Mohanagar 2 (2023)
The second season of the Ashfaque Nipun-directed web series Mohanagar was released on Hoichoi on April 20, 2023. Mosharraf Karim reprises his role as OC Harun, who finds himself inside an interrogation room without knowing why. The interrogating officers suspect that Harun has not revealed the truth about a past case, and the rest of the story follows his attempts to clear his name.
While the first three episodes of the series might not be as engaging, the narrative picks up pace in the fourth episode. However, the focus on the battle between Harun and Afnan Choudhury (Shamol Mawla) is lost, as the director shifts focus to other subplots. This decision takes away from the central conflict of the series and could have been better handled.
Despite this flaw, Mosharraf Karim’s performance as OC Harun is excellent, and he portrays the character’s strict and corrupt sides with equal aplomb. Additionally, the supporting cast also delivers impressive performances, with Dibya Jyoti as Masum, Afsana Mimi as Rasheda Khanom, and Fazlur Rahman Babu as Deen Mohammad Babor all standing out.
The series also boasts some standout dialogue, including the memorable “Two things to remember…” and “Two things to forget…” lines. However, the review could have included more specific examples of dialogue to highlight their impact.
The series’ storytelling by Ashfaque Nipun is engaging but could have benefitted from a more in-depth exploration of the subplots and character development. Additionally, while the music by Jahid Nirob complements the narrative well, more attention could have been paid to the editing by Jobayar Abir Peal.
Overall, Mohanagar 2 is a captivating mystery thriller that brings back Mosharraf Karim as OC Harun with another powerful performance. While there are some areas that could be improved, the supporting cast provides a good contribution, and the series is well worth a watch.