The Family Man Season 2, has finally released, and it’s all about Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha’s duo this time according to fans. The season is released on Amazon Prime Video.
Starring the amazing cast, Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha, Mahek Thakur, Mime Gopi, Ravindra Vijay, Devadarshini Chetan, Anandsami and N. Alagamperumal, this season is well scripted but certainly has some potholes.
Family Man 2 is directed by Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru. The Family Man season 2 is presented by an enthralling lead performance by Manoj Bajpayee and an amusing screenplay by Samantha Akkineni in the role of an unwavering Sri Lankan Tamil liberation fighter who is on a suicide mission.
The season, however, takes a lot of time to flip out all the cards on the table. The build-up to the business end of the show is slow and not-so-engaging. The final act and the run-up to it do pack quite an amazing job.
Watch the trailer for Family Man-2 here
When the series lands off to the sixth chapter, it does so in style and sustains the momentum right until the very end. The last four episodes are as engaging and well-paced as anything that the outstanding first season had on offer.
Difference between Season-1 and Season-2
Season 2 loses some of the attention gaining factor that Season 1 had struck between Srikant’s tremendous work pressures and his family commitments. In the early episodes, we find that he and his wife Suchi (Priyamani) are in need of counseling.
In further scene, the school principal alerts Srikant to the fact that his son Atharv (Vedant Sinha) might be suffering from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) which is alarming. His teenage daughter Dhriti (Ashlesha Thakur), too, is desperate to set herself free from parental control. But these alarming domestic potholes take a bit of a backseat when the male protagonist is inevitably called upon to protect and serve national interest at all costs.
Sajid Ghani, Srikant’s vicious foe from the Kashmir outing that got severely injured in gas attack on Delhi in Season 1, is still around, but the action shifts to Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and London, where Tamil mates have joined hands with ISI operative Major Sameer to plan another terror strike on India which happens anytime soon in the series.
The portrayal of the lady PM and her interference
The enemies are out to transport proposed bilateral talks in Chennai between a feisty, impulsive Indian Prime Minister (played by Seema Biswas), she is referred to simply as PM Basu, no first name addressed and the Sri Lanka President. The two nations are on the verge of signing a historic port construction deal in order to keep China out of the Indian Ocean.
The PM is projected as an impulsive lady. She does not like being cornered down. Seema Biswas is a fine actress, but due to the scripting she is seen struggling. Accomplished actor, Vipin Sharma, plays a close aide of the PM but isn’t allowed to emerge out of the role he has been assigned.
Samantha as Raji and her effect on Srikant
Raji is a character played by Samantha that stands out. She is a scarred woman who has a score to settle with her tormentors and a debt to pay to her benefactors, the Tamil rebel leaders who rescued her and trained her to be as mean a fighter.
The fire that sparks within Raji, conveyed with a calm aura by the actress. The threat she poses forces Srikant Tiwari to quit an IT firm job and throw himself back into the thick of the action to help old mate J.K. Talpade (Sharib Hashmi) and TASC’s man in Chennai Muthu Pandian (Ravindra Vijay) stop the rebels in their tracks.
About Srikant and his various responsibilities
Once the season catches pace, Srikant isn’t able to wipe off the guilt that he feels for the killing of a Muslim student who was branded a terrorist. Milind (Sunny Hinduja), out of action since the Orion Chemicals fiasco, continues to hold himself responsible for the botched operation. And Zoya (Shreya Dhanwanthary) and Srikanth try their best to help Milind to swim over the low phase.
Srikant has moved out of TASC and taken a 9 to 5 corporate job where he reports to a 28-year-old CEO who keeps reminding him not to be “a minimum guy”. Suchi, too, has quit her job. But is overall the household isn’t seen happy. The couple still has many issues that need immediate attention and are alarming at some extents. A counselor (Arif Basra) tries to step in but is not as valid as per the plot.
The final take on the series
The Family Man Season-2 telegraphs a lot ahead of time, which, somewhere feels like a pushover. But that’s only a minor irritant. Given the excellent quality of the production (cinematographer Cameron Eric Bryson), the average writing and the awesome performances from the key actors (Bajpayee and Akkineni deliver an amazing duo) and the supporting cast (Priyamani and Sharib Hashmi are once again in excellent form), this series is worth a binge but a one-time watch.
Some tweet updates
Actor Sharad Kelkar congratulated the director duo on their release.
"मेरे दो अनमोल रतन" 🤗 क्या solid season बनाया है boss 👏👏👏@rajndk@SrikantTFM @PrimeVideoIN @BajpayeeManoj @Samanthaprabhu2 @Priyamani6 @sharibhashmi @sumank @Suparn @DarshanKumaar @shreya_dhan13 @hinduja_sunny @ishahabali @ashleshaat @VedantSinha0218#TheFamilyManSeason2 pic.twitter.com/P21725epUu
— Sharad Kelkar (@SharadK7) June 4, 2021
Also it is Priyamani’s birthday today and for that Amazon Prime has posted a tweet on their twitter handle:
happy birthday priyamani, we love you and we are so proud of the timing, it’s perfect 😭 pic.twitter.com/CKh5fZeFZs
— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) June 4, 2021