It’s been two years since Mirzapur released on Amazon’s streaming platform, Prime Video. It was one of the biggest releases of that year. After Netflix’s Sacred Games, Indian audiences had developed a taste for Indian gangster sagas. Mirzapur released at the right time to capitalise on that. Releasing a show in seasons is surprisingly a new trend for Indian TV series’, which is still only followed by streaming sites like Netflix, Disney Hotstar, Amazon Prime etc. After season 1 of Mirzapur, fans were expecting the Mirzapur 2 release date next year.
Apparently, that’s not what the makers had in mind. 2019 didn’t see a season 2 of Mirzapur. With season 2 of Sacred Games releasing in time, fans were further agitated. There was a lot of speculation around the release date. Finally, Amazon Prime officially announced the release date of Mirzapur web series season 2 on 23rd October,2020 with a teaser on YouTube.
Mirzapur 2 Web Series: Revenge of Guddu Bhaiya
Season 1 of Mirzapur ended with a cliff-hanger with Divyendu Sharma’s character killing Bablu Bhaiya (Vikrant Massey) and Sweety (Shriya Pilgaonkar). One can hear Guddu Bhaiya (Ali Fazal) in the opening teaser of Mirzapur 2 web series. He iterates how the world is filled with two kinds of people- dead and alive. He belongs to the third kind- the injured. It points out to the revenge he is going to exercise upon Munna and Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) as justice for his kin’s cold blooded murder. The teaser has already given goose-bumps to the already waiting Mirzapur fans.
What Makers Have To Say?
Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment has given a statement that, “Bringing thrilling and untold stories from India’s hinterland without losing authenticity has been our biggest win. All the praise that season one of Mirzapur has received, not just in India, but across the globe, is heartening. It pushes Excel Entertainment and Amazon Prime Video to continue the momentum with the second season of the show.”
Speaking on the delay of the project, creator Puneet Krishna has said, “Seeing their excitement for Mirzapur web series season 2 for months made each one of us deliver a performance that matches up to the scale at which the show has now placed itself. We are thrilled to take fans to another dynamic world of Mirzapur that they have been waiting for a very long time.”
Mirzapur Season 2 Cast
Like last season, Pankaj Tripathi and Ali Fazal as Kaleen Bhaiya and Guddu Pandit respectively will be in lead roles. Pankaj Tripathi’s character Kaleen Bhaiya has already won hearts of fans last season. Divyendu Sharma as Munna Tripathi, Rashika Duggal as Bina Tripathi and Shweta Tripathi as Golu Gupta was the other lead roles. Harshit Gaur, Rajesh Tailang, Manu Rishi Chadha, Sheeba Chaddha, Anjum Sharma and Amit Sial will be seen reprising their roles from last season as well. Apart from these actors, new actors like Vijay Verma, Priyanshu Painyuli and Isha Talwar will be new additions to Mirzapur season 2 cast.