Mirzapur was one of the biggest hits in the Indian OTT industry. With an unconventional cast and an out-of-the-box story, Mirzapur managed to make an impact on its viewers. Overall, the first season of Mirzapur was a hit, impactful and a perfect show of talent, story, and direction.
Mirzapur 2 released last week with a huge marketing strategy in place since the last 6-7 months. Munna Bhaiyaa, Kaleen Bhaiya and everyone else made a good impact through this small marketing campaigns in collecting and appealing its audience. But, did Mirzapur 2 manage to create the same impact on the fans or was it just like any other Indian sequel?
Lets find out.
The usual cast Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Harshita Gaur and others did an amazing job once again. They have managed to impress me once again and the impact was not at all lost, in fact, they did very well in maintaining the whole intense feel of the sequel.
Anjum Sharma as Sharad Shukla has also done a fabulous job. He is the son of Rati Shankar, Bahubali of Jaunpur. He is upset about his Dad’s murder and waiting to take revenge on Kaleen Bhaiya by becoming the King of Mirzapur.
Vijay Varma, the Gully Boy fame, has also done his part really well. There is no need for introducing his acting skills differently since he has proved mettle already. In Mirzapur 2, he plays the double role as twin brothers.
If we keep talking about performances, you might never reach the end of our review. We would conclude with a simple thought and that is just one word, Impressive.
Performances are really impressive and powerful, intense when needed and laughable when required.
Special mentions – Vijay Varma, Anjum Sharma, Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, and Shweta Tripathi.
Mirzapur Season 1 was an immense success for an Amazon Prime Original. We don’t need to tell you this exclusively since the social media was full of it. Pankaj Tripathi keeps impressing you with his every dialogue or move. He is the one who runs the show in real sense.
Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Vijay Varma, and Shweta Tripathi also managed to stay at the top with respect to acting. However, it is not at all a flawless web series. Here are a few things I personally did not like about the series.
For starters, the whole election scene in the series seemed to be dragged till you get bored with it. After a point, you would feel that Mirzapur 2 was all about winning the election. There are 10 episodes, around 1 hour each. It feels like a drag after a while.
Secondly, the whole love angle between Guddu Bhaiyya and Shabnam was not needed. Of course, it added a great twist at the end, but it was still uncalled for.
Overall, a perfect dose of power, politics, intensity and abuses, Mirzapur 2 is a good addition to yet another revenge drama in the line. Killing Kaleen Bhaiyas father was an amazing twist at the end.
The credits scene at the end of the series points towards a possible season 3, but I feel making sequels is not for the Indians. We can’t make a fool-proof sequel yet. It will take a lot of time to reach that place where every part of a series is just as good as the first one.
With that said, let’s wait and watch and you stay tuned to more movie and web-series reviews coming up further.