Mirzapur Season 2 Review
Mirzapur season 1 was indeed one of the best Indian web series with a complete nail-biting story, terrific performances, dialogues, action, and overall, everything was perfect about season 1 of Mirzapur.
There has been a buzz about the Mirzapur season 2, but since season 1 ends with a note of Munna (Divyendu Sharma) shooting Bablu (Vikrant Massey) and Sweety (Shriya Pilgaonkar) in a wedding ceremony also leaving Guddu (Ali Fazal) brutally injured.
It is quite evident that the season 2 will be about revenge between Guddu pandit and Munna Tripathi.
In both the seasons, Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiya and Divyendu as Munna nailed in their performances. Even in season 2, both the character Munna and Kaleen Bhaiya ruled and have been given more screen space.
Guddu, on the other hand, is seen as a physically wounded and mentally broken person who seeks revenge. Shweta Tripathi, as Gajgamini, is a bold and brave lady who has only one purpose in her life now, and that’s revenge for the death of her sister and her former lover.
Both Guddu and Gajgamini are on the run because the people of Kaleen bhaiya are everywhere looking for them to be killed. Eventually, they shook hands with the rival of Tripathi and started expanding their business of weed.
At some point, the nine episodes series started feeling tedious and unnecessary of adding more subplots. As compared to season 1, the female actors have been given more screen space and let them excel in their roles. Rasika Duggal’s character plays no more just the woman of the Tripathi family.
Her character changed the whole dynamics of the revenge plot in the series. Also, her character exposes the male atrocities in Indian traditional families.
The character of Kulbhushan Kharbanda is one of the most villainous characters in the season. His death scene is brutal and paved the way towards the end of the Tripathi family in Mirzapur.
Some episodes are too long to bear. I felt the subplot of the Tyagi family had been added just to increase the watch timing. There were too many characters, thus, creating distraction and losing interest.
The best character to watch in the Mirzapur season 2 is Munna. He is intense, ambitious for Mirzapur, don’t think twice before wiping out someone he thinks can be dangerous.
He also has a kinder side that we get to see after his involvement with the CM’s daughter. He wants to be a better husband and a person for his wife. He doesn’t want to be like the other male counterparts of his family.
His constant efforts to impress his father in proving his capability for taking over the family business and the power of ruling Mirzapur and Kaleen bhaiya’s disapproval creates tension in their relationship.
Mirzapur 2 lacks the spark; it felt more dragging. Apart from the performance of a few personalities like Divyendu, Pankaj Tripathi, Rasika Duggal, and Vijay Verma, the rest failed to make an impression.
What Could be better?
The series could have been more intoxicating like season 1 if the creators keep only the main plot intact without deviating it with unnecessary sub plots and characters.