Mirzapur (TV series)

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Mirzapur
GenreCrime
Thriller
Action
Created by
Directed byKaran Anshuman
Gurmmeet Singh
StarringPankaj Tripathi
Ali Fazal
Vikrant Massey
Divyendu Sharma
Shweta Tripathi
Shriya Pilgaonkar
Rasika Dugal
Harshita Gaur
Amit Sial
Sheeba Chaddha
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Anangsha Biswas
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production
Executive producer(s)Ritesh Sidhwani
Farhan Akhtar
Production company(s)Excel Entertainment
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Original releaseNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16) – present

Mirzapur is an Indian crime thriller web television series on Amazon Prime Video produced by Excel Entertainment.[1] The series is primarily shot in Mirzapur, with some shots in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Lucknow and Gorakhpur. It revolves around drugs, guns and lawlessness. It depicts the putrescence, governance and rule of mafia dons and the rivalry and crime prevailing in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.[2] Its season 1 consists of 9 episodes in total.[3]

The series is Amazon Prime Video’s third fiction Indian Original after Inside Edge and Breathe. It stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, Divyendu Sharma and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. [4][5][6]

Cast[edit]

  • Pankaj Tripathi as Akhandanand Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya
  • Ali Fazal as Guddu Pandit, Bablu and Dimpy’s elder brother
  • Vikrant Massey as Bablu Pandit, Golu’s love interest
  • Amit Sial as Ram Sharan Maurya, Special Officer assigned to Mirzapur
  • Divyendu Sharma as Phoolchand Tripathi aka Munna Bhaiya, Kaleen Bhaiya’s Son and Beena’s stepson
  • Shahnawaz Pradhan as Inspector Parshuram Gupta, Golu and Sweety's father
  • Rajesh Tailang as Ramakant Pandit, Guddu and Bablu's father
  • Sheeba Chaddha as Vasudha Pandit, Ramakant Pandit's wife
  • Shweta Tripathi as Gajgamini Gupta aka Golu Gupta
  • Shriya Pilgaonkar as Sweety Gupta and wife of Guddu
  • Rasika Dugal as Beena Tripathi, Kaleen Bhaiya’s second wife and Munna’s stepmother
  • Prashansa Sharma as Radhiya
  • Harshita Gaur as Dimpy Pandit, Guddu and Bablu’s sister
  • Shaji Chaudhary as Maqbool, Kaleen Bhaiya's trusted henchman
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Satyanand Tripathi, Kaleen Bhaiya’s father and Munna’s grandfather
  • Manu Rishi as Police IG Dubey
  • Mukesh Bhatt as Haseena
  • Abhishek Banerjee as Compounder
  • Shubrajyoti Bharat as Rati Shankar Shukla, Bahubali of Jaunpur
  • Anjum Sharma as Sharad Shukla, Rati Shankar's Son
  • Pramod Pathak as J.P. Yadav, political patron of Akhandanand Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya
  • Anil George as Lala, Supplier of Opium to Akhandanand Tripathi aka Kaleen Bhaiya

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Jhandu"Karan Anshuman, Gurmmeet Singh and Nisha ChandraKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Munna Tripathi, son of powerful Akhandanand Tripathi known as Kaleen Bhaiyaa mistakenly shoots a groom while dancing. The groom's family takes the case to honest lawyer, Mr Pandit. Pandit has 3 children, Guddu, Bablu and Dimpy, all three study in the same college. Dimpy's close friend Sweety likes Guddu. Sweety is the daughter of Inspector Gupta who takes bribes from Kaleen Bhaiyaa and has a sister Golu. When Munna gets to know about Pandit taking the case, he goes to Pandit' house to threaten him. A fight occurs where Munna and his friends are beaten up. Munna feels insulted and Tripathi calls the Pandit brothers at his place. The brothers get shocked when Tripathi offers them to work with him. Beena is the second wife of Tripathi but is not happy with her sex life.
2"Gooda"Karan Anshuman, Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir DesaiKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
The brothers agree to join Tripathi. Guddu asks for a bike. Munna is not happy with the decision. Rati Shankar sends an assassin to kill Munna.
3"Wafadar"Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
A generation-old rivalry between Kaleen Bhaiya, his father and Rati Shankar is rekindled. Sharad refuses to join his father Rati Shankar's business. J.P. Yadav demands election funds from Kaleen Bhaiya so he meets Lala to ask for extra supply of resham (opium) and on the way back gets ambushed by Rati Shankar's assassins. On the other side, Munna loves Sweety but Sweety ignores his advances.
4"Virginity"Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Guddu and Bablu kill someone for the first time. Beena secretly sleeps with the house servant, Raja to satisfy her needs.
5"Bhaukal"Karan Anshuman, Mihir Desai and Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Guddu and Bablu hatch an ambitious plan to increase the gun trade, but for this, both the cops and criminals of Mirzapur must cooperate. Guddu and Bablu sell drugs through eunuchs.
6"Barfi"Karan Anshuman, Mihir Desai and Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
A meet up of the mafia heads of Purvanchal (Kaleen Bhaiya, Rati Shankar and others) and their political patron (J.P. Yadav) masquerading as a Holi Party ends up in a fracas which threatens to transform all equations. J.P. Yadav, feeling insulted at the hands of Kaleen and Munna Bhaiya, offers to help Rati Shankar gain control of Mirzapur if he can provide him with funds for elections.
7"Lions of Mirzapur"Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Guddu and Bablu have come into their own in their private and professional lives as gangsters but are they going down a rabbit hole ?
8"Tandav"Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Guddu and Bablu go to Jaunpur to meet a party. The party reveals to be Shukla, the enemy of Tripathi. He asks the boys to join him. After refusing, a fight begins where Guddu shoots Shukla. This news goes to the ears of Tripathi who becomes furious that the boys did not consult to him before shooting. Meanwhile, Guddu marries Sweety and the day after the wedding, takes part in bodybuilding competition. Compounder shows his true friendship to Munna by trying to kill Tripathi when Munna asked him but he failed. Munna unwantedly kills Compounder in front of his father so that the latter does not discover his lies. He feels sad and depressed for some days. He then tries to frame Guddu for the attack on his father. Tripathi thus causes Guddu to lose the competition. Guddu becomes aggressive on stage. Tripathi hands over a gun to Munna, Munna then says that now it's time for "Tandav" and he will rule as from now.
9"Yogya"Karan Anshuman and Gurmmeet SinghKaran Anshuman, Puneet Krishna and Vineet KrishnanNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Golu wins the election. The family goes to Dimpy's friend wedding. Sweety is pregnant and Guddu shows side effects because of steroids intake. Munna looks for the brothers everywhere to kill them. On the other hand, police beats the eunuchs to disclose who the brothers work for. Munna hijacks the wedding and kills Sweety, Bablu and injures Golu and Guddu. Tripathi kills the policemen somewhere else to keep maintaining his fear among people. Tripathi's father gets to know about Beena and Raja's affair and blackmails Beena to have sex with him and later to cut Raja's penis off. Guddu instructs Golu how to use a gun and tells her to shoot Munna, she misses it but the bride's father's bodyguards aim at Munna. People manage to run from the wedding place, including Golu, Guddu and Dimpy. In the ending scene, Munna is shown to take his gun to fight back; Beena looks for a gun; Sharad is shown shaving his head and remembering that his father wanted Mirzapur.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Move over Sacred Games, Mirzapur memes are now the rage".
  2. ^ "Decoding the women of Mirzapur: Why Vashudha, Golu and Beena stand out in the web series".
  3. ^ "Mirzapur: Amazon Prime Video reveals banner of upcoming series starring Shweta Tripathi, Ali Fazal". FirstPost. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Amazon's 'Mirzapur': A Formidable Kaleen Bhaiyya In New Poster". TheQuint. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Mirzapur Introduces Guddu Pandit In The New Teaser". Mid Day. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Mirzapur teaser: Pankaj Tripathi, as Kaleen Bhaiya, sounds menacing". Times Now. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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