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“Portrayal of real violence important”

Many parallels have been drawn for the Hindi movie, Gangs of Wasseypur. Some say it reflects a Corleone-like family revenge drama from The Godfather. Some compare it with the Spaghetti Western films of the 1960s and 70s. Some compare the style of film-making with greats such as Sergio Leone and Martin Scorcese.

The lust for revenge passing down generations may be similar to The Godfather. But no matter how close the Corleone-family saga may appear to the fictionalised account of real-life incidents in Wasseypur, in the coal belt of Dhanbad, the flavour — in songs, dialogues and backdrop — are a hundred per cent local. Continue reading