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Honest Review and Rating: Mirzapur Season 2

Ever since we published the episode breakdown of Mirzapur Season 2, readers and fans have been asking for an honest review. So here it goes:

Mirzapur Season 2: Best Performances

As expected, Pankaj Tripathi (Kaleen Bhaiya aka Akhandanand) and Divyendu Sharma (Munna Bhaiya/Phoolchand) have lived up to the audience expectations with their stellar performance.

The transition from a naïve and impulsive goon to a man who carefully plans and plots Mirzapur’s takeover, Ali Fazal (Guddu Pandit) is to watch out for. One may even feel that he has adopted all the calm and sly qualities of his deceased brother.

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The journey of Golu’s character (Shweta Tripathi) from a studious topper to an avenge-seeking gun-totter is incredible.

There are some fresh characters in Mirzapur Season 2 and a couple of them deserve a special mention. Robin (Priyanshu Painyuli) plays a financial fixer who falls in love with Guddu’s sister, Dimpy (Harshita Gaur).

Bharat Tyagi and Shatrughan Tyagi (Vijay Verma) plays Dadda Tyagi’s twins and delivers a convincing performance. Even in scenes where both brothers are dressed identically, the audience can make out the difference between the elder and younger twin. Fab performance!

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Ali Fazal and Shweta Tripathi best scene mirzapur season 2

Mirzapur Season 2: The sub-plots on Women Empowerment are a force-fit

Golu sleeps on the same bed as Guddu, treats him like a confidante but flinches each time she sees him with Shabnam (Shernavaz Jijina). When she sees them kissing, she goes to Shatrughan Tyagi, asks him to whip her with a belt and then has sex with him.

Beena Tripathi (Rasika Duggal) is a talent wasted in the jamboree. She holds her performance with pride but can’t do much with the badly written role.

Madhuri Yadav (Isha Talwar) who plays Surya Pratap Yadav’s (Paritosh Sand) daughter had a lot of shades that were written for her. Unfortunately, her poor performance helps in deteriorating the plot further.

There were two women who were placed like pawns in the plot and tried their best to pull of their characters with decent performances. However, the roles for both, Radhiya (Prashansa Sharma) and Zarina (Anangsha Biswas) were a force-fit just in order to send a social message on how tormented women can overthrow power and seek revenge.

There are three mothers in the web series and it shows all three in poor light. The director has wasted talents such as Meghna Malik (Rati Shankar’s widow), Sheeba Chaddha (Guddu’s mother) and Alka Amin (Dadda Tyagi’s wife). These roles and the characters playing them needed more justice than what they have been meted out by the directors.

Mirzapur Season 2: What’s in store for fans?

The pace of Mirzapur season one is missing in season 2. Fans who are expecting to see a high-strung, violent, emotional drama just like Mirzapur Season 1 are in for a huge disappointment.

A loosely held plot, and a predictable screenplay takes out the fizz out of the high-pitch drama that was expected in season 2. Almost all the key characters seemed to have mellowed and unnecessary characters like Bauji (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) and JP Yadav (Pramod Pathak) are shown at their horniest best. Its 2020 and no one wants to watch over-aged men devouring younger women – what were the directors even thinking?

The first two episodes are understandably slow, considering that the characters are still learning to cope with the wedding massacre. But till the end of 10 episodes the same pace continues. One is just waiting for it to end.

Audience will miss Bablu Pandit (Vikrant Massey) and Compounder’s (Abhishek Banerjee)powerful performances in season 2.

The worst part is that the climax is predicable, and it leaves one praying that there is no season 3 that follows.

Munna Tripathi and Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur Season 2

Mirzapur Season 2: Questions

  • There’s a murder in the Chief Minister office – how is it that no one notices?
  • Why does Maqbool (Shaji Chaudhary) kidnap and lock Babar (Asif Khan) when he could have killed him?
  • Raja (Nitin Mahesh Joshi) the cook is hired back with no suspicion. Don’t the dons know better than to hire a person whose manhood they have snatched?
  • Why did Tripathis learn about Maqbool’s betrayal so late? As dons, didn’t they have spies to inform them?
  • Where did Maqbool go after killing Bauji?
  • Why is there so much unnecessary killing in the web series?
  • Bauji was a don, why were there such few people in his funeral?
  • Why did Kaleen send his guards away in the last episode?
  • Why is Sweety/Golu’s father (Shahnawaz Pradhan) missing in action? He appears for few fleeting scenes and then disappears.
  • Why does Ram Sharan Maurya (Amit Sial) take multiple U-turns?

Mirzapur Season 2: Bloopers

  • The attempt to murder on Lala – how is it that all his guards took a tea-break at the same time?
  • When Guddu Pandit draws a gun at Maurya why don’t the police officers behind them flinch?
  • Ramakant Pandit (Rajesh Tailang) has never held a gun in his hand but is able to hit a bull’s eye and kill Maurya from a distance of atleast 25 feet.
  • Raja who is half Ramakant’s age, cannot aim correctly while trying to kill Munna from a distance of 5-6 feet.
  • How did Beena hack Bauji in broad daylight, in his heavily guarded home with no one watching her but Radhiya and Maqbool
  • The only place where the pace is shown in the web series is when Sharad escapes with an injured (read half-dead) Kaleen bhaiya. It’s almost magical that he got him down from a mountain single handedly and into his car within 30 seconds.
Mirzapur 2 poster

Mirzapur Season 2: Overall Verdict: Watch at your own risk.

There were so many new characters like Dadda Tyagi (Lilliput Faruqui) and Mamaji (Tyagi’s brother-in-law) who did nothing for the main plot.

The scene where the Tyagi brothers turn on each other and everyone dies is a poor joke.

One-hour long episodes that move at a snail’s pace with no addition to the main plot were unnecessary.

Almost every fan who has watched Mirzapur Season 2 will agree that the Season one was better. It leaves one asking whether it’s because there are multiple directors in the web series or whether the producers got overconfident and didn’t bother to see the product before it went out to the market.

Rating: 3/5

Penned by:

Mayura Amarkant


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  1. I have not watched part 1, but with the buzz around part 2 i wondered if i was missing something and needed to watch it. now i feel like its one of those timepass series and not a must watch for me personally. thanks for the honest opinion.


  2. Now that is quite a review. I have not watched any of the seasons of Mirzapur simply because I don’t like watching crime thriller series. And if they are slow-paced then that a turn off for me. Thanks for writing this honest review.

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  3. That’s a real good narration and review of characters! What was the need for adding too many lame characters when they are eventually going to fade away? So many threads were purposely kept open for next season, but the disappointment of 2nd season, won’t let me watch the 3rd.

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  4. The dialogues of nawab sahab

    Tum bhsd wale tumhare walid dhsd wale unke bhi walid dhsd wale was wrong for lucknow nawab

    Lucknow ke nawabon me shrafat hoti hai
    It should

    Aap dhsd wale aapke waalid bhsd wale like that

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  5. Rasika Duggal and Pankaj Tripathi are the real stars and limelight stealers of Mirzapur season 2. I am yet to watch season 2 but the trailer and your review make it compelling to see.

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  6. Wow what an amazing style of reviewing. Loved the way you had described everything from plot to questions and bloopers. I had not watched the season 1, so not sure about catching up directly on season 2 but will surely keep your verdict in mind whenever get a chance to watch it.

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  7. Good to read your honest review. Haven’t seen mirzapur 1 either, but usually it is difficult for a sequel to match the original and turns out to be a disappointment.

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  8. I keep hearing so much about Mirzapur Season 1 and season 2 as well. My husband keeps updating me on this. I am the kind of person who can not take violent scenes much so don’t think I would be watching Mirzapur anytime sooner. Appreciate your detailed review, it has given me a raw idea about almost every character.

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  9. Wow my hubby just watched this show back to back so I should definitely ask him all these questions and see if he has the answers. But somehow I keep my mind and brain away while watching Bollywood shows so I doubt all these questions would trouble me. 😂

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  10. I cannot watch too much of violence and foul language. I haven’t watched season 1 as well. Checked one episode of season 2 but couldn’t take it.

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    1. Munna must come back..Munna can’t die. Acting of every character is excellent but loved and thrilled to see the acting of the character Munna Tripathi..Sometime he exceeded Pankaj Tripathi by him mind-blowing acting

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  11. sad to hear it didnt live up to expectations. I really wish there would be a stronger focus on screenplay. I appreciate the efforts being made with present day shows (especially on OTT platforms) to make Indian shows more gritty and realistic but somewhere I still feel there is more that can be done.

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  12. People are posting your reviews of season 2 and I haven’t even watched season 1. Thank you for the honest review. Actually some reviews say it is better than season 1 while some rpresents your viewpoints. It has created dilemma in my mind.

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    1. Munna must come back..Munna can’t die. Acting of every character is excellent but loved and thrilled to see the acting of the character Munna Tripathi..Sometime he exceeded Pankaj Tripathi by his mind-blowing acting

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  13. Must say what an exhaustive review my dear. I can’t watch violence n so the man made me skip last season too and is again watching this one alone. I can’t take the foul language too but you review indeed sounds so balanced

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  14. Simply beautiful. Loved reading your post Mayura. Thanks for sharing this. This is indeed an honest review and the thing I liked in your post is the format that you have penned it.

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  15. My husband is crazy about Mirzapur and is watching this series as I type this! However, this isn’t the kind of content that interests me. Your review sure is quite detailed and will help others know what to expect.

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  16. I was excited to read your review for two reasons. First, I have yet to see it so I was keen to know how the second season unfolds. Secondly and more inportantly, Amit Sial who plays the character of Ram Sharan Maurya is my brother. Now I’ll have to ask him your question about the U-turns. Great review!

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  17. Had seen season 1, but yet to watch season2. Have heard a lot about it and glad to read your review now. Will soon catch the show, seems addictive. #PraGunReads #MyFriendAlexa #blogchatter

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  18. I have heard so much about this show, but i M always short on time. The last series i saw was Friends 🙄. Looking forward to see this one now.

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  19. I too binge watched season 2 as soon as it came out. I mostly agree with your points. Although I feel Rasika Duggal did shine in Season 2, as the woman who uses the patriarchy and male ego to avenge the same. Quite an interesting turn that was. Yes, it becomes too bollywoodish and loses touch with reality. how can a man strangled to death in CM’s office be passed off as an encounter? And if it’s so easy in the world of Mirzapur then why does the inspector need to shoot Guddu at his back to make it look like an encounter? Way too many inconsistencies. But it was addictive and it’s a cult. Most cult movies too are full of plot loopholes.

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