Mirchi review: Faizal Khan outshines Gangs of Wasseypur 2 ensemble

Second half of Anurag Kashyap's epic drama of crime and revenge is one of the movies of the year.

Powered by automated translation

The second half of the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's two-part crime thriller continues the revenge saga and starts after the death of a major character in the first instalment. It depicts the meteoric rise of the new protagonist Faizal Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), from a small-time drug dealer to becoming the mafia king of Wasseypur. Like the first part, Kashyap's story is rich in action and presents solid characterisation. But be advised: the violence, though deftly dramatised, can be quite repulsive at times. All said, the film belongs to the 38-year-old Siddiqui, who hands-down outshines the rest of the massive ensemble cast.