In a day’s time, Amazon Prime India is set to make waves with their upcoming series Mirzapur. The streaming platform is going all guns blazing and will make an attempt to dethrone Netflix’s Sacred Games from being India’s most successful web series developed to date. From the cursing and blood filled trailers, it has been confirmed that Mirzapur will leave you shell-shocked. The story takes place in the crime capital of India Uttar Pradesh, where Mirzapur is a small city ruled by criminals. The series will revolve around drugs, guns and the politics which uses earlier two take control of ordinary people’s lives. Karan Anshuman & Puneet Krishna write Mirzapur with Gurmmeet Singh at the helm.
The nine-episode series promises to be an all-out adult entertainer which has the perfect mix of all the sinful things lust, violence and power. Mirzapur stars award-winning actors such as Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyenndu, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Amit Sial and many more. This will be the fifth original series coming out from the Amazon Prime India and produced by the talented trio of Ritesh Sidhwani, Karan Anshuman and Farhan Akhtar. The same team has earlier given us Inside Edge which has already proved its mettle in the Indian market.
During a recently concluded event the Director & Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video India, Vijay Subramaniam said, “With Mirzapur, we reiterate our commitment to bring new, groundbreaking shows to Indian and global audiences with high calibre production values and exceptional content creators and talent. More importantly, we remain committed to taking stories from India that are local in narrative yet epic in scale to a global stage. If the global launches of Inside Edge, Breathe, etc. have taught us anything, it is that high-quality Indian content has found resonance with audiences around the world and there is a growing appetite for the same”.
Mirzapur creator and writer, Karan Anshuman further added that “Mirzapur is the perfect storm. The creative freedom Amazon Prime Video allows Excel’s adroit production experience, an ensemble cast that takes an already fantastic script and owns it. This is a fine time for filmmakers, and I’m looking forward to new collaborations.”
Farhan Akhtar, Excel Media & Entertainment, said, “We are excited to collaborate again with Amazon Prime Video for the next Prime Original Series, Mirzapur. The success of Inside Edge reaffirms our faith in digital streaming in India, proving that these are indeed exciting times for storytellers, artists, writers and filmmakers. Mirzapur is a story not meant for the faint-hearted and it will make people think about the show for days after watching it.”
After hearing Farhan Akhtar’s we are very much excited about the series and can’t wait to see how well it has been developed. Mirzapur will be available on the Amazon Prime Video from 16th November.