Why: The last few years have seen a handful of mainstream Hindi film directors try their hand at longer, episodic shows for streaming platforms and it’s safe to say that no one has adopted this medium as successfully and seamlessly as the duo Raj and DK. In fact, in season 2 of their popular spy thriller series, The Family Man, they not only displayed greater control of the format but also brilliantly leveraged the perks of creating content for the web with their pan-India casting, use of multiple languages that were authentic to the characters, and elaborate one-take action scenes.
Showed us that you don’t always need a big star to pull in crowds
Created a pathbreaking web-series that changed the game for Indian shows
Gave us back-to-back impeccable performances in 2021
Started a nation-wide debate by making an indie for an unknown OTT platform