Filmmakers Raj and DK’s Amazon Prime web series The Family Man Season 2 has been hailed from almost every angle. Despite some criticism, the Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni starrer show is being celebrated for bringing a stunning sequel, which also has a very believable ensemble cast. Each supporting character fitted the puzzle well and helped elevate the show even further.
Aside from Manoj and Samantha, here are five such actors who made a lasting impression with their performances in The Family Man 2.
Sharib Hashmi as JK Talpade
If The Family Man had been a superhero project, the talented Sharib Hashmi character would be JK Robin to our Batman, Hit-Girl to our Kick-Ass. JK is Srikant Tiwari’s (Manoj Bajpayee) best friend, a colleague and an efficient intelligent officer. Though he has little backstory himself, he happens to provide Srikant with plenty of support, not only professionally, but even during personal crises. Sharib is just as good as JK in the second season as he is in the first, also providing some much-needed comedic relief in an otherwise intense screenplay.
Sunny Hinduja as Milindic
While in the first season Sunny Hinduja’s character was just a recurring character, this time he has a bigger role to play. We see him in the second season as an officer struggling with guilt who overcomes his fears of returning to TASC. Milind gets more head start and more meat here, as he also battles post-traumatic stress disorder after the closing events of the first season.
Priyamani as Suchitra Tiwari Priyamani and Manoj Bajpayee in a still from The Family Man 2. (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)
While Suchitra may not necessarily lead a life as adventurous as her partner, she is certainly seen as a strong woman who combines both her career and her family life. However, Suchi, as Srikant calls her, is also not flawless as she most likely “spent the night” with a colleague because she grew tired of her husband’s absence from home and her life. In the second season, due to her misstep, Suchi is seen acting out of guilt and picking up unnecessary fights with him. Priyamani plays Suchitra with a very convincing air and her chemistry with Srikant from Manoj Bajpayee is also quite palpable.
Ravindra Vijay as Muthu Pandian
Like his Mumbai colleagues Srikant and JK, Muthu is also a spy, but he is based in Chennai. Muthu is the perfect southern counterpart to JK. He is just as dedicated and efficient as JK Talpade, with a slightly less comical edge than Talpade. His contribution to both the Mumbai TASC team and the second season of The Family Man is significant.
Uday Mahesh as Chellam Sir in The Family Man 2. (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)
Despite having very little screen presence, Uday Mahesh managed to spark the ‘Chellam sir’ trend on Twitter after the release of Season 2. Of course, this is also largely due to the way the character was written, but Mahesh brought the quick wit and paranoia of being discovered incredibly well on screen. Mr. Chellam often appeared to help Srikant Tiwari out of plight, and took absolutely no credit for his part in averting a major disaster. Selfless, unintentionally hilarious and an absolute master spy, Mr Chellam stood out in the crowd.
The Family Man season 2 is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.