Mirzapur, the shining feather in the cap of Amazon originals series. To say that this series is a household name among most binge-watching, content-hungry Indian youth is an understatement. Its 1st season, which premiered in 2018, was received with a resounding “Yes, we want this!” by our netizens and also being critically acclaimed. Ever since then, fans of this show have been waiting eagerly for its next instalment. And finally, after so long a wait, the 2nd season has dropped last weekend on 23rd Oct.
I see that the first reactions to this highly anticipated follow up have been mixed, to say the least. However, I say upfront in that I absolutely enjoyed this more nuanced, dramatic and humane sequel to the first season. My review in a single statement: Mirzapur Season 2 takes the revenge and power struggle to a high with its ever-brilliant performances! I cannot wait to dive into both its various good as well as not-so-good aspects and present my take. So, what’s the delay!
DISCLAIMER: I have tried my best to keep this spoiler-free. Nevertheless, I hope you have seen at least Season 1 and/or at least vaguely familiar with the show. Scroll down for a Not-so-spoiled review! A NotOnlyViral entertainment special after long.
Subtitles: Hindi, English
Lead Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, Rasika Dugal
Writing: Puneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna
Direction: Gurmmeet Singh, Mihir Desai
Number of episodes: 10
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
An Amazon Original Series – catch it on Prime Video
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A brief recap of Season 1 cliffhanger ending. Munna crashes the wedding of Dimpy’s friend and opium bigshot Lala’s daughter Shabnam. He takes Dimpy hostage and unleashes his cruelty onto the Pandit family by killing our dear Bablu and Sweety. Before Munna takes care of his remaining foes, a much needed (for us!) commotion distracts him into the receiving end of bullet wounds. Guddu, Golu & Dimpy take advantage and escape the harrowing venue without even the time to mourn their kin.
How will this vile act affect not only the Pandit family but also the Tripathi family? What will be running in Guddu, Golu & Dimpy’s minds after such a shocking turn of events? How will they stay undercover and still plan their revenge? How will this event change the course of Mirzapur (and Uttar Pradesh) politics-crime-police syndicate? Let’s get cracking!