13 Sep 10 REASONS TO WATCH highly anticipated Amazon Original Series – THE FAMILY MAN!
The Family Man chronicles the struggles of a middle-class family man caught between the duties for his nation and his family. It follows the journey of Srikant Tiwari, played by critically claimed actor, festival favourite, and National Award winner Manoj Bajpayee. Srikant is a middle-class man working for a government intelligence agency while trying his hardest to balance his family and professional life. How will ‘The Family Man’ manage to keep his family happy while living a double life as the nation’s undercover hero? The show marks the digital debut for Manoj Bajpayee who is widely identified as a non-conventional Indian film ‘hero’ with films and characters that are regular favourites at International film festivals such as Cannes.
- An edgy drama-thriller, The Family Man is the story of Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) who is ‘a middle class guy but a world-class spy’
The show offers a peek into the life of Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class guy, who is also a world-class spy. A drama-thriller, The Family Man follows the journey of an ordinary man who tries 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.
- Directed by Indian-American director duo Raj & DK
The edgy drama thriller series has been created, produced and directed by Indian-American director duo Raj & DK who have previously helmed path-breaking films like Stree, Go Goa Gone, Shor In the City which have won both critical and commercial acclaim and have gone to acquire a cult-status.
- Engineers turned film makers debut on OTT platform
The writer-director duo have their own interesting story, as they left the lucrative profession of software engineering in the US to pursue their passion for filmmaking in India. Their films are unique and quirky and have hit a chord especially with the young generation. With a huge boom in the Indian content on OTT, the duo are set to bring their magic to a screen most convenient to you.
- The show to release in German, Japanese, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video across 200 countries and territories.
In a first of its kind for any Indian show Amazon Original Series –The Family Man is set to release in over 200 countries and is available in a number of languages besides Hindi and English including German, Japanese, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish as well as several other Indian languages. The spy thriller that aims to highlight the struggles of a Family Man who attempts to balance both work and family is sure to strike a chord with audiences across the world irrespective of their country or culture.
- The Family Man is the first Indian Amazon Original Series to be showcased at The Television Critics Association* (TCA) in Los Angeles
Even before its worldwide release on September 20th, Amazon Original Series – The Family Man already became a trendsetter as it is the first Indian Amazon Original Series to be showcased at The Television Critics Association* (TCA) in Los Angeles on 27th July this year. The show created much intrigue and interest given the the storyline and the direction, alongside the performance of the stellar pan-Indian cast.
- India’s first spy thriller to be streamed on a digital platform
The fast-paced thriller drama chronicles the life of a spy, who at-heart is a middle-class guy but is tasked with the job of fighting terrorism. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job. After the phenomenal success of Prime Originals such as Breathe, Made in Heaven, Inside Edge and Mirzapur , the show is likely to find viewers across the world.
- Amazon Original Series – The Family Man marks the digital debut of Festival Favorite and National Film Award winner – Manoj Bajpayee.
Manoj Bajpayee does not subscribe to the archetype Bollywood star persona. He has carved his own niche as India’s most prominent, non-conventional Indian film ‘hero’, who has ushered in a new wave of filmmaking which is being appreciated by a digital savvy, discerning and “global Indian” audience. His films and characters are regular festival favorites at Cannes and London. He is all set to don the spy avatar for the first time on the digital platform as he plays the leading character Srikant Tiwari, in The Family Man.
- The phenomenal supporting cast
Besides starring hugely acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee as the leading man, the show is supported by a pan-India star cast which includes National Award winner Priyamani, who plays Manoj’s wife alongside critically acclaimed actor Gul Panag, Sharib Hashmi (Slumdog Millionaire, Flimistaan) Neeraj Madhav (much loved romantic hero of the Malayalam film industry), and many more. The show also features other popular Indian actors like Sharad Kelkar, Sundeep Kishan, Darshan Kumaar, Sunny Hinduja, and Shreya Dhanwantary all of whom have a key role to play in the film.
- A serious show with a dash of humour
Although the 10-episode series borders on themes like surveillance and terrorism, the creator duo Raj and DK present it in their quirky style with dollops of humour. The filmmakers have tried to blend their take on geo-politics into an action thriller and added generous doses of humour which is usually not associated with a serious series such as this. The trailer gave us a glimpse of the writing on the wall and there is more humor to follow.
- Inspired from real-life events
The show presents a fictional account of Srikant, as an ode to the common man – his hopes, aspirations, responsibilities and troubles, but Raj and DK have taken inspiration from several real life events which have been reported in the newspapers and incorporated in the storyline. The show also deals with multiple themes besides terrorism and it will be interesting to watch the benchmark it sets for the OTT Industry not just in India but also globally.