Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, Rajesh Tailang, Sheeba Chadha, Anjum Sharma, Vijay Varma, Amit Sial, Isha Talwar, Priyanshu Painyuli
Director: Gurmmeet Singh, Mihir Desai
Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Blood feuds in the lawless eastern UP is a formula gone old. Yet Mirzapur Season 2 hits the ground running. The director ,story tellin still makes it compelling enough to watch it full in one go. But if you want the same turmoil ,same pace,same rawness as in first season,You might be not that happy.
The fight for Mirzapur throne that belongs to Akhandanand Tripathi a.k.a. Kaleen Bhaiyya despite great performances, isn’t exactly a pulsating, heart-stopping affair as the first season.
Mirzapur Season 2 Review: A still from the series.
Mirzapur Season 2 isn’t a complete average. Directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai, the show is well-directed and the script has some powerful twists and but still lacks that KEH ke loong Momemt.
What it lacks is genuine, relatable political and social context. Neither the political establishment nor the police force have much of a say on what happens in Mirzapur..
Mirzapur Season 2 dismisses an entire election process by killing the two prominent claimants of the democracy of the show. It is purportedly a state Assembly election – a chief minister wins re-election and is unanimously chosen the head of the government. But he and his party are only ones in the running. No Opposition exists and the heat and dust of an electoral contest stays off camera, pretty much like the caste dynamics that the series mentions once or twice, in passing.
The unflappable Akhandanand Tripathi a.k.a. Kaleen Bhaiyya has his character progress in career with new tricks of politics along with the trade .The show is not the jewel but one of the pullers of Amazon Prime Video crime series. While he retains a grip on the titular town’s illegal guns and opium trade, he now has his sights set on the levers of political power in Lucknow. Does the character’s wider sphere of influence give Pankaj Tripathi, who propels the show with Ali Fazal and Divyenndu, more meat to dig his teeth into?