Mirzapur Season 3 Review: High Drama, Intense Performances, but Lacks Freshness

Mirzapur Season 3 Review: This season raises the stakes and drama but falls short in delivering fresh excitement.

Mirzapur Season 3 Review
Mirzapur Season 3 Review.

Mirzapur Season 3 Review: After a four-year hiatus, Mirzapur returns for its third season, with Ali Fazal and Pankaj Tripathi reprising their roles as Guddu Bhaiya and Kaleen Bhaiya. The power dynamics have shifted, marked by relentless bloodshed and violence. Despite a few redeeming moments, Mirzapur 3 primarily offers style over substance.

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While the season aims to be a brutal revenge saga with visceral thrills and occasional beauty, the overall impact falls short. The show struggles with a weak storyline, an overload of main characters, and predictable plot points. Yet, it captivates with exceptional performances and an engaging first half.

Mirzapur has been pivotal in introducing violence and gore to the Indian OTT space, and the third season amplifies this trend.

At its core, Mirzapur portrays the Hindi heartland’s violence, intertwining Indian politics and law enforcement. It delves into power struggles, sex, drugs, death, conflicted relationships, and betrayals.

Mirzapur Season 3 Review

The season picks up from where the second ended. Guddu Bhaiya (Ali Fazal) and Golu (Shweta Tripathi Sharma) bask in their newfound power after seizing Mirzapur’s throne. Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) mourns the death of his son Munna (Divyenndu) while grappling with his own survival.

Directors Gurmmeet Singh and Anand Iyer utilize realistic locations to enhance the narrative. Symbolic scenes, such as the breaking of Kaleen Bhaiya’s statue, signify his diminishing control over Mirzapur. Madhuri (Isha Talwar) is depicted lighting her husband Munna’s pyre, further emphasizing the evolving storyline.

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Detailed graphics map out the expanding Mirzapur universe, tracing the trail of bloodshed across Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Northern Bihar, and Nepal.

Performances by Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, and Anjumm Shharma as Guddu, Golu, and Sharad stand out. Their portrayal of tension, conflict, and vengeance resonates with the audience.

Anjumm and Vijay Varma shine, bringing depth to their characters’ dark ambitions and emotional vulnerabilities. Supporting actors Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Rajesh Tailang, and Sheeba Chadha elevate the show with their emotive performances.

The third season delivers on gore and variety, with engaging twists and turns.

The influx of new characters, alongside existing ones, makes connecting the dots challenging. This is where the slower pace of the plot might help.

Isha Talwar commands attention as the Chief Minister (Madhuri), but her performance occasionally lacks the strength her character demands.

Some scenes evoke the shock value reminiscent of Game of Thrones, yet the long-awaited faceoff between Kaleen Bhaiya and Guddu Bhaiya is missing.

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Throughout the season, except for the final 15 minutes, Pankaj Tripathi’s character takes a backseat, allowing the younger generation and new rivalries to dominate.

Rasika Dugal is compelling as Beena Tripathi, but her character feels underdeveloped. Despite her strong screen presence, her potential is not fully utilized. Priyanshu Painyuli’s character Robin also seems underused.

The finale is underwhelming, lacking the expected fireworks, and leaves some loose ends. The relentless pace overshadows the potential of the created world, but it still offers a fun binge-watching experience, best enjoyed with friends.

Mirzapur 3 raises the stakes and drama but falls short in delivering fresh excitement. Despite a predictable storyline, the season deserves a watch for its performances, direction, and moments of intense horror. Produced by Excel Media and Entertainment, Mirzapur Season 3 is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video from July 5.

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