Mirzapur Season 2 review: The big bad world gets more immersive, with actors deeply entrenched in their parts
Picking up where season one left off, with an injured Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal), a heartbroken Golu (Shweta Tripathi Sharma) and a shattered Dimpy (Harshita Gaur) hiding out from the Munna Tripathi (Divyenndu). Munna’s brutal attack on a wedding killed Guddu’s brother Bablu (Vikrant Massey) and Golu’s sister Sweety (Shriya Pilgaonkar), who was pregnant with Guddu’s child at the time.
Like the first season, the 10-episode second season is drenched in enmity and revenge, ambition and greed, lust and crime. In this lawless region, guns rules and the body count keeps piling up. The language is as colourful as Akhandanand Tripathi/Kaleen Bhai’s (Pankaj Tripathi) carpet designs, a front for all his illegal businesses.
Surviving five bullet wounds, Munna believes he is invincible. But he has unfinished business and it takes all of Kaleen Bhai’s smarts to keep his son in check. Munna wants Guddu dead and the throne of Mirzapur. Kaleen Bhai does not think his son is ready for the responsibility. Munna’s grandfather (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) does not think his grandson is ready. Kaleen Bhaiya’s wife, Beena (Rasika Dugal), has her own problems with the Tripathi men. Fuelled by her desire for vengeance, she uses all her guile to safeguard her future.
Guddu and Golu are emotionally distraught, but their end game is clear – an eye for an eye. But first, Guddu must heal mentally, emotionally and physically. Golu has to find the grit to fight the unfair fight and recalibrate to emotional core. Fortunately Dimpy gets normalcy restored to her life, though the introduction of a colourful and glib fixer called Robin is a distraction, not least because of the thick-framed spectacles and printed shirts. Priyanshu Painyuli plays the street-smart money manager (whose office quite reminded me of Saul Goodman’s den in Breaking Bad).
Robin is one of a handful of new characters introduced in season two. Vijay Varma plays ‘Chhote’ Tyagi and Lilliput plays his father, Dadda Tyagi, a car-jacker and liquor smuggler who become potential new partners as the Tripathis and Guddu/Golu look to expand their guns and drugs business. The Chief Minister’s daughter Madhuri (Isha Talwar) is another new player.
At first Anjum Sharma’s Sharad Shukla, also thirsting for retribution after his father Rati Shankar was killed by Guddu, suggests that he would be the catalyst for some clever manoeuvrings. Though he largely pauses for thought before pulling the trigger, Sharad also turns into a flip-flopping associate. There are cops lurking around too, like Amit Sial’s Maurya, appearing empowered but emerging incompetent.
As Guddu and Golu turn into Bonnie and Clyde, can there be any winner in this bloody pursuit for the throne of Mirzapur where machismo trumps strategy?
Writers Puneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna pack the season with plenty of drama and come out guns blazing. The season, directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai, peaks mid-way. The latter episodes are dilated with side plots such as the status of widows, power play in politics and expectations for loyalty from employees. Within all of this one sometimes loses sight of the main thread – enmity between Guddu and Munna.
The production design and scale has gone up and creates an immersive world populated with actors who are deeply entrenched in their parts.
Shweta Tripathi and Ali Fazal bring out the emotional angst and deep pain of their hopeless situation. In a leap from the first season, Fazal brings a reflective layer to Guddu. Pankaj Tripathi makes every scene count as he subtly portrays Kaleen Bhai’s disappointments, victories and the ability to turn a blind eye to the mess in his own home. Rasika Dugal’s Beena crackles and continues to be one of the more fascinating characters. As the explosive Munna, Divyenndu is all kinds of evil, and chaos and, completely entertaining.
Season 2 ends with what we have come to expect when a game of thrones is afoot – some will die, some will live, and the show will go on.
Mirzapur Season 2 is streaming on Amazon Prime Video India.
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The Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi starrer Mirzapur 2 is a much-awaited second season of Mirzapur that is all set to stream on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12 am IST on Amazon Prime Video. The Karan Anshuman and Gurmeet Singh directorial is produced and created by Excel Media and Entertainment. The 10-part new season of the hinterland crime drama where power and revenge provide a way to keep order will reveal what happened to the infamous residents of Mirzapur, following the aftermath of a shocking season 1 finale.Also Read - Richa Chadha Slams Troll Who Claims Her Marriage With Ali Fazal Won’t Last Like Aamir Khan’s
Mirzapur 2 Date and Time
Mirzapur 2 is all set to stream on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12 am IST on Amazon Prime Video. The Prime members can watch easily without signing in and others have to become a Prime member to watch the series on streaming platform. Also Read - KBC 13: Pankaj Tripathi Reveals He is a Professional Cook on Shaandaar Shukravaar Episode
Mirzapur 2 Cast
The story of Mirzapur 2 will unfold through the lens of popular characters from the first season played by Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiya, Ali Fazal as Guddu, Divyendu as Munna Bhaiya, Shweta Tripathi Sharma as Golu. The other actors in season 2 are Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur , Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Manu Rishi Chadha and Rajesh Tailang. Also Read - KBC 13: Amitabh Bachchan - Pratik Gandhi’s Funny Banter on Shaandaar Shukravaar Episode Will Leave You in Splits
Recap of Mirzapur Season 1
Mirzapur revolves around drugs, guns, murders and lawlessness. Kaleen Bhaiya aka Akhandanand Tripathi is a local crime lord in Mirzapur who runs the illegal trade of guns and opium. The series begins and ends with a traumatic wedding experience for almost everyone who was invited as a part of the celebrations. It’s the death of Sweety, Guddu’s wife and Bablu, Guddu’s brother by Munna, son of Kaleen Bhaiya.
Kaleen Bhaiya thinks his own son Munna in not capable of handling the business by himself and therefore after appointing brothers Guddu (Ali Fazal) and Bablu Pandit (Vikrant Massey) to oversee his illegal gun business, Munna’s ego turned things upside down. Though initially, things look pretty good for the brothers because they fair pretty well in the jobs that is assigned to them. But the jealous and conniving son of Kaleen Bhaiya, Munna, doesn’t approve of their rise and plot against the brothers. Munna’s anger took a massive hit and he decided to get rid of both the brothers. On the other hand, Munna started falling in love with Sweety who was in a relationship with Guddu. When Munna got to know about it, things worsened. His one-sided love added fuel to the fire.
Sweety’s sister Golu is in college and decides to run a party against Munna, which also triggers Munna.
Meanwhile, Rati Shankar Shukla: Bahubali of Jaunpur, was also killed by Guddu.
In the end, Munna plans to kill Bablu and Guddu at the Gorakhpur wedding where he hijacked the event. In a brutal faceoff, Munna kills Guddu’s pregnant wife Sweety and Bablu. Munna’s father Kaleen Bhaiya kills off policemen to maintain his fear among the people.
At the Tripathi house, Kaleen Bhaiya’s father gets to know of Beena and Raja’s affair and blackmails Beena to get intimate with him and later punishes Raja for his deeds through Beena.
What Will Happen in Mirzapur Season 2?
Like the previous season, Kaleen Bhaiya (Akhandanand Tripathi) will be seen ruling the Mirzapur in this season too. Ali Fazal as Guddu Pandit aka Guddu Bhaiya will be back to take revenge of his wife Sweety (Shriya Pilgaonkar) and brother Bablu (Vikrant Massey). In the trailer, Guddu can be seen planning vengeance against Kaleen and Munna aka Phoolchand Tripathi as they took everything from him.
This season will witness more of Shweta Tripathi as Gajgamini Gupta aka Golu in a whole new avatar. She has been transformed from being a bubbly girl to holding guns after her sister’s death. She will take revenge of her sister and brother-in-law with the help of Guddu. It will be interesting to see whether they will be able to take revenge from Kaleen and Munna or not.
Speaking about the second season of Mirzapur, Divyenndu Sharmaa who plays Munna Bhaiya, told Indian Express, “Munna has got this self-belief that no one can do anything to him. He has this constant belief in himself that ‘You are the man’. He thinks ‘I can do anything and everything.’ It was lovely to play Munna in such different settings and circumstances. I really enjoyed that change of scenario.”
Mirzapur 2 first impression: More of the same
The second season opens a few days after the events of Season 1. Revenge is on everyone’s mind, and there’s a huge criss-cross of who wants to kill whom. Nevertheless, if you have followed the plot closely, you will catch up within minutes. The common ground that every character shares, besides seeking revenge, is the control of Mirzapur. While the first season lacked a hero-like figure, it seems like that position will be held by Shweta Tripathi Sharma’s Golu and Ali Fazal’s Guddu this time.
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The second season takes a while to gain momentum. Unlike the first season, there’s no space for humour or even a splash of relief for viewers, which makes the episode viewing experience a bit exhausting. The only time there is some sense of ease is during the many conversations between Pankaj Tripathi’s Kaleen Bhaiya and Divyenndu Sharmaa’s Munna. Kaleen, who is a don, behaves like a regular disappointed father who is absolutely aware that his son isn’t really up to handling the responsibilities that await him.
Shows like Mirzapur have a unique quality. They don’t require your undivided attention. Because of the lack of any kind of subtext, every emotion is spelled out. This makes them quite easy for home-viewing as they don’t demand you to completely cut yourself off from your surroundings.
As far as the performances are concerned, Mirzapur has a strong cast which continues to deliver this time as well. Shweta Tripathi Sharma stands out as the wounded woman whose determination is reflected even in her stance. Anjum Sharma’s Sharad seems promising as well.
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Mirzapur promoted heartland content in the web space and with the series’ second season now streaming online, it seems like this genre of content is here to stay.
Mirzapur Season 2 Review : Has enough ammo to keep you hooked
STORY: Tripathi’s son Munna has now made new enemies after he goes on a killing spree at a wedding. The survivors are now baying for his blood. But Munna, who thinks he is immortal, continues to harbour dreams of ruling over ‘Mirzapur’, with or without the backing of his father.
REVIEW: Guns, goons and lots of gaalis - welcome to ‘Mirzapur’, once again. Everyone’s packing heat, human life has no value and abject lawlessness is the accepted world order. Nothing has changed here. Except the rising body count that has intensified the battle lines in this bloody badland. And as always, Munna (Divyendu Sharma) is at the center of all the killings that have become an all familiar calling card for ‘Mirzapur’. Of course, a lot of these killings are as shocking as they are needless, making us wonder if they could have been avoided altogether. But what’s a UP hinterland if not high on political vendettas and pistols firing up a storm at every given opportunity or the lack of it.
Season 2 of ‘Mirzapur’ picks up from where the first one ended. It kickstarts with even more violence that instantly grabs your attention. Creator Puneet Krishna and his Directors Gurmmeet Singh & Mihir Desai continue to take bold decisions, adding more shock value to this already grim revenge saga. And if you have seen season one and enjoyed its dark narrative then the new season certainly ups the ante. It does so with a more seasoned handling that injects adrenaline in spurts but the overall execution is a slow burn. Since there is a certain relatability with the characters, it’s easier to empathise with their pain, this time around. The plot has simmered to a point where the revenge is inevitable and this time it’s a battle of equals.
The bustling bylanes of UP’s politically charged towns once again add their rustic flavour and realism that make for voyeuristic pleasures. They are effectively brought to life DOP by Sanjay Kapoor. The dialogues as usual laced with expletives are mouthed mostly by men, who seem to know no other way to communicate.
Pankaj Tripathi continues to lead the show with his stoic expressions, but the actor so subtly lets out witty one-liners at times that it squarely underlines the conflict within. A lesser actor would look repetitive, but Pankaj has an innate quality of owning his character with a natural charm, like no other. Ali Fazal in his beefed-up avatar is suitably cast as Guddu, but doesn’t do a lot more than what we haven’t seen him do before. With a more subdued tone, Guddu’s track also tends to drag at times.Divyendu Sharma clearly seems to have the most fun playing the trigger-happy Munna – a spoilt brat and a loose cannon responsible for most of the ruckus in ‘Mirzapur’. At times, the excesses of his character seem quite unreal. The show’s stellar cast is well-lit with strong performers like Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Anjum Sharma, Rajesh Tailang and veteran Kulbhushan Kharbanda, who plays the creepy Bauji with subtlety. Kharbanda is excellent as the family’s patriarch, who talks less but speaks more with his mere presence. This season gives its women more scope. Some are seething with anger while others are toeing the line. Rasika Dugal stands out with her restrained act as a woman, who is forever in the crosshairs of her household’s toxic male fiefdom. Sheeba Chaddha, Harshita Gaur and Shweta Tripathi successfully manage to bring out the inner strength and vulnerability of their characters. The show’s overall casting by ‘Casting Bay’ is appropriate.
‘Mirzapur’ 2’ has that ‘killer’ combination of power and politics that largely works, but is not bulletproof to flaws. There are multiple subplots, umpteenth characters (some unwanted) each having their own issues but not necessarily a deeper subtext. While we have seen such revenge dramas in the same UP hinterland many times before (on big and small screen), ‘Mirzapur’ 2’ is a welcome addition. It fires in the right direction and hits the target in delivering a gritty and gruesome tale of intense rivalries.
Season 2 mirzapur
After a long wait, they finally released Amazon Prime Original web series, Mirzapur Season 2 on October 23, 2020. The graphic climax of Mirzapur Season one had left all the fans with a lump in their throats. There were several speculations and excitement at what will happen in season two.
In this article, you will read the episode break-down of Mirzapur Season 2.
Also read: Honest Review and Rating Mirzapur 2
How many episodes in Mirzapur Season 2?
There are 10 episodes in Mirzapur Season 2. Each episode is one hour long. The first two episodes start off to a slower pace. The web series picks a slight pace when Munna and Guddu come face to face in later episodes. Overall, the pace is super slow as compared to season one .
Mirzapur Season 2 synopsis:
In Mirzapur, revenge runs darker than blood. There is one title, the King of Mirzapur, but many takers. Munna feels invincible after escaping from the wedding massacre. Guddu and Golu are nowhere to be found. Akhandanand’s ambitions soar as he eyes political power. Going beyond Purvanchal to the power corridors of Lucknow and the streets of Bihar, there’s one question – who will rule Mirzapur?
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Mirzapur Season 2 Episode breakdown:
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Mirzapur 2 Episode 1: DHENKUL
The Gorakhpur wedding massacre is a thing of the past for Akhandanand Tripathi. His focus is now on the present – the business and conquering larger territory to remain the King of Mirzapur. Everyone who survived that violent night has come out a different person Despite their horrific memories, they know that survival is their only option.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 2: KHARGOSH
The Tripathis, still unaware that Guddu and Golu are alive, continue to form new alliances. Munna impresses Bauji and Akhandanand with the way he has handled a negotiation. Akhandanand helps the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh close the wedding massacre chapter. Guddu, Golu and Dimpy who are still in hiding, reunite with a loyal partner and set their sights on Mirzapur.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 3: VIKLAANG QUOTA
Akhandanand’s woes in the bedroom lead him to the doors of a sexologist. Beena continues to be gripped by the traumatic incident she endured but finds a compelling reason to survive. Guddu has to push himself to think beyond his physical strength while Golu has to learn the ropes of the trade. They make use of Dimpy’s past friendship and end up sending the Tripathis a strong message.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 4: BHAYMUKT
Guddu and Golu are still not a threat to Akhandanand, but Munna thinks differently. Akhandanand assigns Munna to take charge of youth canvassing in the state along with the CM’s daughter, Madhuri Yadav. Beena safeguards a big secret. Guddu and Golu’s alliance with Lala begins to affect Akhandanand’s business. Golu decides to get Robin’s expertise. Sharad’s emotions overpower his thought process.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 5: LANGDA
Akhandanand reprimands Munna and Sharad for their impulsive actions. Bablu’s diary becomes a key in learning secrets about the Tripathi family for Golu. In order to impress Akhandanand Tripathi, Sharad introduces him and Munna to one of Bihar’s most powerful business family, the Tyagis. A fortunate coincidence triggers an unexpected alliance between parties that have a common goal.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 6: ANKUSH
There has been a huge setback in the Tripathi family’s business, Akhandanand smells a rat but uses this set back to his advantage. Munna is coerced in to taking a big step in his life which makes the Tripathis’ political alliances stronger. Ramakant is surprised to find an unexpected ally. Golu makes a business proposition to Shatrughan, but it falls through. The elections come to an end.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 7: OOD BILAAV
Guddu and Golu are growing from strength to strength, Guddu strives to become the bahubali of Balia. On the personal front, Guddu is getting closer to Shabnam, who asks him to let go of the past. Shatrugan doesn’t have the same influence in his family as his elder brother, a fact that Golu notices and uses to her advantage. The wheels of a Adventuretic political coup are set in to motion.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 8: CHAUCHAK
Sharad Shukla and JP Yadav successfully manage to dent Akhandanand’s political aspirations. JP Yadav then calls for a debauche celebration with Zarina in private. After suffering a significant personal loss, Guddu takes upon an unexpected responsibility and Shabnam agrees to help. Golu doesn’t take this too well as she feels Shabnam will come in the way of their larger objective.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 9: BUTTERSCOTCH
Beena gives birth to a boy and is worried about the safety of the child. Lala is unhappy with Guddu’s closeness to Shabnam. Golu herself is in immense pain, questions what she has become. Maurya is frustrated with constant setbacks and decides to meet with the IG. Munna takes matters in his own hands when Maqbool’s lies are resurfaced. Loyalties are at stake as a repercussion of Munna’s actions.
Mirzapur 2 Episode 10: KING OF MIRZAPUR
Beena confronts the horrors of her past, leaving the Tripathi household in chaos. Munna’s new found power through Madhuri leads him to make a drastic confrontation with Akhandanand. Dadda calls for a meeting with Mama, Shatrughan and Bharat. Ramakant is forced to confront his own beliefs. Guddu and Golu assure Beena of the promise they made. Sharad looks to bring his plan to a conclusion.
How and where to watch all seasons of Mirzapur Season 2?
Mirzapur Season 2 is an Amazon Original web series that is available only on Amazon Prime Video. A great web series for binge-watching alone or with friends over a weekend.
Can you download Mirzapur Season 2 episodes?
Subscribers of Prime Video can download and watch all the episodes of Mirzapur season two on a particular device. File sharing however, has been disabled by the platform.
Can you watch Mirzapur Season 2 with your family?
Though Mirzapur Season 2 is slower in pace than season one, it still contains graphic content that is cleverly woven within the screenplay making scene-skipping almost unavoidable. Well, the violence is very graphic and there is nudity and profanity interspersing between scenes. DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter recommends watching this with friends or spouse only. If you are in a family situation, then we recommend using headphones.
Also read: Honest Review and Rating Mirzapur 2
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Mirzapur season 2 ending explained: Who died in Mirzapur series 2?
Sharad kidnapped Kaleen
Although it looked like Kaleen was now dead, at the last-minute it was revealed the toppled King of Mirzapur was clinging on to dear life despite multiple gunshot wounds.
In the confusion, he was kidnapped by Sharad Shukla (Anjum Sharma) – the son of dead kingpin Rati Shankar (Shubrajyoti Bharat) who had been the Bahubali of Jaunpur and deadly rival to Kaleen.
Sharad had been out for revenge against the Tripathis after Guddu and Bablu had killed his father in season one.
While it looked like there was some justice, his abduction of Kaleen suggested he had other plans.
Guddu became the King of Mirzapur
The final scene of season two saw Guddu taking to the empty throne of Mirzapur and becoming king.
He seemed to think Kaleen was now dead and both he and Golu appeared to be at peace with their loved ones avenged.
Should the show return for season three, fans will see the status quo shifting once more with this false sense of security likely to be shattered.
If anything, Sharad could be the one ending up taking power now he has Kaleen in his clutches.
There are also questions about the real identity of Robin (Priyanshu Painyuli) and whether he could be a key player.
Mirzapur seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video now
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