Two mafia-like families have been fighting for control of the coal-mining town of Wasseypur, India for three generations. Beginning with the bandit-like career of Shahid Khan in the 1940s, the film follows the ruthless rise of his son Sardar and his surreally-named offspring - Danish, Perpendicular and Definitive - and their numerous wives and girlfriends. Inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs.


Anurag Kashyap