Mirzapur 2 Review: Amazon Prime Drama Is Darker Than Mirzapur 1

“Jeet ki guarantee tabhi hai jab jeet aur haar, dono tumhare control me ho,” says a character from Mirzapur 2, a new but important addition to this season’s cast. The show is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video and seems to live up to expectations. Two years have passed since we saw Akhandanand Tripathi, also known as Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi), massacring anyone who crossed their path. And in season 2, he vows to give his son Munna (Divyendu Sharma) a chance to carry on his legacy and rule the city.


Then there is Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal) who is healing from previous injuries, both emotionally and physically. His sister Dimpy (Harshita Gaur) and Golu (Shweta Tripathi), the love interest of his late brother Bablu (Vikrant Massey), heal him and prepare him for the ultimate fight. But Dimpy and Golu from Mirzapur 2 are none other than season 1. Gone are the days when your world was limited to college choices, dates, or a friend’s wedding. Guns replaced bracelets and blood replaced lipstick.


The bloody world of Mirzapur appears to be bloody in season two, with a vengeance, lust for power, and greed resounding in all hearts. Whether it’s a politician who can’t wait to open a park with his party’s symbol, Mangos, in the middle or a man who never wanted the life he lives but is forced to do so after his father dies in broad daylight on the second day, the second season seems much more ruthless.


However, in addition to violence, our characters are also eager to use their brains, and the dynamics of the relationship change significantly. While Golu and Sweety’s father, Parshuram Gupta, was Kaleen Bhaiya’s pocket dog last season, this time they have to find a new one. And with Compounder and nearly all of her friends gone, Munna has no one to count on except her father. Then there is Beena (Rasika Dugal) and her “stepfather” who tells her “Sher ke mooh khoon lag chuka hai”.

The star of the first two episodes is still Pankaj Tripathi. He speaks more with his eyes than with his mouth and does not hesitate to tell the Prime Minister that his brother is an absolute idiot. Of course, Kaleen Bhaiya didn’t use the word “idiot” exactly, but if you’ve seen him last season, it won’t be hard to guess what he might have said. It’s a pleasure to watch and there is no one who could have played the character with such confidence.

Ali Fazal is more menacing this season with his bloated body and fierce eyes. He can barely walk after the events of last season, but he is like a wounded lion ready to pounce on his prey whenever he gets the chance.

Shweta Tripathi and Harshita Gaur keep us fascinated and we have much more to do this season than last.

Divyendu Sharmaa entertains and scares us and plays the perfect son of Tripathi.

Sheeba Chaddha and Rajesh Tailang reprise their roles as Vasudha and Ramakant Pandit respectively and make us cry in episode 2.

We are being taken beyond Mirzapur in season two. The program takes us to Lucknow, where the CM has an “aam darbar” and shortly before the elections it listens to the problems of the common people.

The cards are ready, the soldiers are ready, and the planning has begun. Who will sit on the throne and who will lose? Watch the series to find out.

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