March 25, 2023
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The Family Man is an Indian web series created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2019. The show stars Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role of Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class man who works for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and tries to balance his personal and professional life. The show has been praised for its performances, writing, and direction.

The show begins with Srikant Tiwari, a senior analyst in the NIA, leading a mundane life with his wife Suchitra (played by Priyamani) and two children in Mumbai. However, his professional life takes a sudden turn when he is assigned to investigate a potential terrorist attack on India. The investigation leads him to a group of terrorists planning to launch a chemical attack on the city. Along with his team, Srikant must prevent the attack and ensure the safety of the city.

What sets The Family Man apart from other shows in the genre is its realistic portrayal of the life of a middle-class family man who is also a spy. The show explores the challenges faced by Srikant as he tries to balance his work and family life. The show also highlights the toll that Srikant’s job takes on his mental health, which is often ignored in spy thrillers. Manoj Bajpayee’s performance as Srikant is exceptional, and he brings out the complexities of the character with ease.

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Apart from the main plot, the show also delves into subplots that add depth to the story. One of the subplots involves Srikant’s marriage with Suchitra, which is going through a rough patch. The show explores the dynamics of their relationship and how Srikant’s job affects their marriage. Priyamani gives a nuanced performance as Suchitra, and her chemistry with Manoj Bajpayee is one of the highlights of the show.

The show also explores the lives of the terrorists and their motivations. This adds a layer of complexity to the story and humanizes the antagonists. The show also deals with themes like nationalism, terrorism, and religion, but it does so in a nuanced way that does not come across as preachy.

The writing of the show is one of its strongest aspects. The show keeps the audience engaged with its clever plot twists and turns. The show also has a great sense of humour, and the comedy is well-timed and never feels forced. The dialogues are witty and add to the overall charm of the show.

The direction of the show is also commendable. The show’s creators, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. have done a great job of balancing the different elements of the show. The action sequences are well-choreographed, and the show’s pacing is spot-on. The show also has a distinctive visual style that sets it apart from other spy thrillers.

In conclusion, The Family Man is a must-watch for fans of spy thrillers and anyone looking for a well-written and well-directed show. The show’s realistic portrayal of a middle-class family man who is also a spy is refreshing, and the performances of Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani are outstanding. The show’s writing is clever, and the direction is spot-on. The show also manages to tackle complex themes without coming across as preachy. Overall, The Family Man is one of the best web series to come out of India in recent times.

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Season 2

The Family Man” is an Indian web series created by Raj and DK, starring Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, a senior analyst in the fictional Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC) of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The show’s second season was released on Amazon Prime Video on June 4, 2021 and features nine episodes.

The second season of “The Family Man” picks up from where the first season ended. Srikant Tiwari has quit his job at the TASC and has taken up a corporate job in Chennai. However, he is soon pulled back into the world of intelligence when he is tasked with investigating a potential threat to the country by a group of rebels from Sri Lanka. The rebels are planning to carry out a series of attacks in India to free their leader, who is imprisoned in Tamil Nadu.

As Srikant and his team delve deeper into the case, they discover that there is more at play than what meets the eye. The rebels have an ally in the form of a high-ranking government official who is helping them with their plan. Meanwhile, Srikant’s personal life is also in turmoil as his marriage is on the rocks, and his teenage daughter is rebelling against him.

Manoj Bajpayee delivers yet another powerful performance as Srikant Tiwari. He effortlessly portrays the character’s vulnerability and his struggles to balance his personal and professional life. Samantha Akkineni, who plays the role of the rebel group’s leader, Raji, gives a standout performance. She brings a certain intensity and emotional depth to the character which makes her one of the most memorable villains in recent times. The supporting cast, including Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, and Sunny Hinduja, also delivers commendable performances.

Raj and DK, who have also written and directed the show, continue to impress with their storytelling skills. The second season is a perfect blend of action, drama, and humour, with each episode leaving the audience on the edge of their seats. The writing is sharp, and the pacing is just right, making it a binge-worthy watch.

“The Family Man” season 2 is a worthy successor to the first season. It is a well-crafted, engaging, and thrilling ride that keeps the audience hooked till the end. The performances, direction, writing, and technical aspects of the show are all top-notch, making it one of the best Indian web series to come out in recent times. If you’re a fan of spy thrillers, “The Family Man” is a must-watch.

Season 1 & 2 Trailer

  1. Created by: Raj & DK
  2. Written by: Raj & DK & Suman Kumar
  3. Dialogues: Suparn Verma, Sumit Arora & Manoj Kumar
  4. Country of origin: India
  5. Original language: Hindi
  6. No. of seasons: 2
  7. No. of episodes: 19

Main Casts

  1. Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari (aka Sri), a Senior Agent and Analyst in T.A.S.C, NIA Suchitra’s husband; Dhriti and Atharv’s father.
  2. Sharib Hashmi as Jayavant Kashinath Talpade (JK)
  3. Priyamani as Suchitra Tiwari (Suchi): Srikant’s wife; Dhriti and Atharv’s mother.
  4. Ashlesha Thakur as Dhriti Tiwari, Srikant’s daughter
  5. Vedant Sinha as Atharv Tiwari, Srikant’s son
  6. Neeraj Madhav as Moosa Rahman a.k.a. Al Qatil (Season 1)
  7. Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Rajalakshmi Sekharan a.k.a. Raji (Season 2)
  8. Shahab Ali as Sajid Ghani
  9. Sunny Hinduja as Millind Hinduja
  10. Shreya Dhanwanthary as Zoya

Recurring Casts In Different Seasons

  1. Darshan Kumar as Major Sameer
  2. Debashish Mondal as Jayesh
  3. Kishore Kumar as Major Imran Pasha, Force One leader
  4. Gul Panag as Saloni Bhatt, Srikant’s Commanding Officer
  5. Pawan Chopra as Sharma
  6. Sharad Kelkar as Arvind
  7. Tawhid Rike Zaman as Arvind’s Friend
  8. Vijay Vikram Singh as Ajit
  9. Arpit Singh as Hussain
  10. Dalip Tahil as Kulkarni
  11. Sundeep Kishan as Major Vikram Vaid
  12. Abrar Qazi as Kareem Bhat
  13. Mir Sarwar as Faizan
  14. Sanyukta Timsina as Jonali
  15. Sunil Gupta as Ansari
  16. Ashmith Kunder as Bilal
  17. Zarin Shihab as Mary
  18. Aritro Rudraneil Banerjee as Punit Banerjee
  19. Dinesh Prabhakar as Asif
  20. Suresh Vishwakarma as Inspector Suresh Jadhav
  21. Sohaila Kapur as School Principal
  22. Ajay Jadhav as Shinde

Season 2

  1. Pawan Chopra as Sharma
  2. Sharad Kelkar as Arvind
  3. Vijay Vikram Singh as Ajit
  4. Dalip Tahil as Kulkarni
  5. Sanyukta Timsina as Jonali
  6. Ravindra Vijay as Muthu Pandian
  7. Devadarshini as Umayal, Chennai Police
  8. Mime Gopi as Bhaskaran Palanivel
  9. Azhagam Perumal as Deepan Anthony
  10. Anandsami as Selvarasan
  11. Abhay Verma as Kalyaan (Salman)
  12. Aritro Rudraneil Banerjee as Punit Banerjee
  13. Tareeq Ahmed Khan as Syed
  14. Kaustubh Kumar as Tanmay Ghosh, Srikant’s Boss
  15. Asif Basra as Counsellor
  16. Seema Biswas as Basu, Indian Prime Minister
  17. Abhishek Shankar as Lasit Rupatunga, Sri Lankan President
  18. Uday Mahesh as Chellam
  19. Vipin Sharma as Sambit
  20. Ranjith as Karthik
  21. Tawhid Rike Zaman as Deepan’s Friend
  22. Krishna D. K. as Nikhil
  23. Srikrishna Dayal as Subramaniam Palanivel (Subbu)
  24. Rajesh Balachandiran as Prabhu
  25. Prakash Rajan as Nanda
  26. Shruti Bisht as Mahima
  27. Sharik Khan as Rahul
  28. Patrali Chattopadhyay as Gunjan
  29. Sohaila Kapur as School Principal
  30. Ajay Jadhav as Shinde
  31. Tintin Raikhan as Unnamed Chinese spy who gets a go-ahead for Project Guan-Yu by his Chinese handler