8 series like The Family Man with captivating storylines

Here's an exciting list consists of impactful series like The Family Man that you can binge-watch on various leading OTT platforms! From The Night Manager to Special Ops, the list has exciting series!

Updated on Apr 02, 2024  |  10:48 PM IST |  291.5K
8 series like The Family Man: The Night Manager, Special Ops and more
Image Credit: The Family Man - IMDb

Series like The Family Man captures the true spirit of patriotism. This series has two seasons, marking each season equally popular. The Family Man stars Manoj Bajpayee, Ashlesha Thakur, Sharib Hashmi, Priyamani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and others in pivotal roles. 

The Hindi-language spy thriller Television series is created by Raj & DK and follows Srikant Tiwari who is a middle-class man also serving as a world-class spy. He tries to balance his familial responsibilities with those at the highly secretive special cell of the National Intelligence Agency. If this story excites you, then you will love the below list consisting of series like The Family Man.

Here are the 8 gripping web series like The Family Man for your entertainment

1. The Night Manager

  • Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome
  • Release Date: 16 February 2023 (First episode)
  • Genre: Thriller 
  • Seasons: 1
  • Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

The Night Manager web series is a gripping thriller series that tells the story of a hotel night manager in Dhaka who finds himself paranoid about a dangerous plan that involves infiltrating a criminal's inner circle and betraying him to the authorities.

2. Indian Police Force


Indian Police Force is one of the popular web series like The Family Man. The series focuses on the life and journey of New Delhi cadre IPS officer SP Kabir Malik who will go to any length to track down and bring to justice the terrorist mastermind behind a series of deadly bomb blasts around the country.

3. Special Ops 

  • Cast: Kay Kay Menon 
  • Release Year: 17 March 2020 (First episode)
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Seasons: 2
  • Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

In Special Ops, Himmat Singh, a RAW agent, draws patterns in terrorist attacks on the nation and deduces it to be the work of a single mastermind. He and his team set out to catch the culprit and mete out justice.

4. Rocket Boys 

  • Cast: Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, Regina Cassandra , Saba Azad, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajit Kapur
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Genre: Drama, Historical
  • Seasons: 2
  • Where to watch: SonyLIV 
  • IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

The story of Rocket Boys is based on two of India's greatest scientists – Dr Homi Jenagir Bhabha and Dr Vikram Sarabhai, with a big doffing of the hat at India's Missile Man, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. 'Rocket Boys' also traces India's formative years in science and the road to becoming a nuclear power.

5. Bard of Blood 

  • Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sahiba Bali, Kirti Kulhari
  • Release Year: 27 September 2019 (First Episode) 
  • Genre: Thriller 
  • Seasons: 1
  • Where to watch: Netflix 
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Bard of Blood follows excommunicated RAW agent Kabir Anand, a courageous analyst and a sleeper agent who 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.


6. Avrodh: The Siege Within 

  • Cast: Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Madhurima Tuli, Vijay Krishna, Darshan Kumar, ,Aahana Lumra
  • Release Year: 30 July 2020 (First episode) 
  • Genre: Action
  • Seasons: 2
  • Where to watch: SonyLIV
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

The series Avrodh: The Siege Within, directed by Raj Acharya and produced by Applause Entertainment, Irada Entertainment and Mehra Entertainment, is a retelling of the 2016 Uri attack and the following surgical strikes. It is based on a chapter from the book India's Most Fearless by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh.

7. The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye 

  • Cast: Shravari Wagh, Sunny Kaushal, T.J. Bhanu, Karanvir Malhotra, Rohit Chaudhary, Rajvir Chauhan 
  • Release Year: 24 January 2020 (First Episode) 
  • Genre: Drama 
  • Seasons: 1
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

In The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye, Sodhi, an introverted old man, visits his sister's family in Singapore. The meeting takes him back to his past and he recounts the controversial outcome of the Battle of Singapore and the fate of the soldiers of the British Indian Army. A sudden turn of events led Indian gunners to become part of the Indian National Army.

8. 1962: The War in the Hills 

  • Cast: Abhay Deol, Sumeet Vyas, Rohan Gandotra, Mahie Gill, Akash Thosar
  • Release Year: 26 February 2021 (First Episode)
  • Genre: War
  • Seasons: 1
  • Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar 
  • IMDb Rating: 6/10

1962: The War In The Hills is inspired by true events. It is a fictional tale about one of the fiercest battles ever fought. 124 Indian soldiers of ‘C Company’ of an Indian army battalion fought 3000 Chinese to the last man and last bullet; led by their leader Major Suraj Singh Hailing from the village of Rewari, this is also a story about their battles, their life beyond their uniforms and their times of love, heartbreak, longing, and celebration. 


They converged on the toughest battlefield and held a strategic pass that prevented the invading army from capturing a key airbase to fight to their last breath - to protect what was truly the nation's right to Ladakh.

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Who is Special Ops based on?
The series is developed as an eight-hour story which is inspired by nineteen years worth events of national significance by Pandey along with Deepak Kingrani and Benazir Ali Fida. Shivam Nair was served as the co-director.

Is Farzi as good as Family Man?
According to viewers, both the series has gripping storylines and stand out stronger individually.

Is The Family Man true story?
Srikant and JK, along with their subordinates Zoya, Milind and Jayesh, and Force One officer Imran Pasha work on stopping Mission Zulfiqar from succeeding. The show is inspired by real life newspaper articles.

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