Anurag Kashyap’s epic crime story, Gangs of Wasseypur, finally has North American distribution.

Gangs of Wasseypur, a five and a half hour cinematic experience debuted in the Director’s Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival back in May of 2012, where it received rave reviews.
The film was immediately split in half and released in two parts in India and parts of the Middle East in June and August of that same year, while concurrently enjoying a successful festival run around the world.
While Wasseypur had a rocky path to distribution in the US,  the film played TIFF 2012, as well as appearances of Part 1 at the New York Indian Film Festival and Los Angeles Indian Film Festival shortly thereafter, it didn’t find its way through cinemas in the US. The film subsequently went on to limited theatrical release in France and the UK.
Distributor Cinelicious has picked up the North American theatrical rights to Gangs of Wasseypur.