The irony of The Family Man is that it is all based up on news stories and the news denies. Without any altercation, let’s start the Spoiler-free review of the much-awaited series,
We know how everybody loved his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur and it’s such a swift move that he played a fearsome dacoit from Wasseypur who built an empire to a common man living in a disguise of a spy working to save the world, metaphorically and truly. Nevertheless, Amazon Prime is definitely bringing the best of the Indian content to be catered to the Indian audience and to be a strong contender on the OTT Platform like Netflix. We already have witnessed what brilliant content was presented in the name of Mirzapur and how everybody is waiting for it. But let’s not steer into that direction and focus on this.
The story follows the quest of man who has different roles to portray- at home, he’s just like your normal Indian married guy- tending to his family, you name it and he does all of it – whether it’s picking up his kids from school, making meals and cracking up jokes practically handling his family responsibilities, not to forget his family who really don’t care much of it and believes that he’s just a mere government servant lazing and lying his days off. But at work, he’s a completely different personality who’s on run to save the nation from any terror attacks.
The highlight of the show is obviously Manoj Bajpayee, he’s like that helm of ship without which if not present sinks everything. Need not worry about it, the ship is definitely sailing in a perfect stride and it is in good shape.
The series is based on real news stories and it is such a win-win situation where they did make sure to raise the alarm of addressing these sensitive issues but with caution and with uttermost acting of the cast. So, Manoj Bajpayee is the spy, Srikant Tiwari that nobody knows about- he’s working as a senior analyst at NIA who is stationed at Mumbai and NIA is an agency which take on counter measure for any terror attacks and it’s like shield covering the nation and working under the depth to grovel out every terror alarm from the city and from the country. He is on the quest to stop Mission Zulifiqar, which is deemed to be one of the deadliest terror attacks that is going to happen and create havoc in the country.
Now, like every movie and series there is always that one guy who’s backing up the protangist – the ‘SARTAJ-KATEKAAR’ Jodi, and we’ve got JK who was portrayed by Sharib Hashmi, his humor and his quick wittiness definitely added up the score and managed to get into the Bromance Club. Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K, this is one of the finest spy-thriller Indian web series that is gripping to the core and with unexpected plot-twist and amazing shots and scene is worth the watch. The Shooting was primarily done at Mumbai and with the bits of Srinagar, Leh and Delhi.
Moving up, there are a lot of well ensembled cast members consisting of Priyamani, Neeraj Madhav, Dalip Tahil, Gul Panag, Sharad Kelkar, Shreya Dhanwantharthy and Pawan Chopra which portrayed their character with finesse and did justice to it. The Family Man has 10 episodes and they kept me glued up. You’ve got to be investing all day to watch this series and trust me its by far, the best spy-thriller with a balance of humor to smooth it out and paved an anticipation for the second season.
And did I mention that one of the directors had a special appearance in the show, binge watch this one and find out who he is?