The Family Man Season 2 review: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni is outstanding


Guwahati:  The Family Man Season 2, starring Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Seema Biswas, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwantary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha, Mahek Thakur, Mime Gopi, Ravindra Vijay, Devadarshini Chetan, Anandsami and N. Alagamperumal, has released on Amazon Prime Video.

The Family Man Season 2 is buoyed by an as-magnetic-as-ever central performance by Manoj Bajpayee and a sharp-as-a-needle star turn by Samantha Akkineni in the role of an unwavering Sri Lankan Tamil liberation fighter on a suicide mission. The show, however, takes a while – in fact, quite a while – to lay all its key pieces out on the table. The build-up to the business end of the show is slow and deliberate. But if you hang in there long enough, you’ll do yourself a favour. The final act and the run-up to it do pack quite a punch.

The canvas is bigger and the action sleeker. The villains mean business and the heroes block their ways. In between, the audience gets what they always wanted—sharp jokes, unhinged entertainment and a heavy dose of patriotism.

It’s all in the writing that makes The Family Man 2 a fast-paced and quirky yet highly emotional drama. There are sharp jibes at education system, mental health scenario and language divide.

Its comic sequences are spot on before turning serious around the fifth episode. Similarly, the action part takes the center-stage in the later episodes and contribute in giving it a fitting finale.

The Family Man 2 on Amazon prime Video is detailed, funny, exciting and seamless. You won’t have to look at the time while binging through the nine episodes. Also, watch every episode till the end credits for excellent background music selection.