After two long years, the trailer launch of Mirzapur Season 2 on Tuesday was a rocking affair. As the star cast comes together virtually, we dig deeper to find out more.
As the trailer says ‘revenge will know no fear’, one of the two directors, Gurmmeet Singh, says, “Our strength was well-crafted characters and we stayed true to them. We have stuck to our story and brought in few new characters as well, which were important to take the story further. We also brought in other states into the picture. In short, our idea was to make it deeper, darker and more explosive.”
Created by Puneet Krishna, the second season has been directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai.
Saw it, finally
Kaaleen bhaiya, or the King of Mirzapur, aka Pankaj Tripathi, says, “I had a busy schedule, but the lockdown gave me time to watch my own work in Mirzapur. To be honest, I did find some flaws. Although I am not the person who would boast about my work, but this was honestly something good that I have been a part of.” About the popularity of his character, Pankaj says when people address him as Kaaleen bhaiya, he feels that someday he might have to print a boarding pass with that name!
The demeanor of everything bad in the rough world of Mirzapur is Munna bhaiya, played by Divyenndu Sharma, and for him the hangover of Season 1 is not over. “The memes have been one constant since the success of Season 1 and no matter how subtle you want to play it, you just cannot due to the love of fans.” “To play a character like Munna, who is emotionally unstable, was not easy. My attempt was to bring out his humane side.”
‘We were never gone’… Beams the cast on being asked how difficult it was to play their roles after a long gap. Ali Fazal, who plays Guddu, explains, “The audience kept us in news. Every day there were new memes.”
Shweta Tripathi’s alter ego, Golu, has gone sassier. Golu with a gun on the poster definitely grabbed eyeballs. Shweta is upbeat about the role reversal, “There is angst, fire and revenge on her mind, as the two people she loved the most have been taken away from her.” Vijay Varma is one of the new entrants in the show.
Streams on Amazon Prime on October 23.