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The Family Man 2 Movie review: Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha took it on their shoulders

The second season of “The Family Man” has been the most awaited show among netizens in recent times. Created and directed by Raj & DK, the series is out on Amazon Prime Video. Let’s see how this nine-episode show fares.

Story

After a few LTTE militant scenes, the second season shifts to the family of Srikant Tiwari ( Manoj Bajpayee). Due to family issues, he will quit TASC (Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell) and joins a software firm as a regular employee. During this phase, Srikanth will be in contact with his NIA colleague JK (Sharib Hashmi). One fine day, Srikanth comes to know that the Indian Prime Minister is going to be attacked by Sri Lankan Tamil Rebels in Chennai at a peace meeting with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister. As a subplot, the characterization of a deadly and ruthless girl named Raji (Samantha) will be showcased. Who is Raji and what is her mission? Is Raji a part of the Tamil rebels? How will Srikanth Tiwari and his team crack and diffuses the entire assassination plan and saves the PM forms the crucial crux.

Analysis

The show creators and directors Raj & DK did a lot of research for the series which is clearly visible while watching it. They presented what had in the hand with nine episodes series in 6 hours 53 minutes and did a good job.

The first four episodes in the show have nothing great to mention, the creators balanced it in the latter parts. The screenplay version and the funny dialogues created by the team will be loved by the viewers for sure.

In one word, The Family Man 2 has a fresh setup, great performance by Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha. If you are okay with the first four episodes, then surely the show will end up as a satisfactory watch.

Performances

Right from the first scene, Manoj Bajpayee takes over the show with his impressive screen presence and body language. He is extremely good with his one-liner dialogues and looks convincing in the frustrated family man’s role. All the family relationship scenes between Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani and their kids will add a lot of humour to the proceedings.

Samantha’s presence is definitely an added advantage for the second season of the show. She just lived in her role and did a fantastic job in the action sequences. Her intense acting as a girl on a mission will bring a lot of depth to the proceedings.

Sharib Hashmi did his part neatly as Srikanth’s colleague. Other artists like Seema Biswas, Priyamani nad kids are fine in their roles.

Technicalities

Director Raj & DK were successful in creating the hype and reached the expectations. The background score by Ketan Sodha played a major role. His work is clearly visible in the key action scenes. Cinematography by Cameron Eric Bryson is apt for the show and carries the flow smoothly. Sumeet Kotian’s editing work is cool as each episode in the series has been kept to the limits.