The Family Man Season 2 Review: The Indian series is back after a nearly two-year break, with Manoj Bajpayee reprising his role as Srikant Tiwari, juggling his roles as a family man and a national servant. With Samantha Akkineni as Raji comes into play as the suicide bomber, he faces a greater task this time. Is Srikant Tiwari up to the task of stopping Raji? Will he be able to maintain his secret from his wife and children for much longer?
Season two continues Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s noble crusade of examining global and domestic crises from a humanist perspective. Raji, an indoctrinated rebel soldier tasked with carrying out the assassination, is at the center of this experiment. Who knew a shot of Samantha Akkineni would be all it took to reignite interest in The Family Man’s long-awaited second season, but there you have it.
Raji is a fascinating character, and Samantha, who is cast against type, plays her with panache. Although she has a thick layer of brown makeup on her face, the actor depends on Raji’s physique rather than more traditional techniques like words and facial emotions. In the period of a few minutes, she goes from a demure young woman to a ruthless killer, and her body language changes dramatically.
Raj and DK, the show’s directors, released a statement saying, “Some assumptions and impressions have been made based on just a couple of shots in the trailer. Many of our lead cast members, as well as key members of the creative & writing team, are Tamilians. We are very cognizant of the sentiments of the Tamil people and Tamil culture and have nothing but the utmost love and respect towards our Tamil people.”
Meanwhile, last week Tamil Nadu Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mano Thangaraj has written to the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javedkar to immediately ban or stop the screening. MDMK leader Vaiko had on Sunday made a similar plea to both Javedkar and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin. Naam Tamilar Katchi leader and actor-director Seeman had also called for a ban on the series.
Mano Thangaraj in the letter said: “Branding Tamil speaking actress Samantha as a “terrorist” in the series was directly an attack on the pride of Tamil population living around the world and no one would tolerate this kind of motivated and mischievous campaign.”
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