'Family Of Thakurganj': Familiar hang-ups

The first thing you notice about "Family Of Thakurganj" is the sheer number of influences that overshadow its effort at storytelling. It is almost as if director Manoj K. Jha was trying to cross the thematic essentials of "Gangs Of Wasseypur"...

'Family Of Thakurganj': Familiar hang-ups
The first thing you notice about "Family Of Thakurganj" is the sheer number of influences that overshadow its effort at storytelling. It is almost as if director Manoj K. Jha was trying to cross the thematic essentials of "Gangs Of Wasseypur" with the smalltown spiff of "Dabangg" and the humour-violence cocktail of "Satya", in order to set up a "Deewar"-style disparity in ideals among two brothers.