MIRZAPUR is the new Indian thriller series available to watch on Amazon Prime. The series is set in Mirzapur and tells the story two brothers who are caught up in a world of drugs, violence and the mafia but is it based on a true story?
Mirzapur is the fifth origin Indian series from Amazon Prime and is available to stream and download now via the site. Mirzapur comes from the writing trio Ritesh Sidhwani, Karan Anshuman and Farhan Akhtar, who were the creators behind the Emmy-nominated Prime original series Inside Edge
Is Mirzapur based on a true story?
No, Mirzapur is not based on a true story. However, the series is inspired by true people and events.
Mirzapur tells the story of two brothers Guddu (played by Ali Fazal) and Bablu (Vikrant Massey), who get caught up in a world of drugs, guns and violence after they befriend Munna (Divyendu Sharma), the son of Mafia boss Akhandanand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi).
It is set in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh which is portrayed as being run by mafia dons and full of criminal activity.
However, in reality, Uttar Pradesh has a low crime rate per capita and has the largest police force in the world. Because of this, The National Crime Records Bureau states that Uttar Pradesh is the third safest state to live in India.
A Crime Journalist Explains Why Mirzapur Has Been a Safe Haven for Gangs of Uttar Pradesh
“the primary time Mirzapur came on mainstream information,” Pawan Singh says inside the middle of sipping chhaas, “was in 1998, whilst there has been a new IPS here, GK Goswami. That time Kripa Choudhary, who became Munna Bajrangi’s proper hand guy, had killed three human beings with an AK47 in Hokulganj, Mirzapur. Bajrangi, accused of killing over 40 human beings, changed into a settlement killer and mafia don-became-politician, but this changed into nonetheless an excessive amount of for the police to stomach,” he explains.
What occurred subsequent is the stuff of Uttar Pradesh Police legend. Goswami was a brand new IPS, and “naively active” according to Singh. “Goswami investigated and determined that Choudhary changed into going to a party with the chairman of the nearby District Board. So the police observed them to the party sporting civilian clothes. Enroute, Chaudhary and gang thought the car with ‘civilians’ changed into another gang,” Singh halts his narrative halfway, searching at us hopefully, like a stand-up comedian waiting to drop the punchline.
“whilst the police overtook them and requested them to forestall, Chaudhary’s gang opened fireplace. The police lost one individual that night and others had been injured. Many others were shot. However the gang become fully removed,” Singh concludes. Because the news of the incident spread, Mirzapur changed into injected into the bloodstream of the UP crime hype machine, coming to be called an epicentre for gang-associated hobby.