The Family Man

Posted on June 23, 2021

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The excellent first season of The Family Man showed how even a familiar, tried and tested tale can be elevated through genius-level writing. It’s basically the same old cops and robbers template with Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) and his team going after a bunch of Islamic extremists in a deadly cat and mouse game. Even though he’s a special agent like we’ve seen in films like True Lies, we get the feeling that something different is happening right from the first episode. It’s not just that the actors are great, they’ve also been cast with great care. The first season opens in Kochi and people we first meet seem authentically Malayali. They seem to walk right out of a Malayalam film.

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