'Gangs of Wasseypur' world premiere opens to packed houses

May 23, 2012, 16:12 IST | PTI

Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' is certainly making the right noises at the 65th Cannes Film Festival where the world premiere of the film received a full house

Crowd lined up the streets to lend their support for Bollywood film, being screened at Director's Fortnight section, an independently-curated, non-competitive event that runs concurrently with the festival.

Anurag with Kalki
Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin at the screening of the film in Cannes. Pic/IANS

Actresses Huma Quereshi, Richa Chadda and Reema Sen, and music director Sneha Khanwalkar joined Kashyap and the male leads Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the red carpet.

'Gangs Of Wasseypur', based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, has been divided into two parts. The first part is set to hit the Indian theatres on June 22.

Vasan Bala directed 'Peddlers', another film from Kashyap's production house, also premiered at Cannes last evening. The film is competing at the International Critics Week. 

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