News|August 6, 2012 11:05 am

Gangs Of Wasseypur II is inspired by Mahabharat

While it is believed that mythologies inspire filmmakers, those who have had an opportunity to see Gangs Of Wasseypur II (GOW II) have drawn strong parallels with the epic Mahabharat. This was pointed out by one of the viewers after the film’s trial recently.

A source who was also present at the venue revealed that Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Faizal Khan seemed like Arjun.

Faizal is smart, charming and fearless like the great warrior and like him, also led the fight from the front.

said an informer, adding that elder brother Danish, played by Vineet Singh was aggressive, powerful and loyal like Bheem.

Nasir, played by Piyush Mishra, is likened to Bheeshma Pitamah, for the way he supports Faizal Interestingly, Sultan ( Pankaj Tripathy) is likened to Duryodhan for he’s the bravest of Faizal’s enemies. The scheming JP Singh (Satya Anand) seems to be the film’s Shakuni and Iqlakh (Gaurav Sharma) the modern day Dushasan. As for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Ramadhir Singh, we’re told that he’s an honourable and clever man, ‘just like Krishna’ except that this time around he sides with Faizal’s foes.

A source explains,

Here, Krishna and Arjun seem to be on the opposite sides. What if someone like Krishna was on Kauravas’ side? That seems like the idea of Gangs Of Wasseypur II.

When asked about the parallels of his film with Mahabharat, director Anurag Kashyap said,

GOW is a story spanning generations, the epicness of its construct was organic. The traits of each character are defined by their respective pasts. It’s quite strange that these traits resemble the biggest epic this country has ever seen.

Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and directed by Anurag Kashyap, Gangs Of Wasseypur II releases on August 8.

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