Gangs of Wasseypur is one of the most impactful movie releases of our generation. Released in two parts in 2012, Gangs of Wasseypur wasn't a successful film, commercially, at the time, but viewers soon realised its potential and GoW is now one of the most revered films in Hindi pop culture. The biggest addition it has provided to Hindi cinema is the raw talent. Several of the actors and crew are now big names and are ruling the Indian digital space, with superhit Web series and movies. Here is a look at the talent from Gangs of Wasseypur which has taken over India's streaming space.
The cast of Gangs of Wasseypur is full of actors who have made it big in India's streaming space.
Manoj Bajpayee, who played Sardar Khan, is now one of the most sought-after faces in digital space, after his blockbuster appearance as the lead actor in Prime Video's The Family Man.
Jaideep Ahlawat is the man of the moment. His portrayal of Hathi Ram in Prime Video's Paatal Lok has been commended across the board. His claim to fame was the role of Shahid Khan in GoW.
Who doesn't know about Pankaj Tripathi? He played the brilliant role of Guruji in Sacred Games on Netflix. He is one of the biggest Bollywood stars today, and was also seen in Netflix film Extraction, albeit in a rather short appearance.
While he was already pretty popular, Gangs of Wasseypur further propelled Piyush Mishra in Hindi cinema, and the actor is seen playing the role of Janardhan Jaitley in Voot Select's latest hit Web series, Illegal - Justice, Out of Order.
Introduced to Bollywood in Gangs of Wasseypur, Richa Chadda is now a household name for Hindi cinema fans. Her portrayal of team owner Zarina Malik in Prime Video's blockbuster Inside Edge series is well known and appreciated.
Possibly the biggest success story, apart from Rajkummar Rao, out of GoW is Nawazuddin. The actor is one of the most accomplished in Bollywood today, having done the marquee role in Netflix's Sacred Games. He is coming to ZEE5 with Ghoomketu on May 22.
While Rajkummar Rao was a nobody before GoW, his acting skills proved that he would rule the roost one day. In 2020, Rao will be seen in Ludo, an Anurag Basu directorial heading straight to Prime Video.
Huma Qureshi won acclaim for her role in GoW Part 2. She recently played the lead role in Netflix India's dystopian series Leila.
Anurag Kashyap was not a big name in Bollywood before GoW came out. However, since then he has been part of the A-list of directors with digital content like Sacred Games, Ghost Stories, Lust Stories, and Thriller Factory to his credit. His latest releases, Ghoomketu coming straight to ZEE5 and Choked coming to Netflix.
Varun Grover is another name who rose to fame with his work in both parts of GoW. The lyricist worked on lyrics and script for Sacred Games, Sonchiriya, and Newton.