Mirzapur gives a cold opening, which can hardly bear the rest of the episode.
Mirzapur offers what will undoubtedly be the most breathtaking and coldest opening in the series when Moonna and Golou are set on fire and blown to pieces in the Tripaty Arms Factory. Unfortunately this surprising discovery sets the bar too high, because the rest of the episode can hardly follow the kicker scene. Political manipulation greatly reduces the pace of the story, leading to another hour of interesting but generally overlooked events.
It goes without saying that the cold autopsy was performed perfectly. The insider pushed Moonna and Gola to the site of the Tripathi weapons factory, causing the duo to break through and tear them apart. Although the VFX left much to be desired, especially after the eruption of the fireball, the work and design of the camera was quite fascinating as the camera used a single shot that followed the fire from the explosive cannon and then returned outside the factory to photograph the Guddu class hero about to explode.
Openness also means the fearlessness with which Moonna and Golou approach their revenge. Their actions may feel reckless, but the fact is they have nothing to lose after what they’ve been through. Golou has a much more strategic mind, but she is not afraid to shoot a head shot; at the moment her shooting practice is almost over. On the other hand, Gudda is much more greedy with this kind of violence, but he has also developed a penchant for mind games after staying in Babla and now in the company of Golou, not to mention his injuries.
The rest of the episode is more devoted to the political machinations that force CM to keep his place, especially the marriage bond between Munna and CM’s daughter Madhuri. Marriage is a farce, and Madhuri’s belief in Moonna seems too convenient. However, this helps Ahnandanand to gain firm authority over the MC as it has transferred responsibility for control from the Ministry of Commerce. Once again, a classic gangster contacts a politician to guarantee him access to his territory, which is only executed professionally.
Ramakant’s expert continues his fight to find a witness who can bring Babla’s killer to justice. Now, by dragging his wife into a fight, she’s trying to get Dimpy to fight. But Dimpy has seen enough and knows too well how it ends, so he refuses. She tries to build a new life for herself, far away from all this and with a loving interest in Robin, also known as Robin. Radhesham, and as painful as the loss of her brother was, she left a corner of revenge on the other brother. It was also very good to see that Maurien is not for sale, but that he secretly collects evidence that can be used against Tripat. And finally Bhosdivale Chacha came back; at the request of the audience the show directors brought him back for this play.
The cinematography of this episode was particularly intense. I loved using Moon’s low angle of vision when Ahandanand and the CM made their alliance – it sucks that two law enforcement officers determine Moon’s fate that he’s already smoking. And I can’t help but see the editorial in which Mauria explains that they need a big witness to overthrow Tripathy, and the next cut focuses directly on McBull. Will Tripatis’ right hand turn against him?
But what seems to bring down Mirzapur is the vast breadth of the story he tells, with countless characters flying over and many of whom may not even be essential to the story. It can be said that this only brings a lot of wealth, but at the moment most of the introduced new names are mostly marginal, which is not much to learn. Robin is just starting to wake up, but we hardly see him in a few scenes. And as fascinating as it is to understand why he hates drugs, it is not clear how Daddy Pulling’s game ended.
The fundamental story of revenge on Gudda and Gol is threatened and confused by a large number of rejected subgroups. Unfortunately, although they amuse Mirzapur, they distract attention from the main plot. The first season, on the other hand, focused on showing Gudd and Babble travelling through the muddy waters of the city, and the price to be paid for prosecuting the life of a criminal. At the moment it doesn’t look like the second season will develop and I’m not even sure that it will end satisfactorily.
Mirzapur Season 2 Episode 6 Review: 7.5 of 10
Read here my review of Mirzapura season 2, episode 7.
I’m going to go through the different episodes of the second season of Mirzapur. These ratings include spoilers up to the broadcast. Please read the following comments to find out what you think of these individual evaluations and let me know what you think.