Amazon Prime Video’s latest crime thriller, “Bambai Meri Jaan,” has quickly captured the hearts of its audience. With a stellar cast that includes Avinash Tiwary, Kay Kay Menon, Kritika Kamra, and Amyra Dastur, the series, directed by Shujaat Saudagar, takes us back to the post-Independence era when Mumbai’s underworld witnessed the menacing rise of organized crime and fear.
The show draws its inspiration from S. Hussain Zaidi’s book, “Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia,” and its first season, which premiered on September 14, has received an overwhelming response.
The Intriguing Plot of ‘Bambai Meri Jaan’
Note: Spoilers for season 1 below.
The standout element of the show is Dara Kadri’s (Avinash Tiwary) rapid ascent to power in a city dominated by formidable gangsters like Haji (Saurabh Sachdeva), Pathan (Nawab Shah), and Anna (Dinesh Prabhakar). It unravels the story of a dysfunctional family, where Ismail Kadri (Kay Kay Menon) champions honesty and self-respect, while Dara and his siblings covet power and wealth.
The series also explores the intense rivalry between Dara and Pathan’s gangs, leading to a violent conflict that only ends when Dara seeks revenge for his brother Saadiq’s (Jitin Gulati) death. The first season concludes with Dara’s gang eliminating Pathan and Chhota Babban (Aditya Rawal), a key member of the ‘D Company.’
Now, with a cliffhanger ending in season 1, fans are speculating about the possibility of “Bambai Meri Jaan” season 2. Viewers are eager for deeper insights into the lives and political games of notorious criminals from the past three decades, although Amazon Prime and Excel Entertainment haven’t officially confirmed the production of season 2.
What to Expect in ‘Bambai Meri Jaan’ Season 2
For fans of the show, it’s evident that season 1 sets the stage for a sequel. Kritika Kamra, who plays the role of Habiba Kadri, shared insights into season 2 during an interview. She revealed that the script is in progress, though shooting dates remain unconfirmed. Kritika explained that the show was always conceived as a three-season series and is designed to continue beyond season 1.
The next season is expected to delve deeper into the true-life story of notorious Indian gangster and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and his ‘D Company.’ It might introduce another gangster, possibly based on Tiger Memon, whose involvement in the Bombay riots of 1993 and subsequent bomb blasts resulted in significant loss of life. Viewers would likely want to witness Dara and his associates’ roles in these events, with Dara’s father, Ismail, opposing his transformation into a most-wanted terrorist.
Season 2 could also explore Dara’s entry into match-fixing and his aspirations to control the Hindi film industry, adding an intriguing layer to the narrative. Dara’s potential flight from Dubai due to his involvement in the Bombay blasts and the rise of Chhota Babban as a prominent figure may lead to conflicts and factions within the city, promising a more complex and perilous journey for the characters.
The Cast of ‘Bambai Meri Jaan’ Season 2
Given the array of established characters in the first season, the second installment is expected to delve deeper into their stories, ensuring the return of familiar faces. Additionally, season 2 may introduce another gangster under a fictitious name to enrich the narrative.
Release Date for ‘Bambai Meri Jaan’ Season 2
While the official release date for season 2 remains unconfirmed, fans can anticipate the trailer dropping in 2024. Considering that season 1 started production in 2020 and took about two years to complete, it may be some time before viewers can enjoy the next chapter of this captivating crime saga.
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, there are strong indications that a second season is in the works.
Season 2 is expected to delve deeper into the true-life story of Dawood Ibrahim and the ‘D Company.’ It may introduce other notorious gangsters and explore events like the Bombay riots of 1993 and the involvement of Dara and his associates.
Season 2 is likely to see the return of the main cast from Season 1, including Avinash Tiwary, Kay Kay Menon, Kritika Kamra, and others.
The official release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the trailer is expected to be released in 2024. Given the production timeline of the first season, it may take some time before Season 2 is available to viewers.
You can stream “Bambai Meri Jaan” on Amazon Prime Video, where the first season is available for viewing. Keep an eye out for updates regarding Season 2 on the platform.