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 small town spiff of ‘Dabangg’ and the humour-violence cocktail of ‘Satya’, in order to set up a ‘Deewar’-style disparity in ideals among two brothers. By turns, the film seems like a grim gangland saga that inadvertently becomes funny, and an attempted spoof of a gangland saga that is far from funny. This is the story of Nannu and Munnu, brothers who live in Thakurganj, an Uttar Pradesh small town. After their father dies, Nannu takes to crime. He soon becomes a gangster who works for the powerful Baba Bhandari. Among Nannu’s many transgressions is a thriving extortion racket he runs with his wife.