Amazon Prime Mirzapur Season 2 Webseries Review

 Mirzapur Season 2 Web series 



The show I meant Mirzapur Season 2 everyone has been looking forward to in 2020 is finally here. The hype has been real and I have to say that the Mirzapur team has built the anticipation for the show so much that I just became more and more excited as the months went by. About what will happen in the badlands Purvanchal rather than giving you a recap of what happened in season one before I start the review which you can watch for yourself in the Mirzapur Season 1 recap video on Amazon Prime Videos Youtube Channel. Let's just get to brass tacks to where we left off and the multiple subplots that will follow beyond Guddu and Golu getting their revenge from Munna Bhaiya and the possibility of them overthrowing the current king of Mirzapur. Munna Bhaiya has roost's Bolton style caused absolute havoc by eliminating Sweetie and Bablu. The wedding the massacre by Munna came to an abrupt halt leading to Guddu who is critically injured to abscond with Dimpy and Golu. We follow Sharath from Jonpoor who is mourning the loss of his father, setting his eye towards the throne of Mirzapur. Kaleen Bhaiya is strategizing his political influence by removing all middlemen directly concerned with the elections. Munna in recovery mode still has sociopathic tendencies of being unpredictable and his pursuit to prove to his father that he is worthy of the throne. Bina is constantly in a tussle in their party household having to satisfy her tormentor even though she has something mischievous planned. The struggle of the simpleton parents Lala the supplier of opium identifying the best moment to strike back. Guddu and Golu fueled with the power of vengeance having only Mirzapur as their ultimate goal. The influence and allegiance of the police and all the new characters that get introduced all form the crux off Mirzapur season 2Here we are describing you Amazon Prime Mirzapur Season 2 Web series Review and will be telling you the good and bad aspects of Mirzapur season 2 so that you guys can ultimately decide one second who am I kidding let's just get straight to the point you're gonna watch it anyway. 


Mirzapur Season 2 Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 


Mihir Desai                       (7 episodes, 2018-2020)
Gurmeet Singh                 (15 episodes, 2018-2020)
Karan Anshuman            (4 episodes, 2018)Series Writing Credits  
Puneet Krishna                (created by) (19 episodes, 2018-2020)
Mihir Desai                       (7 episodes, 2018-2020)
Karan Anshuman            (created by) (9 episodes, 2018)
Vineet Krishna                 (19 episodes, 2018-2020)


Ali Fazal  as  Guddu Pandit

Divyendu Sharma  as  Munna Tripathi

Pankaj Tripathi as  Akhandanand Tripathi

Shaji Chaudhary  as   Maqbool

Rasika Dugal  as  Beena Tripathi

Shweta Tripathi as Golu Gupta

Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Satyanand 'Bauji' Tripathi


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Mirzapur Season 2


The Underwhelming Aspects 


Creative choices - The 10 episode series has many creative choices that have felt why the unnecessary or slowed down the pace of what originally excited and invested viewers. There is a need in the story to have an abundant amount of item songs. These songs are mostly presented as background to the actual action taking place and sometimes to present what happens in close quarters with a few characters. The general flow of the plot always seemed to come to a jarring halt when it transitioned to a belly dance number in close quarters or even a Bhojpuri tune on television in a barbershop. There is a dialogue in the series which points out that the population of Bihar has only two fates. Either to be a criminal or a civil servant. A gross generalization I felt to an entire state. The two biggest issues I had with the series and its writing is pertaining to the new characters introduced in season two. Madhuri played by Isha Talwar, an extremely capable actor plays the role of the chief minister's daughter who is educated, sharp and indoctrinated in the world of politics. What I absolutely hated was that her character almost became a pushover or adamant with Munna. There is a point where there is an absolute breach of trust in their relationship and Madhuri passes it off as not such a big deal. Something that came across as a shock to me for it is not how her character is introduced to represent her as a woman who is a catalyst to expose the vulnerable and human side of Munna did not require her to be hurt and assume that men will be men. The second character Vijay Varma has an interesting surprise which I thought there would be a more profound impact on the storyline. The more I explored the series the less I thought this surprise element regarding his character was required. Other than one the circumstantial moment there was literally no need for this surprise. His character and the predicament he finds himself in unintentionally became a subplot of Abbas Mastan film, rather than having the realism of what Mirzapur was known for. This has nothing to do with Vijay Varma who is phenomenal but the creative choice regarding his character. 

  Mirzapur Season 2 

IMDb Rating - 8.5/10


Inconsistent Story Development



Audiences were the most excited about Guddu and Golu and their path of vengeance. When there is a clear goal in a series and what the audiences are going to expect there is a higher chance of disappointment as there is an expectation. Mirzapur Season 1 just explored the world of Mirzapur something that we were not privy to but we know this world right now so there is an expectation to see more of your favourite characters and get justice. The series in its development really steers towards the human connection several characters so the rage that is ripe, real and fresh in Guddu and Golu's memories simmer down a bit as the episodes go by which make you sometimes want the show to go back to what you signed up for originally whether it be Golu's the internal struggle, confusion and how it manifests into some odd form of violence or Guddu on the development of a romantic interest. It really does momentarily extinguish the fire that keeps this show going. 

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Mirzapur Season 2 Review

The Good 



Memorable dialogues - What absolutely love about the show is that it still has the ability to have hilarious and memorable dialogues that will become memes as the years go by. This is both a case of the brilliant writing by the creators as well as the exceptional performances of the star cast. The brilliance of the second season is also not only restricted to the humorous dialogues but more the cerebral and emotional moments but the key feature of why the second season is different from the first, while Lala remembers the atrocities at the wedding,  he says - "taqleef unki nehi hoti jo chale jate hain, unki hoti hain jo Piche rahe jate hain.". In wanting to gaana political cloud Kaleen Bhaiya is advised by his father - "Kutte ke malik ko dost banalo, Kutta bhok na band kar dega". Kaleen Bhaiya has some of the most hilarious dialogues as well describing as J. P. Yadav upon being rejected for sex announcing himself as a non-performing asset couldn't stop rolling on the floor laughing, rather than me ruining the experience of you listening to several other dialogues for the first time I'll just reassure you that there are many that will stay with you. Especially from Munna and Kaleen Bhaiya. 


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Amazon Prime Mirzapur Season 2


Moments 



What stood out to me in this series beyond the chemistry and acting performances among the talent are the brilliant editing and camera work. The editing by Manan Maheta stands out especially for me. With respect to the structure of each episode. The timing in which the opening and closing credits come on the queue is absolutely perfect. Developing interest at the start with the bombshell of what will transpire and eventually to come to the conclusion with the cliffhanger in almost each & every episode compelling viewers to click on the next one. Sanjay Kapoor's work with cinematography also stands out especially in one the sequence that will remind you of the multi-storey building scene from season 1, the one-shot sequence of planned attack that transitions from breaking into and to hand and gun battle as the lights are categorically switched-off as I previously said the series is much more internalized with respect to the characters and what they are going through in season two as compared to the plethora of action-oriented violence in season 1. while Mirzapur does not go overboard with its cerebral and social overtones like Sacred Game season 2, there are many moments that will stay with you and maybe even tear you up in the new season of Mirzapur, Guddu breaking down in front of his parents or Guddu and Golu finally being vulnerable with one another at a time where they are forced to put on a brave face. The editing also brilliantly creates contrast with other characters in different phases of their life, while Guddu prepares for revenue attempting to raise a gun. Bina feels cornered wanting to end everything both scenes showed together side by side you will be exposed to shades characters that you never expected which can be a coin toss for a viewer experience. Do you give the viewer what they wanted and what made the season 1 popular or something fresh that they never expected. 



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Amazon Prime Mirzapur Season 2 Web series Review


Performances 

 

Every single actor from season 2 pushed for the praiseworthy performance, while the writing regarding some characters can be termed as rather odd and leftfield the performances cannot be criticized. From the main cast, I believe Ali Faisal as Guddu and Divyenndu as Munna stand out this season. Guddu is no more the starry-eyed gullible boy that could be easily swayed, he is agile, vigilant and extremely sharp. Something that I was expecting in season two Ali Faisal perfectly combines the character's determination for revenge as well as the self-reflection he is compelled to do due to the loss of his closest family members, Ali Faisal especially stands out in the emotional moment's, beside of the actor I believe has been best showcased in this season. Divyenndu has completely imbibed the essence of Munna and surprisingly in this season we also get to see the human and more vulnerable side of him. He still has sociopathic tendencies and is completely off the rails and unpredictable which makes his sequences stand out as some of the most enjoyable ones. I believe Pankaj Tripathi is just a legend. He is Kaleen Bhaiya.  If you look at all the memorable dialogues from Mirzapur, I don't think anyone can imagine any other actor play Kaleen Bhaiya other than Pankaj Tripathi, he has this restraint in his the dialogue, he has this calmness and in that calmness, in itself, he has the ability to annihilate every character just through his words. He is one legend I can't speak enough for. Among the new characters that really left a lasting impact, I would like to say that Anjum Sharma as Sharath Shukla from Jonpoor is brilliant. His body language and baritone dialogue delivery showcase the sheer talent the man possesses. He is responsible for showing the seed in several instances to cause mayhem while Isha Talwar and Vijay Varma are great actors. The inconsistent writing of their characters does not make their introduction soul become one for the ages to remember. Priyangshu has introduced as Robin a wheeler-dealer of sorts who make become to the conclusion. Similarly, while Shweta Tripathi as Golu does as is required with respect to what the script demands her transition into this rather absurd self-hurting face took me away from feeling invested in her personal journey. The surprise packages according to me Rasika Dugal as Bina that has progressed from being subservient and simple-minded to calculated and conniving, causing chaos in her own-household. Also, can I say Maqbool played by Shaji Chaudhary is one of my favourite-characters reminding me of mark strong from Rock and Roller, a no-nonsense loyal right-hand man? His character arc is the one that really stays with you. You have to realize that this show will not cater to what made it popular in-season 1. It has transitioned from an action-oriented gory badlands a thriller to a more the cerebral and emotional arc of the characters because I am a fan of the first the season & was also so invested that I eventually papered over the cracks in season two which were its inconsistent writing. If you would ask me objectively I still believe Mirzapur Season 2 has enough to keep you hooked and invested for all the 10 episodes. It has several rather odd creative choices that will make you scratch your head wondering what were they thinking but dials back to what we originally wanted Guddu and Golu getting their hands dirty and finally raising the question who will rule Mirzapur by the end of season 2. To find that out you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video and that was Amazon Prime Mirzapur Season 2 Web series Review, guys. Write down in the comments below what you thought about season 2 and please don't forget to follow us on Instagram the handles right in front of you follow us at our Facebook page MovieShowReview. Please support us by smashing the Like/Share/React button and subscribing to our blog for weekly content ahead thank you for reading.


MIRZAPUR Season 2 - Official Trailer | Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu | Amazon Original 


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