Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. conceived, directed, and produced The Family Man, an Indian espionage action thriller streaming television series on Amazon Prime Video. They also co-wrote the concept and screenplay with Suman Kumar, with dialogue written by Sumit Arora and Suman Kumar.
Srikant Tiwari, a middle-class guy secretly serving as an intelligence officer with the Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC), a fake unit of the National Investigation Agency, is played by Manoj Bajpayee in the series. It’s an Indian espionage thriller about a seasoned secret agent who’s trying to strike a balance between his seasoned family life and his explosively dangerous career.
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The Family Man Cast (Main Only)
- Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, Senior Agent, and Analyst in T.A.S.C
- Priyamani as Suchitra Tiwari, Srikant’s wife
- Samantha Akkineni as Rajalekshmi “Raji” Sekaran (Season 2)
- Sharib Hashmi as Jayavant Kashinath “JK” Talpade
- Neeraj Madhav as Moosa Rahman a.k.a Al Qatil (Season 1)
- Shahab Ali as Sajid Ghani
- Darshan Kumar as Major Sameer
- Sunny Hinduja as Millind
- Shreya Dhanwanthary as Zoya
The variety of backdrops
Srikant Tiwari alternates between lazy morning yoga sessions in his urban middle-class housing complex and deadly terrorist hideouts in the series, which features an astounding variety of locales. Apart from illustrating the ground-level complications of espionage in a country as diverse as India, the constantly changing environment also alludes to the series’ incisive portrayal of Tiwari’s dual-life.
The Scenic locations
‘The Family Man’ delves into the geopolitical context of terrorism in India as seen through the eyes of a covert spy based in Mumbai. As a result, the series is set primarily in the busy metropolis, with visits to other significant locations such as New Delhi, the coastal cities of Chennai and Kochi, and the tumultuous north Indian region of Kashmir.
Balochistan, Pakistan’s mountainous province, is likewise shown using the latter as a stand-in. Except for Balochistan, the production team visited all of these places during season 1, which finished in May 2019. The Family Man Season 2 was delayed severely owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, and production began in November 2019 and ended in September 2020. Here are the detailed location info of this quirky spy action-thriller tv show
The majority of the filming for ‘The Family Man’ takes place in Mumbai, where Tiwari works as an agent for the Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell. It uses a variety of backdrops that Mumbai has to offer, as do many other gritty productions centered in the city. The local train station on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg is where Tiwari and his colleague may be seen bantering and sipping tea regularly. The Hill n Sea restaurant, which is located at 193/25, Ghodbunder Road, Mira Road, is their dimly illuminated nocturnal hangout.
When discussing the problems of shooting in the city, the filmmakers said that they had to film their hospital sequences in a real hospital with real patients. The sequences, which included a gunfight, had to be shot as quietly as possible to avoid disturbing the severely ill people in the area. They went on to say that filming in several places of the city was made more difficult by the continual construction.
The exterior of Tiwari’s family residence is filmed at the Swastik Society in Brahmand, Thane West, while Tiwari’s children’s school is filmed at the Saint Andrews High School on 55, St. Domnic Road, Bandra West. Tilak Bridge in Dadar, Fortis Hospital near Mulund Goregaon Link Road (where Moosa recovers from his injuries), and the art neighborhood of Kala Ghoda (which involves a bomb fear) are among the city’s other filming locations.
The production crew also took over the Ballard Estate financial sector in the city’s ancient Fort neighborhood to record one of their hallmark extended, single-take scenes that give the show its realistic feel. According to series co-creator Raj Nidimoru, the scene began with the camera inside a car, then it exited the vehicle and followed a character sprinting down the street in one take. Let’s just say it’s a good thing they didn’t try to film the scenario during the busiest part of the day.
Jammu And Kashmir
In the north of India, filming took place largely in the Jammu and Kashmir union areas. Filming here was exceptionally difficult due to the geopolitical turmoil in the area, yet it resulted in spectacular sights. Moore Plains in Leh District, Ladakh union territory, was used to film scenes from Pakistan’s Balochistan region. Srinagar, the region’s summer capital, is represented in the show by several notable locales, including the iconic Dal Lake and Lal Chowk, the city plaza. The hotel Dar-Es-Salam, which is located on Hazratbal Road in Karapura in the city, was utilized to film a rendezvous scene in Quetta, Balochistan.
The Other Locations
Other Indian sites include the east coast metropolis of Chennai, which is heavily featured in season 2. Kerala, a western coastal state, is also covered in the show. Filming took place in Kochi, India’s largest port city, as well as Bekal, a small village in the Kasaragod area.