Prime Video has released the first trailer for its forthcoming Prime Original Series, Mirzapur.
Set in the heartland of India and billed as “an edge-of-your-seat experience,” the nine-episode series revolves around drugs, guns and the politics of power in a land where might is right.
Iron-fisted Akhandanand Tripathi is a millionaire carpet exporter and mafia don. His son, Munna – an unworthy, power-hungry heir – will stop at nothing to inherit his father’s legacy.
An incident at a wedding procession forces him to cross paths with Ramakant Pandit, an upstanding lawyer, and his sons, Guddu and Bablu.
This snowballs into a game of ambition, power and greed that threatens the fabric of the lawless city.
With heart-pounding action, violence at an operatic scale, gangsters with sharp minds and dry humour, Mirzapur is a hinterland story that is as raw as it gets.
The cast includes Pankaj Tripathi (Gangs of Wasseypur), Ali Fazal (Fast & Furious 7), Vikrant Massey (A Death in the Gunj), Divyendu Sharma (Pyaar Ka Punchnama), Shweta Tripathi (Masaan), Shriya Pilgaonkar (Fan), and Rasika Dugal (The Tale of a Lonely Ghost).
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head of Content for Amazon Prime Video India, said “With Mirzapur, we reiterate our commitment to bring new, ground breaking 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”.
Ritesh Sidhwani, Excel Media and Entertainment, said “We are thrilled to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video to present a genre-defining, bold and powerful story like Mirzapur.
“A show of this calibre with high production value and scale takes it to the next level of cinematic experience.
“We are taking a story set in the heartland of India to a global audience and are excited to see how viewers respond to it.”
Created by Karan Anshuman (Leader) and Puneet Krishna (Bangistan), and directed by Gurmmeet Singh (Bharat Ane Nenu), Mirzapur will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video from 16th November across more than 200 countries and territories.