Meeruthiya Gangster (2015)

India| September 2015| 129 min| Hindi
Meeruthiya Gangster (2015)
Genre Crime
Color Color
Certification India:UA
Locations India
Director Zeishan Quadri
Lead Cast Jaideep Ahlawat, Aakash Dahiya, Vansh Bhardwaj, Chandrachoor Rai, Shadab Kamal
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Plot Summary
The film tells the story of six young men who are gangsters in the making. The jobless youngsters ((Jaideep Ahlawat, Aakash Dahiya, Vansh Bharadwaj, Chandrachur Rai, Shadab Kamal, Jatin Sarna) are not seasoned criminals, but tread in the path of crime simply to earn quick money, with an aim to use the money as a bribe to get a decent job in a multinational company.
The film is inspired by the high number of extortion cases in the city of Meerut.

The film is Zeishan Quadri’s debut directorial.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who was the editor and presenter of the film, was so impressed with director Zeishan Quadri’s work that he offered Qadri to write the script for the third sequel of Gangs of Wasseypur franchise.

The film has a song sung by Indian cricketer Suresh Raina. Raina, who is a family friend of producer Shoeb Ahmed, agreed to sing as a friendly gesture for his friend. This marks Raina’s very first work in any Bollywood film.

Zeishan Quadri has previously worked with Anurag Kashyap as the writer of Kashyap’s critically acclaimed film Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).

Singer Sukhwinder Singh was offered the song titled ‘Babaji ka ghanta’ but the singer turned down the offer as he found the title improper.
Jaideep Ahlawat Nikhil
Aakash Dahiya Amit
Vansh Bhardwaj Gagan
Chandrachoor Rai Rahul
Shadab Kamal Sunny
Jatin Sarna Sanjay
Nushrat Bharucha Mansi
Ishita Sharma Pooja
Sanjay Mishra Mama
Mukul Dev R K Singh
Brijendra Kala Jayantilal Jain
Soundarya Sharma Alka
Faiz Ahmad
Shoeb Ahmed Kullar sahab
Tausif Hussain Tyagi's Gang member
Malkhan Singh
Aniket More Drug addict in a scene with Sumit DJ
Gibran Noorani Bob Marley's duplicate in 'Babaji Ka Ghanta' song
Director Zeishan Quadri
Producer Shoeb Ahmed
Priyankka Bassi
Zeishan Quadri
Prashant Tiwari
Prateek Tiwari
Executive Producer
Writer Zeishan Quadri(story)
Zeishan Quadri(screenplay)
Lyricist Kumaar
Kunwar Juneja
Arafat Mehmood
Music Composer Siddhant Madhav
Vivek KarVivek Kar(background music)
Siddhant Mishra(background music)
Singers Dev Negi
Zubeen Garg
Mika Singh
Divya Kumar
Siddhant Madhav
Pawni A Pandey
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Suresh Raina
Choreographers Ravi Akhade
Shireen Quadri
Cinematographer Naren Gedia
Action Director Harpal Singh
Ravi Kumar
Film Editor Ashish Gaikar
Anurag Kashyap
Casting Director Vicky Sidana
Production Designer Mrinal Das
Alok Halder
Art Director Mrinal Das
Alok Halder
Costume Designer Ridhima Pandey
Production Companies Prateek Entertainments
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Song # 1Meeruthiya Gangsters
Written byKumaar
Composed byVivek Kar
Performed byDev Negi,   Zubeen Garg
Song # 2Mastam Mastam
Written byKunwar Juneja
Composed bySiddhant Madhav
Performed byMika Singh
Song # 3Babaji Ka Ghanta
Written byKunwar Juneja
Composed bySiddhant Madhav
Performed byDivya Kumar
Song # 4Hum Toh Jeete Hain
Written byArafat Mehmood
Composed bySiddhant Madhav
Performed bySiddhant Madhav,   Pawni A Pandey
Song # 5Naina Tose Lage (male)
Written byArafat Mehmood
Composed bySiddhant Madhav
Performed byRahat Fateh Ali Khan
Song # 6Naina Tose Lage (female)
Written byArafat Mehmood
Composed bySiddhant Madhav
Performed byPawni A Pandey
Song # 7Tu Mili Sab Mila
Written byArafat Mehmood
Composed bySiddhant Madhav
Performed bySuresh Raina
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IANS|Review by Troy Ribeiro
Co-presented by Anurag Kashyap, Meeruthiya Gangsters is a pretentious, frivolous tale of a group of good-for-nothing friends from Meerut, who by happen to become gangsters. It is a staged drama which is often seen in films from Mr Kashyap's stable.
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Indian Express|Review by Shubhra Gupta
A bunch of jobless fellows shooting the breeze in a college canteen can be a gas. Especially if those guys speak in local accents ( the town is Meerut, the action spilling over into neighbouring Noida), and are easy with guns and gals and ‘gaalis’. But ‘Meeruthiya Gangsters’ is so far from being the zippy crime caper it presumably set out to be that it leaves you stranded, wondering just what is going on.
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Times of India|Review by Mohar Basu
The only respite in Meeruthiya Gangsters is the sly humour writer-director Zeishan Quadri laces his lines with. Barring that, there is hardly a show of his inspired writing.
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Hindustan Times|Review by Sweta Kaushal
Zeishan Qadri of Gangs of Wasseypur fame makes his directorial debut with Meeruthiya Gangsters that hit theatres on Friday. Anurag Kashyap has been going gaga over the film and even claimed that he could see his own reflection in Qadri. But has the writer-actor-turned-director delivered to the high standards set by his mentor?
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Mid Day|Review by Shubha Shetty Saha
The best thing about this film is that it doesn’t attempt to please. It takes a while for the story about six aimless and living-precariously-in-the-moment young criminals (Jaideep Ahlawat, Aakash Dahiya, Vansh Bharadwaj, Chandrachur Rai, Shadab Kamal, Jatin Sarna) to grow on you.
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