Mirzapur (TV series)

Mirzapur
Poster of Mirzapur 2018.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreCrime
Thriller
Action
Created by
Directed byKaran Anshuman
Gurmmeet Singh
Mihir Desai
Starringsee Cast section
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes19 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ritesh Sidhwani
Farhan Akhtar
Bhaumik Gondaliya
Running time38–65 minutes
Production company(s)Excel Entertainment
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Original release16 November 2018 (2018-11-16) –
present

Mirzapur is an action crime thriller web television series on Amazon Prime Video produced by Excel Entertainment.[1] The series is primarily shot in Mirzapur, with some shots in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Lucknow, Raebareli, Gorakhpur and Varanasi. It revolves around drugs, guns, murders and lawlessness. It depicts the putrescence, governance and rule of mafia dons and the rivalry and crime prevailing in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.[2] Its first season consists of 9 episodes in total.[3] The series was renewed for a second season and was scheduled for 23 October 2020 premiere, but it got released a day earlier on 22 October 2020[4]

The series is Amazon Prime Video’s third fiction Indian Original after Inside Edge and Breathe. It stars in season 1 Pankaj Tripathi,[5] Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur and Kulbhushan Kharbanda[6][7][8] etc.

It stars in season 2 Pankaj Tripathi,Divyendu Sharma, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar, Lilliput and Neha Sargam among others.

Cast

Overview

Character Portrayed by Season
Season 1
(2018)
Season 2
(2020)
Bablu Pandit Vikrant Massey Main
Guddu Pandit Ali Fazal Main
Sweety Gupta later Pandit Shriya Pilgaonkar Main
Akhandanand Tripathi Pankaj Tripathi Main
Satyanand Tripathi Kulbhushan Kharbanda Main
Beena Tripathi Rasika Dugal Main
Phoolchand Tripathi Divyendu Sharma Main
Gajgamini "Golu" Shweta Tripathi Sharma Main
Madhuri Yadav Tripathi Isha Talwar Main
Bharat Tyagi(Bade, alive)/Shatrughan Tyagi(Chote, dead) Vijay Varma Main
Devdatt Tyagi (Dadda) Lilliput Main

Main

  • Ali Fazal as Guddu Pandit. (Season 1-present)
  • Vikrant Massey as Bablu Pandit (Season 1, dead)
  • Pankaj Tripathi as Akhandanand Tripathi, who is referred to as "Kaleen Bhaiya" (carpet brother), as he runs a carpet business. He is a cunning and power-obsessed man, Beena's Husband, and Munna Bhaiya's Father. (Season 1-present)
  • Divyendu Sharma as Phoolchand Tripathi, who is referred to as "Munna Bhaiya" (baby brother).(Season 1-2, dead)
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Satyanand Tripathi aka Bauji: Former King of Mirzapur; Akhandanand's father and Munna's grandfather who is the patriarch of the Tripathi family. He is a ruthless and male-dominative man. He blackmailed Beena and coerced Radhiya to have sex with him.(Season 1-2,dead)
  • Rasika Dugal as Beena Tripathi: Akhandanand’s second wife and Munna’s stepmother. (Season 1-present)
  • Shriya Pilgaonkar as Sweety Gupta: Parshuram's elder daughter and Guddu's wife (Season 1, dead)
  • Shweta Tripathi Sharma as Gajgamini "Golu" Gupta : A Nerdy girl ,who always Reads about Kaleen Bhaiya Family ; Sweety's Sister and let Shatrughan to had sex with her . (Season 1-present)

Supporting

  • Rajesh Tailang as Ramakant Pandit (Season 1-present)
  • Sheeba Chaddha as Vasudha Pandit, Ramakant Pandit's wife (Season 1-present)
  • Harshita Gaur as Dimpy Pandit (Season 1-present)
  • Shaji Chaudhary as Maqbool Khan, After Rati Shankar firstly Satyanand and now also Akhandanand's trusted henchman. (Season 1-present)
  • Aasif Khan as Babar Khan, Maqbool's nephew (Season 1-2, dead)
  • Abhishek Banerjee as Subodh. He is often called Compounder because he is a quack pharmacist. (Season 1,dead)
  • Brahma Mishra as Lalit,(infamously known as lodu lalit, khargosh) Munna Bhaiya's right-hand man (Season 1-2, dead)
  • Shahnawaz Pradhan as Superintendent of Police Parshuram Gupta, Golu and Sweety's father (Season 1-present)
  • Paritosh Sand as Chief Minister (CM) Surya Pratap Yadav (Season 2, dead)
  • Pramod Pathak as J.P. Yadav, younger brother of Chief Minister Surya Pratap Yadav (Season 1-present)
  • Shubrajyoti Barat as Rati Shankar Shukla: Bahubali of Jaunpur (Season 1, dead)
  • Anjum Sharma as Sharad Shukla, Rati Shankar and Shakuntala's son (Season 1-present)
  • Meghna Malik as Shakuntala Shukla, Rati Shankar's wife and mother of Sharad(Season 2-present)
  • Anil George as Lala; father of Shabnam and the maker and seller of opium. (Season 1-present)
  • Amit Sial as Senior Superintendent of Police Ram Sharan Maurya, Special Officer assigned to Mirzapur (Season 1-2, dead)
  • Isha Talwar as Madhuri Yadav Tripathi, Surya's daughter, Munna's wife (Season 2-present)
  • Shernavaz Jijina as Shabnam: Lala's daughter (Season 1-present)
  • Lilliput as Devdatt 'Dadda' Tyagi: Bharat and Shatrughan's father and Geeta's husband. He is a dealer of alcohols and stole motors illegally and a powerful man of Bihar. (Season 2-present)
  • Vijay Varma as Bharat Tyagi and Shatrughan Tyagi, Dadda Tyagi and Geeta's twins (Season 2-present, dead)
  • Shrikant Verma as Mamaji, Dadda Tyagi's Brother-in-law and Geeta's brother (Season 2, dead)
  • Alka Amin as Geeta Tyagi: Devdatt's wife and Bharat and Shatrughan's mother(Season 2-present)
  • Neha Sargam as Saloni Tyagi: Bharat's wife and Dadda's daughter in law (Season 2-present)
  • Manu Rishi as Police IG Vishudanand Dubey (Season 1-present)
  • Santosh Bhokare as Police Officer Pandey
  • Prashansa Sharma as Radhiya: Tripathi family's house help who was assaulted by Munna and later Satyanand.(Season 1-present)
  • Mukesh Bhatt as Haseena
  • Priyanshu Painyuli as Radheshyam 'Robin' Agarwal (Season 2-present)
  • Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Doctor (Season 2, dead)
  • Rohit Tiwari as PA Anand (Season 2-present)
  • Anangsha Biswas as Zarina a night stand later PA of JP (Season 1-present)
  • Himant Kapadia as Imran Alam aka Bhosadiwale Chacha[clarify] (Season 1-2,dead)
  • Nitin Mahesh Joshi as Raja: the male servant of Tripathi family who had sex with Beena and caught red-handed by Satyanand who punished and then ousted him from Tripathi Kothi. (Season 1-2,dead)

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
19November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
210October 23, 2020 (2020-10-23)

Season 1 (2018)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Jhandu"Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Akhandanand Tripathi AKA Kaleen Bhaiya, the uncrowned king of Mirzapur, runs a drugs and arms business, under the guise of a carpet manufacturing company. One night, his son Phoolchand AKA Munna Bhaiya, accidentally kills a groom with celebratory gunfire while dancing at his wedding. Kaleen has a much younger wife, Beena, who he continually fails to satisfy in bed. The family of the dead groom hires Ramakant Pandit, a fearless and idealist lawyer. Ramakant has 3 kids; Guddu, Bablu and Dimpy. They study in the same college as Munna. Guddu has a crush on Dimpy's close friend Sweety, but he's too scared to ask her out. SP Parshuram informs Kaleen that his old rival Rati Shankar might be returning to Mirzapur and also about Munna's blunder. Kaleen tells his son to clean up his own mess. Munna goes to the lawyer's house to threaten him into rejecting the case. When Ramakant refuses to comply, Munna pulls a gun on him. This leads to a scuffle in which Ramakant and his family manage to beat up Munna and his goons. Kaleen decides to step in and he summons Ramakant's sons, who are dreading what the kingpin has in store for them.
2"Gooda"Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir DesaiPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Kaleen is impressed by the fact that the Pandit brothers thrashed Munna despite knowing that he is Kaleen's son. He decides to offer them a job, shocking the brothers and Munna. After much pondering, they agree to work for Kaleen. Munna is angry with his father for not punishing Guddu and Bablu. They are given a bike and a pair of pistols. They are also told to talk their father into refusing the case. Pandit refuses to listen to his sons and asks them to leave. It is revealed that Sweety has a nerdy sister, Golu, and that their father is a corrupt cop who takes bribes from Kaleen. Munna is interested in Sweety, who refuses him constantly, despite his friend's threats and jibes. Guddu and Bablu force the dead groom's father to withdraw the case. Initially, they refuse, but when Guddu hangs the brother in law from balcony, he agrees to withdraw the case. Rati Shankar, an old rival of Tripathi, sends a man to kill Munna. Munna survives and kills the man. Rati's son Sharad suggests his father to take revenge when Tripathi isn't at Mirzapur.
3"Wafadar"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
A generation-old rivalry between Kaleen Bhaiya, his father and Rati Shankar is rekindled. Sharad refuses to join his father Rati Shankar's business. J.P. Yadav demands election funds from Kaleen Bhaiya so he meets Lala to ask for extra supply of resham (opium) and on the way back gets ambushed by Rati Shankar's assassins. He captures two of the assassins and questions them. He gets to know Rati Shankar is targeting his family. Kaleen Bhaiya/Tripathi gives control of his gun ring to Guddu and Bablu asking them to expand it. Tripathi's wife, Beena, has sex with someone other than Tripathi.
4"Virginity"Gurmmeet Singh and Karan AnshumanPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Beena has sex with the house servant, Raja. The principal of the college asks Golu to stand for the upcoming college elections as Munna is very violent. After refusing Munna's approaches, Sweety asks Guddu out on a date. Munna gets Guddu steroids for body building through the compounder, who is loyal to Munna. After Munna expresses that he wishes to take over Mirzapur as soon as his father lets him. The compounder offers to even kill Tripathi. Although, Munna is initially angry, he considers it. Guddu and Bablu kill for the first time (a reference to the title).
5"Bhaukaal"Karan Anshuman and Mihir DesaiPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Munna takes a cut in an opium deal without his father's consent. Guddu and Bablu hatch an ambitious plan to increase the gun trade, but for this, both the cops and criminals of Mirzapur must cooperate. Guddu tells Sweety that he is a gangster. Lawyer Pandit writes frequent letters to the chief minister regarding the matters at Mirzapur. Guddu and Bablu sell drugs through eunuchs. Violence in the city shoots up and the gun sales also increase impressing Tripathi. The state capital sends a SSP Maurya to Mirzapur to control the violence.
6"Barfi"Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir DesaiPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
A meet up of the mafia heads of Purvanchal (Kaleen Bhaiya, Rati Shankar and others) and their political patron (J.P. Yadav) masquerading as a Holi Party ends up in a fracas which threatens to transform all equations. J.P. Yadav, feeling insulted at the hands of Kaleen and Munna Bhaiya, offers to help Rati Shankar gain control of Mirzapur if he can provide him with funds for elections.
7"Lions of Mirzapur"Gurmmeet Singh and Karan AnshumanPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Maurya's special team, composed of honest officers, ambush Guddu and Bablu, but they escape. Kaleen Bhaiya, instructs both of them to go underground for a while. Compounder shows his true friendship to Munna by trying to kill Tripathi when Munna asked him but he fails. When Kaleen Bhaiya confront Munna, he kills Compounder, without his wish, in front of his father so that the latter does not discover his lies. He feels sad and depressed for some days.
8"Tandav"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Guddu and Bablu go to Jaunpur to meet a party. The party reveals to be Shukla, the enemy of Tripathi. He asks the boys to join him. After refusing, a fight begins where Guddu shoots Shukla. This news goes to the ears of Tripathi who becomes furious that the boys did not consult to him before shooting. Meanwhile, Guddu marries Sweety and the day after the wedding, takes part in bodybuilding competition. Maurya arrest the eunuchs for selling drugs. Munna then tries to frame Guddu for the attack on his father. Tripathi thus causes Guddu to lose the competition. Guddu becomes aggressive on stage. Tripathi hands over a gun to Munna, Munna then says that now it's time for "Tandav" and he will rule as from now.
9"Yogya"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna, Vineet Krishna and Karan Anshuman16 November 2018 (2018-11-16)
Golu wins the election. The family goes to Dimpy's friend wedding, who turns out to be Lala's daughter. Sweety is pregnant and Guddu shows side effects because of steroids intake. Munna, on pretext of wanting to congratulate Golu, finds out through the principal that Golu is gone to Gorakhpur for the wedding. On the other hand, police beats the eunuchs to disclose who the brothers work for. Parsuram informs Kaleen Bhaiya about Maurya interrogating the eunuchs. Kaleen Bhaiya cryptically remarks to Maqbool that fear in the minds of the people is diminishing and needs to be replenished. Munna hijacks the wedding and kills the groom, Sweety and Bablu while injuring Golu and Guddu. Tripathi's father gets to know about Beena and Raja's affair and blackmails Beena to have sex with him and later to cut Raja's penis off. Guddu instructs Golu how to use a gun and tells her to shoot Munna, she misses it but the bride's father's bodyguards aim at Munna. People manage to run from the wedding place, including Golu, Guddu and Dimpy. Tripathi kills the last member of Maurya's team in front of him and reminds him of his place. In the ending scene, Munna is shown to take his gun to fight back; Beena looks for a gun; Sharad is shown shaving his head and remembering that his father wanted Mirzapur. The season ends in a cliffhanger.

Season 2 (2020)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Dhenkul"Mihir Desai and Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
Munna and Guddu have nightmares of being killed by each other. The Chief Minister reprimands his brother JP Yadav for the wedding massacre. Dimpy, Golu and Guddu have gone underground in a guesthouse in the middle of jungles. They battle a policeman and his aides, who wishes to kill Guddu and earn his reward from Kaleen Bhaiya and Golu stabs the policeman to death. JP Yadav wants to punish Munna for the wedding massacre by putting him behind bars and gives Kaleen Bhaiya 24 hours to hand him over. Shaken by Sweety's death, Parsuram ask Maurya for help, but Maurya says that he has lost his courage. Bauji stalks an unwell Beena. Lala bides his time with Yousuf, who urges him to take revenge. Sharad becomes the Don of Jaunpur, and Kaleen Bhaiya worries he might attack any moment.
2"Khargosh"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
Guddu and Golu get initial help from an ambulance driver and leave the guesthouse. Later, they get assistance from Babur to get supplies for guns and ammunition, who happens to be Maqbool's nephew. Kaleen bhaiya skips JP and goes directly to the CM, where he sacrifices Lalit as the 'khargosh' (rabbit, a sacrificial animal) for the killings done in the wedding by Munna so that the police can show that they caught and eliminated the perpetrators. Munna gatecrashes Rati Shankar's prayer ceremony and asks Sharad to hand over Jaunpur. Sharad declares the old enmity over and says that as the new generation they start a new relationship and swears loyalty to Munna by killing Yousuf in front him, who wanted to kill Munna. Golu, Guddu and Dimpy visit their families in Mirzapur. Kaleen bhaiya puts Maurya on his payroll to allow the uncontrolled flow of kattas (homemade illegal Guns).
3"Viklaang Quota"Mihir DesaiPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
Akhanda consults a doctor about his issues in bed. Dimpy asks Shabnam to let Guddu talk to Lala once, and they later pair up as Guddu promises profit to trade of Lala in return for his help. Guddu gets people to sell opium without informing Kaleen Bhaiya, thereby cutting him off. Beena announces her pregnancy, lying to Bauji that it's his child. Dimpy is off to Lucknow, in her hostel Guddu bhaiya meets Robin, and decides invests his money with Robin, who he meets in Lucknow. Dimpy gives Bablu's diary to Golu. Munna arranges an attack at Lala's but Guddu deals with it, sending back the attacker's teeth with his "resignation" letter to the Tripathi's. The doctor gives Kaleen Bhaiyas report, which says he has low sperm count, to Beena. Ramakant tries, in vain, to find a witness from the wedding who will testify against Munna.
4"Bhaymukt"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
For the first time, Golu and Guddu grieve over the death of their family. Beena manipulates Bauji and gets Raja back into the house. Munna begins the rallies with the widowed daughter of the CM, Madhuri for a crime-free (Bhaymukt) Purvanchal. The pair later gets high together. Guddu slowly gets back to full health. Beena tells Raja that her child is his. Guddu finds Robin in Dimpy's room where he claims to be helping her with studies. Golu meets a Bihari, Shatrughan Tyagi when she goes to Robin for investing the money. Kaleen bhaiya finds out about Guddu's opium distribution. A meeting with the opium distributors is called and Sharad convinces Kaleen Bhaiya to take a cut of the profits from the distributors instead of the usual middleman cut. Sharad Shukla and Munna share a bottle of wine, and in excitement, decide to capture Guddu. Sharad, posing as a buyer, sets up a meeting with Guddu which results into a barroom brawl between Sharad, Munna and Guddu and they escape with small injuries.
5"Langda"Mihir DesaiPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
Kaleen bhaiya is furious at Munna and Sharad. Munna informs Maqbool that Babar is working for Guddu. Munna connects the Tripathi's with the Tyagi family. Beena visits her maternal home but sees Guddu and Golu. The three begin to work together to bring the Tripathi's down. The viewers are introduced to the Tyagi family. Munna hooks up with Madhuri. Golu learns about the Tripathi's families internal issues from Bablu's diary which is later confirmed by Beena. Guddu is winning the hearts of the rural people by trashing criminals. Golu asks Robin to connect her with Shatrughan Tyagi. Shabnam goes on a date with Guddu. Maqbool takes care of Babur for his betrayal. Beena informs Guddu and Golu that all the Tripathi men and most of their security are away at the final election rally and Guddu and Golu enter Mirzapur under the cover of darkness.
6"Ankush"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)

Guddu and Golu destroy the Tripathi's gun factory. Kaleen bhaiya turns the destroyed factory into a selling point for the CM's crime-free UP campaign. Robin tries to get closer to Dimpy. Kaleen bhaiya convinces Munna to get married to Madhuri. Mrs Pandit is concerned about Dimpy and they both share the grief of Bablu's death. Ramakant finds a witness to the wedding massacre and also an ally in his fight, Mr Maruya, who gets close to Tripathi's so they don't harm him and his family. Raja, under the order of Beena, finds Babar tied up at Maqbools place and sets him free. Guddu wants to get govt. allotted Poppy fields to have an independent supply of opium , collaborates with JP, who is mad at his brother for getting close to Akhanda and wants to be CM. Munna and Madhuri get married and on the wedding night, Munna tells Madhuri that he doesn't want her and that the marriage is just for namesake. Madhuri tells him that if there is no love, there won't be any sex. CM wins the election and appoints Kaleen Bhaiya as Commerce and Industry minister, much to protest of JP.

Guddu and Golu meet with Tyagi family but Dadda Tyagi refuses to deal in drugs, although Shatrughan was interested.
7"Ood Bilaav"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
Guddu and Golu convince Shatrughan to sell opium in Siwan without Dadda's permission. Guddu and Shabnam grow closer as do Robin and Dimpy. Guddu's attempt to become the Don of Balia leads to collateral damage. Sharad and JP plan a coup.
8"Chauchak"Mihir DesaiPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
After the CM's death, JP becomes the new CM. Munna comforts Madhuri. Maurya figures out Sharad's involvement in the CM's death. JP gives the police the go-ahead to take down Munna. Maurya and Ramakant protect their witness. Guddu and Golu plan, with Beena, to take Mirzapur once Munna is arrested. JP's night of debauchery with his PA Zarina leads to his downfall which throws a spanner in everyone's plans.
9"Butterscotch"Mihir DesaiPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
Beena gives birth to a boy and is worried about the safety of the child. Madhuri becomes the CM. Lala is unhappy with Guddu’s closeness to Shabnam. After seeing Guddu and Shabnam in an intimate moment, Golu has rough sex with Shatrughan. Munna disposes of Ramakants witness. Maurya is frustrated with constant setbacks and decides to meet with the IG. Robin meets Ramakant who blesses his union with Dimpy with certain conditions. Munna commits a major blunder.
10"King of Mirzapur"Gurmmeet SinghPuneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna23 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
Beena extracts her revenge. Munna’s newfound power through Madhuri leads him to make a drastic confrontation with Akhandanand. Daddas meeting with Mama, Shatrughan and Bharat ends in a bloodbath. Ramakant is forced to confront his own beliefs when Maurya goes off the reservation. Sharad looks to bring his plan to a conclusion. Guddu and Golu settle their scores.

Reception

Season 1

Rohan Naahar of the Hindustan Times, rating it 2/5, calls it "a needlessly violent Anurag Kashyap rip-off has the maturity of an ill-mannered teen – loud, obnoxious and aimless", saying it's "a show without a moral centre, which is problematic – not only ethically, but narratively. Without a single character to latch on to, the show is left with no option but to revel in the violence, which is often needlessly over-the-top."[9] Sampada Sharma of The Indian Express also considered it "a washed up Anurag Kashyap universe that is trying too hard to please longtime Kashyap loyalists" and that "the show tries to surprise the audience with some anti-climactic twists in a few scenes but you can already see them coming."[10] Ektaa Malik, also of The Indian Express, terms it "a tedious watch, and even its top-notch cast can’t save this mammoth show from sinking. The show creators wished to create a multi-layered, complex narrative, replete with backstories, but it all ends up in a big muddled heap. The relentless violence and gore doesn’t scare you, rather it makes you cringe. The abundant profanity doesn’t add to the story, it distracts you instead.The writers and show creators have tried to imbibe current socio-political and cultural references but nothing really stands out."[11] Saraswati Datar from The News Minute talks of a "brilliant cast of actors led by Pankaj Tripathi is let down by an inconsistent script and indulgent direction."[12] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV rates it 2/5, and, while also highlighting the performances of Tripathi, Fazal and Massey, talks of the show as "a crime series that never ventures beyond familiar terrain. Its trite narrative template undermines its ambition to be the web's answer to Gangs of Wasseypur. With nothing to say, it inevitably flubs its lines."[13] Stutee Ghosh from The Quint gives it 2.5/5, also saying how the performances "save" a "weak drama."[14] Rahul Desai of Film Companion rates it 3.5/5, calling it "a choppy but fearless crime epic."[15] Ketna Mistry of Biz Asia gives it 4/5.[16]

Season 2

Udita Jhunjhunwala from Firstpost reviewed the series and stated "The big bad world gets more immersive, with actors deeply entrenched in their parts" and gave an overall rating of 3 out of 5 stars.[17]

Divyanshi Sharma of India Today noted the appearance of Ali Fazal and expressed " Ali Fazal is more menacing this season with his pumped-up body and fierce eyes. He can barely walk after last season’s events but is like a wounded lion, ready to pounce on his prey whenever he gets the chance" [18] Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India rated the series 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "'Mirzapur’ 2’ has that ‘killer’ combination of power and politics that largely works, but is not bulletproof to flaws"[19]

Ektaa Malik from The Indian Express stated "Mirzapur season two fails to learn from the mistakes of season one. There are some improvements, sure. Production quality has gone up; it no longer feels and looks like a telefilm from the nineties that used to air on Doordarshan. But everything else gives you a sense of deja vu"[20]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2019 iReel Awards Best Drama Series Mirzapur Nominated
Best Actor – Drama Pankaj Tripathi Won [21]
Best Supporting Actress Rasika Dugal Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Divyendu Sharma Won [22]

References

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  2. ^ "Decoding the women of Mirzapur: Why Vashudha, Golu and Beena stand out in the web series".
  3. ^ "Mirzapur: Amazon Prime Video reveals banner of upcoming series starring Shweta Tripathi, Ali Fazal". FirstPost. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Mirzapur 2 – Release Date Announcement | Amazon Original". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 24 August 2020 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Pankaj Tripathi debuts on Instagram with Mirzapur 2 teaser: Internet welcomes Kaleen Bhaiya". India Today. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Amazon's 'Mirzapur': A Formidable Kaleen Bhaiyya In New Poster". TheQuint. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Mirzapur Introduces Irfan Memon In The New Teaser". Mid Day. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Mirzapur teaser: Pankaj Tripathi, as Kaleen, sounds menacing". Times Now. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  9. ^ Rohan Naahar (17 November 2018), "Mirzapur review: Even Pankaj Tripathi can’t save Amazon’s hyper-violent Anurag Kashyap rip-off", Hindustan Times. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  10. ^ Sampada Sharma (16 November 2018), "Mirzapur first impression: A washed-up Anurag Kashyap universe does not make for interesting drama", Indian Express. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
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