Gangs of Wasseypur, a 2012 movie, is directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is a crime- drama movie starring Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Huma Qureshi. The movie is about the coal capital of Dhanbad. The film is loosely based on the gang wars that took place at Jharkhand.
It explores the rivalry of crime families in Wasseypur. The story starts with Shahid Khan who dreams of taking over the coal mines in the Dhanbad region. Ramadhir, for whom Shahid is working, overhears his dream and takes a step to stop Shahid so that no one could ever replace him. He murders Shahid and gives instructions to kill his son as well. Nasir, on the other hand, runs off with Shahid’s son Sardar to save his life.
Sardar, grew up knowing his father’s story and is determined to take revenge. In 1972, Sardar marries Nagma, and starts working under Ramadhir’s son, exploiting the employment.
The rivalry gets intense when Sardar and Asgar escape jail and terrorize Wasseypur more than the Qureshi clan. In the 1990s, Sardar became the most feared man in Wasseypur. Even though Sardar always took care of his family, Durga, his second wife, and Faizal became the reason for his death.