Mirzapur Season 2: Review
Amazon Prime’s crime drama comes with its new season. Does it give you what was expected? Is it still entertaining and equally shocking? Read on to know.
Rating: 4.0 stars/5
Our overall rating is not an average of the sub scores below.
Mirzapur 2 begins exactly where season 1 ended. An injured Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal), along with Golu (Shweta Tripathi), is set on a journey of revenge.
Munna Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma) had killed his pregnant wife (Shreya Pilgaonkar) and shot his brother’s head open at a wedding where even the innocent groom was murdered.
From the moment Golu learns to pull the trigger to the scene when Veena Tripathi decides to ‘survive’ – it seems that the women in Mirzapur 2 are finally not ready to give up.
Mirzapur has a strong cast that continues to deliver this time as well. Shweta Tripathi Sharma stands out as the wounded woman whose determination is reflected even in her stance. Anjum Sharma’s Sharad seems promising as well.
Shows like Mirzapur have a unique quality. They don’t require your undivided attention. Because of the lack of any kind of subtext, every emotion is spelled out. This makes them quite easy for home-viewing as they don’t demand you to completely cut yourself off from your surroundings
Mirzapur 2 Review: Less Bhaukaal Than Season 1, Major Missing Vikrant Massey
More actors join season 2 but no one makes up for Babloo Pandit’s (Vikrant Massey) absence in the story. Isha Talwar, Vijay Verma, Lilliput, Priyanshu Painyuli, Meghna Malik, and Anjum Sharma lead their own parallel stories but it all appears frivolous and irrelevant as the season progresses towards its end.
As the episodes progress, one thinks of Golu taking Babloo’s place in Guddu’s life by assisting him with her sharp mind but that doesn’t happen.
Phrases like ‘Mardon ke beech auratein nahi bolti’ or ‘aurat se goli nahi khayege‘ are used more in season 2. Perhaps to emphasize better on the lopsided power structures that are run by patriarchy first and then by the set of rules the one sitting on the ‘gaddi’ has created.
Guns, goons, and lots of gaalis – welcome to ‘Mirzapur’, once again. Nothing has changed here. Except for the rising body count that has intensified the battle lines in this bloody badland.