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Mirzapur 2 Review

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With the new digital freedom, the Indian audience gets to present to the smart on hand anytime dose of entertainment. While Steaming leaders like Netflix and Amazon present and created a great buzz around the web-series format with sacred games and Mirzapur. While sacred game Ancash the success too soon, Mirzapur took its own time. The Amazon marking deserves applauds for its marketing tactic of keeping the excitement and wait alive with in the audiences. Mirzapur season 2 (TV Series) contains ten episodes that got premiered recently.

The story starts with a recap of the crucial events of season 1; from the start, we get to know that Munna (Divyenndu) has survived the gun shorts, so is Gudu (Ali Fazal). The later is more injured, revenge is on everyone’s mind, and there’s a colossal crisscross of who wishes to kill who. Guddu is amalgamating in his task by his wife’s sister Golu (Shweta Tripathi). On the other hand, Munna gets to for the aliens with long-time rival and sharp-minded Sharad Shukla (Anjum Sharma), who plays a dual-edged game of crisscross.

As the story gets to its peace, all the prime characters take all steps to gain more power and step to help them take the ultimate revenge they seek. While Gudu and Golu are trying to get into the money-making business, Akhandanand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi) and Munna get into politics to earn respect and power. We also get to introduce to the new dramatic persona that plays an integral part in the story. While all are trying to get their ultimate vengeance, we see all of the prime people going through grief and darkness. The common covet every character shares, besides seeking revenge, is the control throne of Mirzapur. Will Munna gets his long wish to get the Throne of Mirzapur surpassing the Rest? Or Gudu will take it over? The answer lies in the crux of the story.

The creative mind behind show Karan Anshuman, Puneet Krishna, and Gurmeet Singh, who has created wildly loved Mirzapur, set the same tone for the story. One of the adequate elements of the script is that it let out the foremost of each character. The story also shows the pensive distinction in establishing the female protagonist’s transition and rise. From the soft in the first part and brawny Golu to the scene when Veena Tripathi (Rasika Dugal) survival tactics, which gives a strong message. The makers have not shied away again from taking bold decisions, including further revelation value to this already grim retribution saga. The dark narrative in the second part certainly ups the ante with a more seasoned grasping. The familiarity with the adherents helps to connect and empathize with their pain. At the same time, we see immature protagonists before seeing the sense of needed maturity in them. The intrigue has seethed to a nib where the vengeance is inexorable, and this time its combat of coequal. Not just the dialogues in the series are top-notch that will give you a good dose of excitement and laugh.

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The set of the series is now bigger and better; there are a few sequences where the camera works were excellent, capturing the beauty of the moment. The key part of the series is editing work of Anshul Gupta. He has smartly shaped the ton of story, where every detail in the show has been spectacular. The background music of the series is powerful and executed perfectly in each scene. Somehow the show lacks on the night shorts where it becomes blurry. While the plot becomes predictable many times, the story has enough to keep one engaging.

Pankaj Tripathi is one fine actor who always gives his take to the role, which he showed in season 1. With the new season, he has led it even better with his witty lines and expressions and keeps the role’s simplicity and power. Ali Fazal has done the right justice to the part of the new avatar of Guddu. Where he not only showcases his emotions but does show the much-needed intensity. Divyendu Sharma gets mix-up again well with the role of Munna, where his dialogue delivery is terrific. Shweta Tripathi Sharma outshines all who are in frame with her and gives a strong performance and brings out their characters’ inner strength and vulnerability. The show also has strong performers like Sheeba Chaddha, Harshita Gaur, Amit Sial, Priyanshu Painyuli, Rajesh Tailang, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. The acting of Vijay Varma, Anjum Sharma, and Isha Talwar deserve a special mention. Together all the cast help establishing the vision of the maker.

Overall Mirzapur 2 has an equitable mixture of power, revenge, and politics. There are umpteenth characters with their issues but not certainly an extensive subtext. The show is grim in its scenes, language, emotions, and even in its silence gets intense and dark. While we have seen many of the revenge dramas set in UP, Mirzapur is another fine addition. It goes in the right direction and hits the perfect spot in delivering a stout-hearted and uninterrupted gruesome story of acute strife.

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Arpit Nayak

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