'Gangs Of Wasseypur' makes a comeback on Netflix

'Gangs Of Wasseypur' makes a comeback on Netflix

Anurag Kashyap's cult thriller will be broken down into four parts for an eight-episode mini-series.
25 Nov, 2015

Remember Anurag Kashyap’s enthralling crime thriller Gangs Of Wasseypur? The movie, which gained cult classic status in a short time, is now coming to online video streaming site, Netflix in the first week of December.

Both the films, Gangs of Wasseypur and its sequel, will be split up into four parts each and then made into an eight-episode mini-series.

The series will also be broadcast with subtitles in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Arabic.

While addressing a panel Monday at the Film Bazaar in Goa, which discussed "new boundaries in content creation, marketing and monetizing," Kashyap said that the first of its kind attempt at presenting the movie as a series on Netflix "reflects how digital distribution can play a role in expanding a film's audience after its theatrical release."

Taneja is in talks with the film’s international sales company, Paris-based Elle Driver, to buy out territories where the five-and-a-half-hour film doesn’t have a theatrical distributor to deploy a similar strategy. The 2012 film screened at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Sundance and many other festivals.

Film Karavan has also sold a package of 20 Indian indie films to Netflix for global distribution. The package, which includes titles such as Fandry, Amal, Patang, Loins Of Punjab and Crossing Bridges, will be subtitled into Spanish, French, Arabic and Chinese for global release. Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone's starrer Piku has also been sold to Netflix to be streamed in January.

Taneja added that B-Town films are now being subtitled into multiple languages for their vast reach globally.

Also, digital streaming saves the censorship trouble problematic back at home: "The other advantage of a web series is that we do not need to deal with obnoxious censorship and we have creative freedom." said Kashyap.


Waseem Sarwar Nov 25, 2015 02:29pm
That was a pretty good movie. Looking forward to next part.
Syed Nov 25, 2015 03:47pm
Very good movie. True translation of india. I watched the whole series....
Syed Nov 25, 2015 03:59pm
Sorry, I mistaken it with some other movie of the same genre. Gangs of Wasseypur is about BP Sinha(The Real GodFather of Dhanbad) and Surajdeo Singh, MLA (The Coal Mafia of Dhanbad). Its a true story and really worth a watch.
algoritmi Nov 25, 2015 07:36pm
I don't know why everyone likes crimes, murders, brutal tortures, rapes etc in movies. Why can't we make light entertaining movies? Everyone talks about Pakistani movie Waar but that was a pathetic movie I have ever tried to watch (I could not watch the movie for more than 20 minutes because of brutality shown)
mohammed ahmed khan Nov 25, 2015 09:25pm
No doubt. Its one of the great movies I watched.
Saeed Nov 28, 2015 04:47am
Cant wait to watch them again, best movie ever.