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Manoj Bajpayee's first series role is here. The Family Man — Amazon Prime Video's newest original series from India — is now streaming. The socio-political action thriller series is about a government agent called Srikant Tiwari (Bajpayee), who struggles to balance the secrecy of his counter-terrorism job with the demands of his personal life that includes his family: a wife in Suchitra Tiwari (Priyamani) and two kids. Created, co-written, directed, and produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. — better known as Raj and D.K., the duo behind films such as Go Goa Gone — The Family Man has been heavily inspired by real events, including the Islamic radicalisation of south Indian youth, and the logistical and financial constraints and restrictions faced by India's intelligence agencies.
In addition to Bajpayee and Priyamani, The Family Man also stars Sharib Hashmi (Filmistaan) as Srikant's partner J.K. Talpade, Neeraj Madhav (Lavakusha) as ISIS recruit Moosa Rehman, debutants Mehek Thakur and Vedant Sinha as the elder and younger Tiwari siblings Dhriti and Atharv, Shahab Ali (Kedarnath) as Sajid, Pawan Chopra (Airlift) as Srikant's boss Mr. Sharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary (Ladies Room) as new agent Zoya, Sharad Kelkar (Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai) as Suchitra's former colleague Arvind, Dalip Tahil (Mission Mangal) as Srikant's mentor Kulkarni, Kishore Kumar G. (Haridas) as Mumbai Police's Force One officer Pasha, Mir Sarwar (Kesari) as Faizan, and Gul Panag (Dor) as Srinagar NIA officer Saloni Bhatt.
Assisting Raj and D.K. in the writing process was stand-up comedian Suman Kumar, who contributed to the story and screenplay. Sumit Arora (Stree, Selection Day) helped with the dialogues. Nigam Bomzan (Satyameva Jayate) and Azim Moollan are the cinematographers. Sumeet Kotian (Breathe) is the editor. Ketan Sodha (Talvar, Stree) is the music composer. The Family Man is a production of D2R Films — founded and owned by Raj and D.K. — for Amazon.
Here's the official synopsis for The Family Man, via Amazon:
“The Family Man follows the journey of Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class man who lives his faced paced life with his wife and children in Mumbai. Srikant spends most of his time attempting to strike a balance between the responsibilities of his family while working for a highly secretive special cell of the National Intelligence Agency, attempting to spot and prevent large-scale terror attacks on the country and its citizens. One day, while going about his domestic chores, Srikant Tiwari finds himself caught in a sudden case that demands his full attention which eventually throws his family life upside down.”
All 10 episodes of The Family Man season 1 are available on Amazon Prime Video. While Amazon has yet to greenlight future seasons, Raj and D.K. have said they already have ideas for The Family Man seasons 2 and 3.