Name of the series : The Family Man Season 2
Number of seasons - 2
Streaming On : Amazon Prime Video
Genre : Thriller/Political
Director : Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru
Rating : 4.5/5
Cast : Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni(Raji), Priyamani (Suchi), Sharib Hashmi (JK), Seema (Prime Minister) Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwantary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha, Mahek Thakur, Mime Gopi, Ravindra Vijay, Devadarshini Chetan, Anandsami and N. Alagamperumal
The family Man is back after a gap of two years to re-explore the challenges of saving the nation. This season will see a new enemy and restore an old opponent.
Manoj Bajpayee ( Srikanth ) works for an intelligence force (TASC) but due to certain circumstances showed in Season two ,you will witness that he has taken an IT job that has nothing to do with the intelligence force, but he slowly finds a way back to his old roots. Srikant's family life is in trouble as he is trying to patch things up with his wife played by Priyamani. As the name suggests, "The Family Man" always focused on Srikanth's personal and professional life as the show’s premise depends on the fact that people with dangerous jobs can have an equally demanding home life. How he manages to balance both home and work life and faces tough challenges with grit is for you to see.
Story is inspired by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's horrendous assassination by LTTE militant. The script gives you the glimpse of real life events and all the twist and turns makes it really thrilling and keep the viewers at the edge of their seat.
A government in exile is persuading European government for recognition, The problem begins when a sleeper cell of Tamil rebels is activated and join hands with the Pakistani ISI to mastermind an attack on the Indians. These rebels also orchestrate an attack on Prime Minister Basu (Seema Biswas). Tamil rebel leaders who were in exile plotted the details of theses attacks sitting in France and London, with support from old rebels loyalists in India and Sri Lanka. TASC is assigned the task of rounding up these rebels. Samantha (Raji) who takes the lead as she was the only one equipped with desired skill sets. While Srikant and his team tries to chase rebels to stop their plan which is a big threat to India's national security, back at home Shrikant's family landed up in serious crisis which was the result of his profession. Both the crisis situation have been intelligently connected with fine precision. Every thing looked realistic and nothing seemed to be out of the box. The story touches upon the fact that rebels have local sympathizers, which makes the job becomes tougher for investigation officers. I don't want to be a spoiler by disclosing too many things, as there are lot of sub plots are going on with the main story.
My take on the series
The directors have managed to create a gripping sequel which is not just fast paced but humorous too. For keeping the viewers hooked to screen, the credit goes to Manoj Bajpayee (Srikant), who has aced his acting skills to next level. You just cannot takes your eyes off when you see Srikant and JK bromancing. Samantha as Raji has done justice to her role , by looking her part perfectly well. Priya Mani on other hand has a limited screen time but in spite of that she stood out in her performance , as does Seema Biswas. In between you might get frustrated , when you see these highly trained people in intelligence looked helpless due to many reasons be it political or social.
While there are many brilliant scenes which are well coordinated and choreographed but what stood out for me was the climax, which was nail biting high octane scene.
The fictional series presents a balanced account and ensures that it doesn't sympathize with the insurgents while conveying their ordeals. The Family Man season 2 has all the reasons that make it worthy of a binge watch. If you haven't watch the season 1 , then I suggest you should to feel connected.
This post is part of Blogchatter's Blogchatter Half Marathon
I liked season 2 of The Family more than season 1. I agree with what you said about Manoj Bajpai's acting. And the climax was actually nail biting. When Raji managed to take the plane, I was like...what..no. Even when I knew that it will not be the end and Srikant will stop her but still they way they have picturized it was awesome.ReplyDelete
My husband is a big fan of this show and I am glad to know that the second season is equally good like first one. thanks dear for sharing your honest review. I will also watch this with season 1 first.ReplyDelete
I Loved the second season of Family Man even more, absolutely worth watching series. Another milestone of Manoj Vajpayee's career. You have perfectly reviewed the series without being a spoiler.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this review. It does seem interesting and you have given a detailed review without any spoilers. Though i haven't seen any episode and haven't sewn the 1st season either, this review makes me want toReplyDelete
Totally agree Swati, I loved the series for its balanced treatment for certain very vital issues.The scenes indeed were brilliant and very well conceptualised.ReplyDelete
I've heard many rave reviews about The Family Man 2 and it is on my watchlist. Although, my husband saw and narrated it to me in detail hence I know quite a bit already.ReplyDelete
I recently finished bing watching the show and totally loved loved and loved it . I agree with you , climax was nail biting and I actually skipped beat at some places :DReplyDelete
Am glad you wrote this review. I saw the first and was hesitant to watch the second. Now that you have endorses it so well, I will surely watch Family man 2, although I am not too keen on thrillers.ReplyDelete
have watched the series and totally agree with you that Manoj Bajpyee acting is just mind blowing, even I think Raji character is played so well.ReplyDelete
I have heard so many good reviews on social media these days. The story line seems very strong and interesting. I will watch out this.ReplyDelete
After having watched the Family Man Season 1, we were eagerly looking forward to the release of season 2. We binge watched the episodes of Season 2 and really liked it.It is a taut and action packed thriller that has been filmed very realistically.ReplyDelete
I had heard a lot about this series. Most of my family members have already watched both seasons and have given reviews but I am yet to watch this. I will definitely add it to my watchlist.ReplyDelete
The whole series is riveting. I enjoyed both. I like the fact the first season is available in four languages and in the second season, three languages are spoken, so no one is left out. It was easy to understand.ReplyDelete
I had thooroughly enjoyed the season 1 of the Family man and 2nd one was most waited too. Have watched it recently with my family and loved how they have nailed it yet again. Wonderful series.ReplyDelete
Have heard n read so many rave reviews of these series. nOW i am also tempted to watch this; adding to my watchlist!!ReplyDelete
The family man season 2 was perhaps the most awaited web series on Amazon. And it justified all expectations. The performances were top notch.ReplyDelete
Oh, this one blew my mind. I loved the second season more than the first one. The actors have done justice to their role and nailed their character.ReplyDelete
I have heard about this web series a lot but i haven't watched it yet. Thanks for honest review. It makes me feel like i should watch it.ReplyDelete
I have watched the Family Man Season 2 already and liked it more than Season 1. Actual Manoj Bajpayee has the persona of becoming a cop and his comic timings are so on point.ReplyDelete