I first heard the term Asur while watching Akshay Kumar ranting about his father-in-law
in 2017’s Toilet- Ek Prem Katha. He snarled- ‘Sasur nahin asur hai asur
The whole theatre erupted and I struggled to understand what it meant.
Three years later, creators Gaurav Shukla and Vibhav Shikdar and director Oni Sen came up with a show on that name.
Asur means demon.
And the show was indeed about destruction and demonic intentions
The final episode saw a cliffhanger and three years later, season two drops on JioCinema.
Asur 2 isn’t only about unfinished business, it’s about redemption, revenge and regrets.
Hidden purposes have been unraveled and the mystery to find that demonic child Shubh continues.
. Just like The Kerala Story, Asurbases its narrative on brainwashing. Shubh quotes mythological references and Shlokas with both fluidity and sternness