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SECOND SEASON STARTS FILMING FOR RAJ & DK’S THE FAMILY MAN.

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SECOND SEASON STARTS FILMING FOR RAJ & DK’S THE FAMILY MAN.

 

Following the phenomenal success of the first season of the Amazon Original series – Raj & DK’s The Family Man, Amazon Prime Video confirms the second season for the series

~ The first season of The Family Man became the most watched Amazon Original in India till date ~

~ Created by the maverick duo, Raj and DK, Amazon Original Series – The Family Man received an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers in India and around the world ~

~ Season 2 of The Family Man marks the digital debut of Tamil and Telugu superstar Samantha Akkineni.

~ Samantha joins the stellar case of Season 1 Padma Shree recipient Manoj Bajpayee and award-wining talent from across India, including National Award winner Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwantary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha and Mahek Thakur.

~ The show is created, directed and produced by Raj & DK, through their production company D2R Films. And written by Raj & DK and Suman Kumar.

~ The Family Man Season 1 is available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video ~

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MUMBAI, December XX, 2019: Following the phenomenal success of Amazon Original Series – The Family Man, Prime Video has announced that it has green lit the second season of the show. Season 2 of The Family Man pits Srikant Tiwari against a new, powerful and avenging adversary and offers an exciting, gripping and action-filled storyline while exploring relatable themes of home, belonging and estrangement.

Season 2 also marks the digital debut of South Indian superstar, Samantha Akkineni, known for her captivating, critically acclaimed performances. Samantha joins the stellar cast of Padma Shri Manoj Bajpayee, National Award-winner Priyamani, along with incredible talent from across India, including Sharib Hashmi, Darshan Kumar, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwantary, Shahab Ali, Vedant Sinha and Mahek Thakur.

The show is created, directed and produced by Raj & DK, through their production company D2R Films. And written by Raj & DK and Suman Kumar. The first season was highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its freshness, relevance, relatable characters and especially for blending an espionage thriller with humour and amazing family dynamics. The stellar performances by the cast, especially Manoj Bajpayee’s role as Srikant Tiwari, has left audiences eagerly waiting to find out what happens next.

Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video India, said “Spy thrillers have been one of the more popular genres amongst our international originals; and we are happy to see this global phenomena recreated in India for The Family Man. Interestingly, the show was loved both by audiences in India and abroad. The Family Man has become our most watched Amazon Original Series in India! We are thrilled to be working with the talented duo Raj and DK for another successful season of The Family Man.”

Raj & DK, Creators of the Amazon Original, The Family Man, through their production company, D2R Films said, “The Family Man has become a global sensation and we couldn’t be happier associating with Amazon Prime Video to make this happen! While we hoped that audiences would like and relate to the show, what has truly overwhelmed us is the magnitude of love we received within days of the release. Our pan-Indian cast has also been getting amazing appreciation from audiences across the country. We are thrilled that the quality of content and performances are truly breaking down preexisting walls within various film industries in India. We are delighted to announce that together with Amazon Prime Video, we are coming back with a new season that promises more edge-of-the-seat drama and thrill – the plot will thicken!”

Actor Manoj Bajpayee said, “There is no better feeling for an actor than being appreciated by the audience and fans. The response received on my performance in The Family Man has been overwhelming and I am grateful to Raj and DK and Amazon Prime Video for their faith in me and giving me an opportunity to play the flawed but extremely relatable Srikant Tiwari. The experience of working with Amazon Prime Video has been phenomenal and I am truly excited for Season 2.”

Actress Samantha Akkineni said “With the digital space booming, I knew I had to be a part of this revolution. What better way to make my digital debut, than with one of India’s most loved series – The Family Man. I have loved Raj & DK’s work and given the global reach and standing of Amazon Prime Video, I couldn’t have asked for better partners. The role I play for the show is diametrically different from anything I have done before.  It will certainly surprise and delight my fans.”

Amazon Prime Video has the largest selection of latest & exclusive movies and TV shows, Stand-Up Comedy, biggest Indian and Hollywood films, US TV series, most popular Indian & international kids’ shows, and award-winning Amazon Originals, all available, ad-free, with a world class customer experience. The service includes titles available in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Bengali.

To watch The Family Man Season 1 and the newest releases in Hollywood & Bollywood, the latest US TV shows, kids’ favorite toons and Amazon Originals, please visit www.PrimeVideo.com or download the Amazon Prime Video app today and sign-up for a Prime membership only at ₹999 annually or ₹129 monthly.

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***Acclaim for The Family Man***

 

Raj & D.K. are two of the bravest directors, because they aren’t afraid to be experimental with their work…(With The Family Man) They pushed the boundaries of action filmmaking in India. – Mashable

A gem of a socio-political, action thriller! -Rediff

A persuasive reflection of everyday life despite being a ‘spy series’. – Film Companion

Creators Raj and DK have an unorthodox understanding of the world…This series raises the bar. – Indian Express

Addictive, engaging and a satisfying watch! The Best Indian series so far. – The Quint

Raj & DK have given their career’s best direction here as they simply hit the ball out of the park. The Family Man is one of the best action thrillers to be made in India!  Srikant Tiwari is the new fictional national hero. – Koimoi

One of Raj and DK’s hallmarks in their projects like Stree, Go Goa Gone, and Shor In the City is that they are always a bit quirky – in the best way – and there is always humour even in the darkest of tales. – Bollyspice

The Family Man, directed by the maverick duo of Raj and DK stars Manoj Bajpayee who is in extraordinary form! – National Herald

The directorial duo has a reputation of doing the unexpected, whether is India’s first zombie film (“Go Goa Gone”) or the game-changing comic chudail film “Stree”… In “The Family Man” they are on firmer ground…An ‘Unputdownable’ series! – Outlook

One of the best Indian series ever made! – Box Office Stats

Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. have made a masterpiece and have setup a benchmark for other web-series. – My India

Masterful & Memorable! Pulls off a smooth filmmaking coup, tells a compelling story and at the same time offers pertinent social commentary, its done so lightly, yet so wonderfully nuanced, that it makes your heart jump for joys it did not know existed. – The Wire

Audacious, Exhilating, Authentic, Fascinating, Extremely relevant. – First Post

Manoj Bajpayee is reason big enough to watch. – Mid-day

Trademark style of Raj and DK, with a unique brand of humor. – The Hindu

Funny, Slick and surprisingly relevant. – Hindustan Times

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