Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Piyush Mishra, Zeeshan Quadri, Richa Chaddha, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi kicks off GOW1, and introduces the gang wars of Dhanbad. Here, killings are perfectly timed with the popular soap, gangsters watch it daily with their families—as much a ritual as their knocking people off. This opening scene unfolds from another perspective midway through GOW2, but the foibles and frailties of the hoodlums stay. They get an added dose of the idiosyncratic. So you get characters like Perpendicular, who lisps and kills with a blade hidden in his mouth, but fumbles over slippers after looting a jeweller. There’s the intriguing Definite, on whose origins an entire sequence is devoted.
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