Bollywood films witnessing a clash at the box office have made headlines in the past but now, there’s a brand new clash that is sure to generate some curiosity among the audience. Amazon Prime Video’s Mirzapur and Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico will both start streaming from November 16.
The trailers for both these shows were well received by the audience. Narcos has quite a huge fan base all over the world but Mirzapur is a story set in India.
Mirzapur director Karan Anshuman spoke about this clash and shared, “I don’t think the clash matters because let’s be honest, this is our world, it is our story. By our I mean an Indian thing, and it is very rooted in what our reality is. Yes, we have the resources to make it look great and on a technical level be right up there. With Excel Media & Entertainment and Amazon Prime Video, I can tell you we have done that. We have used the same equipment and our technicians are as good as Hollywood has.”
e added, “That aside, your story and your characters are not trying and pretending to be someone else. Especially in the case of Mirzapur, there were many things that the American team members did not understand because they did not have the cultural context. However, the same guys when they saw the show, they loved every moment of it. They were gushing in their praise of how it had turned out. These were the same guys who did not get it on paper because once you pull down the world and start connecting on an emotional level with the characters, then it doesn’t matter.”
Narcos: Mexico will explore the story of Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s. The show gained a massive fan following across the globe after its first season that told the story of Pablo Escobar. This year, the show stars Michael Peña in the lead role.
Mirzapur, the thrilling drama by Amazon Prime Video, stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal and Vikrant Massey in key roles.
Mirzapur and Narcos: Mexico both start streaming on November 16.