The much-awaited second season of Amazon Prime video’s original Mirzapur is out. It is created by Puneet Krishna who has written it along with Vineet Krishna. The season is directed by Gurmeet Singh and Mihir Desai. There are a total of 10 episodes hovering around the 50 min mark. This season of Mirzapur warrants some serious time commitment. Pankaj Tripathi stole the show again.
Mirzapur 1 bequeathed a poisonous legacy and the sequel carries on from it. It makes little or no sense to complain about how everything seems the same. We are back in familiar territory and therein lay the appeal too. It is a world where people keep their enemies close and perfidious allies closer. After an elaborate recap reminding us of the fate of many felled characters and the spilled blood we enter a universe that evokes an all-pervasive atmosphere of revenge and violence.
Guddu (Ali Fazal), Golu (Shweta Tripathi), and Dimpy (Harshita Gaur) are on the run. Bruised, broken but seething with rage as they try and consolidate help to avenge the deaths of Bublu (Vikrant Massey) and Sweety (Shriya Pilgoankar). Kaleen Bhaiyya was hands down the best thing about Mirzapur 1 and in the new season, this hasn’t changed. He gets inexplicably better in a way only Pankaj Tripathi can. He effortlessly built on his menacing air and the wry sense of humor. Akhanda raises hell without raising his voice, Munna Bhaiyya (Divyendu) is still trying to impress his father and show him he is a worthy contender to take over Mirzapur.
Ali Fazal is decent, while Divyendu is impressive. The show does have its share of meme-worthy dialogues in this season as well.
Pitch perfect casting has always been the show’s strength and it continues to be so. The other welcome additions are Kulbushan Kharbanda, Rajesh Tailang, Priyanshu Painyuli, Vijay Verma, Paritosh Sand, Pramod Pathak, Amit Sial, and many more.
There is a visible improvement in the way scenes have been crafted and shot. Also, female actors have more screen time and chiseled roles. But the pitfalls are familiar too. Some episodes are too long for comforts while the bloodshed and abuses seen organic this time, the setup seems ambitious.
Some episodes are gripping while some are plain slow. But the show does manage to hold your attention
There is a clear indication that a follow-up Mirzapur 3 will most certainly come our way. It is hard to not care about this dark, twisted world and the new contenders that the Mirzapur ki Gaddi throws up. If you are a fan of the genre and have watched Mirzapur 1 then Mirzapur 2 then overall it won’t disappoint you.
Our Rating: 4/5