satya
, Shootout At Lokhandwala
and the recently released Don 2
? All these films were huge BO successes and threw light on the same gritty subject - Gangsters.
Now, the next to join the brigade is Anurag Kashyap
's Gangs of Wasseypur
and Ram Gopal Varma
While Anurag's film is based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, Ramu's film
starring Amitabh Bacchan, Sanjay Dutt
and Rana Daggubati
, deals with the
struggle for power between a cop and a gangster.
success rates and audiences loving every bit of the action drama between
a cop and a gangster, it is indeed becoming a latest trend to produce
films that show the bad guys as leads! Soon to be seen are Shootout at Wadala
, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2
and Zilla Gaziabad
total of about 170 crore rupees riding on these films!
Originally, gangster films were made with a major city like Mumbai as their premise but with Gangs of Wasseypur
filmmakers have crossed the barrier and are traveling across India to a
much smaller locales. With this film, Anurag, who made his mark in the
industry with the hit gang film Satya,
is taking another big step forward.
Known to be a methodical director, he has shot the
film in the rustic locations of Bihar and Jharkhand. The film will be
offered in 2 parts of 40 mins each, spanning across three generations
and six decades.
As for Ram Gopal Varma
, he returns to his forte of action films with Department
Among the other upcoming gangster films, Zilla Ghaziabad,
about the the life of Mahendar Fauzi, who was quite a terror in
Ghaziabad. The ensemble cast includes the rarely seen Vivek Oberoi and
gangster film promises a rush of adrenaline and on the edge action
sequences! BollyCurry hopes that these films click at the BO!
Editors: Shareen M. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Shareen M.