The Family Man Review 2: Big, Sleeker, Meaner, and Quirkier
- by Tejal-Gore
- Jun 08, 2021 14:05
Much has changed since the first season of The Family Man, released without much fun and blossom, just a week before the much-anticipated Bard of Blood. But as the saying goes, its success made so much noise that expectations around the second season were very high. It's a tricky situation to be under, but you have great creators like Raj and DK and Manoj Bajpayee who don't look like the secret agents we're used to but are definitely the same as the ones we need.
The canvas is large and sleeker of action. Corrupt means business, and heroes block their ways. Inside, the audience finds what they have been looking for - sharp jokes, wireless entertainment, and a heavy amount of patriotism.
Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) returns from his coalition mission to lead a dangerous campaign in Chennai. His domestic affairs with his wife Suchi (Priyamani) and children are in jeopardy, and on top of that, his opponents decide to give their enmity a touch. This time, he faces a Sri Lankan Tamil rebel group led by the murderous Raji (Samantha Akkineni). Without ideas, this, too, is a war of attrition and cunning.
Everything is written that makes The Family Man 2 a fast and quirky drama but very emotional. There are sharp jibes in the education system, mental health status, and language segregation. For example, Tiwari is confused when a teenage schoolboy hits her with words like feminazi and libertarian. Only a Bajpayee-level actor could bring humor into unusual situations. Then there is the intelligence officer who likes to show understanding. His love of catching up without following after a short conversation is ridiculous.
And don't ignore Tiwari including JK's (Sharib Hashmi) banters. It is a beautiful couple who work in perfect harmony. They can create laughter at will.
Now, an essential addition to the new season - Raji Samantha. The makers have subtly expressed her desire for love and respect without pressing the details of the clichéd in our throats as many Bollywood projects show enthusiasts. He has handled his part with great care. By making such an estimate, Samantha is likely to gain more fans in the Hindi game.
Its sequence of humor is evident before it takes a severe turn in the fifth episode. As such, part of the action takes center stage in the latest episodes and plays a role in providing the correct conclusion.
In the first season, the characters we met are trying to get a foothold in the tiger-prone world of Tiwari. And they grow and see the progress of nature as they accept the facts about their lives.
Returning to Manoj Bajpayee, it is his show. A character for good performance which keeps pressing the envelope. He is a character for the rest of his life. It's hard to imagine any other modern feeling changing in so many situations in such a short period.
Family Man 2 on Amazon Prime Video is detailed, funny, fun, and seamless. You won't have to look at the time while girding on the nine pieces. Also, watch all the episodes until the end with a good selection of background music.