PLOT: Srikant Tiwari has quit TASC and works in the private sector to spend more time with the family. A powerful new enemy forces him to return. Srikant has to now uncover and thwart a dangerous coalition between an old foe and a dormant group of foreign insurgents. But the danger is much closer to home. This time around, nobody is safe!
The Family Man is an espionage action thriller created, directed, and produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. It is written by Suman Kumar, Suparn S. Varma and Raj & DK. Season 1 was showcased at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour held in Los Angeles in July 2019 and was eventually premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 20th September 2019. It received positive responses from critics as well as audiences. It eventually became the most viewed web series on Amazon Prime Video.
Season 2 was scheduled to be aired on 12th February 2021 but was delayed, and it was finally released on 4th June 2021. No. of Episodes = 9 (Runtime: 413 minutes)
Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, T.A.S.C Agent
Samantha Akkineni as Rajalekshmi Chandran / Raji
Sharib Hashmi as JK Talpade, T.A.S.C Agent
Priyamani as Suchitra Iyer Tiwari, Srikant’s wife
Ashlesha Thakur as Dhriti Tiwari, Srikant’s daughter
Vedant Sinha as Atharv Tiwari, Srikant’s son
Shahab Ali as Sajid Ghani
Darshan Kumar as Major Sameer
Sunny Hinduja as Milind Hinduja
Shreya Dhanwanthary as Zoya
Dalip Tahil as Kulkarni
Sharad Kelkar as Arvind
Ravindra Vijay as Muthu Pandian
Devadarshini Chetan as Umayal
Mime Gopi as Bhaskaran
Azhagam Perumal as Deepan
Srikrishna Dayal as Subbu
Abhay Verma as Kalyan / Salman
Seema Biswas as PM Basu
Vipin Sharma as Sambit
Late Asif Sattar Basra as Counsellor
Uday Mahesh as Chellam
Prakash Rajan as Nandha
Shruti Bisht as Mahima
Sohaila Kapur as School Principal
Kaustubh Kumar as Tanmay, Srikant’s Manager in CatchMe
Aritro Rudraneil Banerjee as Punit Banerjee
Anandsami as Selvarasan
WEB SERIES REVIEW: After delivering an award-winning and extremely successful The Family Man Season 1, Raj & DK along with Suparn Varma perfectly created an engrossing sequel. The sharp writing, well-choreographed action sequences, impressive performances, and gripping screenplay are the major highlights of the show.
The opening scene is absorbing, initial episodes are fast-paced, humorous, and engaging. Each episode is shown with the right balance of entertainment and thrills. The character development was rightly achieved and various subplots are opened well. The series drops a little bit in midways but it catches speed from its 7th episode. The last 2 episodes are well executed & it takes the series to another level, the screenplay will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. The credit of keeping the viewers hooked to the screen majorly goes to Manoj Bajpayee.
Manoj Bajpayee delivered an outstanding performance, right from the first episode he steals every scene with his expression and dialogue delivery. Equally good is Sharib Hashmi, he also delivered an impressive performance. Priyamani, Devadarshini, and Seema Biswas are fine in their supporting roles.
Samantha Akkineni as Raji is one of the best things about the series. She has chosen a great role and series to introduce herself to the Hindi and global audiences. Samantha plays the antagonist in the series and does complete justice to her character. Special mention for Ashlesha Thakur, she is excellent as Dhriti. Vedant Sinha as Atharv plays his part very well.
The cinematography by Cameron Eric Bryson is breathtaking, especially in the climax and the attack scenes at the police station. Ketan Sodha’s background score is excellent. Sumeet Kotian’s editing is crisp and compact. The series ends on a great note with the promise of a stirring Season 3.
The Family Man 2 Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars (Binge-Worthy)