‘Mirzapur’ Season 2 Review: This Pankaj Tripathi and Ali Fazal starrer is the ultimate saga of revenge
Karan Anshuman, Gurmmeet Singh
Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Isha Talwar, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Shweta Tripathi.
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The motto of ‘Mirzapur’ Season 2 is revealed by a character in the very beginning of the show- “Jeet ki guarantee tabhi hai jab jeet aur haar, dono tumhare control mein ho.” And yes, it has been carried out throughout the season very well. ‘Mirzapur 2’ has definitely lived up to the hype and taken the narrative a notch higher. The massacre is murkier and bloodier than season one.
Pankaj Tripathi has nailed the character of Akhandanand Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya to the T. While Kaleen is the ultimate dictator who will run over anyone who gets in his way, Tripathi also is seen as the disappointed father in the start of the season. The father-son duo Tripathi and Munna (Divyendu Sharma) are one to look out for, while they are terrifying together and against, their banter sometimes makes you double over in laughter.
Gone are the Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal) and Golu (Shweta Tripathi) who were limited to just college elections and weddings. They have turned around and brought out their dark side that engulfs the whole Mirzapur. Ali and Shwetha’s performance was applauded worthy- last season and in this season it has only gone a level higher and become more fierce. The creators- Karan Anshuman and Gurmeet Singh have done it again this season with the thrilling plot and edge-of-the-seat action.
The cinematography is just as amazing as the last season. The background score and the music was just right without any hindrance while watching. The greed for revenge in all the characters is brought out in the ugliest way possible which is amazing because of the crux of the setup and you end up trying to pick your side.
While the plot of ‘Mirzapur 2’ rides high on violence and crude language, it can get a bit too overwhelming at times, but that is just personal preference.
‘Mirzapur 2’ is more than what it had promised to be. This revenge saga is filled with thrill, action and punchlines that you would definitely enjoy. We give it 3.5 stars.