The Family Man creators Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. received the award at OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022.
Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
Last Updated: 06.13 PM, Sep 15, 2022
The Family Man has won the Best Web Series award in the popular category at the recently held OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022. Creators Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. graced the country's first pan-India OTT awards to receive the honour. The dashing filmmaker duo also called Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals at Amazon Prime Video to share the recognition. Here’s all you need to know about The Family Man, the filmmaker duo and what the cast is doing now.....
During the event, Bollywood actresses Divya Dutta and Anupriya Goenka were called upon the stage to present their respective awards. Both the divas announced the name of the series and called the duo on the stage to receive the prestigious award.
The winning speech
After receiving the OTTplay trophy, D. K., "Thank you HT, Thank you OTTPlay for this fantastic Honor and Today has been a truly inclusive day I think. I mean All languages and so many series have been here." The filmmaker cut his speech in the middle and called Aparna Purohit on stage to share the award with them.
Post their adorable stint, Raj and D.K. cracked a few jokes on the stage, while after that the former began his speech and said, "Thank You Jury, it is such a wonderful event. Lovely to see our guests from Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. Seeing Pa Ranjith and Gyanwel, Pushkar-Gayatri, and Priyadarshi and surprised to see all these amazing talents from the South. Especially, thank you, HT and OTTplay for doing this amazing event."
The Family Man
The Family Man is a two-part series that follows the tale of a secret agent Srikant Tiwari, who along with his team used to fight with the terrorists to save the people of his country.
The first season revolves around the investigation of a potential terrorist attack, while simultaneously following his slightly unsettled family life. Along with Manoj Bajpayee in the titular role, the crime-drama show also stars Sharib Hashmi as Jayavant Kashinath Talpade (JK), Priyamani as Suchitra Tiwari (Suchi), Ashlesha Thakur as Dhriti Tiwari, Vedant Sinha as Atharv Tiwari, Neeraj Madhav as Moosa Rahman, Ghani Sunny Hinduja as Millind Hinduja Shreya Dhanwanthary as Zoya.
Meanwhile, the second instalment's storyline focuses on a Tamil Tigers-Esque military resistance from Sri Lanka and their plans for a freedom fighter. All pivotal characters from season 1 get reprised in the latest part, while Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Rajalakshmi Sekharan a.k.a. Raji, and Shahab Ali as Sajid are a few of the additions in key roles.
Last year, the critically acclaimed Amazon show gathered quite a buzz due to a few controversies because of its storyline that seemed to hurt people's sentiments in the southern part of the country.
About the dashing director duo
Raj & DK forayed into direction with the crime-comedy film, 99 starring Kunal Khemu, Boman Irani, Soha Ali Khan and Cyrus Broacha. Meanwhile, they rose to fame with the Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari and Puja Gupta starrer superhit horror comedy movie, Go Goa Gone.
The two filmmakers have also made a few memorable films together as well including Stree, which stars Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor alongside Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana and Abhishek Banerjee.
Accolades to The Family Man
During Asian Academy Creative Awards, the show bagged multiple awards in many categories including Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Manoj Bajpayee), Best Direction, and Best Original Screenplay.
Apart from the above-mentioned, the crime-drama show also gathered numerous accolades as well as nominations for Filmfare OTT Awards and Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards.
The upcoming season of The Family Man
Now, Raj & DK are gearing up for the third season of The Family Man. According to the second instalment's post-credit scene, the upcoming part seems to indicate a link between the COVID-19 pandemic, China attacking the Northeastern states of India and they use COVID-19 as a distraction to attack on India.