Mirzapur 2, the controversial web series by Amazon Prime Video, got relief from legal action after the Allahabad High Court stayed the arrest of the series’ producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Mirzapur 2, the Amazon Prime Video web series starring Pankaj Tripathi, landed in trouble after the Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from its makers and the streaming platform after a petitioner accused the series of tarnishing the image of Mirzapur city.
Mirzapur, the web series by Amazon Prime Video, landed in trouble after a journalist filed an FIR against the makers of the show for painting a poor picture of Mirzapur city and Purvanchal, a district in Uttar Pradesh and for hurting religious sentiments.
Mirzapur, the hit Hindi action crime-thriller web series, has been renewed for a third season, Amazon Prime Video India and Excel Media and Entertainment announced on Thursday.
Production company Excel Entertainment issued a statement on Friday announcing that changes will be made to the scene in Mirzapur 2 that features author Surender Mohan Pathak’s book Dhabba.
Along with a fresh cast comprising Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli and Isha Talwar, the earlier cast from Season 1 (Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang, Manu Rishi Chadha) has been retained. The show is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. “We created the first season with the intent to ‘get our hands dirty’ with a pure hinterland drama; what really surprised us was the worldwide love that’s grown for our local show,” said creator of the show Puneet Krishna. “The success of the first season has set a benchmark and encouraged us to take the new season several notches higher.
After Netflix’s Sacred Games, Amazon Prime’s web-series Mirzapur is gearing up for release. It’s first look was unveiled recently.
Hello Charlie, the upcoming Hindi film starring Aadar Jain in the lead role, will stream on Amazon Prime Video from April 9, the streaming service announced in a press release on Wednesday while releasing the film’s teaser.
Sonakshi Sinha, the Hindi actor who was last seen in the 2019 action film Dabangg 3, will make her digital debut and soon appear in a web series on Amazon Prime Video, the streaming service announced on Sunday.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) announced the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 on February 25 directed towards regulating content of social media and OTT platforms.
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) issued a statement on Thursday stating that it was “dismayed” over media reports which said that the Central government was working on a draft policy to regulate OTT platforms and social media platforms and has proposed a three-tier framework for the same.
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on February 11 announced a toolkit to be implemented as an extension to the Universal Self Regulation Code for the OTT plaforms.
Tandav, the Amazon Prime Video series starring Saif Ali Khan, on Tuesday became the first Indian web series to edit its content after an intervention from the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The release of the second season was marred by controversies as social media users wanted to boycott it due to Fazal’s anti-CAA stance. Mirzapur 2 was expected to not perform well. Despite this, the show opened to rave reviews, due to its intense and consistent storyline and action-packed scenes.
Dil Bechara, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film, and Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru were the most searched movies in India in 2020 while Pataal Lok, Mirzapur 2 and Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story were the most searched web series, according to Google’s Year in Search 2020 list.
The Actresses Roundtable 2020 with Rajeev Masand brought together actresses Rasika Dugal and Taapsee Pannu talking about their characters from Mirzapur and Manmarziyaan respectively, at an episode released by Masand on YouTube on Monday.
It is very likely that you have chanced upon hilarious videos of ‘Naazmi Aapi’ and ‘Kangana Runout’ making satirical comments on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the unemployment rate or the divisive politics in India while scrolling through Twitter or Instagram. Meet 20-year-old Saloni Gaur, who brings these characters to life.
Actor Taapsee Pannu commenced shooting for her next film Rashmi Rocket on Tuesday. Makers of the film took to social media to make the announcement.
Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli have joined the cast of Ishaan Khatter’s upcoming film Pippa, Ronnie Screwvala announced on Thursday.
Similarly, cricketer Muttiah Muralidharan’s biopic 800 drew severe criticism and backlash on Twitter, forcing actor Vijay Sethupathi to step down from portraying the role of the cricketer. “The political opinion of an actor has nothing to do with the artistic merit of the film or show.Speaking on the trend of using Twitter as a platform to get filmmakers and creators to rescind their works, film critic and scholar Parichay Patra says: “It seems like an extremely dangerous trend that may inspire similar consumer behaviour on several other occasions in near future.
As the week is drawing to an end, a compelling and binge-worthy set of new films and web series are set to be released for the weekend. From highly-anticipated shows including, Mirzapur 2 and A Suitable Boy to interesting movies like Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm and Rebecca, here is a round-up of all films and shows that will be releasing shows that have already released and will be releasing this week.
Actor Shweta Tripathi has joined the cast of Hindi thriller web series Escaype Live which also features Siddharth Suryanaryan, PTI reported on Friday.
Produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment (also behind last year’s irredeemable Bard of Blood) Betaal unfolds in the span of one day in Chattisgarh’s Nilja village and revolves around a clash between the tribals and a special task force called the Baaz Squad.In that sense, Betaal, Netflix India’s newest offering, created, co-directed and co-written by Patrick Graham, who earlier used the miniseries format to his advantage with Ghoul, comes packaged with an upper hand.
Considering he was going to be part of an international project that boasted of big ticket names, Priyanshu already knew that he’d learn a lot from these accomplished individuals. “The amount of preparation that goes in and the detailed planning that went into the project was amazing.Recalling how he bagged the role of Amir Asif, Priyanshu says that it was through casting director Tess Joseph that he found out about the project. “She’d liked my work in Bhavesh Joshi and got in touch with me.
The iReel Awards 2019, lauded and recognised makers and actors who have redefined and brought about a revolution in the web series space. The evening celebrated excellence in Indian homegrown content on OTT platforms. In attendance were Rajkummar Rao, Divyendu Sharma, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Rajshri Deshpande, Amol Parashar, Ranvir Shorey, Surveen Chawla and Aparshakti Khurrana. This was the second edition of the News18.com iReel Awards.
The awards were judged by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Shakun Batra and Onir. It was raining awards for Netflix as Delhi Crime, the pacey drama based on the Nirbhaya case, scooped the Best Drama award, the Best Writing (Drama) accolade as well as the versatile and very talented Shefali Shah going on to claim the Best Actress (Drama) award.
On winning the Best Drama award, Delhi Crime director Richie Mehta said, “This was a story that truly touched my heart. The unfortunate event in Delhi and what happened gripped me to an extent that I got in touch with a host of officials in Delhi Police and the IPS. Their insight and perspective helped us get a realistic and riveting take on an incident that shook the nation. I thank them entirely for being the reason for the show’s success.”
Sacred Games too added to Netflix’s trophy cabinet as Amruta Subhash claimed the Best Supporting Actor (Female) award and Alokananda Dasgupta bagged the Best Music Award. In the comedy genre, Netflix’s Little Things 2 earned the moniker of being the best in the business as they won the Best Comedy award. With a dark underlying theme backed with a host of well-etched characters, Delhi Crime made for a riveting take on the horrific 2012 incident in the capital. Shefali enacted the role of the protagonist Vartika Chaturvedi, DCP South Delhi. Little Things 2 was athe realistic tale of Dhruv and Kavya, a modern-day couple who go through a whole lot of ups and downs. Mithila Palkar of the show went on to claim the Best Actor Female (Comedy) award.
Winning plaudits for his portrayal as Kaleen Bhaiya in Amazon Prime’s Mirzapur, Pankaj Tripathi beat a host of other heavyweights to claim the Best Actor (Drama) award. Portraying the role of a city don who uses his legitimate trade as a cover for his guns and drugs business, Mirzapur proved that no role is tough enough for an actor of Pankaj Tripathi’s calibre. On winning the accolade, Pankaj Tripathi said, “I was part of three of the nominated web series here. I’m 44, If I had won this when I was 30, I would have broken down in tears owing to the sheer jubilation. I’ve lost that opportunity.”
For playing unconventional roles that has created new a benchmark, Radhika Apte, was presented the Breakthrough Artist award by Rajkummar Rao. She said, “It’s such an honour to have the opportunity to work on a platform that has today got so much attention. We now have the platform to churn out much better content over diverse genres. The best is yet to come in the web series space.”
Mirzapur went on to bag another award as Divyendu Sharma won the Best Supporting Actor (Male) for playing Phoolchand “Munna” Tripathi, a spoilt brat who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a mafia don.
The Best Actor (Comedy) award was won by Amol Parashar for his quirky portrayal in TVF’s Tripling 2, while Nikhil Vijay for Gullak bagged the Best Writing (Comedy) award. Earning a reputation for their rib-tickling comedy on offer, Amazon Prime’s Comicstaan 2 won the Best Non-Fiction award. There was a special mention for Hawa Badle Hassu, a science-fiction environmental thriller.
Speaking of the event, Puneet Singhvi, CEO – Digital & President – Corporate Strategy at Network18 said, “Growing from strength to strength, the home-grown web series space in India has displayed tremendous amounts of innovativeness, and brilliance. As we celebrate the webspace, I feel extremely happy that we are the first to honour and acknowledge the stories and storytellers. This is a medium that propels creativity to greater heights resulting in some impeccable piece of work being created for audiences around the country. It is gratifying to see the country’s finest filmmakers, storytellers and actors have come together to celebrate the art of storytelling through digital media.”
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