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Mirzapur 2 trailer launch: Highlights

Mirzapur Season 2 stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu Sharmaa, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anjum Sharma, Rajesh Tailang, Sheeba Chadha, Amit Sial, Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar and Priyanshu Painyuli.

Written by A. Kameshwari , Sampada Sharma , Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2020 9:18:24 am
Mirzapur season 2 trailerAli Fazal and Shweta Tripathi Sharma in Mirzapur 2. (Photo: Amazon Prime Video India/YouTube)

Amazon Prime Video has released the first trailer of Mirzapur Season 2. Mirzapur’s storyline follows druglord Kaleen Bhaiya and his antics in the titular small town of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Thrown into the mix are elements of romance, action and copious amounts of profanity. Season 1 ended on an emotional high with two prominent characters’ deaths (Bablu Pandit and Sweety Gupta). Season 2 will be all about revenge and politics as the deceased persons’ partners Golu and Guddu will take up arms against Kaleen Bhaiya, Munna and their gang.

Actor Shriya Pilgaonkar, who essayed the role of Sweety in Season 1, had recently shared a touching note on social media about her stint in the series. Sharing a collage of Sweety on her Instagram page, the actor wrote, “I just have to say this. There is no bigger reward for an actor than to be known & loved for the characters they portray on screen. Sweety Gupta has given me more than I could have ever imagined. I’m overwhelmed by how many ‘miss you‘ messages I’ve received ever since Mirzapur S2 was announced. Your suggestions of resurrecting Sweety are incredibly creative & amusing but I take it all as a sign of your love.”

“I loved playing Swarangini, a girl who not only stood up for herself but for those around her and was always unafraid to speak her mind. The credit goes to our brilliant writers Puneet Krishna & Vineet Krishna. This character and the show means a lot to me and I’m grateful for all that has come my way after the show released. While there is no scope of a poonarjanma as some of you have suggested, I just want to say THANK YOU for all your love and messages,” she added.

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Read all the updates about Mirzapur 2 trailer launch.

21:57 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Check out this romantic track from Mirzapur Season 1

21:35 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Audience supported Mirzapur

"Every day there is a new meme, a new thing in the news. No matter how subtle we try to play its success, our audience didn't let us. They told us everyday how much they loved the show, which meant a lot to us," shared Divyendu Sharma during the virtual press conference as the trailer launched.

20:51 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Mirzapur 2: Who will survive?

At the end of Season 1, Mirzapur saw the death of Sweety and Bablu, the two main characters from teh show. As Season 2 begins, it is hard to say who will survive in this crime-laden society.

19:56 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Who will rule Mirzapur?
19:15 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Ali Fazal on Mirzapur co-stars

"I like to think that there's a presence that everybody has. I remember I had a scene with Pankaj (Tripathi) ji in season one. I know him. I have fun working with him. Then I feel more confident as it becomes a 'jugalbandi' (duet), not a match against each other. So, both the artistes rise," Ali Fazal told PTI.

18:57 (IST)06 Oct 2020
'Guddu starts to use his own little head in Mirzapur 2'

"Guddu is not the lazy guy that he was in season one who relied on his brother Bablu (played by Vikrant Massey) for his brains and was obsessed with all the cool things in life. Now he starts to use his own little head," Ali Fazal told PTI.

18:39 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Ritesh Sadhwani on Mirzapur 2

“For the last two years, our phones have been constantly ringing with fans waiting eagerly to watch Mirzapur Season 2. We are happy to put an end to the wait and present an all new season to them,” said Mirzapur producer Ritesh Sadhwani.

18:13 (IST)06 Oct 2020
'What a superb follow up'

Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani shared on Twitter, "What a superb follow up!!! Congrats all. Captivating... every scene, dialogue, performance pulls you in to the world of #Mirzapur2 Too many to congratulate. @alifazal9 @RasikaDugal @battatawada @TripathiiPankaj @excelmovies @PrimeVideoIN @vjsub @aparna1502"

17:58 (IST)06 Oct 2020
What to watch as you wait for Mirzapur 2?

If you are a fan of Mirzapur, here are 5 web series that you must check out as you wait for Mirzapur Season 2.

1. Rangbaaz (ZEE5)

This anthological ZEE5 web series has had two seasons so far. The first season, starring Saqib Saleem in the lead role, was inspired by the life of Shri Prakash Shukla, a gangster from Gorakhpur. The second season had Jimmy Shergill play a character inspired by Anandpal Singh, a gangster from Rajasthan. Much like Mirzapur, the show depicted crime in a gory fashion where the protagonists weren’t really the heroes of the story. The treatment of the series is similar to Mirzapur.

2. Raktanchal (MX Player)

Starring Nikitin Dheer and Kranti Prakash Jha in the lead roles, this series is set in the 1980s. The politics, the illegal businesses and the crime ring operated by two gangsters lend Raktanchal a Mirzapur vibe. Also, like Mirzapur, this series too is set in the Purvanchal area of Uttar Pradesh.

3. Bhaukaal (MX Player)

Unlike the shows mentioned above, this one has an honest cop as the protagonist, but it is set in a similar universe. Here too, two warring gangsters have captured the entire city and to reinstate law and order, a tough cop enters the scene. Set in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, Bhaukaal stars Mohit Raina, Abhimanyu Singh, Siddhanth Kapoor, Bidita Bag, Sunny Hinduja, Rashmi Rajput, Pradeep Nagar and Gulki Joshi.

4. Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega (Netflix)

Although this show is set in Jamtara district of Jharkhand, the broader vibe of the show is pretty similar to Mirzapur. The show follows small-time criminals who are being operated by a bigger crime lord in implementing a phishing scam. As the cops start taking control of the city, the fight between good vs evil gets bigger. The show stars Sparsh Shrivastav, Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardasany among others.

5. Apharan (ALT Balaji)

Starring Arunoday Singh in the lead role, Apharan is the story of a kidnapping gone wrong. Also starring Mahie Gill, Varun Badola, Nidhi Singh among others, the picturisation here has a very 70s Hindi film vibe to it. The nexus of police, criminals and politicians give this the same tonality as Mirzapur.

17:37 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Sweety remembers Mirzapur

Shriya Pilgaonkar reminisced her journey on Mirzapur and shared on Instagram, "I loved playing Swarangini, a girl who not only stood up for herself but for those around her and was always unafraid to speak her mind. The credit goes to our brilliant writers Puneet Krishna & Vineet Krishna. This character and the show means a lot to me and I’m grateful for all that has come my way after the show released. While there is no scope of a poonarjanma as some of you have suggested, I just want to say THANK YOU for all your love and messages ."

17:14 (IST)06 Oct 2020
New cast members on Mirzapur 2

Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar and Priyanshu Painyuli are the new cast members to join Season 2 of Mirzapur. At the trailer launch of the show, Varma expressed that he was a huge fan of the show and was desperately waiting for the second season. He started working on the Prime Video series soon after Gully Boy's release in 2019.

16:57 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Here's a recap of Mirzapur Season 1

Before you start with Mirzapur Season 2, check out this recap video of the show.

16:51 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Recap of significant deaths in Mirzapur season one

The first season of Mirzapur was a bloodbath. Even as the series began, viewers knew that this was going to be a gory ride and the makers kept that promise until the last episode. While Mirzapur had its fair share of violent deaths, there were some deaths that left the viewers in shock.

Here’s a recap of all the significant characters who died in Season 1:

Vikrant Massey’s Bablu Pandit

In the beginning, Bablu seemed like the only good guy, but as time passed, it was pretty clear that he was the brains of the illegal operation run by him and his brother Guddu (Ali Fazal). In a dramatic turn of events, Bablu is killed by his arch-nemesis Munna Tripathi (Divyendu Sharma). Though it was obvious that these two were at war, it was quite unexpected to see Bablu die. READ MORE

16:34 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Check out Golu's teaser video for Mirzapur 2
16:08 (IST)06 Oct 2020
10 reasons why the Amazon's Mirzapur is popular

For ardent fans of Mirzapur, it’s the season of celebration as the web series is coming back after two years with its second season. With season 2’s trailer out, we reveal why the first season was extremely popular with the masses.

1. Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiya

Pankaj Tripathi plays a don, Kaleen Bhaiya, in the Amazon Prime Video series Mirzapur. As much as we have loved Tripathi in his positive, feel-good roles, it was thrilling to watch him in a negative role in this crime thriller. In my opinion, Tripathi is the best thing to have happened to Mirzapur. And we are hoping he will be just as extraordinary in the second season.

2. The pulp-kitsch setting

When the first season of the show dropped, it was called the kitsch cousin of Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. However, over the years, this kitsch setting has become the norm in the OTT space. READ MORE

15:48 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Dimpy's character is trying to create her own reality, says Harshita Gaur

Speaking on the trailer release of Mirzapur 2, Harshita Gaur said “I’m very excited for everyone to see the trailer, hear their feedback and counting days for Mirzapur 2 to start streaming. It will be interesting to gauge audience’s reaction to my character because Dimpy has evolved to a large extent. For Dimpy this season has been quite conflicting, she is trying to create her own reality. After her brother and best friends death, her principles are intact but her perception of reality is shifting. Also this role will always be close to my heart since I have very vivid childhood memories of Mirzapur."

15:32 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Priyanshu Painyuli on Mirzapur 2

During the trailer launch of Mirzapur 2, Priyanshu Painyuli shared, "When I played a negative character in Extraction, my mother said don't take up such violent roles. Then I told her I was going to mirzapur next. (Laughs)." 

15:10 (IST)06 Oct 2020
'Mirzapur 2 looks promising'

"#Mirzapur2 looks promising. Top-notch trailer giving the vibe season 2 gonna raise the bar," @isyedshawon said via Twitter. 

14:54 (IST)06 Oct 2020
'Vijay Varma is a fantastic addition'

"The Mirzapur 2 trailer looks dope. And @MrVijayVarma is a fantastic addition to an already impressive ensemble cast," Twitter user @arjunswami wrote on Twitter. 

14:32 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Mirzapur 2 trailer inspires hilarious memes

Soon after the trailer release, the fans of Mirzapur shared several memes on social media. 

Mirzapur Season 2, directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai, will feature Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu Sharmaa, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anjum Sharma, Rajesh Tailang, Sheeba Chadha, Amit Sial, Vijay Varma, Isha Talwar and Priyanshu Painyuli.

The official synopsis of Mirzapur 2 reads, "They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. Mirzapur is a dream, and it shall come true. The wait is finally over! A whole new season full of thrill, suspense, action, and drama."

Bankrolled by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Kassim Jagmagia, Rupali Suresh Vaidya and Abbas Raza Khan, web series Mirzapur Season 2 will premiere on October 23 on Amazon Prime Video.