Check Out The Rockin' Trailer For GANGS OF WASSEYPUR From Anurag Kashyap!
His last film, That Girl in Yellow Boots, was a big hit on the festival circuit, and was picked up by IndiePix in the US. Unfortunately, I don't think it was handled in the best possible way and it disappeared from theaters here without much fanfare, in spite of our own site hosting advertising for the film. For example, the film was playing in my home city of Dallas, but only in theaters that primarily show Indian films anyway, which did nothing to expand the film's visibility, as no very few non-Indians even know about the theater's existence. I'm hoping that Gangs of Wasseypur doesn't meet the same fate.
To that end, I was very excited to hear that the film was selected to play in Cannes during the Director's Fortnight section, and very shortly afterward it will be the closing night film at the New York Indian Film Festival. I am hoping for the opportunity to review the film as a part of that festival, though I'm not sure what the odds are on that. In any case, the trailer looks superb, and give the audience a decent idea of what to expect. Unfortunately, there are no subtitles, however, the language of violence is universal.
Enjoy Gangs of Wasseypur.