Amazon Prime Video gave its big Indian hit series Mirzapur the green light for season three recently. The second series landed a couple of months ago and saw viewers binging it. Fans are keen to know what’s next in the story.
Will Sharad become king of Mirzapur?
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from all seasons of Mirzapur
Season two of Mirzapur finished on quite the shocker with Guddu Pandit (played by Ali Fazal) finally taking revenge on the Tripathi family with Munna (Divyenndu) killed off.
While Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) was left in a bad way and on the verge of death after he was riddled with bullets.
Guddu took his place on the throne of Mirzapur in the Tripathi mansion at the end of the series and it looked like he had finally achieved all he’d wanted.
He has struck a deal with Beena Tripathi (Rasika Dugal) which meant she would help him take down Kaleen Bhaiya and in exchange her son would take the throne of Mirzapur when he came of age.
The young gangster agreed to all of this and it looked like things were in his favour but there was one big thing neither Guddu nor Beena realised: Kaleen Bhaiya was still alive.
During the season two finale shootout, Sharad Shukla (Anjum Sharma) kidnapped the fallen kingpin while bullets went flying.
Kaleen Bhaiya was still alive in the back of Sharad’s car as they presumably headed to Jaunpur, the Shuklas’ kingdom.
From the looks of it, Sharad will save Kaleen Bhaiya’s life and use this to barter for the keys to Mirzapur.
Season two saw Sharad come into his own as a gangster and negotiator after Munna unexpectedly turned up at his father’s funeral and made outrageous demands.
In response, Sharad kept his cool and there was no bloodshed – highlighting he was much more level-headed than Munna and served very much as the antithesis of the gun-toting gangster.
Sharad’s mode of operating is using tactics to gain the upper hand – something Kaleen Bhaiya is likely to respect and respond to better than violence and threats.
In fact, should Kaleen Bhaiya learn about Beena’s betrayal and discover the truth about his son, he may well decide to make Sharad his successor and adopt him as a surrogate son of sorts.
Mirzapur fan and Reddit user weirrrrrd has shared some intriguing theories about Sharad and Kaleen Bhaiya in season three which could also come into fruition.
The fan posted: “Bed ridden Kaleen Bhaiya entrusts Sharad with the further plan to reclaim Mirzapur and kill Guddu.
“Sharad explains to Kaleen Bhaiya how Beena might be the one who helped Guddu after all. Kaleen Bhaiya is initially hesitant to believe that (coz he doesnt know her motivation) and warns Sharad to watch his word [sic].”
They went on to post: “Sharad proves how Beena betrayed the Tripathis to Kaleen Bhaiya and is killed without revealing any truth of the child’s father.”
The user concluded: “Sharad also tries to convince Kaleen Bhaiya that he may not be the father of the child but Kaleen Bhaiya loses it and that initiates the crack in their relationship.”
From the sounds of it, the fan also believes Sharad and Kaleen Bhaiya are going to be working together.
While fans will have to wait and see how things pan out, this pairing seems highly likely in the next instalment and will lead to some intriguing dynamics.
Mirzapur seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video now