Rip off from Gangs of Wasseypur with some B Grade Content added
A lot of my friends have recommended the ‘Mirzapur’ series and I also saw there are a lot of good IMDB reviews (approx. 8+ ratings) on it so, I started watching Mirzapur and completed it in a single go, like 6-7 hours at shot for each season. After I watched it, my opinion & all my friends’ opinions are just exactly contradicting. They spoke high about this, but for me, I felt like this is a ‘chillar’ content. And to my surprise, Amazon Prime Studios & Farhan Akhtar have jointly made this show and is branded as Amazon Originals.
It is one of the initial & few Indian originals produced by Amazon Prime Studios. Directed by Karan Anshuman, who directed Amazon’s first originals series and Inside Edge made it more special. Inside Edge’s first season was my favorite and, it was a good show, made on the lines of IPL backstories. Of course, it was totally fictional type content. Again, inside edge’s second season wasn’t very great.
Coming to the story of the ‘Mirzapur’ series, going with the punchline that I wrote, it is an exact rip of Anurag Kashyap’s 2012 Indian two-part crime film, Gangs of Wasseypur. Not only rip off from that film but also a cheap imitation of Game of Thrones too. And that vulgar language & B Gradish content across all the 19-20 episodes. Since it is dubbed in Telugu and I watched S1 in Telugu, S2 I watched in Hindi. Frankly, I am saying, each & every scene in this series has at least one Vulgar word. The fact is OTT platforms do not have censorship, so Amazon has taken full advantage of it and made this content with utmost vulgarity by putting brutal scenes & b grade scenes.
In my experience, this series has a greater number of vulgar words than any Indian series or film has. I. amazed as to how did it has so many good reviews and, even my friends spoke high about this. Some people called it a cult show and, that is really the greatest praise for any show. End of the day, it’s just all the hype and since it’s amazon’s content, I think most of their in-house reviewers or paid reviewers have given good reviews initially and that has set some good bases for it. This is my assumption, of course not sure about this. But if you watch this series, it will make sense for you.
Also, this show is totally based out in UP, so people from UP or Bihar may love this kinda content. So maybe this is also one of the reasons for these good reviews. One thing for sure, you cannot watch these kinda series with family, kids & even with your close friends. This series is not for everyone, only very few or a certain section of people may like it.
Most of the people cannot handle these kinda vulgar & brutal scenes. There was no need to show these kinda brutal scenes – the bullet is taking an eye down from the head, the intestine is coming out as bullet hit through abdomen, slicing throat slowly with a knife. Without displaying those heinous, wicked scenes also someone could make a web series meaningful and tasteful.
After watching the entire series, my feeling is like anything is possible in this digital space.
Mirzapur series is a complete dumb show. If you like these types of content, then maybe give it a try. Otherwise, just avoid it.