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Mirzapur Season 3 Review: Ali Fazal and Vijay Varma Shine Amidst Flawed Storytelling, Missing Munna Bhaiya

After a much-anticipated wait, Excel Productions’ “Mirzapur Season 3” is set to exclusively stream starting July 5th, 2024. The series, which has cemented itself in the hearts of audiences, returns with high expectations. However, the latest season fails to reach the heights of its predecessors.

The third installment kicks off with a slow start, struggling to capture the intrigue until the third episode. With the absence of Munna Bhaiya and a subdued Kaleen Bhaiya, the season lacks the spark and intensity that defined its earlier success. Despite this, fans of the franchise will find themselves drawn in by their allegiance.

The standout of this season lies in its portrayal of female characters. Golu, Beena, Dimpy, and Shabnam take center stage, each evolving and asserting themselves in a male-dominated narrative landscape. This shift, crafted by producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, directors Gurmmeet Singh and Anand Iyer, and writer Apurva Dhar Badgaiyan, marks a refreshing departure.

The plot revolves around power struggles and revenge, with Guddu and Sharad Shukla vying for dominance in Mirzapur. Meanwhile, Madhuri, portrayed with authority by Isha Talwar, navigates political turmoil to establish her own legacy, challenging traditional gender roles.

While performances from Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Anjum Sharma, and Vijay Varma are commendable, the screenplay fails to fully capitalize on their talents. Pankaj Tripathi’s portrayal of Kaleen Bhaiya, though limited, leaves a lasting impact alongside nuanced performances from supporting cast members.

Despite its flaws, “Mirzapur 3” offers moments that resonate with the franchise’s essence—melding violence with emotion and desire for justice. While lacking the punch of its predecessors, it remains a compelling watch for fans invested in the chaotic world of Mirzapur.