The long-awaited second season of The Family Man was released on Friday. The Amazon Prime Video series, headed by Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni, has been acclaimed by fans and critics alike.
Created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, The Family Man revolves around a world-class spy Srikant Tiwari who can track down terrorists but struggles with his family. The second season also marked the digital debut of Southern superstar Samantha. The show also stars Sharib Hashmi, Priyamani, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwanthary among others.
Social media was abuzz with discussions and various theories surrounding the climax. While we wait for more information about the next season, here’s a rundown of the five plot points and how it culminated in the final episode of The Family Man 2. In case you haven’t seen the show yet, warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Lonavala’s secret known?
Suchi’s Lonavala secret has not yet been revealed by the creators. (Photo: Amazon Studios)
The biggest cliffhanger of The Family Man Season 2 is whether Srikant knows what happened between his wife Suchi and her colleague Arvind. Last season, during a work trip to Lonavala, the two seemed to have taken the relationship one step further. While we didn’t witness what happened between them, we did see Suchi do the same about it. Suchi’s marriage also seemed to have suffered from what had happened to Arvind, and while discussing the same with her counselor, she suggested that she would like to say the same to Srikant.
In the last scene, we saw a concerned Srikant ask Suchi what was bothering her all this time. However, the creators again let the plot hang and fans were curious. Over the course of the season, we have realized that Srikant wants to work on his marriage. “We don’t belong to a generation that believes in breaks,” he told his friend while talking about his relationship. But will he be able to understand whether Suchi has indeed cheated on him? And even if she didn’t, the emotional bond between the couple is at an all-time low. Will Srikant be able to fill that gap? The coming season will indeed be a test for this ‘family man’.
Changes in the lives of Srikant’s children
The Family Man 2 gave a glimpse into Srikant Tiwari’s ‘family life’ and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead for his kids.
Wanting to protect his children – Dhriti (Ashlesha Thakur) and Atharv (Vedant Sharma) from the dangers of his profession, Srikant lied to them that he was a clerk and then a business professional. While curious little Atharv had an idea of his father’s real profession, last season Dhriti saw the truth about her father. After falling into a trap, she also lost her innocence when she brutally murdered her captor to save herself. Towards the end, after going through a harrowing experience, the teenager grew closer to her family and now has a lot of respect for her father. As for Atharv, he is still trying to understand why his family changes the subject as soon as he enters the room. The children, who have found out that there are problems in their parents’ marriage, may be able to help them decide the best way forward.
JK and Umayal friendship to grow?
The Family Man 2 saw JK Talpade in a stronger avatar, and his bond with police officer Umayal added to its charm. (Photo: Amazon Studio)
For the first time JK (Sharib Hashmi) found his equal in all respects in Umayal (Devadarshini). The Chennai police officer who mistook JK and Srikant for criminals gave them a hard time in jail. After realizing her folly, she later joined them in the mission and was one of the strongest officers on the team. JK could wear his heart on his sleeves, but he had a genuine connection with Umayal. She, too, found a confidant in him, and their moments together were heartwarming. The makers have not elaborated on what happened between Umayal and JK. She was even missing from the session with the Prime Minister. As the creators emphasized JK’s “single” status in the season, we wonder if Umayal will join him personally and professionally next season.
While Raji is dead in Season 2 of The Family Man, Major Sameer could be back soon with a new mission. (Photo: Amazon Studios, Darshan Kumar/Instagram)
The mission to attack the prime minister in Chennai fails after Raji (Samantha Akkineni) is killed. Sajid was also shot during an encounter. After last season’s failure, ISI’s Major Sameer (Darshan Kumar) is set to come back for revenge, and Srikant Tiwari will definitely be on his radar.
The Family Man season 3
Manoj Bajpayee’s Srikant Tiwari can deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath in Season 3. (Photo: Amazon Studios)
In the final episode of The Family Man season 2, Raj and DK teased the plot of the third season, which may be based on Indo-Chinese issues. It also looks like the season will be set against the backdrop of the pandemic. A mysterious person residing in Kolkata prepares for a Chinese mission to Guan Yu, likely to hit the northeast of the country.