Season 2 of the Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side series is coming soon in June 2023. As per the creative team behind this serial, it is India’s first mytho-thriller series.
Herein they have used the “mytho” as the shortened version of the “mythological” word. It is a hit Hindi crime thriller series from India. Also, it is the first web series done by popular Hindi movie star Arshad Warsi. Although the complete name of this show is “Asur-Welcome to Your Dark Side”, for the sake of brevity and convenience, we shall simply use the “Asur” name in this article. Before we share the information about the second season named the “Asur: Rise Of The Dark Side” series, let us revisit its first season to refresh our memories.
Synopsis of the ‘Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side’ (2020) series
A unique crime thriller that pits two opposing worlds against each other. The less explored, intricate world of forensic science and the deep mysticism of ancient Indian Mythology.
Spoilers Free review of the ‘Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side (2020) Series
An unknown and mysterious anti-social serial killer haunts the police authorities with a series of macabre killings in India. This manipulative murderer uses his interpretations of the mythological texts belonging to the ancient Indian period to carry out the murders necessitated by holy words. Moreover, for this self-delusional unpredictable killer, the executions of his victims are not enough. He goes ahead to bait the police authorities by revealing the geographic coordinates of places across India. Wherein he has left behind the dismembered bodies of his murder victims with the mask of Asur stuck to their faces.
The basic storyline of the crime show
It is a complex and disturbing tale of a highly motivated and intelligent mastermind of a killer. He uses the ancient Indian mythological scriptures to justify and inflict severe psychological damage on his victims and their families. On the other hand, the widespread areas in different states covered by his dastardly crimes forced the national CBI team to take over the case from the local police authorities in different states.
Only the geographic coordinates and the mask of Asur are the only two major clues available to the police and CBI authorities, otherwise, they are stumbling in the darkness to catch the mysterious series murderer in India. So the big questions are, will the CBI investigation team consisting of Dhananjay Rajpoot (Arshad Warsi) and Nikhil Nair (Barun Sobti) be able to catch the highly motivated killer Shubh in time, to stop him from murdering people, creating panic and wreaking havoc across India?
It mixes mythology and science
This puzzling and complex crime, mystery, thriller and dramatic story borrows heavily from Indian – culture, beliefs, customs, mythology, astrology, rituals, traditions and ceremonies.
In addition, it fuses elements of science with it. And we liked this new approach to a crime show from India.
We also liked the acting from its ensemble cast, especially, Arshad, Barun and Vishesh performed their role in a very convincing manner. It is a unique crime drama from India, that weaves mythology into its intricate story. We believe, keeping the controversial issues aside, it is a good crime thriller to watch.
ratings of the ‘Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side’ (2020) series
|IMDb rating as of the date
Poster of the ‘Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side’ (2020) series
Key details of the Asur (S1/2020 & S2/2023) series
|Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
|Asur (असुर): Welcome to Your Dark Side
|Season One (1) – Eight (8) Episodes (March 2020)
Season Two (2) – It will be released in June 2023, and then we shall review it.
|Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Riddhi Dogra, Anupriya Goenka, Sharib Hashmi, etc.
Trailer of the ‘Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side’ (2020) series
Focus:- bonus info. about the Asur series’ controversies (Part One)
Asur in the Hindu Mythology
Awards won by this 2020 mytho-thriller series from India
|Indian Television Academy Awards, India – 2020
|Winner Special Award – Landmark-OTT
|Asian Television Awards – 2020
|Barun Sobti – Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Oni Sen – Best Direction (Fiction)
|Bollywood Life Awards – 2021
|Arshad Warsi – OTT Award – Best Actor
|Indian Telly Streaming Awards – 2021
|Shubh Joshi (Vishesh Bansal) – Best Actor in a Negative Role
|IWM Digital Awards – 2021
|Gaurav Shukla – Best Story in a Web Series
Sayak Bhattacharya – Best Cinematography in a Web Series – Jury Award
Barun Sobti – Most Popular Supporting Actor in a Web Series
Anupriya Goenka – Most Popular Supporting Actress in a Web Series – Most Popular Supporting Actress in a Web Series
Focus:- bonus info. about the Asur series’ controversies (Part Two)
Jharkhand (India) – Asur (Adivasi) Community in real-life
Asur community say that one can’t denigrate an entire community, hence the controversy.
I was born in the Asur community, a tribe that descends from Mahishasura. We don’t know Ramayana. We are tribals. Our god is formless. We believe in nature and ancestors. Long ago, we would not step out of the house during Dussehra. Now, the people from our community go to see the festivities. It is all changing now.
We are trying to save our culture, our beliefs. There were these stories we heard from our ancestors. They were orally transmitted to us. They told us Mahishasura was a brave fighter, a great king. We don’t know about Ram’s victory over Asurs. What we know is we are humans just like you. We are ancient metallurgists. We have the world’s iron. Now, we are disappearing.Sushma Asur | Outlook Magazine.
Poster of the ‘Asur 2: Rise Of The Dark Side’ (2023) series
Synopsis of the ‘Asur 2: Rise Of The Dark Side’ (2023) series
After being convicted at the end of season 1, Shubh (Vishesh Bansal) returns for revenge and this time he takes the challenge to a whole new level. With the heroes fallen apart, will a desolate Dhananjay Rajpoot (Arshad) and a torn Nikhil Nair (Barun) be able to stop him?
Trailer of the ‘Asur 2: Rise of the Dark Side’ (2023) series
Before we conclude this article, we hope that you all will appreciate the information shared about the Asur in Indian (Hindu) Mythology and the real-life Asur (Adivasi) community presently living in the Jharkhand state of India. And do not forget to watch the Asur 1 series before you take a look at the upcoming Asur 2 series. Or you can read the FM article: Asur 2’s Villain Mixes Social Media & Mythology.
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