Mumbai: Gangs of New York is an American classic period crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese, set in the New York City slums, and inspired by Herbert Asbury’s nonfiction book The Gangs of New York. The screenplay was written by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, and Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz. Lionsgate Play has dubbed the movie in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu for audiences who prefer to watch Hollywood films in regional languages. Viewers can also watch this film on partner platforms of Lionsgate Play – JioFiber, Vodafone Play, Airtel Xstream, Idea Movies &TV from Friday, 11th September.
The film is set in the slum neighbourhood of Five Points, Manhattan where two gangs engage in a final battle in Paradise Square over who holds sway over the Five Points. These two groups participating in this event are the Nativist Protestants led by William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting, and a group of Irish Catholic immigrants, the “Dead Rabbits”, led by Priest Vallon. At the end of this battle, Bill kills Vallon and declares the Dead Rabbits outlawed. Having witnessed this, Vallon’s young son hides the knife that killed his father and is taken to an orphanage on Blackwell’s Island. Sixteen years later, Vallon’s son, using the alias of Amsterdam, returns to the Five Points seeking revenge and retrieves the knife. Does he succeed in taking revenge of his father’s death? Is he able to reclaim the lost land?
Watch the Digital Premiere of Gangs of New York on Lionsgate Play on 11th September.