Mirzapur of Amazon Prime Video has made its own mark in the industry of online streaming of series and shows and built its unique kind of fandom. Well, the ardent fans have been celebrating since the announcement of season two of Mirzapur that is supposed to stream from October 23. So why exactly is this show so popular among the masses? Here’s a list of reasons.

  1. Pankaj Tripathi in the role of Kaleen Bhaiya- As pleasing in the positive and soft roles as he is thrilled in the negative role of a don, Kaleen Bhaiya played by Pankaj Tripathi was a treat to watch and one of the best things that happened to Mirzapur.
  2. The setting of Mirzapur- After the first season being called the kitsch cousin of Gangs of Wasseypur by Anurag Kashyap, the kitsch setting seems to be a part and mark for the OTT space.
  3. The nail-biting cliffhangers– Each episode of Mirzapur was well planned and precise where the makers just perfectly left viewers on a nail-biting 5 to 7 last minutes of every episode that were cliffhangers and obvious but clever traps to keep viewers waiting for the next episode.
  4. The women characters– Set in obvious and very real patriarchy, women in the story aren’t simply there to facilitate the men and have their characters quite rounded with important contributions to be made for the progress of the plot.
  5. The cast The star and supporting cast of Mirzapur were amazing with their job and were acclaimed by the audience and the critics alike.
  6. The simplicity of the story- The primary plot of Mirzapur is easy to grip and even if the audience is distracted for a while, the expositional story-telling would bring them back on track within minutes. The story isn’t hard to follow and the makers have been very particular about enriching the viewing experience.
  7. Protagonists aren’t the typical ‘heroes’- As the Indian audience are used to rooting for hero-like characters in thrillers and crime dramas, Mirzapur has no ‘good’ protagonist. Some people are simply less evil then another and the plot often tests the morality scale of the audience as to who they’re rooting for.
  8. Gore and violence- The gore and violence showed in Mirzapur were direct and without sugar-coating, that inspired a lot more web series that followed.
  9. Humour– Mirzapur sets humour and comic relief at the most unexpected moments much like Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. This style of comedy provides relief to high-tension scenes especially in a story that is set among gangsters. The light moments are there exactly when you need them!
  10. Colloquial dialogues– The stories of crime thrillers largely survive on the principle of colloquial language being used by the characters and dialect that’s familiar to the majority of the North Indians. The use of regional dialects and lesser-heard phrases add a tinge of comedy and rhythm to scenes that seem to resonate well with the audience.

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