10 Best TV Shows to Watch If You Liked The Family Man (and Where to Watch Them)

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The Family Man is an entertaining spin on the spy thriller formula, one that often trends on the Indian streaming charts. The Amazon Prime Video original stars Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, the titular middle-class family man who also serves as a covert spy under the National Intelligence Agency. Created by Raj and DK, The Family Man is filled with fast-paced action, mature character development, and some chaotic comedy to break away from the intense story.

If you enjoyed The Family Man, we offer you many other TV shows that you can watch or rent on Indian streaming platforms.

Killer Soup

Manoj Bajpayee has been a seasoned Bollywood veteran for decades now but after The Family Man, he’s expanding as a bankable OTT star. Watch Netflix’s Killer Soup as a case in point. The dark crime comedy stars Konkona Sen Sharma as a talentless chef who plans on replacing her husband with a doppelganger. Bajpayee is equally delightful in a dual role as both the protagonist’s boring husband and mysterious lover.


Vaguely set in the same universe as The Family Man, Farzi is yet another acclaimed Prime Video original from the minds of Raj and DK. The crime comedy stars Shahid Kapoor as an artist with the talents to create fake currency notes. The show covers his rise in the crime world and the chaos that ensues.

If you like Farzi, be sure to check out these 10 other shows as well!

Special OPS

Much like The Family Man, Special OPS blends high-profile counter-terrorism operations with the psychological tensions of secret service employees. Bollywood actor Kay Kay Menon is as intense as Bajpayee throughout this Hotstar original. 

Bard of Blood

Bard of Blood stars Emraan Hashmi as an ex-RAW agent who becomes a covert operative outside India. When four Indian spies are abducted, Hashmi’s worn-out protagonist must revisit his past demons.

The Great Indian Murder

While Manoj Bajpayee is the face of The Family Man, a breakout performer was Sharib Hashmi as his loyal sidekick JK Talpade. To watch more of his dramatic range in web series, take a look at his double role in the gripping mystery thriller The Great Indian Murder.


Breathe revolves around a crime branch officer driven to uncover an organ-trafficking conspiracy. But when he comes across unlikely suspects, his personal and professional life begin to get affected. Fans of The Family Man would want to watch this Prime Video series for how it explores the psychological pressure of fighting crime.

Guns & Gulaabs

This heavily-entertaining Netflix crime thriller by Raj & DK captures the same eccentric humor and gripping drama of The Family Man, but in the 1990s. Watch out for stylish action scenes, a nostalgic soundtrack, and perfectly imperfect leads like Rajkumar Rao and Adarsh Gourav.

Mumbai Diaries

If The Family Man shows how an ordinary middle-class man ends up saving the nation, Mumbai Diaries also celebrates such real-life heroes. Capturing the trials and tribulations of doctors and nurses during moments of crisis, Mumbai Diaries makes for an uplifting watch.


Need more of Manoj Bajpayee in the OTT space? Watch the anthology series Ray on Netflix. The third episode finds Bajpayee in a delightfully wicked performance but the other episodes are equally impressive, each one drawing inspiration from a story by legendary Bengali director Satyajit Ray.

Paatal Lok

An evergreen title on Prime Video, Paatal Lok is a cop drama that also exposes Indian social evils like the caste system and communal politics. It is grittier and bloodier than The Family Man but offers an intriguing look at how a dark life can take a toll on law-enforcers.

You can check out the list below to find out where you can stream all of these shows in India. We also provide you with streaming offers and options to buy or rent them.

Amazon Prime Video
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Jio Cinema
Eros Now
Google Play Movies
Sony Liv
Netflix Kids
Tubi TV
Yupp TV
Sun Nxt
Alt Balaji
Hungama Play
Curiosity Stream
Tata Play
MX Player
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
Lionsgate Play
True Story
DocAlliance Films
VI movies and tv
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Amazon Video
Amazon miniTV
AD tv
Shahid VIP
Lionsgate Play Apple TV Channel
Eros Now Select Apple TV Channel
Lionsgate Play Amazon Channel
MGM Amazon Channel
  1. Killer Soup

    Killer Soup


    IMDB 6.3 (4k)


    Swathi dreams of owning a restaurant. But when murder derails her plan, she and her lover take an outrageous step - to replace him with her husband.

  2. Farzi



    IMDB 8.4 (46k)


    Sunny, a brilliant small-time artist is catapulted into the high-stakes world of counterfeiting when he creates the perfect fake currency note, even as Michael, a fiery, unorthodox task force officer wants to rid the country of the counterfeiting menace. In this thrilling cat-and-mouse race, losing is not an option!

  3. Special OPS

    Special OPS


    IMDB 8.6 (37k)


    The story through the eyes of Himmat Singh is based on the inspiration was taken from Nineteen Years of nationally significant events, several espionage missions were undertaken by India in the last two decades.

  4. Bard of Blood

    Bard of Blood


    IMDB 6.8 (12k)


    Ex communicated RAW agent Kabir Anand, a courageous analyst and a sleeper agent take on a covert mission in Balochistan when four Indian spies are captured; the mission soon turns south and Kabir must face his demons from the past.

  5. The Great Indian Murder


    When notorious industrialist Vicky Rai gets killed at a party, the main suspects are the guests - both invited and uninvited.

  6. Breathe



    IMDB 8.3 (21k)


    Kabir, a brilliant but non-conventional officer of the Crime Branch, puts the pieces together of seemingly unconnected deaths of organ donors that lead up to an unlikely suspect - the affable Danny. Kabir will not stop till he cracks the case and delivers justice.

  7. Guns & Gulaabs

    Guns & Gulaabs


    IMDB 7.7 (17k)


    In the cartel-run town of Gulaabgunj, an unprecedented opium deal pulls a big-city cop and a lovesick mechanic into its chaotic clutches.

  8. Mumbai Diaries

    Mumbai Diaries


    IMDB 8.6 (30k)


    A medical thriller set in the Emergency Room of a government hospital. The series explores the challenges faced by the medical staff at the hospital as well as other first responders across the city of Mumbai in dealing with a crisis of immense magnitude. In this battle to save lives and heal others, the ones doing the fixing are the most broken.

  9. Ray



    IMDB 7.1 (9k)


    From a satire to a psychological thriller, four short stories from celebrated auteur and writer Satyajit Ray are adapted for the screen in this series.

  10. Paatal Lok

    Paatal Lok


    IMDB 8.1 (65k)


    A down and out cop lands the case of a lifetime when four suspects are nabbed in the assassination attempt of a prime time journalist. The case turns out to be a devious maze where nothing is what it looks like. The pursuit of it leads him to the dark netherworld - the 'Paatal Lok', and to shocking discoveries in the past of the four suspects.