The Family Man 2: Five times when JK got schooled about Tamil Nadu 


At this, Muthu tells him to call the man by his name. Muthu explains: “There are five states in South India.”
In another scene, Srikant Tiwari takes a swipe at his teammate for not completing an important report on time. By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |

June 10, 2021 8:23:23 pm

Sharib Hashmi in The Family Man 2. He gets a cultural shock as he soon finds out Bollywood stereotypes of Tamil Nadu are far removed from the reality. He asks Umayal, “You don’t even drink coffee and tea. To be more specific, filter coffee. Tamil Nadu means drinking filter coffee and calling everyone yennada rascala, right?”

Ravindra Vijay in The Family Man 2 (Photo: Amazon Prime Video)On more than one occasion, JK uses the term “thambi” to address help. JK and his penchant for expletive-filled conversations with his work buddy Srikant Tiwari have been a main source of humour in the show since season one. He tells Umayal (Devadarshini), “I love filter coffee,” hoping that his devotion to coffee will win him some goodwill. And he tells this to everyone he meets. They are in a fish market asking people there for some information. The showrunners, Raj and DK, however, in the latest season use this character to debunk a few cliches so that people don’t assume that everyone in Tamil Nadu walks around calling each other ‘yenna rascala.’
And you can’t entirely blame JK. He means well. Thanks to his colleagues Muthu Pandian (Ravindra Vijay) and Umayal, JK would return home a changed man.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
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Five times JK was schooled by Muthu
When Muthu offers to take the team to a hotel, JK gets excited and says: “I love South Indian food!” Muthu asks him about his choice of food, “Which South Indian food?”
JK is sort of befuddled. Besides being Shrikant Tiwari’s trusted colleague who helps him stop a major attack on the Indian soil, he also stood in for a large section of the population, whose knowledge of south India solely depends on the images they see in mindless, big star, multi-crore Bollywood films. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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Sharib Hashmi’s Jayavant Kasinath Talpade, or JK, the way he prefers to be called, had a very important role to play in the second season of The Family Man. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd But, he is sort of tricked by Bollywood’s representation into believing that he knows enough to get by easily in Tamil Nadu. Drink some coffee, stay alert and get down to business?”
Muthu again confronts him: “That’s right, JK. But, he again uses a stereotype as he tells his colleague, “Hey, Rascala. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. Should I call for a lemonade?” And with a deadpan expression, she says, “whiskey.”

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Tiwari responds: “Just because you speak Hindi, doesn’t mean the entire world does.”
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JK likes coffee. And JK, childishly asks, “What, Hindi won’t work here?.” And this time, it didn’t require a native to burst his bubble. JK jumps in and asks his colleague to buckle up. No tea.” Later, that evening, when everyone gets together to unwind after a long day over a drink, JK makes another wrong assumption. She refuses the beverage, saying, “No coffee. JK and Tiwari go hunting for clues that would lead them to Chellam.