Manoj Bajpayee to Feature In a New Amazon Original India Series
Manoj Bajpayee with filmmakers Raj & DK.
Manoj Bajpayee with filmmakers Raj & DK.(Photo Courtesy: Amazon Prime Video)

Manoj Bajpayee to Feature In a New Amazon Original India Series

Amazon Prime Video has added another series to its original shows for the Indian audience. Titled The Family Man, the show is touted to be an edgy drama-action series about a middle-class man who works for the National Intelligence Agency. The show will be produced and directed by the filmmaker duo Raj & DK (The Gentleman, Go Goa Gone, Shor In The City) and features Manoj Bajpayee in the lead.

Bajpayee will essay the role of an agent of the NIA who not only has to protect the nation from terrorists but also has to protect his own family from the impact of his secretive, high-risk job. The Family Man will be launched on the platfom in 2019 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Apart from Bajpayee, the series will also star Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Sharad Kelkar and others.

Manoj Bajpayee in <i>The Family Man.</i>
Manoj Bajpayee in The Family Man.
(Photo Courtesy: Amazon Prime Video)

The Family Man will be Manoj Bajpayee’s debut in a web series.

“There is a lot of content out there for people to watch, so it becomes essential for us to not only make our series sincerely and sensitively but also to tell a unique story - something that concerns the common man and his uncommon life with his extra-ordinary struggle. To balance not only his family, but also his job which is very, very demanding.  The Family Man tells an important story that pays tribute to the everyday heroes whose sacrifices go unsung. And what can be better than making one’s digital debut under the direction of talented Raj & DK whilst associating with a vast reaching digital platform like Amazon Prime Video.”
Manoj Bajpayee, Actor
“We have been itching to do a long-format story for a few years now, and have been holding back for the right platform.  Amazon has become synonymous with producing high quality Originals around the world, and have a different approach to bringing stories to life. We are thrilled to collaborate with them on The Family Man.  It is an edgy drama-action series with a touch of wry humour, drawing from real incidents, which we Indian and global audiences will love.  It strikes a balance between middle-class slice-of-life and action-drama. To put it simply, the series is about ‘a middle-class guy, a world-class spy!’ ”
Raj & DK, Filmmakers

The show is expected to stream next year in over 200 countries worldwide.

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