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Mirzapur (Amazon Original Prime Season 1) review by Prabeen


Mirzapur (Amazon Original) (Season 1) is of course a too violent set-up one & full of cuss words. at times it was laughable as the west have primarily F thing in their practice so as series/movies, but In India(Indian Subcontinent), just so much other than C. Even for Adults / 18+ way too much gaalis even though in that violent locality. 

But one thing brilliant actor Pankaj Tripathi (playing Akhandanand Tripathi) says in a round table Group Talk (extras/post scenes/episodes):

unlike the other cast, why he didn’t use so much cuss words almost every other sentence coz ‘an actor should use expression/action/words that does the required communication/emotion / message.

example: koi haath itna karne se hi darr jaae toh kya zaroorat hai haath  lambaa karke daranaa!? / कोई  ‘हाथ इतना करने से ही डर जाए तो क्या ज़रूरत है हाथ लम्बा करके डराना!?’

very aptly said. & that’s my prime take away on the same lines of my thought process. So felt good & in sync.

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On another aspect, if we bit try to compare this fiction set-up in the contemporary years whether the story fits well in the CM YogiAdityanath-Raj is quite doubtful especially the way even Special Police Officers fail miserably in doing encounter, rather they are themselves wiped out! That’s the story of the Season 1 of 9 episodes.

Bit felt awkward & too much tragedy as Bablu Pandit (Vikrant Massey)was so brutally murdered quite a big piece of his head being chopped off with the fierce bullet. Wondering why that character was murdered. & Vikrant even didn’t know what happens to his character in the end & had signed the script/role.

That Season 1 climax Reception Tragedy of course reminds whether it was just natural or inspired from Game of Thrones like Marriage Reception time elimination attempt. (GOT tragedy was an absolute bloodbath & so the revenge by Arya Stark.)

Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal) stays alive despite being one of the prime targets.

Divyendu Sharma playing Munna Tripathi (the weak link heir of the Tripathi / Kaleen DonDom) reminds me of his typical weak/supporting character roles probably bit matching his perception personality / build, this one definitely rises from the dark & own failing, but how much the next season will tell.

Comparing with Netflix’s Sacred Games (which I have not seen though except trailer & some promoted/going-around clips) & heard / news, it’s not that much violent nor too revealing/open.

Any way, welcome to the Digital Age of such Series open at times uncensored scenes/ use of words / dialect / slangs.

Move on from Gangs of Wasseypur movie alone.

This was even different as only “BhaiyaaJii” is the most short-cut way to address not just Don but all Seniors/more-powerful in this Gang/Mafia World set-up. Even the CM is addressed so by a powerful/influential/close-hand MLA. But yes Kaleen Bhaiya, Munna Bhaiya, Guddu Bhaiya & so on are the addressing as well.

Yes, talk about equality / women rights, this one has that power though Still no woman in primary Core Leads (/ grown / evolved in this Season). So called Patriarchy system still rules.

I’m still searching that “शेरनी hunger & satisfaction thing on an Animal TV Channel” fact – was picked up at all from any such real TV Channel or just made up in the script/series alone. (Kulbhusan Kharbanda).

Talk about Dynasty, ya it’s in the Series. That Power War.

Of course the series starts with a casual & careless fun gun firing by a Don-Son Munna Tripathi of the Kaleen King of Mirzapur leads to events in fully forced with no practical option but to join the Gang for the two college going students one of them bright/topper sons of the Honest & Brave outright Lawyer PanditJi. Names are Guddu Pandit & Bablu Pandit.

The story also showcases the miserably failed murder attempt of a weak son Don onto his able father Don through his best friend Compounder & later on the advice of his sex-hungry (forcibly married) step mother, & then lesson from observation of the Power+Intelligence power house outsider 2Brothers Guddu (who was a Purvaanchal{Eastern UP} Body Builder aspirant but not crowned even though in power hands but not crowned as instructed by Kaleen Bhaiyaa) & Bablu Pandit (a bright Intelligent student) & plotting their murder as well, succeeding in killing Bablu as well.

The story is of the Power & the Fear business of the DonDom.

“The Gangs of Mirzapur (& Jonpur… & with & vs UP Police & Govt.)” 

That’s the elaborate title we can say. else:

The DonDom

One reality also how a middle-class money-starved struggling wife (of an honest & true forthright Lawyer) & mother of 3 welcomes & enjoys the money & power influence & is happy with both his sons joining the Power of Mirzapur – The Don Kaleen Bhaiya.

Yes, one of the most relatable bang-on dialogue in this season 1 was:

हम बनाएँगे मिर्ज़ापुर को अमरीका।

हम बनाएँगे मिर्ज़ापुर को अमरीका।

गुड्डु & बबलू पंडित on not just reviving but increasing the gun/rifle/कट्टा sales in-loss business of Kaleen (Carpet) King अखंडानंद त्रिपाठी. Attack में Gun, Defence में  भी Gun! Very much the story of the open legal/license based self-suicide gun culture of the USA/Govt across generations.

&

ब्यापार / Business हमारे हिसाब से चलता है, हम ब्यापार के हिसाब से नहीं!

by Don Kaleen Bhaiyaa wisdom to his weaklink son Munna Tripathi.
  • info: each episode almost 40 or 42 minutes long. So total 9 episodes of Season 1 => 360 to 380 minutes or almost 6 hours total.
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Mission Impossible 4 – the movie Review


Mission Impossible 4 (MI4) is an excellent watch. Tom Cruise rocks with his team! The biggest plus point is the humour quotient through out the movie unlike the earlier ventures! So it’s just not action packed, exciting but also quite entertaining and enjoyable. Wish there was a 3D version! Anil Kapoor is a non-cameo pappu here. We have seen Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Ranjit in relatively stronger villain-cum-pappu roles in Hindi movies quite often, haven’t we? (But whatever and however, Anil has done that role for the best reasons known to him.)
So touch of Bollywood style and India make the movie bit a package to sell out, don’t they?
Dubai – Burj Khalifa, Sand Storm sequences are more than worth mentioning, in fact, the best. The Burj Khalifa sequence gave more than the trade mark mountain scene of the MI series.
Russia- prison scene was crisp. The Kremlin Crumbling even more!
Russia, Dubai, India (it was indeed to showcase a bit of India more than a stereotype Mumbai, there’s more in Mumbai to shoot scenes at) fit into the story quite smoothly except the illusive transition form Dubai to Mumbai until the explicit mention was made.
The mention of the Chhatrapur art made me feel bit good!
Ah, the heat fan – magnetic robot sequence!

Wondered how a (ex university-) professor was so strong even to give a fight with a super agent as Ethan! (Any way, he finally decided to drop himself back.)
As with the MI movie trend, after the last action sequence with the reunion, it just doesn’t end there, it shows the back to normal life and then ready for the next mission (impossible).

GP not for Ghost Protocol, but should be for Grand Prix, such was the racy pacy flow of the movie with appropriate space!

And finally, a good movie always draws audience itself, so does this movie.

~ Prabeen Kumar Pati

Rockstar – The Movie Review


Superb direction, screenplay and cinematography! It was a pleasant and worthy watch.
Ranbir Kapoor made the character his own. Nargis Fakhri a Beauty look wise; even though it’s kind of a foreign-language movie for her, but it’s visible and obvious that she is not up to the mark as far as acting (the most important part) is concerned.
Also, the greatest strength of the movie is that it’s not entirely monotonous, the beautiful songs – excellent meaningful some-translated lyrics with A.R. Rahman’s music flow are interlaced with the various time flash backs and projections, so one gets to watch kind of fusion all through; no chance of boredom or flatness. They have stuck to Mohit Chauhan’s fitting voice through out for Jordan, that’s now some consistency! Nadan parindey … song stands out!
Shammi Kapoor even in his short (and last in the life) appearance makes the character very true and alive.
Good lively punches make the dialogues even real. ‘… I love u…’, ‘Janglii Jawaanii’, ‘Tuutey hue dil se hii (achha aur sachchaa) sangiit nikaltaa hai’, ‘… aur tu yahaan samose khaa raha hai, chatni ke liye ladhaai kar raha hai…’ and lots more. The supporting cast is more than just supporting as expected.
Imtiaz Ali, you have again delivered it as expected! Your ventures are not just safe, but prudent investments for an investor!
Well, I can see some pattern in the stories Imtiaz has been dealing with; the lady-love always goes on to live with somebody else, but actually doesn’t or can’t, and ultimately the love-couple is united! (Only in Socha naa tha, it was the other way kind of!)This time there’s also an extra-marital affair and the lady-love is in the ICU and what happens next? I Cee U!?
~ Prabeen Kumar Pati

‘That Girl in the Yellow Boots’ the review


‘That Girl in the Yellow Boots’ the review:
Fantastic cinema with cinematography not surprisingly from Anuraag with crisp and clear acting from each character. Kalki you rock even in that differently difficult role in the contemporary movies genre!
The name is Ruth, she is in the quest of what to the opposite comes out to be the TRuth!
Two contrasting characters of the same (specially the parent-age) age seen in this cinema that ends as a very disturbing story!

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