A lot has been said about Mirzapur. Some have called it Amazon Prime’s answer to Netflix’s Sacred Games. Others have compared it to Gangs of Wasseypur. But it would be best if one judged for oneself when it finally hits screens on November 16. An Excel Entertainment production, Mirzapur is directed by Farhan Akhatar and Ritesh Sidhwani. It is also Amazon Prime’s fifth Indian original, preceded by crime thriller Breathe (starring R Madhavan), comedy reality series Comicstaan, sports drama Inside Edge and Shilpa Shetty’s dating show, Hear Me. Love Me. Set in the very real town in Uttar Pradesh that it its namesake, the fictional show takes a deep dive into Mirzapur’s dark underbelly.
Mirzapur: Plot and release date
Mirzapur is the tale of two brothers who find themselves in the midst of a dangerous play for power, in a lawless, trigger-happy town where no one can escape violence. Another facet of the series is Akhandanand Tripathi, popularly known as Kaleen Bhai to the people of Mirzapur. Twitter was abuzz when the trailer for the show first dropped and it was Kaleen Bhai that had captured audiences’ imagination. A carpet merchant who trades in illegal firearms, he controls the city and its underworld with an iron first. However, it appears that Kaleen Bhai has just one weakness — his power-hungry yet foolish son, Munna.
Munna will stop at nothing to inherit a legacy that he sees as his birthright, even though his father is reluctant to pass on his life’s work to someone who may destroy it.
Mirzapur cast: Who plays whom in the Amazon Prime Original
Created by Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna, Mirzapur will have 9 episodes directed by Gurmmeet — all of which would be available to stream on Amazon Prime. But before you settle down with a tub of popcorn for a proper binge session, here’s everything you need to know about the actors that are a part of the series and who play whom on Mirzapur.
Pankaj Tripathi as Akhandanad Tripathi AKA Kaleen Bhai
Pankaj Tripathi will be seen playing the lead as Akhandanand Tripathi, a mafia boss and millionaire carpet exporter. He is also known as Kaleen Bhai in the series on account of the carpets he sells.
Divyendu Sharma as Munna Tripathi
Divyendu Sharma will play Munna Tripathi, the son of Kaleen Bhai. You will recognize him from his previous roles in Bollywood films like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Pyaar Ka Punchnama.
Rajesh Tailang as Ramakant Pandit
Rajesh Tailang will be seen as the upstanding lawyer who encounters Kaleen Bhai’s son Munna at a wedding procession. The is this meeting that triggers the events that comprise the series.
Ali Fazal as Guddu Pandit
Ali Fazal plays the part of Guddu Pandit, the lawyer’s son. Judging from the Mirzapur trailer, you can tell that Pandit is positioned as the antithesis to Munna. However, he runs the risk of evolving into Munna, once he starts enjoying the violence he inflicts.
Vikrant Massey as Bablu Pandit
Vikrant Massey will essay the role of Bablu Pandit, Guddu’s brother and Ramakant Pandit’s other son. Bablu joins his brother’s fight, as the latter gets drawn deeper and deeper into Kaleen Bhai’s world.
Shweta Tripathi as Golu Gupta
Actress Shweta Tripathi, who has appeared in films like Masaan and Haraamkhor, plays Golu Gupta, a fiery young bibliophile. In an interview with News18, Tripathi talks about her character saying that Gupta is straightforward, honest and doesn’t mince her words.
Shriya Pilgaonkar as Sweety Gupta
Shriya Pilgaonkar, who has previously shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in Fan, will play Sweety Gupta, Golu’s sister. Speaking to the aforementioned publication, the actress admits that her character in the series is completely different from what she has done before.
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