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Mirzapur focuses on Akhand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi) aka Kaaleen Bhaiya, a carpet exporter who causes and controls all of the town’s criminal activities. His son Munna (Divyenndu) is a trigger-happy bully whose position in his father’s fiefdom is threatened with the arrival of the young Pandit brothers — Guddu (Ali Fazal) and Bablu (Vikrant Massey). The sons of an honest lawyer fighting a case against Kaaleen Bhaiya, the two cross over to the dark side when the gangster makes them an offer they can’t refuse. What unfolds is a tale of power dynamics in small-town India, replete with betrayal, rebellion, and murder.
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Here are reasons to watch Mirzapur on Amazon Prime Video:
#1. Cast: Starring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal and Shriya Pilgaonkar among others, Mirzapur has brought together some of the best actors of the entertainment industry. Pankaj Tripathi plays the lead role here and considering how he has impressed the audience with his last few performances, one can assume that he will be absolutely brilliant here as well.
#2. Backdrop: Mirzapur is set in the heartland of the country and deals with the criminal underbelly of drug lords. It presents a story right from our own land and this has the ability to make it binge-worthy.
#3. Format: The streaming platforms have found a loyal audience in India and while the indigenous content was limited to comedy and drama, here we will see the gangster and thriller genre combining to present a nail-biting storyline. The web series format gives the audience the freedom to watch the show whenever they want and wherever they want to.
#4. Story: From the trailer, it looks like Mirzapur is the story of two brothers, played by Fazal and Massey, rising up against the crime lord of the city Kaleen Bhaiya, played by Tripathi. They are fighting against the criminals to safeguard their family but eventually start enjoying the power they attain.
Mirzapur starts streaming from November 16 on Amazon Prime Video.