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The Family Man Season 2 Trailer Review: It Makes All The Right Moves!



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.

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