I’ve never seen more excitement and anticipation for the any trailer for a webseries before. Does The Family Man 2 deliver? An emphatic yes would not be out of order. The trailer which was released this morning makes all the right moves. The action moves from Delhi to Chennai this time . But hang on. That comes in the trailer’s second-half.
Like Manoj Bajpai’s householder-spy personality, the trailer has a split personality. In the first-half we see Manoj Bajpai and his wife Priyamani still facing problems in their marriage. She tells him their marriage is a sham. He quickly googles sham in his phone before responding. Luckily she doesn’t mention their marriage is asphyxiating.
Srikant’s wife remains more sophisticated than him. Some things never change. The domestic equation between, Srikant and his wife Suchitra still displays an imbalance more comical than chemical. Srikant’s kids still roll their eyes at him.I suspect he deserves their disdain.
Srikant(Bajpai) has retired from the secret services and is now a 10-5 executive in an organization where a nagging colleague provokes him not to be a minimalist.Luckily for us Raj and DK keep the action on am austere octave. There is an aura of tight-fisted control around the narrative even when it moves to Chennai where the action is.
That brings us to the second, far more riveting half of the trailer where Telugu actress Samantha Akkenini appears as Tamil rebel affiliated to a terror organization. It is a welcome change of pace for the actress known to play sweet cute characters in her native tongue Telugu. Here Samantha takes the plunge from her mother tongue to a murder tongue in Tamil with a feral force. I suspect she will be the USP of the second season.
This time, the action appears more clenched and I hope there isn’t too much on Srikant’s troubled marriage in the second season. Because we really like him when Srikant is busy apprehending hardcore terrorists with his partner Talpade(Sharib Hashmi). At home Srikant is as big a bore as his family thinks.
Interestingly the trailer begins and ends with the late Asif Basra as the marriage counselor who probably left this earth wondering if there is any solution to Srikant’s marital problems.