Review of Asur Season 2: Mythology Continuous Blending Into Real-Time, But Attention To Detail Is Missing
Review of Asur Season 2: Mythology Continuous Blending Into Real-Time, But Attention To Detail Is Missing

What Is the Story of Asur Season 2?
Continuing the quest for a genius manipulating mythology and technology by murdering and brainwashing people, Asur 2 advances the tale with the characters’ metaphorical and actual anguish. As time passes, the playground expands, and Shubh employs technology to make his ideas work as he enacts the mythological Kali vs. Kalki story.
What Works in Asur Season 2:
Between the pandemic and the audience’s readiness to be engaged in the most major wave of material, Voot entered the market with a programme that wasn’t advertised as well as it could have been, and it expanded by word of mouth alone. The sheer genius of the writing, which transcended not just genres but even patterns of narrative, made Asur a one-of-a-kind and unassailable experiment from every angle.

Asur Season 2, which has relocated to Jio Cinema, has also seen a change of authors. Suraj Gianani replaces Niren Bhatt and Pranay Patwardhan while Abhijeet Khuman continues to collaborate with Gaurav Shukla. So, when Asur 2 opens with the introduction of its narrative, which is no longer only about the hunt for a serial murderer who is murdering people, but a genius who is poised to blow up the whole nation in more than one manner, you can hear the shift in tone. The picture is larger than simply a squad of CBI officials battling a serial murderer. This operates in both positive and harmful ways.


We start with the positive. Asur is a substantial and dangerous notion since it combines actual mythology with a plot that not only recalls stories from the time of Gods and their vision, but also makes the audience the judge to pick which side of the spectrum they choose. It’s a rich scenario in which police officers are no longer simply racing after a shadow, but are understanding that the shadow has spawned tiny pockets of him who are controlling the show with him. Season 2 sees the mythology of the Kali and Kalki story, technology, and noir collide to create an intriguing watch.

To give credit where credit is due, Shukla and his team understand how to build complications to a tale and then take their time untangling the knotted sections. They immerse the viewer so thoroughly in the heroes’ exploits that the audience never learns enough about the adversary until he has murdered one more victim. This aids in the development of the villain. Add to it the fact that they picked an atypical actor to portray the role in such a manner that the image of him is meant to be fear rather than his face. His expression has always been innocent.

It’s becoming more difficult to discuss Asur without giving away spoilers. So I come to a halt.

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Season 2 of Asur: Performance of the Year:
Season 2 changes Barun Sobti not just psychologically but also physically. He becomes more sloppy, but not in a spectacular way. You may not see it, but the actor works hard to add realism to his role and make it appear easy. This simply makes me wonder how no one noticed mettle in these lads (including the excellent Siddhant Gupta from Jubilee) throughout their extended tenure.

Arshad Warsi does not hard sell a policeman because he now has a larger role; rather, he keeps it simple, which is why it works better. While the writing makes his story fairly repetitious halfway through in order to give him a huge moment at the end, the actor never lets you leave his side.

Both Riddhi Dogra and Anupriya Goenka have clear roles to play that are extremely important to the tale. The writer, on the other hand, completely forgets that Dogra’s Nushrat was drawn to Sobti’s Nikhil, and the pleasure of their dynamic is gone.

Someone finally saw Meiyang Chang in a part that had nothing to do with his race, skin colour, or physical appearance. And the actor makes certain that he proves himself. Yes, there is still a long way to go, but we can tell that the actor has the capacity to get there.

What Doesn’t Work in Asur Season 2:
The change in authors may be seen in the spirit of Asur throughout the episode. It’s not unwatchable, but the attention to detail that the first season provided is completely lost. Season 2 completely disregards the premise concerning the missing fingers, much like Nikhil and Nushrat’s interaction. We saw flashes, but nothing is spoken about it. Wasn’t that a crucial part of the plot?

Asur 2 has a section that seems completely out of place. Victims being handed remotes with red and blue buttons and instructed to chose is too much for them to believe and engage with the show’s content otherwise. It moulds a character and transforms him into a deity, but he isn’t built well enough for us to cheer for him in the future season.

Asur lacks the enchantment that the telling of every epic story had in season 1. The Tumbbad-style tale is completely abandoned to accept the technological viewpoint, although I wonder whether it would have been conceivable with the previous blueprint.

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Season 2 of Asur: Final Thoughts:
Asur 2 isn’t as good as the first season, but it does have a compelling story to tell. We can surely give this programme another shot to reclaim its former greatness.



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