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Manoj Bajpayee to star in new Amazon-series 'The Family Man'

13 Jun 2018 | By Garima Bora
Manoj Bajpayee to star in 'The Family Man'

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a new action-drama series, "The Family Man" with actor Manoj Bajpayee in the lead.

It will be produced by director duo Raj & DK and will also feature National Film Award winner Priyamani.

"We have been itching to do a long-format story for a few years now, and have been waiting for the right platform," the duo said.

In context: Manoj Bajpayee to star in 'The Family Man'

13 Jun 2018Manoj Bajpayee to star in new Amazon-series 'The Family Man'

Raj & DK thrilled to work with Amazon

"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'," Raj & DK said.
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Series is about a middle-class guy, a world-class spy

Series detailsSeries is about a middle-class guy, a world-class spy

The duo said the series is about "a middle-class guy, a world-class spy, with a touch of wry humor, drawing from real incidents".

They added that it follows a middle-class man (Bajpayee) working for the National Intelligence Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low-paying job.

Tribute'The Family Man' pays tribute to the everyday heroes

"'The Family Man' tells an important story that pays tribute to the everyday heroes whose sacrifices go unsung," Manoj added.

The Amazon Prime series' cast also includes Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, Shreya Dhanwantary and others.

It will be released next year in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu in India and also in 200 other countries.