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Manoj Bajpayee’s first series role is here. The Family Man — Amazon Prime Video’s newest original series from India — is now streaming. The socio-political action thriller series is about a government agent called Srikant Tiwari (Bajpayee), who struggles to balance the secrecy of his counter-terrorism job with the demands of his personal life that includes his family: a wife in Suchitra Tiwari (Priyamani) and two kids. Created, co-written, directed, and produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. — better known as Raj and D.K., the duo behind films such as Go Goa Gone — The Family Man has been heavily inspired by real events, including the Islamic radicalisation of south Indian youth, and the logistical and financial constraints and restrictions faced by India’s intelligence agencies.
In addition to Bajpayee and Priyamani, The Family Man also stars Sharib Hashmi (Filmistaan) as Srikant’s partner J.K. Talpade, Neeraj Madhav (Lavakusha) as ISIS recruit Moosa Rehman, debutants Mehek Thakur and Vedant Sinha as the elder and younger Tiwari siblings Dhriti and Atharv, Shahab Ali (Kedarnath) as Sajid, Pawan Chopra (Airlift) as Srikant’s boss Mr. Sharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary (Ladies Room) as new agent Zoya, Sharad Kelkar (Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai) as Suchitra’s former colleague Arvind, Dalip Tahil (Mission Mangal) as Srikant’s mentor Kulkarni, Kishore Kumar G. (Haridas) as Mumbai Police’s Force One officer Pasha, Mir Sarwar (Kesari) as Faizan, and Gul Panag (Dor) as Srinagar NIA officer Saloni Bhatt.