Anurag Kashyap is the director of the two-part criminal drama Gangs of Wasseypur. Following its 2012 Cannes Film Festival international premiere, the movie was released in India the same year. Along with Manoj Bajpayee, other actors who star in it include Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Huma Qureshi, and Rajkummar Rao.
The movie has a number of standout exchanges that have influenced our popular culture over time. The most well-known is “tumse na ho payega.” Here are some of the memorable dialouges from the film.
1. Tumse Na Ho Payega
In one of the movie’s sequences, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s portrayal of Ramadhir Singh, who is frustrated with his son JP Singh’s behavior, tells him, “beta tumse na ho payega (son, you can’t do it)”. Since then, this apparently uncomplicated statement has grown into something greater than the movie. Everyone was moved by Tigmanshu’s effortless delivery of it.
2. Insaan jo hai bas do nasal k hote hain: ek hote hai harami aur doosre bewakoof
Nasir Ahmed, the story’s narrator and Sardar Khan’s foster uncle, is one of the most fascinating characters in the movie. In the movie, his character says something at one point: “Insaan jo hai bas do nasal k hote hain: ek hote hai Harami aur doosre bewakoof (there are two kinds of people: bastards and stupid).”
3. Sabka badla lega tera Faizal
In the movie, Nawazuddin Siddiqui portrays Faizal Khan, a character who is initially somewhat shy. But once his father and then his brother pass away, he gradually turns into a vicious mobster. However, his mother, who is portrayed by Richa Chadha, must first boil his blood.
Post the interaction, he says, “baap ka, dada ka, bhai ka, sabka badla lega re tera Faizal (your Faizal will avenge the death of everyone, including my father, grandfather, and brother).”
4. Keh ke lenge
“Keh Ke Lunga,” declared Sardar Khan (portrayed by Manoj Bajpayee) to his spouse during a conversation about exacting revenge for his father’s passing. One of the antagonists, Ramadhir Singh, is accountable for his father’s premature death. An example of this is seen in the song “Keh Ke Lunga”.
5. Hindustan mein jab tak Cinema hai log ch**iye bante rahenge
In one scene, the character played by Tigmanshu Dhulia talks about Bollywood actors like Sanjay Dutt and others. In a brief while, he informs everyone in his immediate vicinity, “Hindustan me jab tak cinema hai log ch**iya bante rahenge (people will be fooled as long as there is cinema in India).” Because it is spoken by a character in a movie, this exchange is highly satirical and illustrates how the media affects society as a whole.
6. Ye Wasseypur hai, yahan kabutar bhi ek pankh se udta hai, doosre pankh se apna izzat bachata hai
Pankaj Tripathi portrays Sultan Qureshi, the head of the Qureshi family in the area and a courageous man. As the Sultan works for Ramadhir Singh, he is at odds with Sardar Khan. In one scenario, he confronts the police when they come at his butcher shop. Sultan declares, “Ye Wasseypur hai, yahan kabutar bhi ek pankh se udta hai, doosre pankh se apna izzat bachata hai (This is Wasseypur, here even the pigeons fly with one wing and save themselves with the other).”
7. Khana khao, taaqat aayega…bahar jaake beizzati mat karana
Nagma Khatoon, portrayed by Richa Chadha, is a formidable woman who restrains Sardar’s behavior. In a scene, she informs Sardar of: “Khana khao, Taqat aayega… Bahar jaake beizzati mat karana (Eat food; it will give you strength. Also, don’t get your prestige bruised going out).”