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The Family Man Season 2,having given by up his thrilling, fast-paced job at TASC, Srikant Tiwari now works at 9-5 shift at an IT company under a boss half his age. It is trying to his best to fit in, but misses the on-field, national security assignments.
4TH june 2021
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Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K
Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K
Raj and D.K,Suman Kumar
Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari,Samantha Akkineni Raji,Priyamani as Suchitra Tiwari,Sharib Hashmi as JK Talpade,Shreya Dhanwanthary as Zoya,Sunny Hinduja as Milind,Sharad Kelkar as Arvind, Darshan Kumaar as Major Sameer,Dalip Tahil,Vipin Kumar A Sharma,Seema Biswas,Asif Sattar Basra,Shahab Ali as Sajid,Ashlesha Thakur as Dhriti Tiwari,Vedant Sinha as Atharv Tiwari,Ravindra Vijay,Devadarshini Chetan,Mime Gopi,N Alagamperumal,Anandsami,Abhay Verma
Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
The Family Man Season 2 Story and Review :
The much-awaited season two of The Family Man is now streaming. After trying to save Delhi from a gas attack, Srikant (Manoj Bajpayee) has had it. He’s hung up his boots at TASC and, in a bid to give more time to his family, has shifted to an IT company. Routine stuff, nothing adventurous, but he’s dedicating his time to cooking dinner, trying to make things work with his wife Suchi (Priya Mani) etc. His TASC updates keep coming in though, thanks to JK (Sharib Hashmi) who also keeps telling Srikant to come back to the force. Srikant pretends to be happy with what he’s doing, but we all know that’s not true.
While he prepares his weekly reports on his desk, TASC is assigned the task of rounding up Subbu, one of the key persons of the Lankan Government in Exile, and the younger brother of that govt’s Prime Minister Bhaskaran. What starts as a simple mission goes horribly wrong. In the meantime, Srikant’s frustration at trying to do the right thing but not succeeding, reaches its peak. So, we know that at some point he’s bound to return to TASC. How else will the story proceed? And he does. Nobody loves spoilers, so let’s just say that the rest is a high-octane chase to stop a rebel plan that’s a big threat to India’s national security.
The first season of The Family Man was a huge hit thanks to the fun element it brought into the otherwise thrilling and patriotic spy genre. The second season lives up to the expectations too. Of cours the Raj & DK brand of humour is written across the show and you’ll find it in scenes that you least expect to. The first couple of episodes go into laying the foundation, and just like the first season, the story picks up pace gradually unwinding sub-plots and new characters. But, staying true to its name, The Family Man also tries to balance the show with the personal side of Srikant’s life. To some extent, it succeeds, but that aspect feels like just another part of the story that will be weaved into the dominant spy-thrill-adventure part. No harm in that because ultimately the show is about a spy. But merely skimming the surface of the family equation doesn’t really help in the long run.
That said, Raj & DK, along with Suparn Varma, have managed to create a gripping sequel, one that’s fast paced and humorous. The credit of keeping the viewers hooked to the screen majorly goes to Manoj Bajpayee, who is perfect as Srikant. When he’s on the screen, which is very often, you can’t take your eyes off it. Equally good is Sharib Hashmi, the trusted friend and colleague. In fact, one of the high points of the season is JK and Srikant’s bromance, which very well deserves a spin-off. JK is the perfect Dr Watson to Srikant’s Sherlock Holmes. Samantha Akkineni as Raji is sincere, doing total justice to her role, but her full potential is only seen in a couple of scenes. Other than that, as the focused rebel, she maintains almost the same expression throughout. Priya Mani stands out in the limited time that she has onscreen, as does Seema Biswas.
While the show is filled with brilliant scenes, two of these stand out for the beautiful coordination and choreography- the one around the police station and the climax. Both are long scenes with no or minimal cuts and here, you don’t follow the characters, but are with them in the action.