Web Space Is About Survival of the Fittest: ‘Family Man’ Director

‘The Family Man’ has been getting rave reviews.

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Amazon Prime’s The Family Man has been garnering rave reviews for it’s engaging and quirky narrative. The series stars Manoj Bajpayee in the central role and has been directed by duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.

Raj and D.K. along with actor Sharib Hashmi who plays a pivotal part on the show caught up with The Quint and chatted about their digital debut, writing for a web series and why there is ‘too much’ content these days. Here are excerpts from the conversation:


Q. What is it like to not have the pressure of a Friday release?

Krishna D.K : It’s a relief in a lot of ways, not just for that, but also it’s good to know that a show or something you create can have a life beyond the first day or the first weekend. And people could be thinking about “Hey did you watch The Family Man?” six months from now and they’re like “No, I haven’t, you should check it out.” And it’s there for you to watch it rather than oh sh*t, I missed it when it was in theatres.


Also you don’t have the jitters waking up on a Friday and wondering what the collections are going to be like.

Raj: Well jitters are permanent I think, there are jitters. See, at the end of it, you still want people to appreciate your film or series. There are two barometers, one is you know how people like it, and other one is how much money it makes. So yes, you took one out of the equation. But what is more dear to you, as a filmmaker, is people’s appreciation for your product.

Q. What is it like to write a show like this? You’ve worked only on films right before this, so is it different? Is it more difficult?

Krishna D.K: Yeah, I think you kind of answered that question. Because yes it’s difficult to write because it’s a lot to write. And it takes that much longer, and that much more effort to write. And yes, it’s also good because when you pick up a subject or like a canvas, or a character that you want to explore, you have that much more time to get deep inside a subject or about a character and you have so much more time to, you know, get into all the details and present it to the audience as opposed to having a two hour time window in which you have to tell a story and get out.

Watch the video for the full interview!

Camera: Sanjoy Deb
Camera Assistant: Gautam Sharma
Video Editor: Ashish MacCune

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