The sequel to Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW) will release on August 10, confirms Vikram Malhotra, COO Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The production house has apparently decided to release the second part earlier than planned, to cash in on part one’s box office acceptance.
Despite an ‘A’ certificate, GOW received a positive response from the audience and critical acclaim as well. It has already collected a net total of R14.75 crore.
During the weekend, it saw 100 per cent occupancy in theatres, while on weekdays it was between 80 per cent and 90 per cent.
“The film, despite its blood and gore, grips you because it focuses on an important emotion – revenge. People are waiting to see how the drama enfolds,” says trade analyst Tarun Adarsh.
With a viewing time of five hours (part 1 and 2 together), Wasseypur is Anurag’s most ambitious project yet.
He says, “We took gamchas to Cannes and it became a style statement there with people wearing it over their Armanis. These innovative strategies helped us get away with such a long film.”