Bollywood Hungama - Taran Adarsh's Rating: 3.5
Gangs of Wasseypur has a capricious first half, but the film advances vigorously post intermission. Most importantly, the excessive run time makes you fidgety, even though the content leaves you mesmerized and captivated on numerous junctures.
Oneindia - T.K Puri's Rating: 3.5
Gangs of Wasseypur delivers shock and delight equally. Anurag Kashyap's gritty snapshots of contemporary India gives the movie a real feel.
NDTV - Saibal Chatterjee's Rating: 3.5
It may not be for the faint-hearted and the prissy. Gangs of Wasseypur is a heavyweight knockout punch. You're down for the count!
Times of India - Gaurav Malani's Rating: 3.5
Gangs of Wasseypur is amongst Anurag Kashyup's most accomplished and engaging works since Black Friday. And we are talking about just half of the film!
Koimoi - Roshni Devi's Rating: 3.5
What's Good: The stellar casting and acting; Sneha Khanwalkar's music; the direction; dialogues. What's Bad: The excessive violence; too many characters and a confusing plot; the length of the movie. Verdict: Gangs Of Wasseypur is a good movie brought down because of the confusing plot and length.
India Today - Vinayak Chakravorty's Rating: 3.5
GOW is gripping fare, although Anurag the storyteller reveals a few flaws. His story could have been tighter. Bloody brash as the film's tone is though, it whets your appetite for more delicious mayhem to come when GOW 2 releases.
Live Mint - Sanjukta Sharma's Rating: 3.5
Gangs of Wasseypur is relentless in its ability to entertain, and that's possible purely because of highly accomplished film-making. A new template for the Indian blockbuster.
Yahoo - Kunal Guha's Rating: 3
Considering the amount of blood spilled in this film, it could've just been called ‘Gangs of Sauce-e-pur'. Hot and sweet and different. ‘Bata deejiyega sabko!'
DNA - Aakanksha Naval-Shetye and Chaya Unnikrishnan's Rating: 3
The film has loads of action, some catchy numbers and brilliant acting but it is strictly for those who can stomach the gory violence and expletives.
Rediff - Raja Sen's Rating: 2.5
Anurag Kashyap gets flavour, setting and character right with Gangs Of Wasseypur but the lack of economy cripples the film
Sify - Nandini Krishnan's Rating: 2.5
Gangs of Wasseypur is stylised from the start.All three women in the film have meaty roles, but Richa Chadda is the real find.