The Family Man: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

Srikant Tiwari, a member of TASC, a discreet intelligence agency, is assigned to interrogate suspected ISIS recruits. Balancing his personal life with work becomes a challenge for this family man, and things get out of hand on both fronts.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

A scooter bomb goes off at Kala Ghoda. Srikant learns about a mission called Zulfiqar. Suspects in the blast case tell him about a drop box near Victoria College. He arranges for round-the-clock surveillance at the drop box location.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

When he finds out that one of the hospitalised prisoners is part of Mission Zulfiqar, Srikant interrogates the prisoner's friend, Moosa, about it. Someone called Kareem has used the dropbox. TASC monitors Kareem's hostel room, but Kareem gives them the slip.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

TASC is in a quandary. They fear Kareem and his men have a devious plan. They get to Kareem's car, only to realise that things are not what they seem.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

ISI agent Sameer sends the Kala Ghoda bomber to Kashmir to execute Mission Zulfiqar. Srikant is 'punished' and sent to Kashmir, but when his boss, Kulkarni, tells him it was planned, Srikant starts digging into Zulfiqar.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

Srikant discovers that he's been after the wrong suspect all this time.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

Srikant searches for Sajid at a wedding in Baramulla. Pakistan's PM finds out about Zulfiqar and tries to stop it.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

Srikant helps CIA locate Faizan, a wanted man hiding in Balochistan. Srikant slips into Pakistan to interrogate Faizan.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

Srikant tries to thwart a plan to smuggle nerve gas canisters from Kashmir into Delhi.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2019

TASC realises that Mission Zulfiqar is not over. There is a Plan B. And it has already been put to action.

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Tv Season Info

The Family Man is an edgy action-drama series, which tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job.

Cast & Crew

Sharib Hashmi
Jk Talpade
Shreya Dhanwanthary
Zoya
Gul Panag
Saloni
Manoj Bajpayee
Srikant Tiwari
Priyamani
Suchitra
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Critic Reviews for The Family Man Season 1

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The Family Man joins all the other Indian original streaming shows that have introduced us to wonderful character actors that we otherwise would never have been in the spotlight.

Nov 18, 2020 | Full Review…

The Family Man shows itself to be very socially and politically aware but its inelegant handling of exposition, and inability to be tonally cohesive lets it down.

Jul 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Funny, slick, and surprisingly relevant, Amazon Prime delivers its best Indian original series since Made in Heaven. Manoj Bajpayee is, as always, in excellent form.

Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Family Man: Season 1

  • Mar 21, 2021
    I like literally everything about this series. The acting looks absolutely natural, the action scenes happen without any jump cuts, the humour is absolutely original. You know you are in for some good time when you begin watching this. It helps us understand how a secret agent has to struggle to keep his identity hidden and balance his family life along with saving his country. And unlike most other political shows, this one is not biased towards either left or right wing ideology. It has agreeable ideas from both the perspectives.
  • May 12, 2020
    Srikant Tiwari, Senior Analyst, Threat Analysis & Surveillance Cell (TASC). An underpaid government agent involved in a major capacity to keep the country safe. His job, along with his unit's, is that of Big Brother – surveillance of every digital packet of data emitting from within the premises of the national borders. Srikant is mostly a good man with an urban, savvy, straight-talking but ignored wife, along with two kids. But he lies often, leads an unhealthy lifestyle and tends to be caught between his duty to keep his nation safe and his family intact. He manages to hold it together with disguised naivety on most occasions and gets the long end of the stick from both the bosses and his housemates, barring a few events. The larger premise involves post 2014 India where news is fresher than bread yet older than wine, where inter-religious politics has seeped into the fabric of civilian life and running away from the poisoning impact of it brings one closer to the physical act of doing so. It is a bold broad premise with two brilliantly defined narratives in the beginning. Bajpayee's skills bring to Srikant the thoughtful nonchalance at various points of the show, a prerequisite for any hero, that Bajpayee embodies in his own unique way. But to take this prerequisite, turn it over it's head and delay the ultimate vengeance is what the show's writers seemed to promised midway. The mid-season reveal (technically, the ending of fourth episode) hits the nail on the head and opens up too many avenues to choose from – which is where the show falters. Convenience, coincidence and hunches rise to the fore. Even when things seem unplanned, someone is pulling the strings. Accidents are not accidents but a wormhole into another plan. But most annoyingly, The Family Man leaves the family behind. The family was the most organic source of authenticity in the show that kept both Srikant's and the writer's ears to the ground. The inter-personal shenanigans involved meat that lent rich entertainment value with thoroughly defined characters. Most importantly, it made the premise unique and title sensible. When Srikant is transferred to Srinagar on the pretext of a punishment, he leaves behind a marriage hanging by a thread, a teenage daughter who was once busted with tablets that should not have been on her, and a curious son of a younger age. And so we get Srikant's wife Suchi teasing into an extra marital affair, a midnight birthday party where the daughter Dhriti is evicted for putting her foot down, and the son who almost shoots himself in the face with his dad's revolver. It is tantalising, but also spread out because the content is so thin and you believe that the writers will not make the choices that they tease you with (especially the shoot in the face thing). The writers, like Srikant, fail to make time for the family. We instead get a tiresome focus on plans after plans. The plot, still discernible, thickens and moves base from Srikant juggling his two lives to becoming a full-time agent hell bent on wronging a right. As mainstream seeps in, the show loses it's core to it and is busy fending off the web it created for itself. It fends admirably on most counts, which is the saving grace, but also along expected lines. The season finishes at a Sacred Games like cliffhanger, where New Delhi is threatened to choke to death in the dark of the night due to a gas leak engineered by the terrorists. News confirms that The Family Man will have a Season 2 and I will watch it. The second season is often the celebration of the first. In this case, season 2 spells second chance for a show which still has rich elements, but they need to be placed right.
  • Feb 09, 2020
    Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK create a blockbuster web show that's a stunning achievement of deft storytelling and profound lead acting by a career-best Manoj Bajpayee. Although there's little to show than its family life-work life balancing common man hero, but there's a sense of relatability which never repeats in every episode, making it an entertaining and gripping thriller with amazing ideas and a great screenplay to well execute them. All in all, it's the most entertaining drama you'll see this year, and you should not miss it.
  • Jan 26, 2020
    As per me this was a wonderful series. I liked it so much. eagerly waiting for season 2 .
  • Dec 21, 2019
    Excellent! so well made. A show well put together with espionage, action, humour, politics and human moments. Waiting for season 2.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Very gripping story right from the start . Phenomenally executed . Just watch it
  • Oct 19, 2019
    The show starts off with the family drama and never loses it's gripping screenplay which is intertwined with the funny and dark humour behind a middle-class Indian family. Also, the topics of family compatibility, mid-life criris, political interpretation makes it much fresh to watch. The end of season-1 would leave you on the edge of your seats. No wonder to say, it could be called as one of the best Series of 2019.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    Must watch. Kudos to Prime
  • Oct 14, 2019
    'The Family Man' is an excellently engaging well shot series that offers a perfect blend of comedy, thrills and twists.
  • Oct 14, 2019
    I was thrilled after watching this. Amazing show. Excellent writing & superb execution.

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